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2008-09-09 12:00:42

YUCAIPA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ingen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ITEC), an emerging medical device manufacturer within the $4-Billion respiratory device market, announced today that it has fulfilled the first Oxyview(r) purchase order received from QOSINA Corporation earlier last week. QOSINA Corporation is now a strategic OEM partner with Ingen Technologies. QOSINA Corporation, founded in 1980 and based in Edgewood-New York, is a leading global components supplier to the...

2008-07-01 06:00:13

By Chauvin, Alyssa Rupley, Laurel; Meyers, Katie; Johnson, Kristin; Eason, Jane Research Corner INTRODUCTION In today's medical system, limited resources are available for patient care. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the outcomes of various interventions to ensure that patients are receiving the most efficient and best available care. Recently, clinicians and payers are recognizing that physiological measures do not necessarily relate to function, and functional outcomes...

2008-07-01 06:00:12

By DeTurk, William E Scott, Lisa Benz ABSTRACT Purpose: Physical therapists have engaged in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for decades, but the extent of their current involvement in this practice area is unclear. This study surveyed directors of CR and PR programs on a statewide level to ascertain what type of provider is writing the prescription, which methods of exercise formulation are used, which outcome measures are used and their congruency with...

2008-06-24 15:01:45

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Gregg Tubbs of the American Lung Association, +1-202- 715-3469, +1-202-365-2694 (cell), gtubbs@lungusadc.org WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association commends and thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act today. As part of the overarching Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, the Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act is a critical...

2008-06-18 12:00:58

By Samantha Swindler, The Times-Tribune, Corbin, Ky. Jun. 17--He came in wanting to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, and although he hasn't quite met his goal, Donald Dizney is leaving Knox County Hospital a much healthier man. At the end of this month, Dizney -- or "Schwarzie" as he is called by the staff -- will become the first graduate of Knox County Hospital's cardio-pulmonary rehab program. The 12-week program first began at Knox County Hospital on May 2 and is designed for...

2008-06-17 09:00:09

MIAMI, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser has been selected as the top choice for respiratory fitness training by the L.A. Times. Jorge Brouwer, inventor of the most compact (4-inches) breathing exerciser, manufactures and markets the easy to use "Expand-A-Lung." *(PHOTO Link: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/08-0617-ExpandALung_72dpi.jpg) *(Photo Caption: Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser.) When asked about how his product's...

2008-06-14 18:00:06

By DAVE ANDERSON MOST people haven't heard of it, but it kills around 1,500 people in the North East each year and, sadly, our local area is one of the country's top 10 hotspots for a lung condition called COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). This is an umbrella term for conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema which kills around 30,000 nationwide. That's more than those who die of breast, prostate or colon cancer. Thanks to our industrial past, our smoking rates and...

2005-12-29 10:18:06

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pulmonary rehabilitation produces significant benefits for patients with advanced emphysema and plays an important role in the selection of patients for lung surgery, according to results of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial, or NETT. "The NETT highlights the important benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation -- as practiced in a large number of centers across the country -- as a standard of care for patients with advanced chronic lung...

2005-11-07 13:27:55

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increased education, improved self-management skills and enhanced follow-up components of pulmonary rehabilitation do not seem to lead to better health-related quality of life in compared with usual care without such extras, new research shows. Instead, other aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation, such as peer interactions and exercise, may be more essential to...

2005-07-01 15:55:00

Children's exposure to pre- and post-natal tobacco smoke carries a substantial risk for them to develop asthma and respiratory symptoms as adults, according to study results in the first issue for July 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Investigators conducted an 11-year community cohort study on the incidence of asthma and respiratory symptoms among a sample population in western Norway. The study included...