Insider’s guide to care: Doctors and dogs
Olivia and Dayton Olivia Burgess knows every nook and cranny of Boston Children’s Hospital. The 13-year-old and her parents have traveled from their home in Bermuda to Boston since Olivia was three years old for ongoing treatments for systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid (idiopathic) arthritis and pediatric lupus. “The unpredictable and severe nature of Olivia’s condition and the frequent travel required for medical treatment can be stressful at times,” says her mother Traci. Olivia sees providers in multiple departments: cardiology, nephrology, pulmonology, dermatology, neurology, gastroenterology and orthopedic sur...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 4, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Fatma Dedeoglu juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Marybeth Son Pawprints Program pediatric lupus rheumatology program Robert Geggel Sitaram Emani Source Type: news

Boutique Hangover Clinics Are All The Rage, But Doctors Say The Best Remedies Are Free
The Hangover Clinic, a new center in Australia, joins a growing number of facilities that heal the ailments of over drinking with IV therapies. But these treatments aren’t worth the triple digit price tag. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Canal Source Type: news

Parker Pain Relief Clinic Now Offering Class IV Therapy Laser
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences, BD’s CareFusion ink interoperability pact
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) and Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary CareFusion said today that they inked an interoperability pact for their respective hemodynamic monitoring and IV fluid administration offerings. The focus will be on hydration for moderate- to high-risk surgical patients using Edwards’ hemodynamic monitoring systems and fluid management algorithms and CareFusion’s Alaris infusion systems, they said. The collaboration aims to examine any correlation between appropriately hydrated patients and improved outcomes, the companies said. “We are proud to continue our decades-long p...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Hospital Care Surgical Becton Dickinson & Co. CareFusion Corp. Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Nurse has first use of 'unique' IV cannula in community
A “unique” midline cannula previously only available in hospitals has been used for the first time in the community by a specialist intravenous therapy nurse. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - October 6, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Should Ondansetron Be Used for Acute Gastroenteritis?
Discussion Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common illness worldwide and is “…defined as a decrease in the consistency of stools (loose or liquid) and/or an increase in the frequency of evacuations with or without fever or vomiting….” It is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care and hospitalizations. In Europe, rotavirus and noroviruses are two of the most frequent viral agents causing AGE and Campylobacter and Salmonella are the most common bacterial AGE causes. For parasitic infections Giardia, and Crytosporidium are most common parasitic infections in Europe. Recommendations for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AngioDynamics launches BioFlo midline cath
AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said today it launched the BioFlo Midline catheter, indicated for short-term intravenous therapies. Albany, N.Y.-based AngioDynamics won FDA 510(k) clearance for the BioFlo earlier this year, the company said. Midline catheters provide intravenous access for up to 30 days, longer than peripheral intravenous catheters which need to be replaced every few days, the company said. “The BioFlo Midline catheter is a logical extension of the BioFlo product line, bringing the clinically relevant thrombus reduction properties to patients needing shorter term vascular access to deliver infusion therap...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Vascular AngioDynamics Inc. Source Type: news

A Therapy That Rebuilds Your Defenses FAST
In ancient times, our ancestors had pure sources of the nutrients they needed to thrive. But they were limited in terms of how much they could get of any particular one. Organ meat gives you a wealth of nutrients, including protein, CoQ10, and a host of vitamins. But you can’t get really high doses of a nutrient or vitamin through food alone. That wasn’t a big issue for our ancestors because they had such a well-balanced environment. But it’s a big deal for you and me. In our toxic world, large doses of nutrients are sometimes necessary to balance or “straighten out” health concerns. This is a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Teleflex updates on Q2 earnings, FDA clearances, acquisitions, deals & study data.
This study, when combined with the 2 earlier independent studies by the same team, shows that using an Arrow CVC with antimicrobial protection from Teleflex makes sense from many perspectives. This study is further evidence that using an unprotected catheter may put both patients and a hospital’s bottom line at unnecessary risk. The Arrow CVC with Arrow+ard Technology has been repeatedly shown to improve patient safety even when the risk of infection is low, and it more than pays for itself in the process,” vascular access division prez Jay White said in a prepared statement. The Arrow catheter also displaye...
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Teleflex Source Type: news

Guidelines Released for Exercise-Associated HyponatremiaGuidelines Released for Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia
A consensus panel says symptom severity should guide treatment, including intravenous therapy with hypertonic saline for athletes presenting with symptoms of life-threatening sodium imbalance. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Does IV therapy really cure hangovers?
Drank too much and have work to do? Some companies like the Hangover Club claim they have the answer, for a price (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ivWatch Receives FDA Clearance And Significantly Advances Safety Of IV Therapy
Peripheral IV therapy is a common part of many hospital visits, but it can often result in adverse events that, until now, have been accepted as the norm. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - April 13, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Ebola Doctors Are Divided on IV Therapy in Africa
Doctors seeking to stem the Ebola epidemic disagree on whether most patients in West Africa should, or can, be given intravenous hydration, a standard therapy in developed countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Doctors Without Borders Ebola Virus Partners in Health Africa World Health Organization Source Type: news

Ebola Doctors Are Divided on IV Therapy in Africa
Doctors seeking to stem the Ebola epidemic disagree on whether most patients in West Africa should, or can, be given intravenous hydration, a standard therapy in developed countries. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 2, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Doctors Without Borders Ebola Virus Partners in Health Africa World Health Organization Source Type: news

Fluid Management in Diabetic KetoacidosisFluid Management in Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Why aren't patients with DKA receiving prompt IV therapy? The British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news