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2009-07-15 16:03:00

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providing a voice to home oxygen patients nationwide, including patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases, the National Emphysema/COPD Association (NECA) today called the Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Act of 2009 (H.R. 3220) a patient-focused piece of legislation that protects the best interests of the nation's 1.5 million beneficiaries and promotes quality home oxygen care. "Home oxygen provides...

2009-06-23 11:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") today announced that their BioMedical Division will be exhibiting at the upcoming Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Meeting. UHMS is an international, non-profit organization and is the primary source of scientific information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology worldwide. The 2009 Annual UHMS meeting will be held June 25-27 in Las...

2009-06-18 08:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") BioMedical Division today announced the sale of an additional BARA-MED(R)XD monoplace hyperbaric oxygen chamber to St. John Wound Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. The state-of-the-art monoplace chamber is among the first computer-controlled hyperbaric chambers to be placed into service in Oklahoma. Hyperbaric chambers are used in Hyperbaric Oxygen...

2009-05-12 10:35:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, and the inventor of the Onyx(R) fingertip pulse oximeter, announced today the release of its personal patient monitoring device, the GO2(TM) fingertip pulse oximeter. The all-new GO2 provides patients a proven, cost-effective, at-home device to confidently and safely monitor their oxygen saturation to complement their clinician-advised oxygen therapy program....

2009-03-03 13:59:00

House Letter Asks Lawmakers to 'Address Serious Shortcomings That Are Creating Hardships for Both Oxygen Patients and Providers' WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the Council for Quality Respiratory Care: In a recent letter, 123 bipartisan members of Congress pressed leaders for help urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise policies governing Medicare's payment of emergency services, supplies, and other...

2009-03-03 09:25:00

Home Oxygen Community Welcomes New Leaders Known for Patient Advocacy, Thoughtful Reform Efforts WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC), an alliance of leading home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturers who care for nearly one half of the 1.5 million Medicare patients who depend on the home oxygen benefit for improved quality of life, today praised President Obama's selection of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to lead the...

2009-02-17 13:10:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (Amex: ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") BioMedical Systems Division today announced the sale of two (2) BARA-MED(R) XD Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers to Oasis Hyperbarics, Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA. ETC is delighted to work with Oasis Hyperbarics, a new hyperbaric medical practice run by Eric Brittain, MD and Tim Osbon, MD. Oasis Hyperbarics is affiliated with Hyperbaric Therapy of Low Country in Hilton Head,...

2009-02-11 10:43:00

Home Oxygen Care Leaders Hope to Move Policymakers to "Thoughtful Dialogue" WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Members of Congress gather today to debate the merits of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics & Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program, home oxygen leaders call on legislators to carefully assess the impact repeated policy changes are having on beneficiary services and much needed service-oriented jobs. The home oxygen community...

2009-01-29 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (Amex: ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") BioMedical Division today announced the delivery and installation of two BARA-MED(R) XD monoplace hyperbaric chambers to Stevens Hospital, Edmonds, WA. The BARA-MED(R) XD chambers are the first computer-controlled hyperbaric chambers in the state of Washington, clearing the way for higher technology in the world of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Since 1964,...

2008-12-31 09:00:00

27 Percent Funding Cuts in 2009 Will Reduce Payments for Home Oxygen Therapy to Less Than Half of 1997 Payment Rates WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans nationwide prepare to celebrate the New Year, the home oxygen community is looking to 2009 with great unease due to significant Medicare policy changes that will present many challenges to beneficiaries and providers alike. On January 1, two new policies in the form of a 36-month cap on payments for home oxygen...


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Oxygen Therapy
2013-04-30 10:27:06

Oxygen therapy is known as the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention. It is indicated in patients whose oxygen supply is compromised due to both acute and chronic health conditions and can be administered in many different ways. Oxygen therapy can be administered virtually wherever the patient is. Most commonly, oxygen is delivered to patients in an ambulance, hospital, or doctor’s office. These medical facilities carry oxygen in the form of a compressed gas. It is stored...

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