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2014-02-19 16:25:14

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An over-the-counter (OTC) asthma inhaler up for approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) endangers patients by encouraging substandard treatment, according to Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization. On Feb. 25, FDA's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pulmonary Allergy Drugs Committee will host a joint meeting to consider a new...

2014-02-19 12:28:02

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Respironics, Inc., a Philips Healthcare business, today announced a worldwide recall of approximately 600 Philips Respironics Trilogy Ventilators, comprising Trilogy Ventilator Models 100, 200 and 202. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/NE67640-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/NE67640LOGO-b ) On February 11, 2014, Philips Respironics initiated a voluntary recall to address a potentially defective component...

2014-02-18 23:30:33

This unique program will bring together key stakeholders who have a shared goal of improving the treatment and management of patient’s with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The Pulmonary Horizons (PH) Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Golf Resort in San Diego, Saturday, August 16, 2014 to Sunday, August 17, 2014. This unique program will bring together key stakeholders who have a shared goal of improving the treatment and...

2014-02-14 12:24:25

DUBLIN, February 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/477x2k/drug) have announced the addition of the "Drug Self-administration Markets to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/477x2k/drug ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Therapeutic Indications, Product Strategies, Markets and Forecasts While alternative methods for delivering...

2014-02-14 12:23:44

DALLAS, February 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Medical Gases and Equipment Market by Gases (Oxygen, Medical Air, Nitrogen, Nitrous-oxide, Helium, Blood-gas Mixture, Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Mixture), by Equipment (Cylinders, Manifolds, Regulators, Flowmeters) - Global Forecast to 2018", analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Browse more than 95 market data tables with 56...

2014-02-10 11:10:49

System gained nationwide attention when University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Dr. Onders implanted stimulator in actor Christopher Reeve A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but also in bridging patients to independent respiration, where they could breathe on their own without the aid of a ventilator or...

2014-02-04 23:02:22

Respiratory health and wellness expert, Mountaineer Home Medical, is hosting a health and resource fair this Friday morning at their Morgantown store. Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Mountaineer Home Medical, a respiratory, mobility, and sleep health leader, announced today they will be hosting their annual 2014 Health and Resource Fair on Friday, February 7 at their Morgantown, West Virginia storefront. In line with most people’s annual traditional health and wellness New...

2014-02-04 16:28:20

Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the PFF Care Center Network and PFF Patient Registry Announced CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced two key additions to their staff. Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS, has been named Chairman of the Steering Committee of the PFF Care Center Network and PFF Patient Registry. "We are pleased to...

New Genetic Associations For Asthma-With-Hay Fever Identified
2014-01-29 14:09:31

23andMe First Ever Genome-Wide Association Study of Combined Phenotype May Allow for Improved Identification of Variants Associated with Asthma-With-Hay Fever 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has participated in the first ever genome-wide association study of the combined asthma-with-hay fever phenotype.  Led by researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the study identified 11 independent genetic markers associated with the development of...

2014-01-28 23:28:23

Asthma is a very complicated health condition that patients have to deal with on a daily basis. Through AsthmaMist, the most efficient first-aid for asthma becomes fully accessible. San Diego,Ca (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Asthma doesn’t have to be a disease that cripples a person or changes the way he lives his life. Once everybody realizes that all that is required to put asthma at bay are simple lifestyle changes and proper medications, living with asthma becomes simpler and less...

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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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'