Navigation Links
Assisted Breathing Eases Lung Symptoms for Heart Patients
Date:7/9/2008

But it doesn't improve death rates, study finds

WEDNESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Assisted breathing improves the symptoms of patients whose lungs fill with water because of a weak heartbeat, but it doesn't reduce death rates, a new British study shows.

The study found no significant difference between two forms of assisted breathing -- continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and noninvasive intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV). Both deliver more air to the lungs through face masks -- CPAP continuously, NIVVP in an on-and-off fashion.

The study, led by physicians at the University of Edinburgh, included 1,069 people, average age 77, hospitalized with what is formally called cardiogenic pulmonary edema -- accumulation of fluid in the lungs due to a weak heartbeat.

Standard treatment in such cases concentrates on improving heart function, said Dr. Arnold Baas, a cardiovascular disease specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles. Many patients also get oxygen through nose tubes.

"Lots of small studies suggested that a noninvasive breathing support mechanism might be of benefit," Baas said. "This is the largest randomized trial showing whether pushing air into the lungs might help."

In the British study, reported in the July 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, one-third of the participants got conventional oxygen therapy, one-third were given CPAP, and one-third received NIVVP.

"The long and short of it is that they showed these interventions improved symptoms and blood chemistry but didn't help patients live longer," Baas said.

