Florida Hospital rolls out next-generation bed for tiny patients

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT The VOICE of healthThe Babyleo IncuWarmer uses innovative technology to help preemies go home sooner. Florida Hospital is working with Dräger, a world leader in medical technology, to bring the latest in neonatal care to Central Florida.Draeger’s Babyleo TN500 IncuWarmer is being rolled out to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the Florida Hospital system, in its first commercial use in the United States.The Babyleo offers groundbreaking technology to regulate body heat, maximize efficiency for clinical staff, and integrate families in their babies’ care. Using three heat sources, the Babyleo helps to keep infants at their ideal body temperature at all times. This is vital because the infant’s energy is directed toward growth and development, rather than to keeping warm.The Babyleo also features low sound and light levels to create a womblike atmosphere, and has advanced safeguards against infection. Its “kangaroo mode” allows parents to more closely interact with their baby.All this technology has the net effect of helping to allow premature babies to stay healthy, to better bond with their parents, and to ultimately go home sooner, said Dr. Rajan Wadhawan, medical director of neonatology of Florida Hospital for Children.“Our joint mission with Dräger to bring innovative and effective technology for pre-term babies and their families is a tremendous step in the right direction because it creates the safest environment possible for them to grow and develop,” said Dr. Rajan Wadhawan, chief medical officer and medical director of neonatology at Florida Hospital for Children. “This global partnership not only improves babies’ care, but also makes interaction easier and safer for parents, due to state-of-the-art features that promote parent participation and skin-to-skin experience.”For Dräger, which is based in Germany, Florida Hospital was a natural fit to demonstrate the capabilities of the Babyleo.“The Babyleo has proven very successful in Europe, and we are eager to bring it to premature babies and their families here in the United States and Canada,” said President and Regional CEO North America for Dräger, Lothar Thielen. “Florida Hospital’s reputation for innovation and world-class care made it an ideal organization to work with.”When the rollout is complete, 73 of the beds will be in use. Fifty-three of those will be at Florida Hospital for Women in Orlando, with 10 each at Florida Hospital Altamonte and Florida Hospital Celebration Health. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img How do they compare with Giraffe Omni Beds? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter October 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm TAGSFlorida HospitalThe VOICE of Health Previous articleParts of Lake Apopka North Shore reopensNext articleIf we lose, you lose Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Andrea You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Call for release of Chinese and North Korean prisoners of conscience before Olympic torch relay in Seoul and Pyongyang

first_imgNews April 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of Chinese and North Korean prisoners of conscience before Olympic torch relay in Seoul and Pyongyang November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation News RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation South KoreaAsia – Pacific November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders and South Korean human rights advocate Park Won Soon called today for the release of all prisoners of conscience in North Korea and in China, especially the human rights activist Hu Jia, detained since 27 December 2007. Park Won Soon, a lawyer who heads the Seoul-based civic group Hope Institute, refused to carry the torch relay in Seoul to protest the lack of freedom in China.The Olympic torch arrived on 27 April in Seoul, in South Korea, and later being borne through the streets of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.”The Chinese and North Korean governments should release all prisoners of conscience and implement the Olympic Charter, which defends human dignity. They also must let the foreign press to visit Tibet. We call South Korean citizens to peacefully express during the torch relay in Seoul to indicate their love to the Olympic values”, Reporters Without Borders and M. Park said.Around 30 journalists and 50 Internet users are currently detained in China. Some of them since the 1980s. The government blocks access to thousands for news websites. It jams the Chinese, Tibetan and Uyghur-language programmes of 10 international radio stations. And no journalist has been allowed to move about freely in Tibet and the regions with a Tibetan population since 14 March. Tourists have been banned from visiting the Himalayan region until further notice. Reporters Without Borders has learned of about 50 violations of the right of foreign journalists to move about freely in the Tibetan regions since mid-March.In North Korea, Kim Jong-il is in direct control of the North Korean press. Each journalist is indoctrinated so as to unfailingly reflect the regime’s ideology and to condemn “bourgeois and imperialist corruption.” A typing error can prove costly: several North Korean journalists have been sent to “revolutionising” camps for a simple typing slip. The feared state security, the Kukka Anjon Bowibu, which runs the concentration camps where more than 100,000 North Koreans are detained and tens of thousands of others have died in the course of the past four decades. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”center_img RSF_en News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts South KoreaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on South Korea to go further August 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Watch The Empire State Building Light Up To Dead & Company’s Encore Of “Touch Of Grey”

