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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....

2010-05-17 07:18:55

Early CPAP as effective for preemies as ventilator, with fewer complications Two findings from an NIH research network study provide new information on how much oxygen very preterm infants should receive starting on the first day of life and the most effective means to deliver it to them. The first was that higher oxygen levels improve preterm infants' survival but increase the risk for a condition that can damage the retina. The second was that a treatment typically used for adults with...

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...

2010-03-30 11:28:00

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Big changes have been implemented in the way medical devices are being rated by ECRI Institute® (www.ecri.org), an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to patient care. The organization, which has been guiding hospitals and other healthcare organizations on medical devices and procedures since 1971, has revamped its rating system to follow a five-star approach. This month's issue...

2010-03-29 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the launch of the AirLife(TM) Diagnostic Catheter, a kit that helps clinicians obtain lower respiratory tract samples to accurately diagnose lung infections. The AirLife Diagnostic Catheter is designed to include everything a single clinician may need to perform the procedure and relies on advanced "mini" bronchial-alveolar lavage (mini-BAL) technology, a...

2010-02-11 04:00:00

SIGNAL HILL, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Medical Systems, Inc., a medical technology systems integrator transforming critical care, announced that former United States Air Force Surgeon General James Roudebush, M.D., has joined the Company's external Board of Advisors. As U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Dr. Roudebush served as the senior medical advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force, and provided direction to over 40,000 military medical personnel assigned to 75...

2010-02-04 08:11:00

TELFORD, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger is responding to Haiti's earthquake victims by donating 16 ventilators and two anesthesia machines to the University of Miami for use at a 300-bed field hospital, including operating room suites. Draeger, a global leader in mechanical ventilation, is providing 16 Carina-home ventilators and two anesthesia machines to aid earthquake victims. This donation comes at the request of the University of Miami, where an international effort to create a...

2010-01-25 13:18:40

A group of UK anaesthetists have designed and tested three prototype low-cost ventilators that could provide vital support during major healthcare emergencies involving large numbers of patients or casualties. The devices, detailed in a paper published online by Anaesthesia, could also be used where resources are limited, such as in developing countries, remote locations or by the military. "Our research has demonstrated that it is possible to make a gas-efficient ventilator costing less than...

2010-01-21 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced it will donate 100 CareFusion ventilators and 200 infusion pumps to aid in the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Additionally, the company has purchased and will donate 100,000 bottles of silver dihydrogen citrate, a water purification product that can purify and make drinkable up to 20 million gallons of water. CareFusion's donation is valued at approximately...

2009-12-08 12:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- During the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, Advanced ICU Care showcased the improved outcomes of implementing virtual ICU technology. Five million patients are admitted to ICUs each year and an estimated 10 percent die while they are there. While full intensivist staffing would save 162,000 lives annually, only one in five ICUs has intensivists on staff. Remote monitoring programs for ICUs are a viable alternative to the intensivist...


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