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Q&A with Eli Diacopoulos from Philips Respironics
August 4, 2016 9:31 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Philips Respironics recently announced exciting news about their SimplyGo Mini portable oxygen concentrator, which now conforms to all applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for in-flight use. ADVANCE had the opportunity 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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LUNGevity Launches #ThisIsHope Campaign
April 29, 2016 9:07 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Cancer occupies a singular, ugly space in the hearts and minds of many. Those few unaffected — at least tangentially — by the disease dread the mere mention of it ever coming to their door. Those who have been affected, either personally Read More...
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Just Do It
October 16, 2015 8:58 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras When it comes to epidemiology and pharmacology, there’s nothing more gratifying than being able to say with reasonable certainty that a virus or disease has been eradicated thanks to the development of an antibiotic or drug. In the Hall Read More...
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MERS: The Next Pandemic?
June 11, 2015 5:27 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Bruce Merchant, MD Science tells us that new viral mutations are occurring all the time. Many of these mutations are effectively neutral and are of little importance but, every now and again, a mutation will occur in a virus which gives it a major Read More...
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What You Need to Know About Ebola
August 18, 2014 3:31 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Ebola. Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know more about this disease than you ever wanted to know. It has infected more than 2,000 people and killed at least 1,145 in four different West African countries already. And it's spreading. 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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What Will Patients Find in Their Medical Records?
July 22, 2010 3:34 PM by Vern Enge
As a respiratory therapist, you are constantly adding data to your patients' medical records. Ostensibly that information will be seen only by other caregivers to help provide optimal care. Don't be too sure on that count. Increasingly the info is being Read More...
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Stolen Inhalers Hit Supply Chain
July 20, 2010 7:54 AM by Mike Bederka
Be on the lookout for stolen Advair Diskus inhalers that have hit the supply chain. More than 25,000 inhalers were pinched in August 2009 from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline's distribution center near Richmond, Va. The stolen medicine may pose a health risk, Read More...
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New Information System Helps Patients Track Care
July 7, 2010 3:26 PM by Vern Enge
Here's a fast quiz for you. What are the names and doses of any medications you are currently taking? When is your next medical exam scheduled? When was the last time you had a tetanus booster? Do you remember all the vital info about your family health Read More...
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Ozone and Pollution Send Asthmatic Kids to Hospitals
July 1, 2010 9:52 AM by Vern Enge
"Summer time, and the living is easy," proclaims a popular song from the Gershwin musical, Porgy and Bess. It's also a time for youngsters, including asthmatics, to spend a lot of time outdoors where they are exposed to increased levels of ground-level Read More...
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