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AeroCare Medical Transport System announces opening of new base of operations in Ft. Lauderdale

AeroCare Medical Transport System announces opening of new base of operations in Ft. Lauderdale

AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc. has opened a new base of operations in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The base opened in December 2015 and is located at the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). [More]
Pennsylvania Hospital achieves Magnet recognition for nursing excellence

Pennsylvania Hospital achieves Magnet recognition for nursing excellence

Pennsylvania Hospital has achieved Magnet status - the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence - from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. PAH's achievement was granted unanimously by the ANCC's Commission on Magnet. [More]
ATS commends President Obama for release of National Action Plan to combat TB

ATS commends President Obama for release of National Action Plan to combat TB

The American Thoracic Society applauds President Barack Obama and the Administration for the release of the National Action Plan to Combat Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB) today. [More]
IL obtains 510(k) clearance for ACL TOP Family 50 Series Hemostasis Testing Systems

IL obtains 510(k) clearance for ACL TOP Family 50 Series Hemostasis Testing Systems

Instrumentation Laboratory today announced the 510(k) clearance of their latest innovation, the ACL TOP Family 50 Series Hemostasis Testing Systems, by the US Food and Drug Administration. [More]
Mayo Clinic study shows link between frailty and survival after lung transplant procedure

Mayo Clinic study shows link between frailty and survival after lung transplant procedure

Frailty can affect people of all ages and demographics. Defined simply as "an increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes," frailty can affect a patient's chances of surviving a surgical procedure or needing a nursing home. [More]
New paper outlines strategies to address hepatitis C in incarcerated individuals

New paper outlines strategies to address hepatitis C in incarcerated individuals

More than one in nine people with hepatitis C in Canada spend time in a correctional facility each year and researchers said this presents a unique opportunity to focus hepatitis C prevention and control efforts in incarcerated populations. [More]
Immigrant couples at lower risk of having preterm birth than Canadian-born couples

Immigrant couples at lower risk of having preterm birth than Canadian-born couples

Couples who immigrate to Canada are generally at lower risk of having a preterm birth than Canadian-born couples, new research has found. [More]
BUSM researchers explore how do not resuscitate orders affect hospital rankings for pneumonia

BUSM researchers explore how do not resuscitate orders affect hospital rankings for pneumonia

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine examined how hospital differences in patient preferences for life-sustaining treatments (do not resuscitate, or DNR, orders) affected hospital rankings for pneumonia. [More]
CytoSorbents partners with Hoang Long Pharma to bring CytoSorb to Vietnam

CytoSorbents partners with Hoang Long Pharma to bring CytoSorb to Vietnam

CytoSorbents Corporation, a leader in critical care immunotherapy commercializing its CytoSorb extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to control deadly inflammation using blood purification, today announced an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement with Hoang Long Pharma, a medical distributor in Vietnam specializing in the distribution of innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics, and devices to treat patients suffering from critical illnesses, immunologic disorders and deficiencies, and infections. [More]
Providing novice surgeons with regular feedback can help prevent blood clots among hospitalized patients

Providing novice surgeons with regular feedback can help prevent blood clots among hospitalized patients

A study of general surgery residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggests that in the efforts to prevent dangerous blood clots among hospitalized patients, regular, one-on-one feedback and written report cards work a lot better than the usual group lectures that newly minted surgeons receive as part of their training. [More]
Older men with sleep-disordered breathing at greater risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Older men with sleep-disordered breathing at greater risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Sleep-disordered breathing often predicts the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in older men, according to U.S. researchers. [More]
Blood gas analyser for use in winter flu isolation beds

Blood gas analyser for use in winter flu isolation beds

Sphere Medical, an innovator company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announces that at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting 2015, it will be discussing the potential application of its Proxima patient-dedicated blood gas analyser with isolation beds during winter flu outbreaks. [More]
Reduced bone mass puts critically ill patients at greater risk for fractures

Reduced bone mass puts critically ill patients at greater risk for fractures

One year after being hospitalized in intensive care, patients have reduced bone mass that puts them at greater risk for fractures, according to a new study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Establishing supervised injection facilities in Toronto and Ottawa would be cost-effective, say researchers

Establishing supervised injection facilities in Toronto and Ottawa would be cost-effective, say researchers

Researchers say it is highly likely that establishing up to three supervised injection facilities in Toronto and up to two facilities in Ottawa would be cost-effective. [More]
Mallinckrodt sells CMDS business to Guerbet for $270 million

Mallinckrodt sells CMDS business to Guerbet for $270 million

Mallinckrodt plc, a leading specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has closed the sale of its global contrast media and delivery systems (CMDS) business to Guerbet in a transaction valued at approximately $270 million. [More]
Specific environmental influences can neutralize effect of genetic variant that increases childhood asthma risk

Specific environmental influences can neutralize effect of genetic variant that increases childhood asthma risk

The effect of a widespread genetic variant that increases the risk for childhood asthma can be neutralized. A new study shows that young infants are particularly responsive to the positive influence of exposure to farm dust. [More]
Queen's University Belfast-led study examines potential of new technology that could save lives in ICUs

Queen's University Belfast-led study examines potential of new technology that could save lives in ICUs

A potentially revolutionary new technology - that could saves thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units around the world - is being trialled in a UK study co-led by Queen's University Belfast. [More]
Vitamin D supplements have no effect on frequency and severity of colds in asthma patients

Vitamin D supplements have no effect on frequency and severity of colds in asthma patients

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study published online ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Shorter patients receive lung transplants at lower rates

Shorter patients receive lung transplants at lower rates

Short people have several health advantages over tall people, including lower risk for cancer and heart disease, and longer life expectancy. But there's at least one health-related downside to being small: the odds of getting a lung transplant are considerably lower. [More]
Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

A “secret shopper” style study by researchers at Johns Hopkins analyzing foot traffic in and out of operating rooms suggests that for the sake of patient safety, OR teams may want to stay put more often. [More]
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