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2008-07-22 09:01:13

Ikaria Holdings, through its subsidiary Ino Therapeutics, has announced that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved INOflo for inhalation for improvement of hypoxic respiratory failure with concurrent pulmonary hypertension in neonates. INOflo is said to be the first pharmaceutical gas approved in Japan and has been designated as an orphan drug by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, granting a statutory exclusivity period of 10 years, during which time generic...

2008-06-19 09:01:09

Ikaria, through its subsidiary Ino Therapeutics, has announced that the Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare's Council on Drugs and Food Sanitation has recommended approval of the company's INOflo for inhalation. INOflo (brandname INOmax in the US) will be indicated for the treatment of newborns who suffer from hypoxic respiratory failure, a potentially life-threatening condition that keeps babies' lungs from delivering enough oxygen to their bodies. INOflo is expected to be...

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2008-01-30 06:05:00

When the lungs fail, doctors have woefully few tools in their arsenal to help people breathe. That may change soon, say scientists who believe they are within sprinting distance of offering patients with acute lung failure an artificial lung -- at least one that can be used short-term while they await transplants or for their damaged lungs to heal. Researchers from academic institutions across the country who are developing and testing prototypes believe artificial lung clinical trials in...

2007-12-06 06:00:10

By Carrio, M L Fortia, C; Javierre, C; Rodriguez, D; Farrero, E; Ricart, A; Castells, E; Ventura, J L Aim. It was believed that amiodarone-related adverse respiratory effects were found only when receiving amiodarone on a long-term basis, but several reports seem to contradict this hypothesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate, in an intensive care unit (ICU), the possibility of acute respiratory toxicity induced by short-term amiodarone administration following cardiac surgery....

2007-10-16 09:01:02

By Grasso, Salvatore Stripoli, Tania; De Michele, Michele; Bruno, Francesco; Moschetta, Marco; Angelelli, Giuseppe; Munno, Irene; Ruggiero, Vincenzo; Anaclerio, Roberto; Cafarelli, Aldo; Driessen, Bernd; Fiore, Tommaso Rationale: In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a focal distribution of loss of aeration in lung computed tomography predicts low potential for alveolar recruitment and susceptibility to alveolar hyperinflation with high levels of positive...

2007-06-28 12:05:06

By Wessman, Dylan E Kim, Thu-Thuy T; Parrish, John S An active duty male presented to the emergency room with dyspnea for 2 days after undergoing liposuction surgery. Upon presentation, the patient was afebrile, tachycardie, tachypneic, and hypoxemic. The initial chest radiograph demonstrated bilateral patchy opacities and the PaO^sub 2^/FiO^sub 2^ ratio was A 31-year-old African-American male with no major medical problems except sickle cell trait presented to the emergency room (ER)...

2007-04-26 06:00:11

By Thomas, P J; Paratz, J D SUMMARY A systematic review of randomised clinical trials was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of use of the lateral position in the management of ventilated intensive care patients. One review article and 11 empiric studies, which were mostly of low methodological quality, met the eligibility criteria. Large individual variations in P^sub a^O^sub 2^ response to lateral positioning were demonstrated. Greatest improvement in P^sub a^O^sub 2^...

2006-11-29 12:00:13

CHICAGO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquid silicone, which is often used for breast augmentation and other cosmetic procedures, can cause respiratory failure if not injected properly by a licensed physician. A study of individuals who underwent illegal silicone injections revealed a high fatality rate from pulmonary silicone embolism, or obstruction of the lungs. The study was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "The illegal use of fluid...

2006-06-06 08:41:57

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors plan to climb Mount Everest to study the impact of low oxygen levels on the body, a project they hope will help critically ill patients. A team of 30 researchers and physicians will monitor the health of 210 trekkers to Everest base camp during the 3-month expedition next year. Thirty doctors will ascend the South Col route and 10 will go to the peak. "Our Everest ascent will involve creating the world's highest medical...

2006-01-02 15:49:31

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Noninvasive mechanical ventilation via a facemask reduces the need to insert a tube to aid breathing -- a procedure called intubation -- in a significant number of patients with acute respiratory failure, with the possible exception of those with pneumonia, according to results of a study. "The avoidance of intubation and conventional mechanical ventilation could potentially lead to fewer complications and less mortality," Dr. Fernando...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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