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Philips' Care Orchestrator to Connect Trilogy Ventilators for Patients with COPD
July 21, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By ADVANCE Perspectives From PRNewswire, some exciting news about portable ventilation from Philips Respironics . Philips Respironics has announced that its Trilogy family of portable ventilators, the most widely used ventilators in North America, will Read More...
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New Opioid Use Among Older Adults with COPD Linked to Increased Risk for Respiratory-Related Death
July 14, 2016 1:18 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras (News-Medical.net) — Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who start using opioids have a more than two-fold higher risk of dying from a respiratory-related complication compared to non-opioid users, St. Michael's Hospital Read More...
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GSK’s Triple-COPD Trial a Success
June 20, 2016 12:28 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras From Digital Look , some exciting — and relieving news — for GlaxoSmithKline. European and U.S. regulatory submissions are likely to be completed the end of 2016 based on the data from this Phase III clinical test by GSK and its regular Read More...
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Not Just Blowing Smoke
May 6, 2016 1:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras One of the great fallacies we sometimes entertain is the idea that smoking as a tempting boogeyman — particularly for curious adolescents — is largely a thing of the past, thanks to effective PSAs. The unfortunate truth of the matter, Read More...
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Salting Away Sickness
March 10, 2016 12:55 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are few parts of the United States that haven’t been blanketed with their first touch of springtime weather this week. Although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported recently that this winter was the Read More...
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Greater Than the Sum
February 25, 2016 10:46 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There’s a saying that gets thrown around, often in the context of sports, that the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Seemingly oxymoronic, the point is typically made when trying to explain how a team of unextraordinary players Read More...
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Lights Out
November 6, 2015 7:25 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras It’s hard to believe that until only fairly recently, indoor smoking was still alive and well. Even at restaurants, a host asking if you would prefer to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section was standard. In recent years, however, Read More...
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Platelet Rich Plasma for Damaged Lungs
July 16, 2015 4:38 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
A New York City-based doctor was recently interviewed by PBS’ American Health Journal about his innovative nebulized platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. In the AHJ interview, Dr. Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM, DABOM, ABAARM, demonstrated his stem cell Read More...
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Improving Aerosol Therapy for Respiratory Disorders
May 1, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Premier healthcare innovation marketplace, Edison Nation Medical, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), have announced a global search to uncover innovations for improving aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders. Inhaled Read More...
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Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’ Issued to World’s Researchers
March 26, 2015 3:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
MRC Technology, an independent life science research charity, recently announced a ‘call for targets’ to find new therapeutic concepts for treatment of respiratory disease. The worldwide call to academic researchers offers the opportunity to collaborate Read More...
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A New Reason to Kick the Cola Habit: Your Lungs
February 8, 2012 5:25 PM by test test
Soda, pop, cola: whatever you call it, you might want to rethink it as your drink of choice. A new study from Australia links the bubbly beverage to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Researchers surveyed close to 17,000 people about their Read More...
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Causes of Death Shift in COPD Patient Population
January 20, 2011 12:18 PM by Valerie Newitt
Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are on long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) have more to worry about than breathing difficulties. According to a new study by researchers in Sweden, COPD patients on LTOT today face an Read More...
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Older Survivors of Mechanical Ventilation Can Expect Significant Disability
January 12, 2011 9:43 AM by Valerie Newitt
Patients aged 65 and older who survive use of mechanical ventilation during a hospitalization are more likely to suffer from long-term disabilities after leaving the hospital than those who survive hospitalization without mechanical ventilation, according Read More...
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Top Tweets of January
February 1, 2010 8:43 AM by Mike Bederka
Here's what readers clicked on most frequently in January. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/advancerespcare . * Swine flu might come back strong. Is 3rd wave on horizon? http://ow.ly/Wppd * Exhaled Nitric Oxide Shows Promise For COPD. http://ow.ly/SK1E Read More...
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Life Expectancy in U.S. Up
September 2, 2009 4:33 PM by Vern Enge
Children born in 2007 can expect to reach age 78, according to new data released by the National Center for Health Statistics earlier this year. It is part of a trend that has been going on for years. While the increase represents an improvement over Read More...
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