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North Memorial Medical Center receives Healthgrades 2015 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

North Memorial Medical Center receives Healthgrades 2015 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Today, North Memorial Medical Center announced that it has received the Healthgrades 2015 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award. The distinction makes North Memorial Medical Center one of the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. [More]
Study may give health workers vital new evidence in fight against Ebola

Study may give health workers vital new evidence in fight against Ebola

One year after the first Ebola cases started to surface in Guinea, the latest findings from a Cochrane review show new ways of hydrating patients in critical care environments across the world. [More]
Investigators define prevalence, associated factors for vasospasm in children with brain injuries

Investigators define prevalence, associated factors for vasospasm in children with brain injuries

Vasospasm, or severe narrowing of blood vessels, is a dangerous complication observed in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. In a paper recently published in Critical Care Medicine, investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital have further defined the prevalence, associated factors and time course for vasospasm in children with these brain injuries. [More]
Reslizumab drug appears to reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

Reslizumab drug appears to reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

An investigational drug appears to cut the risk of severe asthma attacks in half for patients who have difficulty controlling the disorder with standard medications, according to results from two multicenter clinical trials. [More]
Filipino women who move to Canada face breast cancer risk at younger age

Filipino women who move to Canada face breast cancer risk at younger age

Filipinos who move to Canada are diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age than women from other parts of East Asia or Caucasians, new research has found. [More]
Finding opens avenues of research toward precision treatments to boost life expectancy for CF patients

Finding opens avenues of research toward precision treatments to boost life expectancy for CF patients

Mutation of one gene is all it takes to get cystic fibrosis (CF), but disease severity depends on many other genes and proteins. For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have identified genetic pathways - or clusters of genes - that play major roles in why one person with CF might never experience the worse kinds of symptoms while another person will battle severe airway infection for a lifetime. [More]
Mylan to distribute Sovaldi and Harvoni tablets in India for treatment of chronic hepatitis C

Mylan to distribute Sovaldi and Harvoni tablets in India for treatment of chronic hepatitis C

Mylan Inc. today announced that its Indian subsidiary, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, has entered into an agreement with Gilead Sciences, under which Mylan has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Sovaldi (sofosbuvir 400mg tablets) and Harvoni (ledipasvir 90mg/sofosbuvir 400 mg tablets) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, in India. [More]
CHLA pediatric expert answers questions about PTSD

CHLA pediatric expert answers questions about PTSD

PTSD. Four letters we immediately associate with soldiers and horrific wartime tragedies. But unfortunately, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event—including children with serious medical diagnoses. [More]
Researchers demonstrate clinical efficacy of gallopamil in severe asthma patients

Researchers demonstrate clinical efficacy of gallopamil in severe asthma patients

A team of Inserm researchers from the Cardio-Thoracic Research Centre of Bordeaux (Inserm/University of Bordeaux and Bordeaux University Hospital) has demonstrated the clinical efficacy of gallopamil in 31 patients with severe asthma. This chronic disease is characterised by remodelling of the bronchi, which exacerbates the obstruction of the airways already seen in "classic" asthma. [More]
Penn State researchers explore hydrogen sulfide's probable role in regulating blood pressure

Penn State researchers explore hydrogen sulfide's probable role in regulating blood pressure

Widely considered simply a malodorous toxic gas, hydrogen sulfide is now being studied for its probable role in regulating blood pressure, according to researchers. [More]
Prescription painkiller abuse: A worst drug overdose epidemic in history

Prescription painkiller abuse: A worst drug overdose epidemic in history

The Centers for Disease Control calls prescription painkiller abuse "one of the worst drug overdose epidemics in history." [More]
UMHS opens Massey Emergency Critical Care Center

UMHS opens Massey Emergency Critical Care Center

They come from highway accident scenes and nursing home beds, from factories and farm fields, from suburban homes, downtown sidewalks and small community hospitals. [More]
Experts provide suggestions to prevent neurological injuries associated with epidural steroid injections

Experts provide suggestions to prevent neurological injuries associated with epidural steroid injections

Epidural steroid injections are commonly used to treat pain; however, they can in rare situations produce life-threatening neurological injuries such as stroke and paralysis. In the Online First edition of February's Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, a panel of experts representing 13 national medical organizations provided 17 suggestions aimed at preventing such injuries and improving patient safety. [More]
Biosensors' total revenue decreases 6.06% to of $77.5 million in Q3 FY15

Biosensors' total revenue decreases 6.06% to of $77.5 million in Q3 FY15

Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, today announced financial results for the third quarter of its Fiscal Year 2015 ("Q3 FY15") and nine months ended 31 December 2014 ("FY15 nine-month period"). [More]
Astute Medical previews upcoming AKI & CRRT 2015 conference to be held in San Diego

Astute Medical previews upcoming AKI & CRRT 2015 conference to be held in San Diego

Astute Medical, Inc., developer of the NephroCheck® Test, today previewed the upcoming AKI & CRRT 2015 conference to be held in San Diego from February 17 to February 20. [More]
Opioid withdrawal in Ontario newborns increases 15-fold

Opioid withdrawal in Ontario newborns increases 15-fold

The number of newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal increased 15-fold in Ontario over 20 years, according to research published today in CMAJ Open. [More]

HCLA supports reintroduction of Good Samaritan bill that protects patients’ access to critical care

The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today pledged support for the newly introduced Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act and applauded Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for her leadership in reintroducing this bill in the 114th Congress. [More]
Harborview's MCICU receives gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from AACN

Harborview's MCICU receives gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from AACN

Harborview Medical Center's Medical Coronary Intensive Care Unit has received a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. [More]
Blood gas POCT seminar video published online by sphere medical - new clinical resources centre added to sphere medical’s website

Blood gas POCT seminar video published online by sphere medical - new clinical resources centre added to sphere medical’s website

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has published online a video of an industry seminar on ‘True Point-of-Care Testing’ presented by Dr. Tom Clutton-Brock, Senior Lecturer Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Birmingham at the AAGBI 2014 Annual Congress. [More]
Study findings help improve lung cancer screening guidelines

Study findings help improve lung cancer screening guidelines

A set of guidelines developed to help standardized lung cancer screening would have generated considerably fewer false-positives than the National Lung Screening Trial produced, according to a new retrospective study. [More]