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2011-05-02 19:09:23

Exposed children with flu also stay in the hospital longer Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to need intensive care and intubation when hospitalized with influenza, according to new research by the University of Rochester Medical Center presented today at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting in Denver. The children also had longer hospital stays. "We know secondhand smoke contributes to chronic illnesses like asthma, but we haven't quantified the extent of what it...

2011-04-18 12:16:00

BOTHELL, Wash., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The GlideScope® video laryngoscope, invented by Canadian vascular surgeon Dr. Jack Pacey and manufactured in Vancouver, B.C., is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2011. A celebration will be held on April 21st at the company's new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Burnaby, B.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) Since its introduction, the GlideScope brand has forged the path for an...

2011-04-04 17:43:00

BOTHELL, Wash., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc. is pleased to announce that a Scottish court has upheld its European Patent for the GlideScope® video laryngoscope. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) During recent court proceedings against Aircraft Medical, a Scottish firm that produces the McGrath laryngoscope, Lord Hodge of the Scottish Court of Session recognized the validity of the GlideScope patent. Introduced in 2001, the...

2011-02-16 11:03:00

NORTH WALES, Pa., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AirPal, a medical device manufacturer headquartered in North Wales, Pennsylvania, has received notification of allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for its modular system of inflatable devices used to position patients for situations such as difficult airway management, laryngoscopies, diagnostic exams, surgeries, and related procedures. The company, founded in 1982, now holds more than a dozen patents covering various inflatable and...

2011-01-21 12:37:00

EDINBURGH, Scotland, January 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aircraft Medical, the UK based medical device manufacturer, announces that it has entered multiple distribution contracts in Asia Pacific for its revolutionary and lower cost McGrath(R) MAC video laryngoscope. The agreements cover nine of Asia's key territories including China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong. The McGrath(R) MAC is the world's first high-value, low...

2010-10-27 15:30:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc. is pleased to introduce the GlideScope® Direct intubation trainer, designed to facilitate instruction of classic direct laryngoscopy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) Made of stainless steel, the GlideScope Direct is a reusable blade with the look and feel of a standard 3.5 size Macintosh blade. The GlideScope Direct...

2010-10-15 17:31:00

EDINBURGH, Scotland, October 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircraft Medical, the UK based medical device manufacturer, announces the launch of the McGRATH(R) MAC, the world's first high value, low cost video laryngoscope at the American Society of Anaesthesiology annual meeting in San Diego, California. Principally aimed at the routine, general intubations market, the new product has been designed to address increasing clinical demand and make video intubation technology more accessible to...

2010-09-30 15:02:13

The October issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), features the results of two randomized controlled trials of unsedated colonoscopy comparing water infusion versus air insufflation to distend the colon. Both studies showed that patient tolerance with the water method during unsedated colonoscopy was greater than with air insufflation and enhanced patient willingness to undergo a...

2010-08-18 10:04:00

NORTH WALES, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AirPal®, a leading innovator and supplier of lateral air transfer and positioning technology, has announced the expansion of its line of air-activated transfer pads to incorporate multi-purpose patient positioning functionality. "This announcement marks the launch of an entire new series of AirPal Safe Anatomic Positioning(TM) systems," said Jim Weedling, President AirPal, Inc. "Among other functions, these exciting new products...

2010-06-02 21:01:34

A national study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center neonatologist provides new insight into how much oxygen preterm infants should receive as well as the optimal way to deliver it to them. Researchers at UT Southwestern and 19 other academic medical centers found that the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which blows air through an infant's nostrils to gently inflate the lungs, might be a better option for preterm infants than the more conventional ventilator and...


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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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.