NONIN Medical Inc, Minneapolis, entered into an agreement with MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, an Alpharetta, Georgia-based health care group purchasing organization, to make its comprehensive line of pulse oximeters and sensors available to MedAssets customers.
In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that histamine, the inflammatory compound released during allergic reactions that causes runny nose, watery eyes, and wheezing, can be produced in large amounts in the lung by neutrophils, the white blood cells that are the major component of pus.
Last year Norfolk Primary Care Trust announced it would take smokers off waiting lists for surgery in an attempt to contain costs. In the January 4, 2007 edition of BMJ, two experts go head to head over whether smokers should be refused surgery.
Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, a leading provider of products and solutions to the respiratory care profession received its 10th Zenith Award at a ceremony on December 12, 2006, which opened the 52nd International Respiratory Conference of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in Las Vegas.
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