Flexible Wireless Oxygen Sensor for Monitoring Newborns at Home

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a prototype wireless, flexible oxygen sensor the size of a band aid. The device can be stuck to the skin and can wirelessly monitor blood oxygen levels and transmit data through the intern...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Materials Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

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This article addresses the physiological derangements in airflow obstruction, their treatment consequences and how to avoid the management pitfalls that are important contributors to the morbidity and mortality of both conditions.
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe laparoscopic approach was associated with earlier oral intake and a lower comprehensive complication index. It is a safe and feasible technique that confers the advantages of minimally invasive surgery. It can be considered the preferred surgical option when the surgical expertise is available.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Mark E. Gray1,2*, James Meehan2,3, Paul Sullivan4, Jamie R. K. Marland4, Stephen N. Greenhalgh1, Rachael Gregson1, Richard Eddie Clutton1, Carol Ward2, Chris Cousens5, David J. Griffiths5, Alan Murray4 and David Argyle1 1The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre and Division of Pathology Laboratories, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 3School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems, Heriot-Watt Univer...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study evaluated the effects of dried ginger and LGWWJX decoction on cold asthma at the metabolomics level. It provides a reference for the research on the compatibility of Chinese Medicine. Introduction Ginger is a Chinese medicine (CM) used as a food and as a medicine, and is often used to treat cold syndrome through the property of warming. Dried ginger (Zingiberis Rhizoma, GanJiang, GJ) is processed from fresh ginger and is also commonly used in CM. It is used to treat cold asthma by “warming the stomach to dispel cold, warming the lung to resolve fluid,” and it has significant anti-inflammatory...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
It is known that the systemic level of the major pro-inflammatory cytokine increases in many respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD and sleep apnea. The lung ventilation changes and the pathological types of breathing are typical in these diseases. By the reason, the increasing cytokine level research is actual.The aim of the present study was to examine the hypothesis that elevation of major pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α systemic level may decrease the ventilatory response to hypoxia.The experiments were performed in tracheostomized anaesthetized rats. The hypoxic ventilatory response was measured by using rebr...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Mechanisms of Lung Injury and Repair Source Type: research
Importance &Aims: Postsurgical respiratory complications are associated with significant morbidity and increased duration of postoperative hospitalization. Risk factors like patient features (age, co-morbidities like diabetes, renal disease) and surgical features (emergency procedures, longer anesthesia duration, surgical incision site) have been studied but respiratory parameters have not been independently studied in Indian population. The identification of modifiable preoperative respiratory risk factors may improve outcomes and reduce hospital stay.Method: A retrospective observational study was undertaken of adult...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Acute Critical Care Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this article is to provide a brief review of the preoperative pulmonary evaluation of patients undergoing non-thoracic surgery, focusing on risk factor identification, assessment of specific high-risk populations, and strategies to minimize postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs).Recent FindingsAlong with traditional risk factors, recent risk stratification indices have been developed and validated to help quantify risk of PPCs. Careful history and physical examination are key elements in the pulmonary evaluation of all pre-surgical patients. Patients with chronic obstructive pu...
Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Background: COPD and Bronchial asthma (BA) are implicated in increased risk of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC). Risks of PPC in patients with FEV1/FVC
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Asthma Source Type: research
Conclusions: Sedation with propofol in bronchoscopy by pulmonologists is considered to be safe and well tolerated by patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research
Benign tumors of the tracheobronchial tree are quite rare [1] and are sometimes misdiagnosed as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) when the symptoms are not severe [1,2,3]. Delayed diagnosis is common and these tumors may not be identified for a long time if they are slow growing [1,2,3]. In such cases, routine examinations such as chest radiography will not reveal the tumor before elective surgery [1,3] and it is possible that induction of general anesthesia will be initiated before the anesthetist recognizes that there is a tumor in the tracheobronchial tree.
Source: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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