The New Old Age: Hospitals Stopped Readmitting Medicare Patients So Often. Was That a Good Thing?
A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now some experts worry it may be costing lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Hospitals Elderly Medicare Fines (Penalties) Heart Pneumonia Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard University Health Affairs (Journal) Journal of the American Medical Assn Medi Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Older Patients Are Not Returning as Often to Hospitals. Is That a Good Thing?
A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now some experts worry it may be costing lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Hospitals Elderly Medicare Fines (Penalties) Heart Pneumonia Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard University Health Affairs (Journal) Journal of the American Medical Assn Medi Source Type: news

Total number of UK asthma attacks could top 10 million, says charity
Asthma UK figures suggest life threatening attack happens as frequently as every three seconds Related items fromOnMedica Worse asthma control linked to poor school work Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Medicines linked to risk of community-acquired pneumonia Three quarters of adult COPD cases may originate in childhood High TV viewing linked to increased asthma risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pneumonia | Medscape Pneumonia | Medscape
More than 3 million cases of pneumonia occur annually in the United States. Defined as an infection of the lung, pneumonia can be bacterial, viral, of fungal in origin. The infection is usually further categorized into community-acquired pneumonia or hospital- or healthcare-acquired pneumonia. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines May Boost Pneumonia Risk, Especially in Seniors Benzodiazepines May Boost Pneumonia Risk, Especially in Seniors
This study found that they increase pneumonia risk as well.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Two new species of deadly ANTIBIOTIC -RESISTANT bacteria discovered in two patients' blood in China
A study by Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, identified two 'previously unknown' species of Enterobacteriaceae. Other species can cause meningitis or pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Season Is Picking Up. Here ’s How Many People Have Already Gotten Sick
As many as 7.3 million people have already gotten the flu this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) first real-time flu severity estimates. Though the flu is now widespread in about half of states, the 2018-2019 season got off to a relatively mild start, at least compared to the severe 2017-2018 season. Still, the CDC’s numbers show that influenza has already affected large numbers of Americans. The agency estimates that between 6.2 and 7.3 million people had been sick with the flu as of Jan. 5, and about half of them had seen a doctor because of it. As many as 83,500 peop...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Prescription Opioids May Raise Pneumonia Risk
Title: Prescription Opioids May Raise Pneumonia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Prescription Opioids May Raise Pneumonia Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, AIDS, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Prescription Opioids May Raise Pneumonia Risk
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- People who take prescription opioid painkillers are at increased risk for pneumonia, especially those with HIV, a new study suggests. The findings support concerns that prescription opioids can weaken the immune system.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Benzos and Pneumonia; Generic Latuda OK'd; Bipolar Brain Protein
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Certain psychiatric drugs linked with elevated pneumonia risk
(Wiley) A review of published studies indicates that use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine related drugs (BZRDs), which are prescribed to treat various psychiatric diseases, may increase the risk of pneumonia.The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry analysis included 12 reports related to 10 studies involving more than 120,000 pneumonia cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid Rx Tied to Pneumonia Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Irrespective of HIV status; tied mainly to certain agents and high doses (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Prescribed opioids are associated with an increased risk for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) requiring hospitalization among persons with and without HIV, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prescribed opioids raise risk of pneumonia in patients with and without HIV
A new Yale-led study reinforces the concern that prescription opioid painkillers have a negative impact on the immune system. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prescribed opioids raise risk of pneumonia in patients with and without HIV
(Yale University) Taking prescribed opioids raises the risk of pneumonia in individuals with and without HIV, a new Yale-led study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Children's hospitals more likely to give recommended antibiotics for pneumonia
(Reuters Health) - Kids with pneumonia may be more likely to receive recommended antibiotics when they're treated at a children's hospital than when they're seen elsewhere, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Number of clinical pneumonia episodes in children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- The global incidence of child pneumonia and related mortality decreased substantially from 2000 to 2015, consistent with decreases in the prevalence of some key risk factors, according to a study published in the January... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Schoolboy rushed to hospital on Christmas Day has been in a coma for nine days with 'swine flu ’
Robert Brennan, 15, was initially suspected of having a kidney infection. The teenager, of Alsager, Cheshire, was put in a coma after a diagnosis of pneumonia, sepsis and swine flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns About Flu-Like Respiratory Virus
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control has put out a warning about RSV or respiratory syncytial virus. Doctors say RSV can mimic the symptoms of the flu or a cold, but for some people, it can be much more serious. For three month old baby Stella, it all began with a cough, but after a while things didn’t seem to get better. “The first couple of nights, we didn’t get a whole lot of sleep,” said Stella’s mom. She took Stella to the doctor and found out she had RSV, a virus that impacts everyone especially very young and older people. “They can be hospitalized for it there&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen CDC Jim Smith Respiratory Virus RSV Source Type: news

