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2012-05-22 02:08:52

Gordon D. Rubenfeld, M.D., of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Canada, and colleagues with the ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) Definition Task Force, developed a new definition of ARDS (the Berlin Definition) that focused on feasibility, reliability, validity and objective evaluation of its performance. ARDS is a life-threatening lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from getting to the lungs and into the blood. Among the changes the panel proposed was a...

2012-04-04 10:12:42

Although data indicate that between 2003-2009 there was a substantial decline in the U.S. in hospitalizations for pneumonia and inpatient deaths, analysis suggests that trends in documentation and diagnostic coding, rather than improvements in actual outcomes, may explain much of the observed changes, according to a study in the April 4 issue of JAMA. Pneumonia is a leading cause of illness and death among U.S. adults, resulting in more than 1 million annual hospital admissions and...

2011-08-16 12:49:00

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vapotherm, a privately held manufacturer of respiratory care devices for hospital and home use, announced today that its Precision Flow® system has been validated by Ikaria, Inc. and cleared by the FDA for the administration of nitric oxide via high flow nasal cannula. The product is part of Vapotherm's High Flow Specialty Gas Program for optimal conditioning of breathing gases. Hypoxic respiratory failure...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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