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Covidien announces milestone placement in remote respiratory monitoring

... continuous monitoring of patients' oxygen saturation levels via the trusted Nellcor OxiMax product ... monitoring, spot-checking patients' oxygen saturation levels can mean that some respiratory episodes ... clinicians to continuously track patients' oxygen saturation in a variety of difficult-to-monitor care ...

Studies examine quality of care for hospitalized sickle cell disease patients

... event. Daytime Steady-State Hemoglobin saturation Is a Determinant of Cerebral Artery Blood Flow ... TX This study determined that low hemoglobin saturation (a decrease in the amount of oxygen in the blood) ... oxygen delivery to the brain. Since hemoglobin saturation can be easily measured, it might be used along ...

Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders

... and apena-hypopnea index (AHI) and mean oxygen saturation values were used as indicators of the severity of ... a strong inverse correlation with mean oxygen saturation and was a better predictor of mean oxygen saturation than BMI, weight or tonsil size, the study found. ...

UT Southwestern researchers investigate predictors for sickle-cell-anemia complications

... data was available electronically. Oxygen saturation in the childrens blood was tracked over time, and ... the researchers found. A decline in oxygen saturation over time seems to further increase the risk of stroke, said Dr. Quinn. Oxygen saturation is easily measured, potentially modifiable and ...

Nationwide Respiratory Signs Preferred Pulse Oximetry Agreement with Masimo

... use the pulse oximeter to assess the oxygen saturation of a patient during overnight sleep tests in ... in the administration of overnight oxygen saturation sleep tests; however, inaccurate readings and ... false alarms. More Accurate and Reliable Oxygen saturation Data Nationwide Respiratory members also ...

Digital Mammography and Clinical Review Display Units Energising the European Markets for Medical Imaging Display Monitors, Finds Frost & Sullivan

... reaching maturity. Market growth has also been adversely affected by the saturation in radiology PACS installations in European hospitals. The lack of ... channels from PACS installations have also started closing down owing to saturation of PACS in large and medium-size hospitals. With hospitals hesitating to ...

Masimo Debuts New Rad-8(R) Pulse Oximeter to Largest Gathering of Sleep Specialists From Around the World at SLEEP 2009

... in the accurate identification and quantification of brief dips in oxygen saturation due to apneas and hypopneas--an important marker and measure of severity ... in detecting true desaturation events, including brief dips in oxygen saturation as well as larger ones, but could also "significantly reduce workload and ...

Music May Temper Pain in Preemies

... infants. Measurements such as heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and pain were used to evaluate the benefit of music. In studies that ... music was found to have benefits for the infants' heart rate, oxygen saturation and pain. Several studies that involved a heel prick also reported ...

Nonin Medical's GO2(TM) Personal Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Empowers Patients Worldwide

... at-home device to confidently and safely monitor their oxygen saturation to complement their clinician-advised oxygen therapy program. (Photo: ... precise feedback. Accurate and dependable measurements of oxygen saturation and pulse rate values are important factors for successful communication ...

Somanetics Announces New FDA 510(K) Clearance

... ability to generate accurate real-time measurements of blood oxygen saturation in this same patient population, in addition to its previous clearance as ... points: The measurement of regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) is an indication of whether oxygen delivery to the brain is ...

Somanetics Reports Record Net Revenues and Income Before Income Taxes for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008

... for the INVOS System to allow its use to monitor changes in oxygen saturation in "any tissue" beneath the sensor. In the neonatal patient, ... apply the INVOS technology to assess changes in kidney and/or bowel oxygen saturation in addition to cerebral oxygen saturation. Somanetics estimates that its ...

Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia

... a shorter time with an elevated respiratory rate and fever, better oxygen saturation in the blood, and shorter hospital stays, according to the study. ... coconut oil group also had fevers for a shorter time, had normal oxygen saturation faster, and had shorter hospital stays, but Erguiza said these findings ...

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Evaluation Findings Demonstrate Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM) Delivers Improvements in Clinical Outcomes and Patient Safety on General Care Floors

... When physiological parameters are violated, such as arterial blood oxygen saturation or pulse rate, Masimo Patient SafetyNet provides accurate, actionable ... while delivering the most accurate and reliable arterial blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate measurements. Clinically-proven in more than 100 ...

