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2012-01-20 11:09:37

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in awake, non-intubated patients may be an effective strategy for bridging patients to lung transplantation, according to a new study from Germany. "As waiting times for donor organs continue to increase, so does the need for bridging strategies for patients with end-stage lung disease awaiting transplantation," said Marius M. Hoeper, MD, professor of medicine at the Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany. "Our study shows that ECMO...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

The lightweight, portable scope is versatile and covers full range of patient needs. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 ORSupply.com, the largest online marketplace for surgical supplies and medical devices, recently added the Truphatek Trueview PCD Video Laryngoscope, an affordable option that serves as both an optical and a video laryngoscope, making it one of the best values on the market. This lightweight, portable scope can be used in any situation, from operating rooms to field...

2011-09-20 04:30:00

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) recommends capnography for reducing opioid-induced postoperative respiratory depression Jerusalem/Needham, MA (PRWEB) September 20, 2011 Oridion Systems Ltd. (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN), the creator of the Integrated Pulmonary Indexâ“ž¢, one of the Smart Capnographyâ“ž¢ family of decision-support solutions, today heralded recently released recommendations by the Anesthesia Patient Safety...

2011-06-13 15:28:46

Study shows that five guidelines for avoiding ventilators improve outcomes, reduce costs of care Guidelines that reduce the use of mechanical ventilation with premature infants in favor of a gentler form of respiratory support can profoundly affect those children's outcomes while reducing the cost of care, according to a team of researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. The team, led by Bernadette Levesque, MD, of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston and the...

2011-05-16 15:07:00

BOTHELL, Wash., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon® has enhanced the capability of its GlideScope® Cobalt AVL video laryngoscope by adding a new GVL® 2.5 Stat size designed for small children. The new Stat is a sterile, single-use blade with unique angulation suitable for pediatric patents weighing from 10 to 28 kilograms, extending the range of device use from pre-term (less than 1.5 kilograms) through patients weighing up to 28...

2011-05-05 22:02:40

In hundreds of interviews in five states with family members of persons who had advanced dementia, researchers found that their decision-making process for whether to insert a feeding tube often lacked necessary information for informed consent. Despite evidence that feeding tubes do not improve survival rates or quality of life for elderly patients with advanced dementia, their frequency of use varies widely across the states. A new survey of family members finds that discussions surrounding...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

Study concludes that use of capnography can significantly reduce patient deaths and brain damage from serious airway problems in intensive care units Jerusalem, Israel / Needham, MA (PRWEB) May 03, 2011 Oridion (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN), creator of the Smart Capnographyâ“ž¢ family of decision support tools for the monitoring of effective ventilation, today heralded a landmark British study concluding that the use of capnography can significantly reduce patient...


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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,...

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