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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.

2005-06-06 23:06:20

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.