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2011-07-13 13:42:00

STEVENSVILLE, Md., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vapotherm, a privately held manufacturer of respiratory care devices for hospital and home use, announced today that it has received approval from the Medical Device Bureau of Health Canada for the Precision Flow® Heliox device which will be launched later this year in the Canadian hospital market. The device is part of Vapotherm's High Flow Specialty Gas Program. "We are pleased to receive our license in...

2008-09-30 15:00:17

Teleflex Medical, a leading global supplier of disposable products for critical care and surgical applications, has received clearance from the FDA to market the Hudson RCI Neb-U-Mask(R), a respiratory device that allows for the concurrent delivery of aerosolized medication and a high concentration of medical gases to treat acute asthma exacerbations. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. According to the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, asthma affects...

2004-11-30 15:00:11

Italian researchers say a mix of helium and oxygen may help people with serious breathing difficulties use their lungs more effectively. A team from Rome's Universita La Sapienza, in a study summarized in this month's issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology, said that while breathing a low-density mixture of 79 percent helium and 21 percent oxygen, the length of time that 12 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder could do real exercise was 9 minutes, versus only 4.2 minutes...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.