Woman with COPD

COPD And Women

In the last 30 years, COPD has become more prevalent in American women, who now make up more than half of patients currently diagnosed—an estimated 7 million women, in all.

3-D printed airway splints

Second Child Saved By 3-D Printed Airway Splints

Tracheal splints created using 3-D printing have successfully improved the lung function of an 18-month-old boy with severe tracheobronchomalacia, making him the second child whose life has been saved by the technology developed by University of Michigan doctors.

Disaster Medical Assistance Teams

DMAT: Disaster Medical Assistance Teams

When disaster strikes, the expertise and medical support delivered by federal Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, which include RTs, are often the difference between life and death for victims.

Covidien Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator

Covidien PB980 Ventilator Approved by FDA

Covidien has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Puritan Bennett 980 acute care ventilator, according to a company announcement. The device is designed for use with neonatal to adult patients.