ViOptix Raises $12.2 Million in Series D Financing

... of near infrared technology and proprietary algorithms to measure oxygen saturation in local tissue gives the clinician the opportunity to avert serious ... innovative proprietary products for tissue oximetry, measuring oxygen saturation levels in tissues. The Company's products and products under development ...

New Study Demonstrates Ramelteon Does Not Exacerbate Respiratory Depressant Effects in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe COPD

... Dr. Roth. "This study shows that there was no difference in blood oxygen saturation all night between placebo and ramelteon." Study Design A total of 25 ... ramelteon 8 mg or placebo 30 minutes before overnight monitoring of oxygen saturation (SaO2) by pulse oximetry and sleep by polysomnography. After a five- to ...

Premier Visiting Nurse Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology

... System guides the patient through an interactive Health Check and collection of vital signs including: weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. This information is immediately transmitted via a standard phone line to the patient's caregiver for review. "Cardiocom ...

Norwell VNA and Hospice Selects Cardiocom Telehealth as Its New Technology Vendor

... guides the patient through an interactive symptom management assessment and collection of vital signs including: weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. This information is immediately transmitted via a standard phone line or cellular connection to the patient's caregiver for review. ...

Masimo Receives FDA Clearance for New Rainbow(R) Resposable(TM) Sensor System

... of hemoglobin (SpHb(TM)), oxygen content (SpOC(TM)), PVI(TM) for fluid responsiveness, and methemoglobin (SpMet((R))), in addition to oxygen saturation (SpO2), perfusion index, and pulse rate - at savings of about 50% compared to the existing single patient use adhesive Rainbow sensor. ...

Nonin Medical Announces FDA Clearance for its Next-Generation Regional Oximetry System

... near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) -- Nonin's proprietary EQUANOX(TM) regional oximetry (rSO2) technology -- the Model 7600 measures oxygen saturation in the cerebral cortex. The innovative sensor design effectively removes surface tissue effects that can influence measurement accuracy -- isolating ...

Englewood Hospital Home Health and Hospice Services Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology

... System guides the patient through an interactive health check and collection of vital signs including: weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. This information is immediately transmitted via a standard phone line to the patient's caregiver for review. "The Cardiocom ...

Somanetics Reports Second Quarter Results and Extension of Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Covidien

... marketing claims based on results published in peer-reviewed literature as follows: The measurement of regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) is an indication of whether oxygen delivery to the brain is adequate. Prolonged declines in rSO2 are indicative of, or may result in, ...

Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

... for nine hours at a sleep laboratory using polysomnography, which measures brain electrical activity, heart activity, airflow, respiration and oxygen saturation during sleep. About 25 percent of children had mild sleep-disordered breathing and 1.2 percent had moderate sleep-disordered breathing, defined as ...

Retrospective Analysis Finds Treatment of Cancer Chemotherapy Patients With Epoetin Alfa Associated With Lower Drug Cost Than Darbepoetin Alfa

... should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% and ferritin should be greater than or equal to 100 ng/mL. During therapy absolute or functional iron ...

Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea

... a new report says. A three-month program helped reduce OSA severity by 40 percent in the test subjects and improved symptoms such as low oxygen saturation levels in blood, sleepiness, snoring and poor sleep quality, according to the findings in the second issue for May of the American Journal of ...

Patients with mild to moderate OSA may benefit from exercise

... there were no significant changes to OSA symptoms in the control group. However, the treatment group showed significant improvements in lowest oxygen saturation levels in blood, subjective sleepiness, snoring symptoms and quality of sleep scores. Additionally, while there were no changes in abdominal ...

25 Clinical Abstracts at National Conference Spotlight Clinical Utility of Somanetics INVOS System in Neonates

... in the NICU to manage a range of severe conditions, and their effect on cerebral and somatic (e.g., abdomen, kidney area, muscle) regional oxygen saturation (rSO2). The INVOS System showed that each drug produced distinct medication-specific changes to rSO2, and that this pattern was also tied to dosage. ...

Diabetes, obesity and hypertension increase mortality in hepatitis C patients

... 37 U/L in men, and ALT> 31 U/L, AST>31 U/L in women), excessive alcohol use (>10 grams/day in women and > 20 grams/day in men), elevated transferrin saturation (>50%) and positive hepatitis Bs antigen were designated controls without liver disease. HCV patients were compared to HCV-negative individuals and ...

