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Patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), in whom noninvasive ventilation (NIV) via facial mask fails, may benefit from a relatively new treatment known as helmet ventilation.
Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO), a therapy used in the treatment of premature newborns with respiratory failure that had shown promising results in short-term studies, does not significantly improve long-term outcomes, according to a national study led by critical care researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Contrary to current policies recommending that non-invasive ventilation be avoided during an infectious outbreak, the author of a commentary in CMAJ argues that it should be used expeditiously in this setting.
Despite the severity of disease and the intensity of treatment, most patients in Australia and New Zealand who experienced respiratory failure as a result of 2009 influenza A(H1N1) and were treated with a system that adds oxygen to the patient's blood survived the disease.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ALung Technologies, Inc. today announced that the company has raised $2.5 million from a group of current ALung investors. The investment will allow the company to fund its Indian and German clinical trials as well as support working capital needs.
Contrary to current policies recommending that non-invasive ventilation be avoided during an infectious outbreak, the authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) argue that it should be used in this setting.
Infants who weigh less than 5-and-a-half pounds at birth may have respiratory problems that persist well into adulthood, U.S.
U.S. doctors suggest the depression sometimes linked to a stay in the intensive care unit may be rooted in care issues.
Heidelberg researchers have succeeded in preventing cystic fibrosis lung disease in an animal model by spraying amiloride into the lungs of young mice.
Mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has not fallen since 1994, according to a comprehensive review of major studies that assessed ARDS deaths.
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