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cystic fibrosis study
A study reveals that different bacterial populations in regions of the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients descend from the same bacterial strain, suggesting diverse bacteria exist in each region.
tobacco
According to University of York researchers, more than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco.
CF research grant
The Research Development Program of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has expanded its network and awarded grants to various research sites in the US.
mexico pandemic
A study on the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic found the inconsistent regional timing of pandemic waves in Mexico was a result of interactions between school breaks and regional variations in humidity.
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The real-time blood loss monitoring system could help reduce the perceived need for transfusions, which Gauss says are inappropriately used up to 60% of the time.
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RT's 2015 Product Guide, which includes more than 75 leading respiratory care products, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
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The use of mobile phone technology to alert bystanders trained in CPR is helping cardiac arrest victims receive prompt and critical care.
e-cig liquid
Proposed rules by the FDA were pending a public comment period that was expected to end August 31. It will now remain open until September 30.
pneumonia
Children diagnosed with Kawasaki disease often have a concurrent respiratory viral infection detectable by polymerase chain reaction.
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Careful titration of oxygen using pulse oximetry is being emphasized for EMS providers in order to avoid worse outcomes attributed to hyperoxia.
25-2 Baby monitoring sock-maker Owlet picks up $7M, plans to launch this year
The company's “smart sock” tracks a sleeping baby's heart rate, skin temperature, blood oxygenation, and sleep data, which can all be accessed by a parent’s mobile device or computer.
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iCardiac Technologies Inc has acquired the clinicial trials division of nSpire Health, according to an iCardiac news announcement.
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Respiratory syncytial virus can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers/visitors of infants in the NICU, according to research presented at the International Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases in Atlanta.
COPD screening
Because patients with arterial hypertension can be considered at-risk for COPD, they should be screened for the disorder even in the absence of respiratory symptoms.
COPD readmission
COPD patients with a psychological condition, such as depression or anxiety, are more likely to be readmitted early into a hospital for COPD-related complications.
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The challenges of emergency airway management in morbidly obese patients can be overcome with proper preparation, body positioning, and other important steps.
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Thayer Medical has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for the Respiratory Therapy category with Premier Inc, according to a company announcement.
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Nonin Medical Inc has launched the NoninConnect Model 3230 Bluetooth Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter and Apple iOS mobile app to clinicians and patients outside of the United States.
COPD screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force has reviewed the latest evidence and is not changing its 2008 recommendation on COPD screening.
smoking
Varenicline, a prescription smoking cessation aid, has had no significant impact on the rate adults successfully quit smoking, according to a new study.