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  • Full October 1, 2004 Issue in PDF

  • Acute Abdominal Pain in Special Populations, Part I: Pediatric Patients

    This article focuses on specific populations presenting with abdominal pain to the ED and their specific or unique diagnoses. The pediatric, elderly, pregnant, and immunocompromised patients are special populations that pose a particular challenge to clinicians. These high-risk groups often present atypically, and serious conditions can be missed or misdiagnosed. This article discusses unusual diagnoses that often present with abdominal pain as one of the main symptoms.
  • Acquisitions

    Automated blood processing systems developer Haemonetics (Braintree, Massachusetts) reported that it has acquired all of the blood conservation technologies assets of Harvest Technologies (Plymouth, Massachusetts), a company that designs products intended to accelerate healing naturally, for roughly $4 million.
  • Business Developments

    Abiomed (Danvers, Massachusetts) last month submitted to the FDA an application for market approval of its AbioCor implantable replacement heart under a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE). Approval under an HDE would make the AbioCor commercially available to treat a defined subset of not more than 4,000 irreversible end-stage heart failure patients.
  • Full October 18, 2004, Issue in PDF

  • Agreements

    Catalyst Pharma Group (Pasadena, California) has entered into a strategic partnership with Spacelabs Medical Data (Issaquah, Washington).
  • Market Updates

    Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation may contribute to a lower incidence of ventricular fibrillation (VF)-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated by emergency medical services (EMS), according to a study published in the September issue of Heart Rhythm, a journal of the Heart Rhythm Society (formerly NASPE; Natick, Massachusetts).
  • Personnel File

    Abiomed (Danvers, Massachusetts) named Frank Menzler general manager for Abiomed BV, the company's European division. Menzler most recently was marketing manager for cardiac surgery for Guidant Europe and was a co-founder of Impella Cardiotechnik AG, a developer of minimally invasive blood pumps.
  • Pediatric Headaches: Distinguishing the Common from the Serious

    Although headache is a common symptom in children and adolescents, only a very small percentage of patients present to the emergency department for evaluation of this complaint. The majority of these headaches are benign and are either primary, such as migraine or tension-type headaches, or secondary to a viral etiology. Parents and children themselves are most concerned about the possibility of a brain tumor, whereas ED physicians are also on the alert for carbon monoxide toxicity, subarachnoid hemorrhage, meningitis, and increased intracranial pressure. The authors review the causes, diagnostic testing, and treatment of the common headache, as well as some unusual causes of non-traumatic headache.
  • Full October 2004 Issue in PDF