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2013-11-19 23:32:03

Achieve is conducting a safety and efficacy study on a new combination asthma treatment versus an inhaled treatment for adolescents and adult patients with asthma. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 *To see if you qualify for this Asthma Clinical Trial in Alabama, visit Achieve Clinical Research on the web (http://www.achieveclinical.com/) or contact us directly at (205) 380-6434. There is no cost to participate, no insurance is required, and you may receive compensation for...

2013-11-19 20:21:47

PULLACH, Germany, November 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new generation of oxygen cylinders, with an integrated pressure regulator that calculates and shows remaining time to the exact minute. LIV(R) IQ is also equipped with various visible and audible alerts which enhance patient safety in mobile oxygen therapy. All together, these features free up time for healthcare professionals to concentrate on the patient and enable a cost-effective use of cylinder...

2013-11-19 12:29:35

Minimally invasive procedure involves inserting 20 metal coils into patient's lungs to create more room for the healthier areas of the lung to expand and function better CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven years ago, Keith Brown decided to skip the elevator and take the stairs to the ninth floor of the Chicago parking garage where he worked. He only made it to the sixth floor. "I was gasping for air," Brown said. "This wasn't something that comes from being...

2013-11-19 08:29:52

Respiratory Monitoring Maximizes Patient Protection BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood County Hospital recently expanded its use of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside the operating room, joining a growing group of healthcare leaders in embracing state-of-the-art patient safety technology. Capnography measures how effectively patients are breathing and can alert medical caregivers when life-threatening respiratory depression occurs. By measuring the...

2013-11-18 23:26:08

Thanks to LivingWithAsthma.net, everyone can get to grandmother’s house safe and sound this Thanksgiving season. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go!” But those woods could be filled with pine trees, grass, mold, pollen and tons of other things that can play havoc on a child’s asthma. For the over 26 million asthma sufferers here in the US, the holidays can be anything but the most wonderful time of the...

2013-11-18 12:30:24

First Subglottic Suctioning ETT FDA Cleared for Saline Use(1),(2) that Provides a More Effective Suctioning to Help Prevent Cross-Contamination and Microaspiration ROSWELL, Ga., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark today announced the introduction of KimVent* MICROCUFF* Subglottic Suctioning Endotracheal Tube (ETT), the first subglottic suctioning ETT to be FDA cleared for saline use providing for more effective(** )clearing of potentially harmful clogs.( 1,2,3) The MICROCUFF*...

2013-11-18 08:30:00

Philips Respironics' dedication to healthier patients and healthier practices is recognized for 15th time with Zenith Award ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced it has earned the prominent Zenith Award for a 15th time from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Philips is one of just six companies to receive the award that honors excellence in products and service for the respiratory industry. The 2013...

2013-11-18 08:29:14

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients admitted to the hospital with various illnesses may receive routine therapies intended to clear the lungs of mucus. This can be costly due to the time required by a respiratory therapist, nurse, or other health care provider to deliver the therapy. In addition to labor costs, some therapies require an expensive device. New insights into the effectiveness of this therapy were presented by Shawna Strickland PhD RRT on...

Childhood Asthma Caused By Specific Genetic Variant
2013-11-18 05:13:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has identified the primary genes that place some children at high risk of severe childhood asthma, according to research published Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics. Dr. Klaus Bønnelykke, a senior researcher at the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC), the Danish Pediatric Asthma Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, and his colleagues believe that the specific...

2013-11-16 23:02:52

A new article released on the site Healthreviewcenter.com offers 18 home remedies for asthma. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 The article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com introduces 18 home remedies for asthma. This article is useful for people who want to learn how to cure asthma naturally. Firstly, the writer indicates that obesity is a cause of asthma, so people should control their weight carefully. People should also make use of butterbur to get rid of asthma quickly. In...


Latest Respiratory therapy Reference Libraries

Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

Oxygen Therapy
2013-04-30 10:27:06

Oxygen therapy is known as the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention. It is indicated in patients whose oxygen supply is compromised due to both acute and chronic health conditions and can be administered in many different ways. Oxygen therapy can be administered virtually wherever the patient is. Most commonly, oxygen is delivered to patients in an ambulance, hospital, or doctor’s office. These medical facilities carry oxygen in the form of a compressed gas. It is stored...

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