Industry News

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LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina was granted Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program started by the American Association for Respiratory Care.
California scientists test Ecstasy as anxiety-reducer for gravely ill
California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients.
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Emergency departments will feel negative impacts from the changeover to the new ICD-10 coding system, which will have more than 68,000 codes.
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Treatment of COPD with inhaled corticosteroids may decrease the risk of dying from pneumonia despite being linked with an increase in pneumonia occurrence.
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Critically ill patients who have been mechanically ventilated for more than 7 days are at greatly increased risk for functional impairment and mortality at one year following discharge from the ICU.
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The FDA has issued the first warning letters to e-cigarette companies for illegal claims on their websites, according to an article published in JAMA.
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New research conducted by German and Swiss researchers reports that air pollution directly affects cognition and is not mediated by lung function.
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Practice Fusion has announced the launch of two EHR initiatives, including Population Health Management program for patient populations with respiratory conditions.
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Three-quarters of emergency physicians say they've seen ER patient visits surge since Obamacare took effect according to a poll released by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
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Swiss drugmaker Novartis said European health regulators have approved its ALK inhibitor Zykadia (ceritinib) for advanced lung cancer.
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The Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet) offers a shared platform of data for researchers to evaluate medical outcomes from patients.
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Edison Nation Medical and the American Association for Respiratory Care have announced a search for innovations in aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders.
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Researchers report promising results from first-ever cases of severe tracheobronchomalacia treated by custom-designed 3D-printed airway splints at University of Michigan.
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Nonin Medical has announced a partnership with IDEAL Life, a Toronto-based provider of remote health management solutions.
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On May 5th, World Asthma Day 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to advance the understanding of asthma and develop effective strategies to manage and prevent the disease.
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The FDA approved the first needle-free, patient-controlled, preprogrammed fentanyl delivery system for management of acute postoperative pain in adults.
Performing CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival
In a study from Denmark, victims of cardiac arrest who got cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander were 38% more likely to eventually return to work.
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The latest findings from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Sleep in America poll report that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they are getting.
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The Tdap vaccine given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, according to a study published online May 4 in Pediatrics.
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Ephraim McDowell MedSource in Kentucky has been named a quality respiratory care under the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition program, which began in 2003.