Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD
Tai chi found to be as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

MRes Infection Biology - University of Manchester
Degree awardedMaster of ResearchDuration1 YearEntry requirementsCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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MRes Infection Biology
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Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Tai chi is as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online April 10 in CHEST. Michael I. Polkey, Ph.D., from Imperial... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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10-12 PhD positions in Vienna, Austria
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Filtering Out Confusion: Frequently Asked Questions about Respiratory Protection
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 04/09/2018 This Web page provides three fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about respiratory protection for user seal check, fit testing, and respirator reuse and extended use. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Respiratory-Muscle Genetics May Underlie Some Sudden Infant Deaths Respiratory-Muscle Genetics May Underlie Some Sudden Infant Deaths
Genetic impairment of respiratory muscles via the SCN4A gene may be linked to certain cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

5 Key Takeaways from Mesothelioma Expert Teleconference
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you’re likely seeking information and resources to learn more about the disease. A free one-hour mesothelioma teleconference is a great place to start. CancerCare recently hosted the “Advancements in the Treatment of Mesothelioma” workshop. The session featured five mesothelioma experts, including Dr. Hedy Kindler, director of the mesothelioma program at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation co-sponsored the teleconference, which is available online for free. All mesothelioma patients can benefit f...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Inspire Medical plans $86m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007 and creates devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea, said last Friday it is looking to launch an initial public offering that could bring in as much as $86.3 million for the company. Inspire Medical developed and produces a sleep apnea implant, a pacemaker-like system designed to stimulate nerves to keep airways open during sleep. The Minneapolis-based company said it plans to offer shares under the NYSE ticker symbol “INSP”. Last year, the company reported sales of $28.6 million and approximately $22.6 in gross profit, wit...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Activity of Ceragenin CSA-131 against Candida Auris
Published Research Shows Ceragenin CSA-131 ’s Potent Efficacy against Candidaauris, a New Serious Global Health ThreatDUBLIN, OHIO – April 5, 2018 – N8 Medical, LLC today announced a peer-reviewed publication in The Journal ofAntimicrobial Chemotherapy with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) co-authors of promisingefficacy data regarding the activity of ceragenin CSA-131 against 100 strains of Candida auris (C. auris) collected fromaround the world. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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AstraZeneca taps Owlstone ’ s breath biopsy device to identify asthma, COPD biomarkers
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) inked a deal with Owlstone Medical to use the diagnostics company’s breath biopsy device to identify biomarkers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the companies announced today. Owlstone’s ReCiva breath sampler, which has CE Mark clearance in the E.U., captures volatile organic compounds in a patient’s breath. A VOC profile can be used to non-invasively diagnose disease at a very early stage and monitor treatment response, according to Owlstone. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca taps ...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Owlstone Medical Source Type: news

COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi
Title: COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai ChiCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Airway Inflammation and Inflammatory Biomarkers Airway Inflammation and Inflammatory Biomarkers
Find out about the new and potential biomarkers to assess airway inflammation and help guide the management of severe asthma.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Boys face higher respiratory risk because of one less X chromosome
Boys face a greater risk of respiratory problems, including asthma, later in life because they have only one gender-based X chromosome, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in Childhood
Title: COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in ChildhoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New blood test found to predict onset of TB up to two years in advance
(American Thoracic Society) A new blood test has been found to more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis up to two years before its onset in people living with someone with active TB, according to research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, an American Thoracic Society journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA research could be first step toward healing the hearts of children with Duchenne
After a progressive weakening of the muscles takes away their motor skills, and then their abilities to stand and walk, most males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy die of heart and respiratory failure in their 20s.Now, researchers at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are pursuing a cutting-edge way to stop heart disease in patients with Duchenne, which affects one in 5,000 male babies born in the United States. Their work, which is supported by a David Geffen School of Medicine Seed Grant, is just one of a number of projects underway at the medical school in which interdisciplinary groups of UCLA researchers are p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Enrollees have more chronic conditions, health care use versus other privately insured individuals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, P Source Type: news

New initiative equipping respiratory therapists in critical care with valuable skill set
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Three-quarters of COPD cases are linked to childhood risk factors that are exacerbated in adulthood
Three-quarters of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases have their origins in poor lung function pathways beginning in childhood. These pathways are associated with exposures in childhood, and amplified by factors in adulthood, according to a cohort study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Review of CNS fungal infections published in The Lancet Neurology
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:22News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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Girl's Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years Later
Title: Girl's Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

