Latest respiratory failure Stories

2009-11-04 12:05:51

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.

2009-11-03 11:47:57

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.

2009-10-13 11:48:55

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.

2009-10-12 09:41:06

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.

2009-10-06 07:30:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-02-05 11:44:49

Heidelberg researchers have succeeded in preventing cystic fibrosis lung disease in an animal model by spraying amiloride into the lungs of young mice.

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.

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