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2011-07-02 02:49:20

    * Patients with a form of pulmonary fibrosis often do not get referred to a tertiary care center quickly.     * Delayed access is associated with a higher death rate.     * Better methods of early detection would shorten time from first symptoms to referral. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)"•scarring and thickening of the lungs from unknown causes"•is the predominant condition leading to lung transplantation nationwide. Columbia...

2011-05-16 14:19:50

Hospital patients with pneumonia may be at risk of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, often with few or no warning signs, according to research from the University of Chicago Medical Center under the auspices of the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines project. The results of the study will be presented at the American Thoracic Society's 2011 International Conference in Denver. "We found a compelling signal that some patients with pneumonia may develop cardiac arrest outside...

2011-05-12 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeremy Cannon, M.D., trauma surgeon at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, has issued a modified statement surrounding MAQUET Cardiovascular's recent announcement on April 28, 2011, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its CARDIOHELP System in the United States as a cardiac and/or respiratory assist device for up to six hours. "The ability to bring environmental control and...

2011-04-28 08:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its CARDIOHELP System in the United States as a cardiac and/or respiratory assist device for up to six hours. The CARDIOHELP System is the world's smallest portable heart-lung support system providing extracorporeal life support (ECLS) to replace or support a patient's circulation and respiration. The product is...

2011-04-22 09:43:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Not much is known about the fatal lung diseases pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial pneumonia. That may change in the near future. Researchers have identified a genetic variation that increases a person's risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, and in the process, they have uncovered a possible cause for the disease. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP) are fatal lung diseases in which progressive scarring of the lungs prevent...

2011-01-27 10:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the acquisition of Medos Medizintechnik AG by the private equity fund Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn ("Future Fund of Heilbronn") the company will cooperate closely in the future with Novalung GmbH (Heilbronn, Germany), which is expected to strengthen both medical device companies. The Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn (zfhn) announced that it has acquired Medos Medizintechnik AG from Ventizz Capital Partners Advisory AG. The purchase agreement...

2011-01-05 07:30:00

CLINTON, N.J., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikaria, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted INOMAX® (nitric oxide) for inhalation an additional six months of marketing exclusivity, known as "pediatric exclusivity." The action extends exclusivity for INOMAX from January 2013 to July 2013. This decision was based on data submitted from three clinical trials of INOMAX in pre-term infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD),...

2010-11-18 07:30:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that the Company has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for orphan drug designation for ALS-886, a novel therapy to reduce and prevent tissue damage, for the treatment of Acute...

2010-08-09 15:30:00

CLINTON, N.J., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikaria, Inc. announced today that its INOMAX(®) DS drug-delivery systems in the United States are being voluntarily recalled due to the potential failure of a pressure switch which may have an impact on the administration of INOMAX(®) (nitric oxide) for inhalation to patients. This potential failure was identified by Ikaria as part of its ongoing quality monitoring and review processes. This class I recall is being...

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2010-07-16 09:53:14

Astrocytes - brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape and previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in the regulation of breathing, according to scientists. The finding provides a new dimension for research into fundamental principles of brain organization and function and may be relevant for understanding causes of devastating conditions associated with respiratory failure such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The research, funded by the...


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