People getting either of the assisted breathing treatments reported less shortness of breath and had better heartbeats and fewer blood abnormalities than those getting conventional oxygen therapy. But deaths during the seven days of treatment were about the same for those getting conventional oxygen the
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Coalition Presses for Quality Standards for Assisted Living Facilities in PA
2. As I-1000 Signatures are Counted, Washington State Medical Association Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide Reiterated
3. AdCare Health Systems, Inc. Announces the Refinancing of Three Assisted Living Properties in Ohio
4. A Place for Mom, Nations Largest Assisted Living and Senior Housing Referral Service Announces New Vice President of Finance
5. Californians Against Assisted Suicide - Controversial Bill, AB 2747 Narrowly Passes Assembly
6. Assisted Living Industry Looks at Future of Alzheimers
7. American Humane Forms Human-Animal Bond Division, Including Animal-Assisted Therapy, Humane Ed and Pets & Womens Shelters
8. New National Survey: 84% of Americans Over 50 Expect a Family Member to Move into an Assisted Living Community Within the Next 10 Years
9. Robot-assisted minimally-invasive CABG surgery
10. Palomar to Unveil New Laser-Assisted Liposuction Platform at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
11. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Submits Application to FDA for Approval of the SEDASYS(TM) System - the First Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2015)... On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, professional driver, ... top speed of 207.9 mph. In the process, Hennessey’s ... the 200 mph mark. Jay Leno was on hand ... of Jay Leno’s Garage, which will air on CNBC later ... mile high speed oval at the Continental Tire Proving Grounds ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 The 3TVPhoenix contest, ... to watch the station’s 6:00 a.m. Good Morning Arizona program ... on the station’s Facebook page. , Lisa Allen ... participants. She plans to apply the monthly $1,000 prize ... Allen, a stay-at-home mom, expressed her surprise and gratitude at ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 02, 2015 The nation’s ... lawsuit ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/wright-profemur-hip-replacement ) is now underway in ... court documents, opening statements were presented on May ... etchings on the Profemur hip replacement made the ... to snap just three years after it had ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Did you wish Ryder Weise a happy sixth birthday today? ... asking for presents, but instead a donation to the ... DC Walk. , Ryder was diagnosed with HHT in December ... to sudden and extreme bleeding throughout the body. Though ... old in the form of daily nosebleeds, fatigue and shortness ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2015 MedPro Healthcare Staffing, the leading ... facilities, today announced the worldwide release of the MedPro ... to help candidates find best jobs that fit their ... 2014, 9 in 10 job seekers report they’re likely ... , The MedPro Top Jobs app gives its users ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:774 HP Hennessey Mustang Tested to 207.9 mph 2Health News:Scottsdale Resident Named $12,000 Prize Winner- Arizona Central and KTVK 3TV Phoenix Partner in Mortgage Giveaway Contest 2Health News:First of More Than 1,200 Wright Hip Lawsuits Goes to Trial in California Superior Court 2Health News:First of More Than 1,200 Wright Hip Lawsuits Goes to Trial in California Superior Court 3Health News:Six-Year-Old Walks to Bring Awareness to Genetic Disease 2Health News:MedPro Healthcare Staffing Launches New MedPro Top Jobs App To Facilitate Job Search For Healthcare Professionals 2
... Left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to other problems, doctor ... "overuse injuries" may bring to mind tennis elbow and jogger,s ... risk of injury due to overuse, doctors warn. , The ... sole of the foot, can become chronic if steps aren,t ...
... ... communication with hospital administrators and doctors seeking practice opportunities. , ... Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) December 29, 2009 -- ... extending a singing holiday greeting to over 300,000 hospital administrators, physician recruiters, doctors and ...
... to get careless about safety, doctor warns , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30 ... snowy mountain can also be risky, experts say. , Many skiers ... or sprain can ruin a trip, and the chances of getting ... Hacker, a team physician for the U.S. Ski Association and Olympic ...
... , WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, ... of Sharing Miracles - a 30-minute public affairs television program ... Miracles airs every week on more than 300 television stations nationwide. ... to have three generations play in the major leagues (grandfather Ray, father ...
... Dec. 30 AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ... and Joshua J. McClellan to its Board of Directors for ... Board, stated that "Boyd Gentry and Josh McClellan are seasoned ... and financial experience. Tenwick continued, "with our plans to ...
... expert believes more research is needed , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30 ... medication to ease hot flashes and other uncomfortable symptoms in ... bonus, the needle treatment may boost the patient,s sex drive ... data shows you that acupuncture is a good option for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Heel Pain Usually Relieved With Stretching Regimen 2Health News:Jackson & Coker Produces Online Video Holiday Message for Hospitals and Medical Providers 2Health News:Jackson & Coker Produces Online Video Holiday Message for Hospitals and Medical Providers 3Health News:If Ski Injury Occurs, Plans for Fun Go Downhill Fast 2Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone 2Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone 3Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone 4Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone 5Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone 6Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone 7Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone 8Health News:AdCare Health Systems Names Boyd Gentry and Josh McClellan to its Board 2Health News:AdCare Health Systems Names Boyd Gentry and Josh McClellan to its Board 3Health News:Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5tzcx6/specialty_enzymes ) ... - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their ... the following End-Use Applications: Pharmaceutical & Diagnostics, Research/ Biotechnology, ... the US, Canada , ... Asia-Pacific , Latin America ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... ORLANDO, Fla. , June 2, 2015  One ... Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) graduates of ... on their first attempt. The graduating class was composed ... 20, 2015.  The NCE is required ... Registered Nurse Anesthetist, and graduates of the MSNA program ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... , June 2, 2015 San MediTech, ... for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for diabetics, announced its ... Scientific Sessions in Boston on ... present their newest Dynamic Glucose Monitoring System (DGMS). The ... around the world the innovative technologies and advancements made ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Specialty Enzymes - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Indispensable to the Pharmaceutical Industry 2ADU's Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia April 2015 Graduates Earn 100 Percent First Time Pass Rate on National Certification Examination 2San MediTech Showcases Smart Glucose Management Cloud Database at 75th ADA 2San MediTech Showcases Smart Glucose Management Cloud Database at 75th ADA 3San MediTech Showcases Smart Glucose Management Cloud Database at 75th ADA 4
... MONICA, Calif., Oct. 5 Reprints Desk, Inc. ... Medical Marketing Survey that polled medical marketers, product ... meeting management professionals, sales management professionals, and executives ... and use of reprints of peer-reviewed journal articles. ...
... has been selected by the Texas Hospital Association as ... The endorsement comes following a rigorous evaluation by THA ... of approval is given to companies delivering leading-edge products ... care, and is only granted to those companies that ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reprints Desk Survey Highlights Medical Marketers' Key Challenges for Adopting and Using Clinical Reprints in Electronic Format 2Reprints Desk Survey Highlights Medical Marketers' Key Challenges for Adopting and Using Clinical Reprints in Electronic Format 3CredenceHealth the Preferred Solution for Clinical Surveillance in TX, OK 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: