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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...

2014-05-09 08:26:19

KONTICH, Belgium, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLUIDDA's breakthrough imaging technology was used to assess the mode of action of Roflumilast, a novel drug to treat patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). FLUIDDA's study clearly demonstrated that the drug was superior to placebo and very effective in a subset of patients. Furthermore, the study provided a guide for physicians to determine which patient to treat. The results will soon be published...

2014-05-06 08:34:36

Pledge to Raise Funding to Send Deserving Children with Asthma to Summer Camps Across the U.S. VIENNA, Va., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Know Your Count - a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of the seriousness of asthma and educating patients and caregivers about the importance of keeping track of the remaining doses in their rescue inhalers - announced today the launch of a new online pledge for asthma awareness. Nearly seven million children in the United States are...

2014-05-06 08:34:19

New low-energy sensor eliminates charging, while enhanced analytics identify worsening patients MADISON, Wis., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Asthma Day -- Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market its latest generation of the Propeller platform, including a new sensor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140506/84619 Propeller is a digital therapeutic...

2014-05-06 08:32:46

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - On the occasion of World Asthma Day, the Asthma Society of Canada released the first-ever patient study of Severe Asthma in Canada. The study, Severe Asthma: The Canadian Patient Journey, takes an in-depth look at the personal, social, medical and economic burden of Severe Asthma in Canada. Severe Asthma (SA), a more severe form of asthma and a greater threat to life, impacts the health and economic well-being of between 150,000 and 250,000 Canadians....


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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