first_imgLast night, Dead & Company hit Citi Field in Queens, New York for one their finer performances thus far of this summer tour, returning to the Big Apple coming off their Bristow, Virginia show at Jiffy Lube Live on Thursday. While within Citi Field itself, the Grateful Dead ensemble had some tricks up its sleeve — including bassist Oteil Burbridge taking the vocal lead on “Comes A Time” for the first time ever, exactly one year after Burbridge’s first vocal verse with Dead & Company during “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” last year — outside the venue, a pretty special light show was being shared with the rest of the city.The Empire State Building Was Synchronized To ‘U.S. Blues’ Last Night As announced yesterday, the Empire State Building lights lit up and were synchronized with last night’s encore, just like they were during the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well encore of “U.S. Blues” for the group’s 50th anniversary. The lights were controlled by Marc Brickman, a renowned lighting designer who has toured Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney among many other. While there was much speculation about what song Dead & Co would choose last night to accompany the special light show, the band settled on “Touch of Grey,” with John Mayer and Bob Weir sharing the lead vocals. The Empire State Building took on hues of predominantly shimmering purples and blues, and the encore was played on iHeartRadio’s Q104.3 for those at home who wished to enjoy the full spectacle of the Empire State Building light show and who were not lucky enough to witness the show in person.You can watch footage of last night’s Empire State Building light show below, courtesy of Dead & Company.last_img read more

Chemistry and biochemistry professor receives award for diabetic wound research

first_imgAccording to a University of Notre Dame press release, the Accelerator Award is a $1.6 million research grant that will fund Chang’s project, “A Strategy to Accelerate Diabetic Wound Repair,” over the course of five years.Chang’s project investigates the causes and molecular inhibitors of chronic wounds in diabetic patients. Chang said traditional treatments such as debridement remain ineffective for many diabetic patients.“There are 73,000 amputations of lower limbs in diabetic patients in the U.S every year,” Chang said. “We’ve been trying to understand why the chronic wounds in diabetic patients do not heal.”Chang said a key focus of the project is identifying and isolating MMP8 and MMP9 enzymes, also known as matrix metalloproteinase enzymes. She said one of these biological agents is critical to the healing process of diabetic wounds. Chang said a challenge the team will face is detecting and differentiating the three enzymes.“It turns out that these enzymes are involved in the pathology and the effort of the body to heal the wounds … The challenge is how to distinguish between the three enzymes. Current methods cannot differentiate between the three, and only one is involved in the pathology of the disease. ”The team will also focus on activating and deactivating specific MMP8 and MMP9 enzymes, Chang said, since deactivating the MMP9 enzymes while leaving the MMP8 enzyme intact ensures faster recovery for chronic wounds. Chang said the project has primarily used mouse models (diabetic mice) to analyze the MMP8 and MMP9 proteins, but she hopes the project can take further steps to determine whether or not these proteins are found in human patients.“Right now we have identified that an enzyme called MMP9 is involved in the pathology of the disease,” Chang said. “We have identified that MMP8 is what the body uses to heal. Our strategy would be to inhibit the bad enzyme [MMP9] and leave the good enzyme [MMP8] untouched.”Chang said activating and deactivating the enzymes would be facilitated by a set of inhibitors her team has been able to identify. Chang said these inhibitors are “small molecular compounds that selectively inhibit the bad enzyme and do not inhibit MMP8.”There is a lack of research and pharmaceutical interest in diabetic wounds, Chang said, despite the chronic health problems these present. She said she hopes her research will be able to translate to human trials.“We do want to see our work translated into a therapeutic tool that will help patients with diabetic wounds,” Chang said. “We want to analyze the [diabetic] tissue to see if we see the enzymes that are present in animals are present in humans. If we find them, this will give us more confidence that whatever will cure the wounds in mice will translate to humans.”Tags: Acelerator Award, American Diabetes Assocaition, diabetes, diabetic wound, Mayland Changlast_img read more