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2009-09-28 15:17:49

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. Non-invasive ventilation uses a mask interface to ventilate the lungs of patients in respiratory failure, rather than a tube inserted into the trachea. Because suitable candidates for noninvasive ventilation avoid complications associated with endotracheal...

2009-07-09 21:31:49

Infants who weigh less than 5-and-a-half pounds at birth may have respiratory problems that persist well into adulthood, U.S. researchers said. We report a previously unrecognized excess risk of hospitalization for respiratory illnesses in young adults with a history of low birth weight, lead researcher Dr. Eric C. Walter of the University of Washington said in a statement. Our findings suggest that not only are (low birth weight) survivors at increased risk for long-term respiratory...

2009-04-14 16:31:33

U.S. doctors suggest the depression sometimes linked to a stay in the intensive care unit may be rooted in care issues. The study, published online in Critical Care Medicine, tracked 160 intensive care patients that survived six months after coming to one of 13 Baltimore hospitals for acute lung injury -- a respiratory distress syndrome that despite greatly reduced mortality rates still kills about 40 percent of those affected. The researchers found 26 percent scored above the threshold for...

2009-02-05 11:44:49

Early inhalation of amiloride prevents chronic lung disease in a mouse model / Heidelberg researchers publish in the "American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine" Heidelberg researchers have succeeded in preventing cystic fibrosis lung disease in an animal model by spraying amiloride into the lungs of young mice. This is the first therapy to successfully attack the root cause of the widespread hereditary disease in a living organism. When mice are given inhalation treatment...

2009-01-23 12:37:15

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. This disappointing finding contradicts the common wisdom that ARDS mortality has been in steady decline. The study was published in the first issue for February of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The authors reviewed all prospective observational and randomized controlled trials between...

2008-11-04 09:00:30

WARRINGTON, Pa., Nov. 4, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCO), reports that, as of the close of business on November 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had not yet notified Discovery Labs regarding the target action date and review classification of its Complete Response to the May 2008 Approvable Letter for Surfaxin(r) (lucinactant) for the prevention of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants. Taking FDA guidelines into...

2008-10-14 09:00:00

Patients have on average a 70 percent lower chance of dying at the nation's top-rated hospitals compared with the lowest-rated hospitals across 17 procedures and conditions analyzed in the eleventh annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, issued today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. While overall death rates declined from 2005 to 2007, the nation's best-performing hospitals were able to reduce their death rates at a much faster rate...

2008-10-08 15:00:38

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mass casualty incidents -- such as terrorist attacks, pandemic flu outbreaks or natural calamities like earthquakes or hurricanes -- raise the life-and-death reality that existing medical equipment is not adequate to provide treatment for all who need it. One of the most critical gaps is the lack of ventilators for people requiring respiratory support. Disaster specialists and health care professionals know that mass casualty events could mean...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

By Duplessis, Christopher A Gumpert, Barton ABSTRACT Objective: An observational study was performed with a convenience sample of 38 submariners exposed to diesel exhaust for 9 hours, to assess the development of reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) after prophylactic corticosteroid treatment. Methods: Twenty-four subjects were available for baseline physical examinations, pulmonary function tests, and chest radiographs, and 16 more subjects were available for interviews; 30...

2008-07-24 00:00:19

A GIFTED disabled boy died after doctors mistakenly gave him a "cocktail of drugs" forbidden by medical textbooks, an inquest heard. Alexander Newton, 18, a talented scientist, botanist and chess player despite having life-limiting Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, suffered delusions of being a dog after taking the medication, his mother told a coroner. Muscular dystrophy expert Dr Philip Jardine said the respiratory arrest caused by the sedative Zopiclone and the painkiller Co- codamol was...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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