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Using nutrition software on GE's Carescape R860, The Jewish Hospital was able to reduce the amount of time ventilated patients remained in the ICU by 28%, which resulted in a cost savings of nearly $9,000 per patient.
The FDA has fast-tracked Cempra Inc’s solithromycin intravenous and capsules to treat community acquired bacterial pneumonia.
Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve care quality and to lower costs, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The FDA has ordered three tobacco companies to stop claiming their cigarettes are "additive-free" or "natural."
Combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil can significantly reduce the risk of clinical-failure events for pulmonary arterial hypertension patients compared with either drug alone.
States with the most effective vaccination policies had 37.74 fewer cases of B. pertussis per 100,000 residents.
Four patients at a veterans home in Illinois have died of Legionnaires' disease and six inmates at San Quentin State Prison in Northern California have become ill, CNN reports.
Nearly 1-in-5 babies in Malawi are born before 37 weeks of gestation, making the country home to one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the world.
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A partnership between the American Lung Association and Inspire will strengthen the Lung Cancer Survivors Community, which has over 40,000 members.
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Raptor Pharmaceutical has signed an agreement with Tripex Pharmaceuticals to acquire Quinsair, which is approved to manage chronic pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis patients.
Children diagnosed with Kawasaki disease often have a concurrent respiratory viral infection detectable by polymerase chain reaction.
iCardiac Technologies Inc has acquired the clinicial trials division of nSpire Health, according to an iCardiac news announcement.
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.
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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The awards, issued by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions in emergency, mobile, and military healthcare.
"HOT ROD!" by Ming - originally posted to Flickr as HOT ROD!. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Piper, who was a veteran of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and other professional wrestling companies for 45 years, died on July 31st at the age of 61. The cause of death was not originally disclosed.
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ResApp Health expands a clinical study to commercialize its mobile medical applications for the management of respiratory diseases.
Nihon Kohden has entered into a three-year, dual-source agreement to provide sleep assessment/neurodiagnostic services and equipment for Novation's 100,000 members and affiliates.
Drive Medical has completed a significant portion of its restructuring plan to integrate DeVilbiss Healthcare since its July 2015 acquisition.
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A patient in Alabama is being tested for a possible infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), according to an Alabama Department of Public Health advisory.