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2010-08-17 23:29:00

JERUSALEM and NEEDHAM, Massachusetts, August 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oridion (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN), creator of the Smart Capnography(TM) family of algorithm-based solutions (Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM), SARA(TM), and Smart Breath Detection Algorithm(TM)), announced the signing of a new agreement with IMI Co. Ltd., a leading distributor of medical equipment in Japan. This agreement provides Oridion with the opportunity to further expand into the Japanese market with its...

2010-07-13 08:30:00

BEIJING, July 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: DHRM), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, announced today that it has acquired an emergency ventilator product line (QS-100A series) from Beijing Qiumanshi Technology Co., Ltd. The acquisition includes the production technology and complete proprietary intellectual property. (Logo:...

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2010-06-07 10:40:00

Rice students' invention helps infants with respiratory ailments Gently, gently. That's how babies should be handled, and it was the prime consideration when a team of Rice University seniors developed a device that could save babies' lives. The Baby Bubbler "“ or in its more technical guise, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device "“ helps children with acute respiratory infections breathe naturally as they recover. According to the World Health Organization, about...

2010-06-02 21:01:34

A national study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center neonatologist provides new insight into how much oxygen preterm infants should receive as well as the optimal way to deliver it to them. Researchers at UT Southwestern and 19 other academic medical centers found that the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which blows air through an infant's nostrils to gently inflate the lungs, might be a better option for preterm infants than the more conventional ventilator and...

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...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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