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2014-05-08 08:33:40

Fully Rotatable and Ultra-Slim Bronchoscopes Designed to Extend Reach Within Tracheobronchial Tree CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions in Medical and Surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation BF-P190 and BF-XP190 bronchoscopes for peripheral and small anatomy bronchoscopy....

2010-07-06 13:19:29

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found that a certain blood test can successfully identify lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) in some patients, eliminating the need for surgical lung biopsy to make a diagnosis. These findings are being published in the July 6, 2010, edition of the journal Chest. LAM is a rare but serious lung disease that affects women, causing shortness of breath and lung collapse, called a pneumothorax. The...

2010-06-11 07:30:00

STAMFORD, Conn., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zargis Medical Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of Speedus Corp. (Nasdaq: SPDE), today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Boston-based Stethographics, Inc. providing an exclusive license to patented, FDA-cleared Stethographics lung sounds analysis technology that automatically identifies clinically significant respiratory sounds. Zargis plans to incorporate the technology into its existing telemedicine and...

2009-05-15 08:52:39

Two recent studies by researchers at the University of Cincinnati bring to light interesting findings about the diagnosis of the rare lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ( LAM) and the reasons LAM patients participate in research studies. Brent Kinder, MD, Frank McCormack, MD, and Jared Hagaman, MD, working with colleagues in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at UC, found that patients with LAM were more likely to participate in clinical trials because of a...

2009-03-09 19:30:00

VANCOUVER, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI, TSX: ANP) today announced positive clinical study results for its Bio-Seal(TM) Lung Biopsy Tract Plug System at the Society of Interventional Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA. The trial assessed the safety and efficacy of Bio-Seal in patients undergoing lung biopsy procedures and demonstrated a statistically significant clinical benefit in the group receiving BioSeal. "We are...

2008-08-05 09:01:31

SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoracic Group, P.A. (http://www.thoracicgroup.com/), a provider of general thoracic surgical services and a national leader of minimally-invasive video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), has announced the successful completion of its 5,000th VATS surgical procedure. Highly beneficial in its ability to reduce incision size, hospital stay, associated complications and related chronic chest pain as compared to traditional open chest surgery (i.e.,...

2008-07-16 03:00:16

By Allen, Timothy Craig * Context.-Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis is the most common and best known pulmonary histocytic lesion; however, the realm of pulmonary histiocytic lesions also includes an assortment of uncommon diseases that may exhibit pulmonary involvement. Objective.-To review pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis and other pulmonary histiocytoses to better ensure correct diagnosis and optimal assessment of prognosis and treatment. Data Sources.-Literature review...


Latest pneumothorax Reference Libraries

2012-11-26 22:58:54

Percussion is a technique used during a clinical examination to elicit sounds while tapping on the body surface. These sounds can give clues to physicians as to the state of the underlying structures. Percussion can be utilized during well checks or during development of the physician’s differential diagnosis. Percussion was introduced to distinguish between empty and filled barrels of liquor until Dr. Leopold Auenbrugger introduced the technique to medicine. How the Method is Performed...

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