The Quantum Group Announces 10% Growth of Patient Base

... offers HMOs the opportunity to easily enter the state of Florida with a fractional, to no capital investment, expand into new counties, enhance saturation in existing markets and realize greater efficiencies and lower costs while increasing the quality of its providers. Conversely we offer physicians ...

Telemonitoring changes the working practice of cardiac nurses

... a higher proportion of people with heart failure to be monitored by specialist services. Information on weight, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation is transmitted down the phone line on a daily basis, with patients asked to answer "yes" or "no" to questions about breathlessness, orthopnoea ...

Soarian Device Connect v2.0 Helps Streamline Vital Signs Collection Workflow at Greenwood Leflore Hospital

... workflow tool and data gateway for various patient monitors that collect vitals data, such as noninvasive blood pressure, pulse, and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). When coupled with these monitors, the healthcare professional can electronically validate and transfer data from the monitor to the ...

Beating a Global Killer: HIV/AIDS

... cytokines IL-12 and INFy, and enhanced T-cells' stimulatory capacity. Observable characteristics include modulation of complement activation, saturation of Fc receptors on macrophages, and suppression of various inflammatory mediators, including cytokines and chemokines. IPF demonstrated increased ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes GE Healthcare for Strategic Leadership in Acquiring Dynamic Imaging to Grow Its Imaging Informatics Business

... upon Centricity RIS-IC and DI's acquired outpatient imaging center RIS, respectively) is a "sweet spot" in the industry, considering the increasing saturation in the PACS market and the opportune lower end of the spectrum, left otherwise underserved by GE prior to the acquisition. Shortly after the ...

Iron overload: An important co-factor in the development of liver disease in alcoholics

... in alcoholics, which appeared to be related to the development of liver disease [odds ration for having liver disease in alcoholics with transferrin saturation greater than 45% was 2.2 (95% CI 1.37-3.54)]. Regarding HFE mutations, only H63D was found to be associated with alcoholic liver disease [odds ratio ...

Sleep disordered breathing and obesity: Independent effects, causes

... for suspected OSA and performed standard sleep studies that assessed each subject for sleep stages and number of arousals, as well as oxygen saturation of the blood. The circumferences of their calves and necks were also measured at bedtime and upon awakening, before they got up. Indeed, they ...

Clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Present New Data Showing Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Oximetry and Patient SafetyNet(TM) Improves Patient Outcomes and Reduces the Cost of Care

... routine patient monitoring on the general care floor using Masimo Rainbow SET and the Patient SafetyNet system, with its ability to measure oxygen saturation continuously and directly page a nurse when problems are identified, was associated with statistically significant reductions in the need for urgent ...

BioFit 1Y Takes the Plunge to Fill Undersea Seating Role for NOAA

... offshore at a depth of 60 feet, adjacent to spectacular coral reefs. Scientists live in the underwater laboratory during 10-day missions and use saturation diving to study and explore the US coastal ocean. Limited space within the habitat means equipment and furnishings are closely scrutinized for size ...

CCID Consulting Discusses China's Medical Equipment Market

... has increased to 16.3% from 15.5% in 2006. The major reason is that with related policies' adjustment for medical product purchase and requirements saturation for such products, the growth rate slowed down, but with China's countries' and community health care system's gradual improvement, as basic ...

Psychological study reveals that red enhances men's attraction to women

... Other experiments contrasted red with gray, green, or blue. When using chromatic colors like green and blue, the colors were precisely equated in saturation and brightness levels, explained Niesta. "That way the test results could not be attributed to differences other than hue." In the final study, ...

Crucial medical supplies rushed to Baghdad

... donation to hospitals that desperately need the supplies. More than 10,000 people are directly benefiting from the equipment that includes oxygen saturation monitors, administration regulators, nebulizers, food pumps, pain control infusion pumps, pediatric resuscitation units, suction pumps, incubators, ...

SPO Medical Launching Enhanced PulseOx 7500(TM) Oximetry System

... worldwide that use the Company's proprietary Reflective Pulse Oximetry (RPO) technology for accurate and reliable measurements of blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate; they include the PulseOx 5500(TM) - a stand-alone homecare spot check monitor; Check Mate(TM) - a device for the sports and ...
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