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2013-08-15 12:18:44

More time on CPAP was associated with reduced mortality after controlling for common risk factors A new study suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces the mortality rate in people who have both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which the authors refer to as "the overlap syndrome." "This study adds to the growing body of literature regarding the combined impact of OSA in patients with COPD," said lead author...

2013-07-09 08:30:07

Studies show the ExSpiron's quantitative measurements of respiration demonstrate value in a number of clinical settings WALTHAM, Mass., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data supporting the accuracy and utility of the new ExSpiron 1Xi monitoring system continues to mount with presentations at major medical conferences. At the International Anesthesia Research Society Meeting held May 4-7 in San Diego, CA, four separate presentations demonstrated the ExSpiron system's utility in a...

2013-06-25 12:28:58

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Respironics California, Inc., a Philips Healthcare business, today announced that the company's worldwide recall of approximately 19,200 Philips Respironics V60 Ventilators has been designated a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On June 4, Respironics initiated a voluntary recall to correct a software issue that may cause the V60 ventilator device to shut down. Following FDA review, Respironics was notified...

2013-06-04 08:31:58

BOISE, Idaho, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) are partnering to educate consumers about "Balanced Ventilation" in today's tighter homes - a form of equilibrium that is truly a "Victory" for indoor air quality (IAQ) in modern green homes. "From HHI's perspective, it has been very rewarding to become educated about the many resources available through the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) to assist consumers, builders, and...

2013-06-04 08:29:36

Recommendations published in Critical Care Nurse focus on suctioning or airway clearance, oral care and ventilator circuit changes ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Implementation of a bundle for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill infants and children may lead to lower rates of VAP in these patients, according to an article in the June issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN). VAP, the second most common hospital-associated infection in...

2013-05-30 08:28:18

IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative medical devices for people with respiratory conditions today announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its Sleep System (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP & Interface) in the US for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The Breathe Sleep System utilizes miniaturized technologies coupled with user-centric...

2013-05-22 10:12:38

For critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation, early tracheostomy (within the first 4 days after admission) was not associated with an improvement in the risk of death within 30 days compared to patients who received tracheostomy placement after 10 days, according to a study in the May 22/29 issue of JAMA. "A tracheostomy is commonly performed when clinicians predict a patient will need prolonged mechanical ventilation," according to background information in the article....

Music Can Soothe Some Intensive Care Patients
2013-05-21 06:55:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some intensive care patients on mechanical ventilators could have their anxiety levels lowered and the need for sedative medication reduced by listening to some of their favorite songs, according to research presented Monday at the American Thoracic Society international conference. The study, which has also been published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that ICU patients receiving acute...

2013-05-16 08:27:38

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep Nation, Inc., a national provider of CPAP supplies, today announced a new offering where it is providing its call center, insurance eligibility and fulfillment teams as an outsourced service option for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) companies desiring to increase their re-supply revenue. The offering is the first one in the industry to bundle all these services into one. "Live callers perform better than automated options and...

2013-05-06 16:27:01

BATESVILLE, Ind., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), a global leader in healthcare technologies, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the MetaNeb(®) 4.0 System, the company's latest advancement in airway clearance technology for enhanced patient care in the hospital. Delivering therapy through airway oscillation (Continuous High Frequency Oscillation) and continuous pressure (Continuous...