Tag: Critical Care

Sepsis-Detecting Point-of-Care Microfluidic Chip Developed

Sepsis is common and often deadly. Early detection of sepsis can be incredibly useful in preventing its full onset by allowing in-time administration of antibiotics. A couple of biomarkers of oncoming sepsis is leukocyte count and neutrophil 64 (CD64), a neutrophil surface antigen. Researchers at the University of Illinois have now reported in jour (Read more...)

Hill-Rom’s New Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed Promises Gentle Contact and Air Circulation

Hill-Rom is releasing a new hospital bed designed for patients with serious wounds. The Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed pumps air from below a mattress-like layer of silicone beads, helping to make sure that even the tissue that is contact with the bed receives air circulation while helping to distribute pressure evenly. The company says tha (Read more...)

BrainCool’s IQool Patient Cooling System Cleared in U.S.

BrainCool, a company based in Lund, Sweden, landed FDA clearance to introduce its IQool patient cooling system. Pads filled with BrainCool’s “BCCOOL” non-toxic liquid are placed around the patient’s head and neck, thighs, and the torso, and a programmable chiller cools and moves the liquid through the pads. The pads don&rsqu (Read more...)

ZOLL’s Hospital Wearable Defibrillator FDA Approved

ZOLL Medical, now a part of Asahi Kasei, a Japanese corporation, received FDA approval to introduce its Hospital Wearable Defibrillator (HWD) in the U.S. Intended for use on patients that may exhibit ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF) during their hospital stay, the HWD shares much with implantable defibrillators but c (Read more...)

Clarius Wireless, Handheld Ultrasounds Cleared in Europe

Clarius, a company based in British Columbia, Canada, received European CE Mark approval for its wireless C3 and L7 ultrasound scanners. These devices are highly portable, battery powered, and use an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet for displaying the scans. They’re even water resistant, so can be used in a wide variety of in-clinic a (Read more...)