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2011-06-13 15:28:46

Study shows that five guidelines for avoiding ventilators improve outcomes, reduce costs of care Guidelines that reduce the use of mechanical ventilation with premature infants in favor of a gentler form of respiratory support can profoundly affect those children's outcomes while reducing the cost of care, according to a team of researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. The team, led by Bernadette Levesque, MD, of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston and the...

2011-05-16 20:52:17

A miniature, easy-to-carry ventilation system with a simple nasal mask may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) become more active, according to research conducted at medical centers in California and Utah. The compact design offers an attractive alternative to currently available larger, less comfortableventilators and masks. The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "The results from this study suggest that...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed Corp. (NYSE: RMD) today released its new S9 VPAP(TM) series of bilevel devices. Based on ResMed's latest design and technology platform, the new bilevels include a range of sophisticated comfort technologies to promote long-term compliance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100203/RESMEDLOGO) "We are proud to announce the launch of the bilevel range of products on the S9(TM) platform, our latest and most innovative flow...

2011-03-09 00:00:27

Medical Support Products Inc has launched a new ecommerce website to help customers quickly find and order respiratory equipment and supplies. Mountville, PA (PRWEB) March 8, 2011 Medical Support Products Inc has launched a new ecommerce website to help customers quickly find and order the respiratory equipment and supplies that they need. Medical Support Products offers a full line of products for respiratory care including: Medical Air Compressors, Airway Supplies and Monitors, BiPAP...

2011-03-08 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today introduced a portable ventilator for adults and children who require mechanical ventilation at home. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/LA60768) The CareFusion LTV® 1100 ventilator is designed to significantly enhance the mobility of patients with spinal injuries or neuro-muscular diseases who require continuous ventilation to breathe. The...

2011-03-07 06:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative technology solutions for people with respiratory conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), announced today that it has received FDA clearance for use of the Breathe Technologies BT-V2S ventilator in the home setting. The one-pound portable device provides ventilation assistance to aid select adult patients who suffer from respiratory insufficiency. "This...

2011-02-17 21:03:04

Johns Hopkins team finds 'dramatic and unprecedented reduction' in most lethal hospital-associated infection Cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia "” the most lethal and among the most common of all hospital-associated infections "” dropped by more than 70 percent in Michigan hospitals where medical staff used a simple checklist designed by Johns Hopkins researchers. Such pneumonias kill an estimated 36,000 Americans each year. The findings, published online in the journal...

2011-02-17 13:04:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospital staff in Michigan intensive care units (ICUs) cut by more than 70 percent the rate of pneumonia in patients who are on ventilators by using a targeted quality improvement initiative funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This reduction in the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia was sustained for the duration of the study's follow-up, a period of up to two and a half years. Ventilator-associated...

2011-02-14 15:57:51

New clinical guidelines for use of noninvasive ventilation in critical care settings are published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100071.pdf. The use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure by mask has increased significantly among acutely ill patients. A growing body of literature and variations in practice in recent years have necessitated the development of new...

2011-01-27 10:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the acquisition of Medos Medizintechnik AG by the private equity fund Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn ("Future Fund of Heilbronn") the company will cooperate closely in the future with Novalung GmbH (Heilbronn, Germany), which is expected to strengthen both medical device companies. The Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn (zfhn) announced that it has acquired Medos Medizintechnik AG from Ventizz Capital Partners Advisory AG. The purchase agreement...


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