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2014-05-18 16:20:52

-- Two Phase 3 trials met primary endpoint of reduction in annual rate of lung function decline RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim announced the results of its two pivotal Phase 3 INPULSIS(TM) trials (INPULSIS(TM)-1 and -2; NCT01335464 and NCT01335477), which were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The INPULSIS(TM) trials evaluated the efficacy and safety of nintedanib, an investigational therapy being studied in people with...

2014-05-16 23:07:06

Impact of Pittsburgh's air quality examined at "The Air We Breathe," presented by Allegheny General Hospital and The Breathe Project. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Local and national asthma experts convene today in Pittsburgh for a third regional summit on air quality and the role it plays in the high prevalence of asthma in western Pennsylvania communities.     The Pittsburgh region remains challenged by some of the nation’s highest registered...

2014-05-15 08:34:21

MUNSTER, Ind., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Franciscan Healthcare-Munster recently expanded use of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside of its operating rooms, 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 amount of carbon dioxide the patient is exhaling,...

2014-05-15 04:22:31

OXFORD, England, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First full presentation of data from randomised clinical study of glycopyrronium bromide made using Prosonix' novel particle-engineering technology Prosonix, an innovative speciality pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of inhaled Respiratory Medicines by Design, announces that it will present results from its Phase 2 clinical study with PSX1002 in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive...

2014-05-14 23:08:25

The AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection helps clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Hollister Incorporated announced today the launch of the AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection. The product is designed to help clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Recognizing the fact that every patient dependent on a ventilator is vulnerable and...

2014-05-13 00:21:36

SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa Pharmaceuticals, the leader in inhaled medicines for pulmonary fibrosis, announced today that it will participate in the scientific discussion focusing on fibrotic disease during the American Thoracic Society International Conference (ATS 2014) in San Diego, CA, May 16 - 21. Data will highlight research conducted with inhaled GP-101 for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Genoa's abstract can be accessed through the ATS...

2014-05-12 23:07:20

InventHelp is a leading inventor service company, and is submitting this idea, the C.C. Tube, to companies for their consideration and possible feedback. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 "My trach tube put pressure on my neck and kept pulling the trach area, making it sore," said one of two inventors from Portland, Tenn. "This inspired me and the co-inventor to design a solution to this problem." He then created a prototpye of the patent-pending C.C. TUBE, an...

2014-05-12 04:21:45

Astral 100 and Astral 150 Redefine Mobile Life Support Ventilation SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) today introduced a new platform of portable, lightweight, and user-friendly life support ventilators in select European and Asia-Pacific markets with the launch of the Astral(TM) 100 and Astral(TM) 150. Already a leading player with its Elisée(TM) and VS III(TM) devices, ResMed's new generation of Astral life support ventilators offer unparalleled mobility and ease of...

2014-05-10 23:02:01

Fox Subacute Salutes the Strength of Those Diagnosed with ALS and Their Caregivers and Loved Ones; ALS Patient Care Burdens May Be Lessened with the Aid of a Subacute Facility Plymouth Meeeting, PA (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 On Monday, May 19th, Fox Subacute, the leader in ventilator and trach collar dependent patient care is sponsoring the Phillies Phestival at Citizens Bank Park. Join Fox Subacute in support of ALS. The gates open at 4:30pm and it runs till 7-8pm. Approximately 7,000 people...

2014-05-09 13:07:48

University of Illinois By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U. of I. at Chicago, turns a smartphone into a sophisticated medical device. Unlike other apps that merely count steps, GaitTrack uses eight motion parameters to perform a detailed...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.