News tagged with intubation

A better way to open an airway

We've all seen the procedure on medical drama television shows. A patient is critically injured or ill, and paramedics, nurses or doctors need to open their airway quickly. The delicate procedure is called intubation and ...

Dec 03, 2015
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Plant-made drug reverses breathing paralysis

Paralytic drugs like succinylcholine (SC) are often used during surgery or when critically ill patients require endotracheal intubation. But if the drug is not swiftly cleared from the patient's system, the results can be ...

Jul 09, 2013
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A better way of estimating blood loss

Research suggests that there may be a better way of measuring blood loss due to trauma than the current method, finds an article in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care. The study shows that base deficit (BD) ...

Mar 05, 2013
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