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The real-time blood loss monitoring system could help reduce the perceived need for transfusions, which Gauss says are inappropriately used up to 60% of the time.
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RT's 2015 Product Guide, which includes more than 75 leading respiratory care products, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
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The use of mobile phone technology to alert bystanders trained in CPR is helping cardiac arrest victims receive prompt and critical care.
25-2 Baby monitoring sock-maker Owlet picks up $7M, plans to launch this year
The company's “smart sock” tracks a sleeping baby's heart rate, skin temperature, blood oxygenation, and sleep data, which can all be accessed by a parent’s mobile device or computer.
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Nonin Medical Inc has launched the NoninConnect Model 3230 Bluetooth Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter and Apple iOS mobile app to clinicians and patients outside of the United States.
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ResApp Health expands a clinical study to commercialize its mobile medical applications for the management of respiratory diseases.
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High-flow nasal cannula therapy is as safe and efficacious as conventional modes of noninvasive ventilation in preterm infants, according to a study in Pediatrics.
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All ICUs should have a unit-driven oral hygiene protocol for nonintubated critically ill patients, according to researchers.
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In preterm infants with respiratory distress starting within six hours of life, CPAP failure rates were similar with jet continuous positive airway pressure and bubble CPAP.
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During the American Association for Respiratory Care's (AARC) Summer Forum in July, Draeger Medical Inc provided 10 ventilators to Respiratory Therapy schools.
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Compared to five years ago, more physicians are reporting being dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their electronic health record (EHR) system, according to an AMA-sponsored report.
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There are several therapeutic techniques for airway clearance. But with all the options, how does an RT decide which is the most effective for the patient?
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According to an article on EMS1.com, airway management is a task well suited to an algorithmic ("if you find this, then you do that") approach.
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Some 80,900 patients monitored COPD in 2014. By 2020, the number of patients monitoring COPD will grow at a CAGR of 29% to 371,000.
Breathing Device for Premature Infants Targets Needy Countries
Two engineering students at Western Michigan University invented the NeoVent, an easy-to-operate dual-pressure device aimed at helping premature babies breathe.
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inSleep Health has received 510(k) clearance for the company's Cloud9 Anti-Snoring System, which is designed to reduce or eliminate snoring in adults.
Propeller Health Receives FDA Clearance for Inhalers
Propeller Health has received US FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Propeller platform in association with medications using GlaxoSmithKline’s Diskus dry powder inhaler.
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Pulmatrix Inc has been granted two US patents that cover the composition of matter for the company's underlying iSPERSE inhaled dry powder technology.
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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine finds that measuring the oxygen desaturation index with overnight pulse oximetry is an effective and low-cost method to screen for obstructive sleep apnea.
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Crew resource management among critical care providers such as EMS teams may improve patient outcomes of cardiac arrest and resuscitation.