Noninfectious Pneumonia Tied to Ustekinumab Use Noninfectious Pneumonia Tied to Ustekinumab Use
Treatment with ustekinumab (Stelara, Janssen Biotech) may be associated with noninfectious pneumonia, according to a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 -- Announcement and implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) were associated with increased 30-day postdischarge mortality following hospitalization for heart failure and pneumonia, but not acute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospital readmission reduction program linked to heart failure, pneumonia deaths
A new study suggests that low hospital readmission rates lead to higher death rates for people with heart failure and pneumonia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Readmission Penalties May Hurt Patients
While readmissions for heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia have declined, doctors and policy makers have expressed concerns that the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) may harm patient care and increase after-discharge death rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic developer Nabriva enters into $75M loan deal
With two potential product launches on the horizon, Nabriva Therapeutics has entered into loan agreement valued at up to $75 million with Hercules Capital. Earlier this week, Nabriva (NASDAQ: NBRV) filed two new drug applications seeking approval for intravenous and oral formulations of Lefamulin to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Last month the company — which is based in Dublin, Ireland, and has its U.S. headquarters in King of Pru ssia — filed a new drug application for Contepo,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Penalties for Higher Hospital Readmission Rates May Hurt Patients
FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 -- Financial penalties meant to reduce U.S. hospital readmissions for patients with heart failure and pneumonia may actually increase their risk of death after leaving the hospital, a new study suggests. In 2012, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is program to reduce hospital readmissions associated with a change in patient deaths?
(JAMA Network) The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was created under the Affordable Care Act and hospitals face financial penalties for higher-than-expected 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia. Lower hospital readmission rates for those conditions have been associated with the program but it was unclear if the program was associated with a change in patient deaths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nabriva files 2 NDAs seeking approval for experimental pneumonia treatment
Nabriva Therapeutics on Thursday submitted two new drug applications with the Food and Drug Administration seeking marketing approval for intravenous and oral formulation of Lefamulin to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia in adults. “The submission of the Lefamulin NDAs marks another major milestone for Nabriva, demonstrating our commitment to develop novel anti-infective agents that address the urgent, unmet medical need faced by patients with serious infections,” said Dr. Jennifer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Bacteria rely on classic business model
(University of Basel) The pneumonia causing pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa has developed a twin-track strategy to colonize its host. It generates two different cells -- motile spreaders and virulent stickers. Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have now elucidated how the germ attaches to tissue within seconds and consecutively spreads. Just like the business model: settling -- growing -- expanding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nabriva Therapeutics Submits New Drug Applications to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Intravenous and Oral Lefamulin to Treat Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia in Adults
DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections, announced... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

"Incredible Hulk" Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after vaccination goes horribly wrong
(Natural News) A famous Hollywood celebrity is in the hospital after he reportedly experienced a series of horrific adverse effects following a pneumonia vaccination. Lou Ferrigno, the 67-year-old who played the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk, tweeted a picture of himself lying in a hospital bed with IVs attached to his arm, along with a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

21-year-old woman celebrates living cancer free for eight years after battling leukemia
Ana Denae Colgin was diagnosed with leukemia and pneumonia in 2003 when her parents took her to the doctor with the flu. The now 21-year-old was once told that she only had days to live. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno, 67, hospitalized after 'botched pneumonia vaccine'
Ferrigno, 67, posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Twitter on Wednesday, saying the shot left him with fluid in his bicep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Incredible Hulk' actor Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccination
Actor Lou Ferrigno, star of the late 1970s TV series 'The Incredible Hulk,' says he got a vaccine shot for pneumonia that left him hospitalized with fluid in his bicep. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-children's Hospitals Fall Short on CAP Prescribing Non-children's Hospitals Fall Short on CAP Prescribing
Most children admitted to non-children's hospitals with community-acquired pneumonia failed to receive antibiotics in accordance with guidelines, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Declining
There were reductions in urinary and surgical infections, but not in pneumonia or C. diff infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Hospitals Infections Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Antibiotics Source Type: news

