The IntelliCuff pressure controller continuously measures and automatically maintains the cuff pressure during mechanical ventilation using a cuffed endotracheal tube or tracheostomy.
influenza protein HB36.6
A new antiviral drug that acts superior to Tamiflu protected mice against a range of influenza strains in a recent study.
smoking ban
New research suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and especially risks from heart disease.
White House
The American Lung Association (ALA) has given the Obama administration an "incomplete" grade for not promptly granting the FDA regulatory authority over non-cigarette tobacco products.
The Pulmonica, a small harmonica-like device, may improve breathing in COPD patients.
inflammatory cell
According to Healio, an analysis reveals that the protein YKL-40 may be an indicator for pro-inflammatory cells but not monitoring inhaled corticosteroids in COPD patients.
brain respiratory depression
Research suggests that understanding how opioids and μ-opioid receptors mediate respiratory depression in the brain is key to preventing respiratory depression.
European regulators have given approval to AstraZeneca for its lung cancer drug Tagrisso, according to Fortune.
The key to an inherited deficiency that predisposes some people to emphysema and other lung conditions could lie in their Viking ancestry, according to Nature: Scientific Reports.
The results of the first autopsy of a MERS patient have been revealed, and researchers say they offer critical insight into the disease.
Investigators found patterns of new opioid use among older adults with COPD that have the potential to augment possible negative drug-related effects.
Marijuana use over time was associated with remembering fewer words from a list but it did not appear to affect other areas of cognitive function, a JAMA Internal Medicine study reported.
pediatric patient
Patients with aspiration pneumonia had more complications, greater length of stay and 30-day readmission rates and higher hospital costs compared to nonaspiration pneumonia.
The implementation of surgical safety checklists (SSCs) at a tertiary care hospital was associated with a reduced risk of death within 90 days after surgery, but not within 30 days.
Michael Moore has been in intensive care all week at a New York hospital with pneumonia, and was forced to cancel all promotional stops for his new movie.
e-cigarette juice
A new study that investigated the levels of benzaldehyde inhaled from e-cigarettes showed that the cherry flavor has higher levels of benzaldehyde and may pose more of a health risk.
farm milk asthma
Children who drink fresh, unprocessed farm milk on a regular basis are less likely to develop asthma, but researchers cautioned against drinking raw milk.
emergency room visits
Data from a study reveals that infectious diseases account for 13.5% of emergency room visits of older adults.
genetic study lung disease
Researchers showed that systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease is not genetically linked to idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in a recent study.
pregnancy steroids
The administration of antenatal steroids in pregnant women at risk for late preterm delivery was shown to prevent respiratory and other neonatal complications.