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The use of continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure in the PACU for patients with sleep apnea is a debated topic. While some recommend the technology’s use, others have called its benefits uncertain.
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In addition to an increased risk for Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other illnesses, obese patients often experience acute respiratory distress syndrome. But treating obese patients with ARDS presents its own challenges, specifically with intubation and ventilation.
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New research presented at the European Association of Urology conference shows that current smokers, and smokers who quit less than 10 years previously, have twice the risk of a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery.
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Just over 24% of adults with COPD say they cannot work, compared to about 5% of adults in the general population, and 38% said they found it difficult to walk or climb stairs.
Oklahoma Reports First Measles Case in 18 Years
Oklahoma has its first confirmed measles case since 1997, state health officials reported Friday.
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New research suggests that the harmful effects of smoking while pregnant may be reflected in the facial movements of the mother's unborn baby.
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A Medscape news report indicates that the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement.
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Following its acquisition of CareFusion, Becton, Dickinson & Co is planning the sale of its respiratory devices unit to shed so-called "unwanted assets."
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The results of an acute lung injury (ALI) study suggests that the novel curcumin analog c26 has protective effects and may have the potential to be further developed inflammatory candidate to prevent and treat ALI.
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A study that aimed to determine the significance of transpulmonary bubble transit detection (TPBT) during ARDS found moderate-to-large TPBT was detected with contrast echocardiography in 26% of ARDS patients.
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According to research in the European Respiratory Journal, the air quality in a nursing home significantly affects the lung health of its senior residents.
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Children exposed to the secondhand smoke of their parents may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease as adults, according to new research.
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A new survey-based study shows that sleeping longer one night is linked to an increase in sexual desire the following day for women, linking sleep and sex.
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A recent study found that aspirin therapy administered to patients with ARDS was associated with a reduced risk of ICU mortality.
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The United States government is developing a new bird flu vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu.
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High whole grains consumption has been shown to reduce the overall risk of death from a variety of chronic conditions, such as respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer.
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The results of a multicenter clinical study validates the ability of its ImmunoXpert diagnostic blood test to assess whether a patient has an acute bacterial or viral infection.
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Research reveals an association between the haze in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness.
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New research from the Washington University School of Medicine reveals insight into possibly counteracting inappropriate mucus production in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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The Portex Blue Line Ultra tracheostomy tubes with thin-walled inner cannulae allow increased respiratory airflow and help improve the patient’s work of breathing while maintaining patency and airway hygiene.