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Journal for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine: Ventilator Swallowing/Speaking Valve

Ventilator Swallowing/Speaking Valve The Passy-Muir[TM] Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve PMV[TM] 007 (Aqua colored[TM]) is the only closed position “no leak” valve designed to fit readily into disposable ventilator killing and directly on the 15mm hub of most tracheostomy tubes including neonatal, pediatric and adult tubes. The PMV 007 is indicated for inline […]

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Pivotal data showed SYMBICORT® improved lung function in adults with COPD

Pivotal data showed SYMBICORT® improved lung function in adults with COPD Data presented today from two pivotal efficacy and safety trials, SHINE and SUN, demonstrated that SYMBICORT[R] (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihy-drate) Inhalation Aerosol significantly improved lung function and was well-tolerated in patients with moderate to very severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) relative to budesonide and […]

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Bio-Med devices’ Crossvent 2+ Neonatal through pediatric ICU & transport ventilator

Bio-Med devices’ Crossvent 2+ Neonatal through pediatric ICU & transport ventilator Joseph Sorbello Readers may recall that the September 2005 issue of FOCUS contained a similar and very favorable equipment review of Bio-Med’s newly-released CROSSVENT 3+[R] (CV 3+) by Mathews and Czervinske. Their review highlighted the newly-released color screen, battery improvements and software updates now […]

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How to conduct a great performance review

How to conduct a great performance review Phillip Perry The performance review: Too often it’s an ordeal that’s loathed, feared, and rescheduled until it can’t be put off any longer. So common is the tendency to disparage the traditional employee evaluation that we have to wonder if the annual ritual is worth the effort. Why […]

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New clinical studies show Masimo technologies provide advanced clinical intelligence

New clinical studies show Masimo technologies provide advanced clinical intelligence Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced that 13 new independent and objective clinical studies presented at the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., October 19-21, 2008, found Masimo SET(R) and Masimo Rainbow […]

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Does a daily spontaneous breathing trial guideline work by itself?

Does a daily spontaneous breathing trial guideline work by itself? Herbert Patrick The peer-reviewed published research article selected to teach the scientific method in this issue’s column is authored by T. Elizabeth Robertson, MD, Henry J. Mann, PharmD, Robert Hyzy, MD, Angela Rogers, MD, Ivor Douglas, MD, Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD, Craig Weinert, MD, […]