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Advanced Cooling Therapy Receives FDA Clearance for Esophageal Cooling Device

2015 26 Jun

Emerging medical device firm Advanced Cooling Therapy has received a de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its first product, the Esophageal Cooling Device (ECD), in the United States.  The ECD is the only temperature modulation device available today that uses the esophageal space to cool or warm patients.  It received... Read more

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Zoom On: Prof. Armand Girbes - ICU Management Editorial Board Member

2014 02 Sep

Professor Armand Girbes is an esteemed member of the ICU Management Editorial Board.  Since 2001 he has been Professor in Intensive Care Medicine at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam since 2001. We asked Professor Girbes our 7 questions: 1. What are your key areas of interest and research?Hypoperfusion and reperfusionMild therapeutic hypothermiaCommunicationFeedingParty... Read more

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ISICEM 2014: Targeted Temperature Management Symposium Organised by BARD

2014 14 Mar

Hot topics in targeted temperature management:  Which therapy for which patient?Evolving clinical evidence, improved device technologies & techniques and a substantial body of clinical experience all challenge us to optimise the protocols, patient selection and treatment algorithms for targeted temperature management in a growing number of patients.This... Read more

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ESICM 2013: Use of Hypothermia Does Not Improve Outcomes for Adults With Severe Meningitis

2013 11 Oct

Bruno Mourvillier, M.D., of the Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether treatment with hypothermia would improve the functional outcome of comatose patients with bacterial meningitis compared with standard care. Among adults with bacterial meningitis, the death rate and frequency of neurologic... Read more

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Can Mild Hypothermia Treatment Improve Neuron Survival After Traumatic Brain Injury?

2013 26 Sep

Moderate reductions in body temperature can improve outcomes after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). New research that identifies positive effects of mild hypothermia on brain tissue is presented in an article published in Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.... Read more

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Therapeutic Hypothermia Rarely Used for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

2013 26 Jun

The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital, despite its proven potential to improve survival and neurological function, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the June issue of Critical Care... Read more

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Philips Announces Completion of Patient Enrolment in Therapeutic Hypothermia Study

2013 06 Jun

CHILL-MI study to further evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the InnerCool RTx endovascular cooling system to reduce reperfusion injury in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients Royal Philips Electronics announced on April 30, 2013, the completion of patient enrollment in the CHILL-MI clinical study designed to further evaluate... Read more

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Shock Teams and ECMO Save Lives in Massive STEMI

2013 11 Mar

Dr. Michael Mooney talks about his 2013 ACC presentation (link to video below)The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), accompanied by mechanical CPR, in patients with massive myocardial infarctions can lead to unexpected survival. These study findings are being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.ECMO... Read more

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