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2009-09-28 15:21:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, led by Dr. John C. Sakles, recently performed the first telemedicine-assisted video laryngoscopic intubation using the GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope to assist Northern Cochise Community Hospital, a small, rural healthcare facility in Southern Arizona. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) An elderly...

2009-09-28 15:17:49

Contrary to current policies recommending that non-invasive ventilation be avoided during an infectious outbreak, the authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) argue that it should be used in this setting. Non-invasive ventilation uses a mask interface to ventilate the lungs of patients in respiratory failure, rather than a tube inserted into the trachea. Because suitable candidates for noninvasive ventilation avoid complications associated with endotracheal...

2009-09-22 09:07:20

Virtually anyone has the skills to safely insert a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) to keep a patient's airway open during resuscitation, and medical expertise isn't required "“ perhaps just a familiarity with ER, House or Grey's Anatomy. A study, published in the open access journal BMC Emergency Medicine, also found that just two hours of training was enough to make first-responders faster and more efficient during these highly critical situations. Whether it's a sudden heart attack or...

2009-07-17 12:57:48

Doctors are finding ways to reduce the agony for infants undergoing painful procedures such as heel lances to draw blood, Australian researchers said. Studies have shown poorly managed pain in infants can have immediate and long-term physiological and behavioral effects, Australian researchers wrote in the Journal of Pain. As a result, pediatric researchers have recommended reducing the number of painful procedures routinely administered, giving oral sucrose before and during minor painful...

2009-05-20 08:00:00

-Unique microthin cuff designed to reduce micro-aspiration, a known cause of VAP- ROSWELL, Ga., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care announced the presentation of data related to the Kimberly-Clark Microcuff Adult Endotracheal (ET) Tube at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) meeting in San Diego this week. The study, conducted at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, demonstrated a 43 percent reduction in the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) when...

2009-04-29 09:03:28

General anesthesia (GA) is associated with an increased risk of infant intubation and low Apgar scores, relative to regional anesthesia. An analysis of 50,806 cesarean deliveries, published in the open access journal BMC Medicine, strongly supports guidelines that regional anesthesia is to be preferred over GA for most cesarean sections. Charles Algert, from the Kolling Institute at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, was part of a team of researchers who studied births in the state of...

2009-03-24 12:09:09

Television medical dramas such as NBC's ER influence how real life doctors perform some medical procedures, Canadian researchers found. Dr. Peter Brindley, a critical-care specialist at the University of Alberta Hospital wanted to know why so many medical students and residents were using a faulty technique to insert breathing tubes in patients so he and colleague Dr. Craig Needham conducted a study of 80 medical students and residents, the National Post reported. Many said they learned...

2009-02-18 16:09:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R) is pleased to announce the GlideScope(R) Ranger Video Laryngoscope has been granted Airworthiness Certification from the United States Army.(1) This certificate allows the device to be used by military health care personnel in some of the most demanding military settings. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) The U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification and Evaluation program is a rigorous program. It...

2008-11-13 12:00:05

Patients going under the knife should be allowed to breathe easy thanks to new innovations. Respiratory depression (RD) can arise during normal physician-supervised procedures such as surgical or post-operative analgesia, and as a result of normal post-operative patient management. If RD occurs while under the supervision of an experienced anesthesiologist, the outcome can usually be managed and there can be minimal long-term effects to the patient. Unfortunately, there are many...

2008-10-31 12:00:32

Hospira, a specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, has announced that the FDA has approved a new indication for Precedex, the company's innovative drug for in-hospital sedation. This approval allows for use of Precedex in non-intubated patients requiring sedation prior to and during surgical and other procedures. The additional indication complements Precedex's initial approval for the sedation of intubated and mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care setting...


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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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