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  • Mechanical Ventilation Innovation Challenge

    Edison Nation Medical and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) https://www.aarc.org/ have announced a worldwide search to uncover innovations for improving the process, outcomes and comfort for patients requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. The innovation search is open now through Oct. 31. Additional information can be ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 20, 2015
  • Platelet Rich Plasma for Damaged Lungs

    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 nebulizer mask and its effectiveness in treating lung problems, such as allergies, asthma ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 16, 2015
  • Restorative Sleep Just a Dream for Many Americans

    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 who self-identify as highly health conscious and regularly engage in activities such as ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 25, 2015
  • Twitter and Sleep Disorders

    Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of ''digital phenotype'' of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the study is one of the first to look at relationships between social media use and sleep issues, and—based on ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 18, 2015
  • The 12 Days of Christmas -- for RTs and Sleep Techs

    Get into the holiday spirit. It's time to sing! On the first day of practice my true love gave to me, a VAP bundle under the tree. On the second day of practice my true love gave to me two CEUs, and a VAP bundle under the tree. On the third day of practice my true love gave to me three days off, two CEUs, and a VAP bundle under the tree. On ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 16, 2011
  • Define Your Profession in 5 Words or Less

    Yesterday, we put out the call on our Facebook page to define your profession in five words or less. It's definitely not easy, but our readers have come up with lots of great ones so far.Some examples on the sleep side: ''Better health through better sleep,'' ''Watching people sleep at night,'' ''Got sleep? We do!'' and (my favorite) ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 19, 2010
  • Live From NAMDRC: Home Sleep Apnea Testing Controversy

    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 Home Sleep Apnea Testing: State of the Art. ''They feel anxiety on where the future is ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on March 18, 2010