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2008-10-30 12:00:21

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. , a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for Precedex(R), 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/or during surgical and other procedures. The additional indication complements Precedex's initial...

2008-09-29 21:00:31

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc. is pleased to introduce an innovative GlideScope(R) Video Laryngoscope designed specifically for bariatric use. The new reusable GlideScope(R) GVL(R) 5 intended for larger patients, offers a longer reach and unique shape, to aid in intubation of those adult patients with anatomical anomalies associated with a body mass index above 25. The GVL(R) 5 provides a clear, real-time view of the patient's airway, enabling quick intubation in the...

2008-09-17 18:00:23

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc. is pleased to introduce GlideScope(R) single-use video laryngoscope products for preterm and neonatal patients. Designed for small, delicate anatomy, the new GlideScope(R) video laryngoscope Cobalt 1-2 and Ranger Single Use 1-2 provide a clear, real-time view of the child's airway, enabling quick intubation. The GlideScope(R) Cobalt and Ranger preterm and neonatal devices are ideal for younger patients in fast-paced intubation settings,...

2008-08-21 21:00:35

Patients breathing through a silver-coated endotracheal tube while on a ventilator were 36 percent less likely to develop pneumonia, U.S. researchers said. The multi-center study that included The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System found the silver-coated tube was most protective against ventilator-associated pneumonia during the first 10 days of mechanical ventilation -- when most patients are weaned from breathing...

2008-08-20 09:01:30

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today announced the publication of the North American Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tube (NASCENT) clinical study results in the August 20, 2008 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The NASCENT study - which enrolled 2,003 patients in 54 hospitals - evaluated the efficacy of the Agento(R) I.C. silver-coated endotracheal tube (ETT) in the reduction of microbiologically confirmed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The U.S. Food and...

2008-06-17 03:00:39

JERUSALEM and NEEDHAM, Massachusetts, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oridion Systems Ltd. - Significant findings from numerous medical research projects demonstrating the clinical benefit of end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) monitoring using Microstream(R) capnography technology, were recently presented at medical congresses in the United States and Europe. During Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in San Diego, California, Dr. Vargo, of the Cleveland Clinic, presented a blinded study that analyzed 122...

2007-09-01 06:03:42

By Carla McClain, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Sep. 1--The death of Tucson attorney Kimberley A. Taylor after undergoing cosmetic surgery was caused by a failed attempt to intubate her when she stopped breathing during the operation, a lawsuit filed by the family says. The suit, claiming "malpractice and gross negligence," was filed in Pima County Superior Court in August against Taylor's plastic surgeon, Dr. Armando Alfaro, and his nurse anesthetist, Elizabeth Kayser. Taylor, who...

2006-01-15 10:10:18

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors plan to perform on Sunday a tracheotomy on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a surgical procedure that will help wean him off a respirator, a hospital statement said. The tracheotomy, an incision in the windpipe that forms a temporary or permanent opening, will replace a tube now lodged in the throat of the 77-year-old leader, who suffered a massive stroke on January 4. A tracheotomy is routinely performed on many stroke victims to reduce the risk of...

2006-01-02 15:49:31

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Noninvasive mechanical ventilation via a facemask reduces the need to insert a tube to aid breathing -- a procedure called intubation -- in a significant number of patients with acute respiratory failure, with the possible exception of those with pneumonia, according to results of a study. "The avoidance of intubation and conventional mechanical ventilation could potentially lead to fewer complications and less mortality," Dr. Fernando...

2005-07-18 19:12:04

PITTSBURGH, July 18 "“ Across the United States, many patients require insertion of emergency breathing tubes before arriving to a hospital, but emergency medicine researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found that many paramedics "“ the highest level of prehospital providers "“ do not get enough clinical experience in this life-saving skill. These findings are reported in the August issue of the journal Critical Care Medicine. The journal's...


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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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