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2013-06-11 08:30:34

Follow-up SURFAXIN® (lucinactant) Data Analysis Presented at 2013 Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting WARRINGTON, Pa., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO) today announced the presentation of the last in a series of pharmacoeconomic analyses indicating that a reduction in the rate of reintubation( )among preterm infants may potentially result in hospital cost-savings related to fewer reintubation-related diagnoses of...

2013-06-10 08:29:40

WARRINGTON, Pa., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO), a specialty biotechnology company dedicated to advancing a new standard in respiratory critical care, today announced that on June 7,( )2013 it submitted a response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recent correspondence relating to Discovery Labs' recently updated product specifications for SURFAXIN(®). Discovery Labs expects that the FDA may take up to four months to review the...

2013-06-06 16:27:04

Installation is Part of the Hospital-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET® Pulse Oximetry BASEL, Switzerland & IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University Children's Hospital Basel in Basel, Switzerland, and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced that the hospital has become the first multi-department pediatric facility in Central Europe to install on all general ward beds Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM), a remote monitoring and clinician notification system shown to keep...

2013-06-04 11:14:43

Measuring blood flow in the brain may be an easy, noninvasive way to predict stroke or hemorrhage in children receiving cardiac or respiratory support through a machine called ECMO, according to a new study by researchers at Nationwide Children´s Hospital. Early detection would allow physicians to alter treatment and take steps to prevent these complications–the leading cause of death for patients on ECMO. Short for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO is used when a...

2013-06-04 08:29:36

Recommendations published in Critical Care Nurse focus on suctioning or airway clearance, oral care and ventilator circuit changes ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Implementation of a bundle for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill infants and children may lead to lower rates of VAP in these patients, according to an article in the June issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN). VAP, the second most common hospital-associated infection in...

2013-06-03 13:33:15

The criteria used to diagnose both circulatory and brain death in a patient are subject to variability and as such can be controversial. Anaesthesiologists play an important role in procedures related to the determination of death, so should have specific knowledge about medical, ethical and legal criteria of brain death definition. Experts will call for international consensus in a presentation at Euroanaesthesia 2013, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)....

2013-06-03 08:28:07

Pursuit of Simplicity Yields Mask to Encourage Compliance BALTIMORE, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (SLEEP 2013 BOOTH #900) -- ResMed, an innovator and pioneer in developing products for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory conditions, today announced the launch of the Quattro Air full face mask. This ground-breaking new mask for use with positive airway pressure therapy will begin shipping on June 7. ResMed made the announcement at SLEEP 2013, the annual meeting...

2013-05-30 12:27:58

The Renewal Addresses Recent Covidien Announcements and Potential Confusion Over Pulse Oximetry Performance Crucial to Patient Care IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), the inventor of measure-through motion and low perfusion pulse oximetry today renewed its $1,000,000 (USD) guarantee that Masimo SET(®) Pulse Oximetry and rainbow(®) Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) will outperform all Nellcor(TM) pulse oximeters, including the three that Covidien...

2013-05-30 08:28:18

IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative medical devices for people with respiratory conditions today announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its Sleep System (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP & Interface) in the US for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The Breathe Sleep System utilizes miniaturized technologies coupled with user-centric...

2013-05-29 08:32:06

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care focused company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses in the intensive care unit, was recently featured in the article "Blood Purification Device for ICU Patients Seeks to Treat Root Cause of Sepsis" on May 24, 2013 in MedCity News. Highlights from the MedCity News Article: The cost of treating sepsis was $14.6 billion in 2008, according to the Centers for...


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Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
2013-04-30 13:11:12

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, also known as ECMO, is best described as long term life support occurring outside the patient’s body. It should be noted, however, that ECMO is temporary and typically lasts three to ten days on average. ECMO is a means of oxygenating blood without it having to circulate inside the body, and thus allows time for essential recovery of the heart and lungs. ECMO comes with many serious risks and is only used in severe cases of cardiac or respiratory failure...

Oxygen Therapy
2013-04-30 10:27:06

Oxygen therapy is known as the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention. It is indicated in patients whose oxygen supply is compromised due to both acute and chronic health conditions and can be administered in many different ways. Oxygen therapy can be administered virtually wherever the patient is. Most commonly, oxygen is delivered to patients in an ambulance, hospital, or doctor’s office. These medical facilities carry oxygen in the form of a compressed gas. It is stored...

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