Members of the American Board of Disaster Medicine (ABODM) examination development task force gathered recently to finalize the performance assessment component of the certifying exam, which will include, for the first time, Medical Education Technologies Inc® human patient simulators (HPS®).
The Sleep Manufacturers Alliance, created to be the one-voice advocate among many sleep products manufacturers on issues related to sleep disordered breathing, held its first formal meeting in San Diego, May 23, 2006.
Nearly three quarters (72%) of the cost of providing home oxygen therapy to Medicare patients represent services, delivery, and other operational expenses that benefit patients
Physicians who participated in a pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trial involving asthma medications maintained adherence to treatment guidelines but were more likely to prescribe the sponsor’s drugs, according to a study in the June 21 issue of JAMA.
Teleflex Medical, Reseach Traingle Park, NC, has launched the Hybrid™, an interface for use with therapy systems designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
In its recently released study of the global nebulizer market, Cambridge Consulting named PARI, Midlothian, Va, the market dominator for high-end, differentiated nebulizers in the United States and Germany.
A survey done by TalkAboutSleep.com found that while sleep apnea patients reported cleaning their masks often and using their therapy regularly, the majority of these patients are not replacing their masks as often as recommended under CMS guidelines.
Three common asthma inhalers containing the drugs salmeterol or formoterol might be responsible for four out of five US asthma-related deaths per year.
A new educational and interactive campaign called The Breathing Room was launched today to help educate people about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and encourage those experiencing its symptoms to talk to their physicians about getting screened.
To help prepare for the threat of a pandemic flu, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has developed guidelines and recommendations to help the medical community prepare for a large number of patients suffering from acute respiratory failure.