The IntelliCuff pressure controller continuously measures and automatically maintains the cuff pressure during mechanical ventilation using a cuffed endotracheal tube or tracheostomy.
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Spiriva Respimat is now available by prescription in US pharmacies for the treatment of asthma.
rapid response interview
Using capnography monitoring has reduced rapid response calls at White Memorial Medical Center by more than 50%, according to a video interview released by The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety.
Abbott Laboratories has agreed to acquire diagnostic-test company Alere Inc for $5.8 billion, according to multiple news reports.
The product allows large oxygen cylinders to be secured upright and fits the following cylinder sizes: M60, M90, MM, H, and T.
Masimo's rainbow Acoustic Monitoring (RAM) was able to monitor respiration rate measurements better than a capnograph for dental patients under intravenous anesthesia.
Monaghan Medical has released a new manometer adapter for its Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device to help RTs administer airway clearance therapy.
Intubating patients can be a difficult task, and the practice can prove even more challenging in pre-hospital settings. However, video laryngoscopy has been shown to improve intubation success and is becoming more commonly used.
smartphone app
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has officially launched AASM SleepTM, a new telemedicine platform to increase patient access to board-certified sleep doctors and sleep centers.
cardiac arrest study
New data reveals that residents of high-rise buildings had better survival rates from cardiac arrests if they lived on the first few floors.
A rapid diagnostic breath test for pneumonia and tuberculosis uses stable isotope-related composites and free radical biology for a better diagnosis.
USC and UCLA are collaborating on a smartphone app and cloud services platform that will predict the probability of a child’s future asthma attack and provide personalized risk management advice.
The FDA has issued a draft guidance that outlines important steps for medical device manufacturers to monitor, identify, and address post-market cybersecurity risks.
AlerSense has created a smart airborne allergy and asthma early warning system that alerts consumers when particles and toxins build.
smartphone app
AiCure has raised $12.25 million for its novel medication adherence platform that uses smartphones to monitor a patient's usage.
True Wearables has announced a new product, Oxxiom, which the company says is the first wireless, fully disposable, single-use pulse oximeter.
Respiratory Products Inc is developing a personal consumer product called "Curtail, The Cough Barrier," which purports to capture a cough and prevent the spread of germs.
ResMed has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Inova Labs Inc and its line of oxygen therapy delivery products, according to a company announcement.
Maquet Medical Systems USA has launched two new intensive care ventilators, the Servo-U, and a dedicated neonatal intensive care solution, the Servo-n.
management partnership
Cohero Health and ProCare Rx will offer a joint respiratory disease management service designed to increase medication adherence and reduce exacerbations in asthma and COPD patients.