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2010-05-19 09:56:11

Early tracheotomy in ICU patients on mechanical ventilation (MV) did not reduce mortality when compared to later tracheotomy in a study of cardiac surgery patients requiring prolonged ventilation in a Paris study. The findings were reported at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. Early percutaneous tracheotomy (EPT) in patients requiring prolonged MV remains controversial, as recent studies suggested it might shorten MV duration and lower mortality, while others have not....

2010-04-21 07:40:12

Adult ICU patients who received tracheotomy 6 to 8 days vs. 13 to 15 days after mechanical ventilation did not have a significant reduction in the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA. Tracheotomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to replace endotracheal intubation (procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe [trachea], through the mouth or the nose, for the purpose of ventilating the lungs) in patients who are expected...

2010-02-17 22:15:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the ventilation monitoring and capnography markets, Frost & Sullivan proudly presents Oridion with the 2010 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. Frost & Sullivan recognizes the outstanding effort Oridion has made in providing customer value and increasing customer acceptance and adoption of capnography and ventilation monitoring technologies. By doing so, it has...

2009-12-10 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Army, through the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), has awarded Energid Technologies a contract to develop a robotic approach to airway management. After trauma or injury, airway management typically involves clearing a patient's airway and inserting a tube to maintain oxygen flow in preparation for further treatment. This process, endotracheal intubation, is critical as the loss of proper air circulation is...

2009-12-02 23:30:00

JERSUSALEM and NEEDHAM, Massachusetts, December 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oridion Systems Ltd. (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN) today announced that the Bavarian Red Cross has chosen Microcap(R) portable capnographs for its RTW (Rettungswagen) medical vehicles. The use of capnography can help paramedic teams to assess the ventilation status of a patient as well as alert them to issues that affect respiratory status such as displaced endotracheal tubes, episodes of respiratory depression as...

2009-11-17 16:45:02

Johns Hopkins program offers model as more patients appear with hard to navigate airways Be prepared, that old Boy Scout motto, is being applied with great success to operating room patients whose anatomy may make it difficult for physicians to help them breathe during surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers report in a new study. When patients undergo general anesthesia, they stop breathing on their own and anesthesiologists must quickly insert a tube into the airway as a first step in...

2009-10-15 08:43:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc. is pleased to introduce the GlideScope(®) Cobalt AVL, an advanced video laryngoscope that provides airway views in DVD clarity, enabling quick intubation. The new single use laryngoscope, featuring a digital color monitor and digital camera, offers integrated real-time recording as well as advanced resolution output for OR theater viewing. This latest addition to the GlideScope(®) brand also...

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2009-10-15 11:32:04

A new tool developed by a Medical College of Georgia resident and faculty member may make it easier to place assisted breathing devices under difficult circumstances. About 2 percent of patients that undergo the process, called intubation, experience complications "“ regardless if it's performed in an emergency situation or prior to surgery. During normal intubation, a physician stands behind a patient's head and uses a metal scope to open the mouth and guide a flexible plastic tube...

2009-10-13 11:48:55

Contrary to current policies recommending that non-invasive ventilation be avoided during an infectious outbreak, the author of a commentary (pre-embargo media link only http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj081987.pdf) in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca argues that it should be used expeditiously in this setting. Noninvasive ventilation uses a mask interface to ventilate the lungs of patients in respiratory failure, rather than a tube inserted into the trachea. Because...

2009-10-06 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ALung Technologies, Inc. today announced that the company has raised $2.5 million from a group of current ALung investors. The investment will allow the company to fund its Indian and German clinical trials as well as support working capital needs. ALung is the leading developer of a device designed to replace or supplement ventilators in hospitals. The company's Hemolung device is expected to positively impact clinical outcomes and reduce the length...


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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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