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Critical Care

Image: A new study asserts that ventilation due to respiratory distress does not increase mortality in pregnant women  (Photo courtesy of Alamy).

No Added Risk During Ventilation for Pregnant Patients

A new study shows that maternal mortality in obstetric patients, as related to mechanical ventilation, has the same associated factors as in the non-obstetric population. More...
16 Oct 2018
Image: A new study shows gastric banding and metformin offer similar benefits for diabetes (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Gastric Banding Equals Metformin in Slowing Diabetes Onset

A new study shows that gastric banding and metformin have a similar effect on β-cell function in adults with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or mild type 2 diabetes (T2D). More...
15 Oct 2018
Image: A compact endoscope reprocessor improves efficiency (Photo courtesy of Olympus Medical).

Automated Endoscope Reprocessor Reduces Human Error Risk

A new tabletop endoscope reprocessor removes some of the manual disinfection steps involved, improving overall efficiency. More...
15 Oct 2018
Image: A ventilation bag add-on device helps resuscitate asphyxiated newborn babies (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).

Innovative Resuscitation Device Helps Reduce Neonatal Mortality

An add-on device for conventional neonatal bag-valve-mask (BVM) resuscitators can help caregivers resuscitate asphyxiated newborn babies. More...
09 Oct 2018

Hospital Privacy Curtains May Shroud Resistant Bacteria

A new study suggests that hospital privacy curtains can pose a serious threat to patient safety by harboring resistant bacteria. More...
08 Oct 2018
Image: A new study asserts that mixing muscle relaxants and anesthetics can lead to pulmonary complications (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Mixing Muscle Relaxants and Anesthetics Raises Respiratory Risk

A new study concludes that administering neuromuscular blocking drugs during general anesthesia (GA) is associated with an increased risk of postoperative pulmonary complications. More...
03 Oct 2018
Image: H2O2 propelled diatoms can disrupt biofilm colonies (Photo courtesy of ACS).

Microbubble Scrubber Actively Removes Biofilms

A new antiseptic system harnesses the power of microbubbles to propel rigid diatoms through the surface of tough biofilms, disrupting their internal structure. More...
02 Oct 2018

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