X-linked genes help explain why boys of all ages face higher respiratory risk
(Children's National Health System) Human airways already demonstrate gender-based differences in DNA methylation signatures at birth, providing an early hint of infants who may be predisposed to develop respiratory disorders later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Support for commissioners of respiratory services
Primary Care Respiratory Society UK and Cogora have announced the 2018 Primary Care Respiratory Academy Commissioning Platform. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Girl ’ s Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years Later
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Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Curetis wins FDA nod for respiratory infection diagnostic system
Molecular diagnostics company Curetis said today that it won a de novo clearance from the FDA for its Unyvero System and lower respiratory tract infection cartridge. Combined with the cartridge, the Unyvero System evaluates samples for the presence of infectious respiratory disease in under five hours. The device can also tell doctors if it detects any genetic antibiotic resistance markers. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Curetis wins FDA nod for respiratory infection diagnostic system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory curetis Source Type: news

Vyaire Medical to close Minnesota plant, eliminate 50 jobs
Vyaire Medical is looking to close its manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Minn., cutting the jobs of approximately 50 employees, according to a Twin Cities Business report. The closure and layoffs are expected to be permanent and are slated to go into effect on June 30, according to the report. Vyaire Medical has not yet commented on the closure outside of a letter it sent to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, according to the TCBMag report. The closure comes shortly after Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) announced it would divest itself of its minority stake in respiratory solutions joint ve...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Vyaire Medical Source Type: news

Easy Ways to Actually Improve Your Posture
You’ve probably heard about “tech neck”—the head-drooped, shoulders-forward pose many of us strike while crouched at a computer or peering into our phones. The more time a person spends in this position, the more the body’s muscles and ligaments embrace it as normal. The result is poor posture, which may have repercussions far beyond appearances. “We live in a world now where slouching is highly promoted because we’re sitting in chairs and our body is in a collapsed position,” says Erik Peper, a professor in the department of health education at San Francisco State University...
Source: TIME: Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Federation of Infection Societies Conference
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2018Location: Sage Gateshead - NewcastleContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2021Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2020Location: Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2019Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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The 46th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2020Location: IFEMA, Feria de Madrid Av. Partenon, 5, 28042 MadridContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD
(Elsevier) Currently, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is used where available to improve exercise capacity and quality of life, but the treatment requires access to trained staff and specialized facilities. A new study in the journal CHEST ® looked at Tai Chi as a lower cost, more easily accessed treatment option. Investigators found that this slow, methodical form of exercise is equivalent to PR for improving respiratory function in patients with COPD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New coronavirus emerges from bats in China, devastates young swine
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species. The new virus, called swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV), doesn't appear to infect people, unlike SARS-CoV. The NIAID-funded work was a collaboration among scientists from EcoHealth Alliance, Duke-NUS Medical School, Wuhan Institute of Virology and other organizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Med-tech company Vyaire to close Plymouth plant, cut 50 jobs
Medical-device maker Vyaire Medical Inc. will close a manufacturing facility in Plymouth, eliminating about 50 jobs, according to a letter the company sent to Minnesota state officials. Mettawa, Ill.-based Vyaire expects to shutter the plant, located at 17400 Medina Rd., by June 30. The company, which makes ventilators and respiratory diagnostics equipment, didn’t say in the letter why it will close the facility. A company official couldn’t be reached for further information. Vyaire formed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Health Affairs study details results of digital inhaler partnership between Propeller, City of Louisville, non-profit
A partnership between Louisville, Kentucky city leaders, a non-profit, and digital respiratory health company Propeller Health has led to clear improvements in local asthmatic residents ’ inhaler use and symptoms, according to a study recently published in Health Affairs.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ResMed is disrupting connected health: Here ’ s how
The AirMini, the smallest PAP available, was released by ResMed in 2017. [Image courtesy of ResMed] Here’s how a respiratory firm took control of the connected health and the medtech digital revolution. When you think powerful digital connected devices, the first thing to pop into your head probably isn’t a CPAP. Continuous positive airway pressure has been shown in numerous studies to be effective in improving sleep apnea and preventing a host of co-morbidities such as obesity, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But the buy-in from patients is notoriously lacking. Respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News mHealth (Mobile Health) News Well Patient Monitoring connected medical devices Digital Health ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Sunovion launches inhaled COPD therapy in U.S.
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals launched its Lonhala Magnair drug in the U.S. for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company reported today. Sunovion touts its drug as the first nebulized long-acting muscarinic antagonist approved to treat COPD in the U.S. The product is delivered using the Magnair nebulizer system, which is designed to administer medication in two to three minutes. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sunovion launches inhaled COPD therapy in U.S. appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA clears Adherium ’ s inhaler sensor for OTC sales
The FDA gave Adherium (ASK:ADR) the go-ahead to launch over-the-counter sales of its Smartinhaler sensor for AstraZeneca‘s (NYSE:AZN) Symbicort asthma inhaler, the company touted last week. Adherium’s product installs directly onto a patient’s inhaler to monitor and boost medication adherence. The device records the time and date that a patient uses their inhaler and transmits the data to an app on the user’s phone or tablet. This feature allows users and physicians to track a patient’s medication usage patterns, according to Adherium. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Busin...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Adherium Limited AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

