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A Trial of Clinical Trials
December 2, 2016 12:26 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Sarah Sutherland Exciting news for clinical trial researchers! The days of spending more time figuring out how to use your electronic data capture (EDC) — rather than actually conducting research — could be troubles of the past. Recently, Porter Research, Read More...
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What’s in a Sneeze?
March 3, 2016 1:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Remember the hubbub about 3D printed firearms a few years ago? The concept of 3D printing in and of itself — certainly one of the more futuristic ideas we’ve brought to life in recent times — is a little bit confounding until you’ve seen Read More...
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Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security
August 14, 2015 9:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According Read More...
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High-Tech Game Changers for Poor Sleep
July 23, 2015 3:23 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) this week announced the formation of its new Sleep Technology Council, “a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology." The council will include participants from several Read More...
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Why Mesothelioma is Often Missed by Doctors
July 9, 2015 1:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Mesothelioma.us, a free online resource devoted to helping people with mesothelioma and their loved ones, has just posted a new study that says the symptoms of the deadly disease often slip by doctors. As the new article on http://mesothelioma.us/ notes, Read More...
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Restorative Sleep Just a Dream for Many Americans
June 25, 2015 2:10 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
New research reveals although eighty percent of physically active adults say they desire eight or more hours of sleep per night, only 41% actually do. Commissioned by mattress maker Nodical Bed , the study explored sleep patterns and attitudes among adults Read More...
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A Stark Reminder of Polio
April 10, 2015 9:19 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Ted Hill, MBE, CEO, The British Polio Fellowship The recent news that 107 children in the U.S. have been left paralyzed from what is being described as a “Polio-like disease” is deeply concerning. It offers a stark reminder of times gone by when the Read More...
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From the AARC Congress: Keynote Speaker Urges RTs to Improve Patient-Centered Care
December 7, 2010 12:23 AM by Sharlene George
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality wants to hear from you. The invitation came from AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, during the keynote address Monday at the American Association for Respiratory Care's 56 th International Respiratory Congress. Read More...
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European Asthma Consortium Launches R&D Info Web Site
May 5, 2010 3:29 PM by Vern Enge
Are all asthmatics alike? Can severe asthmatics be treated the same as individuals with mild forms? These are interesting questions currently being asked in pulmonary circles everywhere and ones that have considerable bearing on new therapies under consideration. Read More...
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FDA Approves First Non-Drug Asthma Therapy
April 28, 2010 5:04 PM by Vern Enge
Patients struggling to control severe, persistent asthma have a new non-drug weapon at their disposal. The Food and Drug Administration this week approved the use of Asthmatx Inc.'s Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System for treating patients whose asthma Read More...
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Live From NAMDRC: Home Sleep Apnea Testing Controversy
March 18, 2010 6:27 PM by Mike Bederka
SAN DIEGO--NAMDRC's 33rd Annual Meeting and Educational Conference kicked off with a "controversial" and "contentious" topic. "People are worried," said Charles Atwood, MD, FCCP, FAASM, professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, during Read More...
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Some New Thoughts on ARDS Treatments
October 1, 2009 10:28 AM by Vern Enge
Results of two recent studies may provide respiratory therapists with some flexibility in treating their acute respiratory distress syndrome patients, according to Timothy A. Mullen, RRT, in an article titled "Beyond ARDS Net: A Two-Study Review Shows Read More...
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FDA Approves Diaphragm-Pacing Device
July 22, 2009 12:11 PM by Mike Bederka
Interesting developments for spinal cord injury patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Last month, the FDA approved the NeuRx DPS RA/4 Respiratory Stimulation System, an implantable electronic device that stimulates the diaphragm and allows some SCI Read More...
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AAAAI Coverage — Keynote Address
March 18, 2008 1:34 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Kirk Walters of The Toledo Blade Technology in the 21 st century has eased us of most of the physical burdens our grandparents and great-grandparents had to endure, but certainly some of our modern-day conveniences have come at a price. Our society has Read More...
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