Study identifies a key cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers have demonstrated that influenza virus impairs the immune response to pneumococcus, especially monocyte activity. A software tool developed with FAPESP's support was used to interpret the data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pensioners and pregnant women urged to get flu jabs before Christmas  
Public Health England ’s figures suggest around 12,000 fewer pregnant women have had their flu jab than in 2017. These women are at a higher risk of complications from the flu, such as pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most US Adults Have Not Gotten A Flu Shot For This Mild Season
(CNN) — Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to NORC, which has conducted the National Immunization Survey for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2005. Another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim that they will get the shot, the survey indicates. Even if they do as they intend, that leaves considerably more than a third of adults (41%) who have not — and will not &mdas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Flu Shot Local TV Source Type: news

Olympus wins FDA nod for Spiration bronchial valve
Olympus (TYO:7733) said yesterday that it won FDA approval for its Spiration Valve System intended to treat severe emphysema, which was designated as a breakthrough medical device. The Spiration Valve is an umbrella shaped device intended to improve breathing by blocking airflow to diseased portions of the lung, the Tokyo-based company said. The device is placed during a bronchoscopic procedure to reduce lung volume in diseased lung sections and allow healthier tissue in the remaining portion of the lung to function better. Approval of the device came based on the results from the Emprove clinical trial of the SV...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Olympus Source Type: news

Featured Review: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and long-acting inhalers
Conclusion  The LABA/LAMA combination is likely the best treatment in preventing COPD flare-ups. LAMA-containing inhalers appear to have an advantage over those without LAMA for preventing flare-ups.Combination inhalers (LABA/LAMA and LABA/ICS), appear more effective for controlling symptoms than single-agent therapies (LAMA and LABA). Inhaled steroids carry an increased risk of pneumonia.Yuji Oba, lead author of this Cochrane review said, “ There are a range of different treatments for COPD, and this review provides a comprehensive assessment of how effective they are at preventing flare ups of COPD, managing s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Meta-analysis on inhaled therapies for COPD: Interview with editors
Cochrane Airways have published its biggest ever Cochrane Review. The meta-analysis review assesseswhich long-acting inhalers are the most effective and safest for people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and   supports a recently publishedNICE guideline.The logistics of getting such a large review done with time tight timescales have been an enormous challenge for the review team. We asked Rebecca Normansell, Joint Co-ordinating Editor and Emma Dennett, Managing Editor, Cochrane Airways, how this review came about and its potential impact.How did the review come about?We received a review pro...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Adenovirus Kills 12 in 2 States, But What Is It?
Adenovirus refers to a cluster of viruses -- more than 50 known strains -- that most commonly infect the respiratory system. Each strain may bring about a different set of symptoms, such as the common cold, sore throat, fever, bronchitis, and pneumonia (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist nurses help halve hospital pneumonia deaths
A specialist nurse-led service in Leicester has helped halve hospital deaths from pneumonia and could save thousands of lives each year if replicated across the NHS, say those behind the scheme. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

It ’ s National Influenza Vaccination Week!
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2018, is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Why December? Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November. Flu isn’t a “bad cold” and can result in serious health problems (complications), such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitaliz...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Measles Cases Spiked Worldwide Last Year Due to ‘Gaps in Vaccination Coverage’: New Report
Reported cases of measles spiked in 2017, threatening years of public health progress and pointing to gaps in vaccination coverage worldwide, according to new data released Thursday from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2017, reported measles incidence dropped by 83%, saving about 21 million lives and resulting in an 80% decline in measles mortality, the new data shows. But toward the end of that time period, researchers observed a worrisome trend: between 2016 and 2017, reported measles cases increased by 31% globally. Increases were observed i...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

US Life Expectency Drops; Drug Overdoses & Suicide To Blame
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Life expectancy in the United States declined from 2016 to 2017, yet the 10 leading causes of death remained the same, according to three government reports released Thursday. Increasing deaths due to drug overdoses and suicides explain this slight downtick in life expectancy, the US Centers for Disease Control says. Overdose deaths reached a new high in 2017, topping 70,000, while the suicide rate increased by 3.7%, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports. Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC director, called the trend tragic and troubling. “Life expectancy give...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
Discussion Whether they’re “sensed” through difficulty in ventilating a patient manually via a bag-valve mask or noted because of a ventilator alarm, elevated airway pressures present a risk of harm to the patient. Many ventilators are set to not only alarm at certain airway pressures, but to alter the inspiratory flow delivered to a patient in order to avoid further elevations in airway pressure. This may result in a reduction in the tidal volume delivered to the patient and/or reduced minute ventilation, both of which may result in hypoventilation and resulting hypercapnia. This adjustment, which ventil...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news