Early Career Research Fellowship - MRC Centre for Medical Mycology
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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Medical societies endorse changes to stroke guidelines
Several medical societies endorsed revised guidelines for image-guided interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JVIR presents awards for best papers at SIR 2018 SIR inducts 34 new fellows at annual meeting SIR: Better tactics needed to avert respiratory failure SIR calls for 2018 meeting abstracts SIR: Prostate artery embolization effective long term (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

March 2018 Briefing - Pulmonology
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Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

A Modern Approach to Basic Airway Management
A modern approach to the essentials of ventilation & oxygenation Administering oxygen via nasal cannula while treating a patient with CPAP increases the fraction of inspired oxygen and doesn’t typically interfere with the mask seal. Photos courtesy Andrew Merelman You arrive on scene and find a 68-year-old man is lying on the couch with difficulty breathing. He’s obese and obtunded, with severe respiratory distress. His wife tells you he has a history of congestive heart failure. He appears pale and diaphoretic, with snoring, slow, shallow breaths and his initial oxygen saturation is 72%. What are the m...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Merelman, BS, NRP, FP-C Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Evidence-Based Prehospital Lung Protective Ventilation Protocol Reduces Lung Injury
Protective mechanical ventilation strategies in the prehospital setting Montgomery County Hospital District EMS developed an evidence-based paramedic-initiated lung protective ventilation bundle to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. Photo courtesy Montgomery County Hospital District Lowering tidal volumes in an effort to reduce lung injury following initiation of mechanical ventilation is far from a new idea, the original ARDSNet data are nearly 20 years old. Recent ED-based studies have shown decreased mortality when lower tidal volumes are used early in ventilated patient management.1 Montgomery County Hospital D...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Casey B. Patrick, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Evidence-Based Prehospital Lung Protective Ventilation Protocol Reduces Lung Injury
Protective mechanical ventilation strategies in the prehospital setting Montgomery County Hospital District EMS developed an evidence-based paramedic-initiated lung protective ventilation bundle to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. Photo courtesy Montgomery County Hospital District Lowering tidal volumes in an effort to reduce lung injury following initiation of mechanical ventilation is far from a new idea, the original ARDSNet data are nearly 20 years old. Recent ED-based studies have shown decreased mortality when lower tidal volumes are used early in ventilated patient management.1 Montgomery County Hospital D...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Casey B. Patrick, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Optimize Patient Outcomes with Good Post-Intubation Management Methods
Methods to optimize patient outcomes When making a choice for both analgesics and sedatives, one should be guided by the patient’s clinical condition and anticipated clinical course. Photos courtesy Ryan Hodnick As EMS providers, we’re commonly called upon to transport the critically ill or injured intubated patient. It’s easy to focus on the intubation procedure, but pre- and post-intubation management are just as important. What we do before the actual act of intubation, resuscitation, pre-oxygenation really matters. The initial management of these patients can have a significant impact on both thei...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ben Stone, FP-C Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

In the Bag or Out of Control? BVM Revisited
In the bag or out of control? A recent article highlighting new changes to the comprehensive 2015 European Research Council (ERC) Guidelines for Resuscitation states that there’s “little new in how we should manage the airway in 2017.”1,2 The article references two studies that demonstrate increased use of, and better success rates with, videolaryngoscopy for endotracheal intubation (ETI), as well as another study showing that inexperienced providers can successfully perform cricothyroidotomies on fresh cadavers using pocket knives and ballpoint pens. Although the increasing use of video technology may le...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Columns Source Type: news