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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Designates Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, a Certified Duchenne Care Center

Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children (Nemours) in Wilmington, Delaware, became the 17th clinic named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystr...
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International Biophysics Introduces Their Next Generation Of The AffloVest® Fully Mobile Respiratory Airway Clearance Vest

International Biophysics Corporation, a global medical device manufacturer and the pioneer of mechanical oscillation vest therapy, introduced its next generation AffloVest ful...
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'Weekend Effect': Risk Of Dying Higher If Admitted To Intensive Care Units At The Weekend

A person's risk of dying is higher if they are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the weekend compared to a weekday, according to a study involving 119 ICUs in Austr...
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Telemonitoring And Automated Messages Improve CPAP Adherence

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualize...
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Respiratory Tract Infections In Young Children Linked To Asthma And Worse Lung Function

Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research to be presented at th...
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‘Epigenetic’ Changes From Cigarette Smoke May Be First Step In Lung Cancer Development

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have preliminary evidence in laboratory-grown, human airway cells that a condensed form of cigarette smoke trigge...
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Endobronchial Valve Treatment Appears To Improve Lung Function In Patients With Severe Emphysema

People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according t...
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Children Exposed To Chemicals In 9/11 "Dust" Show Early Signs Of Risk Of Heart Disease

Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a “cloud” of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash ...
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New Insights On Chronic Bronchitis: Diagnostic Test And Better Treatments On The Horizon

When a patient arrives at a doctor’s office with a persistent cough and the sensation of gunk building up in the lungs, the doctor’s thought process is essentially the same as...
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Unneeded Medical Care Is Common And Driven By Fear Of Malpractice, Physician Survey Concludes

A new national survey of more than 2,000 physicians across multiple specialties finds that physicians believe overtreatment is common and mostly perpetuated by fear of malprac...
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Three Tips For Reducing Sepsis Risk

Nurse Christine Chan regularly receives clinical advisories from the EHR. They are designed to notify her about steps she needs to take for patients with specific conditions a...
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More Evidence: Untreated Sleep Apnea Shown To Raise Metabolic And Cardiovascular Stress

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A ...
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Study Of Lung Function Sheds Light On Ventilator-Induced Lung Injuries In Elderly Patients

Mechanical ventilation can be a lifesaver for patients suffering from lung disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and pneumonia. Unfortunately, the ...
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Adding Radiation Treatments To Inoperable Lung Cancer Increases Survival By Up To One Year

Patients with unresectable, or inoperable, lung cancer are often given a dismal prognosis, with low rates of survival beyond a few years. Researchers exploring combination th...
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Study Finds ICU Patients Who Survive ARDS May Suffer From Prolonged Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Patients who survive acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often leave a hospital intensive care unit with debilitating mental, physical, or cognitive problems that may l...
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New ‘SIREN’ Network Seeks To Improve Emergency Care Clinical Trials

The emergency department isn’t typically considered an easy place to perform a clinical trial. From the ambulance to the intensive care unit, “The acute care setting is a ver...
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Tuberculosis Drug May Work Better Than Others In Its Class

Treatment of tuberculosis involves a combination of several drugs, sometimes including drugs from a class known as fluoroquinolones. Using computer simulations, scientists hav...
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Empowering Patients Effectively Improves Physician Hand Hygiene

Armed with new tools, patients and parents felt empowered to remind healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, but just over half o...
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Using Alternative Medicine Only For Cancer Linked To Lower Survival Rate

Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to research...
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Marshall County Invests In First UV Disinfection Robot

Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky has added a new member to its environmental services (ES) team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HA...
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Predicting TB's Behavior

Novel molecular tests are gaining popularity as a rapid way to detect genetic mutations that render tuberculosis impervious to drugs. Yet, how well these new tests fare in gau...
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Automated Measure Of Nighttime Oxygen Levels Could Speed Diagnosis Of Childhood Sleep Apnea

Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could – by itself – provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which child...
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Grounding Technique May Improve Health Outcomes Of Babies In The NICU

A technique called electrical grounding may moderate preterm infants’ electromagnetic exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improve their health outcomes, ac...
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Music Therapy Helps People With Parkinson’s Build Strength Through Song

Elizabeth Stegemöller arranged a circle of metal folding chairs around a piano as clients started arriving for a weekly music therapy class for people with Parkinson’s disease...
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Pneumonia Or Sepsis In Adults Associated With Increased Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to researc...
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