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WHO team urges South Korea to reopen schools as more close in MERS crisis
Poor infection prevention and control measures, along with overcrowding in emergency rooms and medical wards, contributed to the outbreak of MERS in South Korea.
Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is now available by prescription at pharmacies across the United States, according to manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.
Evidence is lacking that proves pharmacologic agents routinely administered for airway clearance are effective in improving oxygenation and respiratory mechanics, reducing ventilator time and ICU stay, or resolving atelectasis.
emergency room entrance
Many hospitals are overconfident and underprepared when it comes to hospital readmissions, according to a survey released by Q-Centrix.
These are MERS coronavirus particles (green) on camel epithelial cells.
Credit: NIAID in collaboration with Colorado State University.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has figured out how to give mice the virus that causes MERS, and also how to prevent the disease and effectively treat the infected mice.
health costs
After Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Conditions Payment Policy came into effect, infections decreased in hospitals with low operating margins.
Respreeza, which is manufactured by CSL Behring, replaces the missing Alpha-1 protein and raises the alpha-1 antitrypsin levels in their blood, which can help to protect the lungs from damage due to inflammation.
All children enrolling in public or private schools, or day care, would be required to have certain vaccinations. Parents no longer would be able to cite personal or religious beliefs to decline the immunizations.
The European Commission has approved edoxaban (Lixiana, Daiichi Sankyo) for high-risk patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and for the treatment and prevention of DVT and PE.
According to an association press release, the American Thoracic Society supports the US Supreme Court's June 25 ruling to back federal tax subsidies to aid American in purchasing health insurance.
Teleflex Medical is in the process of recalling 9,333 units of its Hudson RCI manual ventilator for emergency resuscitation.
Nihon Kohden’s Dr. Takuo Aoyagi Receives 2015 IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
Dr Takuo Aoyagi, inventor of pulse oximetry technology and senior manager of Nihon Kohden, has received the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology.
In a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court backed President Obama’s healthcare law federal tax subsidies intended to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.
Last week the House voted 280-140 to repeal the medical device tax, a 2.3% excise tax charged to the makers and importers of medical equipment.
Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics Collaborate on Lung Restoration Center
The goal of the center is to significantly increase the volume of lungs for transplantation by preserving and restoring selected marginal donor lungs, making them viable for transplantation.
AstraZeneca has lost a second senior executive in a two-week span, the first moving to cancer drug firm Syndax and the second to lung drug specialist Vectura.
secondhand smoke
The law takes effect on Jan 1, 2016 and will also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21.
Medical schools and residency programs should train medical students and new physicians how to confidently handle an emergency while aboard a commercial flight, one doctor argues.
business agreement
Pulmatrix, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has entered into an agreement with Mylan NV for PUR0200, a clinical stage bronchodilator therapy being studied for COPD.
Hill-Rom Holdings will buy privately held Welch Allyn for about $2.05 billion to expand into the point-of-care diagnostics market, the company says.