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2013-08-19 23:20:36

A Florida InventHelp® client has invented the Chest Tube Milker, a medical invention, which is being submitted to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 A nurse from Miramar, Fla., has developed an accessory that makes it easier and less taxing for a nurse to milk a patient's chest tube after thoracic surgery. "The CHEST TUBE MILKER would save nurses time and energy, while also being safe for the patient and very hygienic. Also, the nurse's hands...

2011-10-16 21:46:56

In new research, 30 percent of children hospitalized following a sledding injury suffered significant head injuries, and 10 percent of these children had a permanent disability. The research, presented Saturday, Oct. 15, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in Boston, supports the need for helmet use and other safety precautions to prevent traumatic sledding injuries. Researchers reviewed data on children younger than 18 who were hospitalized...

2010-10-13 12:15:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PneumRx, Inc. (www.pneumrx.com), a medical device company dedicated to bringing innovation and improvements to the treatment of lung disease, today announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC) System to treat the later stages of emphysema. The RePneu LVRC System is a minimally invasive device intended to improve lung function in emphysema patients by brochoscopically implanting Nitinol...

2010-07-07 07:06:00

SEATTLE and IRVINE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake Medical, a privately held interventional pulmonology company, announced today that it has concluded its Series B financing from an investment group led by Maverick Capital, a new investor. The company plans to use this capital to obtain the CE mark and introduce its unique proprietary Bronchoscopic Thermal Vapor Ablation (BTVA) technology outside of the U.S. The company also has begun its approval cycle with the FDA in the U.S. The...

2009-07-24 07:36:17

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care."We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternative for selected emphysema patients since it not only improves survival but also meaningfully improves quality of life for a period of at least five years after the operation," said lead author of the...

2009-03-09 19:30:00

VANCOUVER, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI, TSX: ANP) today announced positive clinical study results for its Bio-Seal(TM) Lung Biopsy Tract Plug System at the Society of Interventional Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA. The trial assessed the safety and efficacy of Bio-Seal in patients undergoing lung biopsy procedures and demonstrated a statistically significant clinical benefit in the group receiving BioSeal. "We are...

2008-10-27 12:00:29

U.S. scientists are studying an investigational emphysema treatment that involves using stents to create new pathways for air in diseased lungs. Researchers at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center said the new procedure involves creating openings in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung tissue to the natural airway in a minimally invasive procedure. The holes, kept open by small stents, could relieve the hyperinflation of the lungs, allowing the healthy parts of the lungs...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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