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2014-04-10 08:31:02

DYER and HAMMOND, Ind., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Franciscan St. Margaret Health's Dyer and Hammond campuses recently expanded use of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside their 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...

2014-04-10 08:28:38

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) partners with The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) & The University Of Nevada School Of Medicine for "Sleep & Wellness 2014: A Conference for Healthcare Professionals" OGDEN, Utah, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Utah-based American Sleep & Breathing Academy (ASBA), in partnership with The University of Nevada School of Medicine, and in collaboration with The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC, a...

2014-04-07 12:23:29

LISBON, Portugal, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hovione announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent for a capsule-based, low-cost dry powder inhaler (DPI) to Hovione. This happened less than three years after the patent was filed and after just one Office Action - unusual speed for an inhaler application. Hovione have designed this inhaler to have just two operating components, thereby achieving...

2014-04-04 12:27:28

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tens of millions of people worldwide, including over 1 million Americans, suffer a cardiac arrest and stroke resulting in brain injury every year. Damage occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen for extended periods of time. The most effective way to combat injury is to use cold therapy, formally called therapeutic hypothermia. Unfortunately, up to 98% of patients needing therapeutic hypothermia don't get it! Why? Ask Sergei...

2014-04-02 12:32:06

TELFORD, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Draeger initiated a nationwide recall of the optional PS500 Power Supply Unit used with the Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 ventilators. This voluntary action was a result of an internal investigation by Draeger into complaints that found that the batteries installed in the PS500 depleted much earlier than expected, although the battery indicator showed a significantly charged battery. As a result, the device may not indicate a low battery...

2014-04-01 08:27:28

LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Inhalation & Nasal Spray Generic Drugs 2013 Around three quarters of the US$36.4 billion respiratory prescription drugs market comprises drugs that are delivered using inhalation or nasal spray technologies. The top five drugs used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) attracted combined revenues of around US$18.0 billion in 2012. All five are...

2014-03-31 23:35:56

Next Breath is now authorized to conduct Pharmaceutical Equivalence studies for Brazil. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Next Breath, LLC is pleased to announce that the Brazilian National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has certified the company as a Center for Pharmaceutical Equivalence (EQFAR). As a result, Next Breath is now authorized to conduct Pharmaceutical Equivalence studies for Brazil. ANVISA performed a week-long comprehensive audit of Next Breath’s quality...

2014-03-30 23:04:28

Respiratory Therapists (RTs) represent the single best resource to help improve the health outcomes, quality of life, and reduce the costs associated with the treatment and management of patients who are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The clinical trial will validate the effectiveness of RTs in improving health and financial outcomes. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will include patients admitted for...

2014-03-28 12:22:00

DUBLIN, Mar. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8gxjqj/investigation ) has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China's Tiotropium Bromide Market, 2009-2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) As the air becomes more contaminated, incidence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases also increases. Consequently, more market space is provided for relevant drug...

2014-03-27 23:02:36

CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of...


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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