High-risk patients who are not taking beta-blockers should have an escalated beta-blocker therapy started before scheduled cardiovascular surgery, state recently updated guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Standard practices had called for initiating beta-blocker therapy on the day of the procedure, or to pump up the dose right before it in order to minimize cardiovascular surgery risks.
Future doctors and nurses are learning about acupuncture and herbs along with anatomy and physiology at a growing number of medical schools. It's another example of how alternative medicine has become mainstream. And it's often done with Uncle Sam's help, a recent article published by the Associated Press reports.
The Promethean Fluid Control Island® System is a patented, proactive device designed to capture and contain fluids lost from the patient and instrumentation during scope procedures. The product is a combination drape and collection vessel that rests on the floor, uses existing hospital wall suction and immediately evacuates fluids for measurements before they hit the floor.
"... [Former Delta pilot] Bill Mazzone, who flew jet airliners for 23 years, said it’s just as possible they got caught napping. "It’s kind of like being in an operating room. You know the physicians and the nurses…are listening to music, telling jokes, they’re doing what keeps them alert," he said.
Dr. Peter Boling holds the frail hands of 90-year-old Alberta Scott in a nursing home in Richmond, Va., Thursday Oct. 29, 2009. A geriatrician at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, he visits nursing home patients and is also one of the nation's few doctors leading a team of traveling specialists that take to the road, medical bags in hand, to see patients where and when they need it most: In their own homes, before a crisis lands them in the ER.
Quick-Drain Systems provide safe and cost-effective disposal of liquid infectious waste. These systems satisfy OSHA, EPA, CDC and NIOSH guidelines for the removal of infectious waste risks. Two separate systems utilize Bemis Hi-Flow Rigid Suction Canisters and Bemis Quick-Fit Suction Liners.
Text attributed to Richard Johnson, Outdoor Life Abnormally wet fall weather in many parts of the U.S. has resulted in an unanticipated increase in snake bites. Venomous snakebites are sometimes erroneously viewed as not all that serious, because most victims survive. Rarely reported is the physical devastation that some survivors endure after envenomation.
The DeRoyal SafeLiner™ semi-rigid canister offers an innovative, patent-pending adhesive seal on the lid that keeps it securely in place, preventing spills and leakage once full. Additional features include: A self-aligning lid that allows for quick and easy lid assembly.
Aspen Surgical introduces the newest addition to our Fluid Management Line: the SurgiSafe® Suction Mat. According to the company, the mat exhibits: Ideal use for fluid intense procedures. A combination of functionality of absorption and suction to efficiently remove unlimited amounts of fluid from the OR floor.
According to a new study presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), high-risk melanoma patients who are treated with radiation after surgery have a significantly lower risk of their cancer returning to the lymph nodes (19 percent), as those who do not (31 percent).
According to a recent release from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, authors of a study that found N95 respirators were better than surgical masks at preventing the flu have retracted many of their findings. After a re-analysis prompted by questions from reviewers, the findings were no longer significant, said Holly Seale, PhD, of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Will Weissert, AP The 83-year-old ex-president wrote in state-controlled newspapers on Saturday that many of Cuba's early cases of the virus were visitors from the United States. “We had the strange case where the United States, on one hand, authorized more trips for a large number of people carrying the virus, and on the other prohibited us from obtaining equipment and medicine to combat the virus,” Castro said.
By Pauline W. Chen, M.D. Published: Louise (not her real name), a scientist and avid runner in her 50s, first noticed the strange pangs under her right ribcage a few weeks before we met. Her CAT scan revealed a liver so riddled with islands of tumor that the radiologist called them “too numerous to count.
Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers David Espo, AP Special Correspondent October 30, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers.
A recent study shows lack of health insurance may have led or contributed to nearly 17,000 deaths among hospitalized children in the U.S. in less than two decades October 30, 2009 BALTIMORE, Oct. 30 (AScribe Newswire) -- Lack of health insurance might have led or contributed to nearly 17,000 deaths among hospitalized children in the United States in the span of less than two decades, according to research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.