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2009-07-21 08:00:00

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PARI Respiratory Equipment was granted a US Patent for its Vortex Holding Chamber, a unique, non-electrostatic, holding chamber with a one piece, dual-valve system that optimizes patient inhalation and exhalation for more efficient medication delivery with a metered dose inhaler (MDI). "While metered dose inhalers offer a quick burst of medication, there are a number of problems delivering an effective dose to patients. These include...

2005-06-06 23:06:20

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Battling a child's asthma attack could be as simple as sliding a plastic tube onto the end of an inhaler, but many health-care providers don't offer this option to parents, say University of Florida researchers, who are calling for change. Using a metered-dose albuterol inhaler with a holding chamber attached to it and increasing the number of puffs to treat breathing difficulties works as well as the nebulizer breathing treatment doctors typically prescribe, studies...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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