Blood Gas Analysis: The Pros and Cons of Point-Of-Care Testing
Beth Wegerbauer Contributing Editor
Since the first system was invented in 1957, blood gas
analysis has revolutionized clinical medicine and patient care. During the 1960s, blood gas
analysis became almost universally available, and blood gases were considered "the most important laborator...
Lake Hospital System Receives $60,000 Grant for Groundbreaking Music Therapy Study
...h gestational diabetes or other types will be excluded. Other exclusions include dementia and severe hearing loss. Each participant will receive a $25 gas
card as a stipend following completion of the study, as well as a therapeutic music compact disc recording.
For more information, please contact...
Oh, My Aching Back: Give Me a Shot of Ozone
...nd vice chair and chief of medical imaging at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Oxygen/ozone therapy involves injecting a gas
mixture of oxygen and ozone into a herniated disk. The treatment can limit pain and inflammation by reducing the disk's volume. Currently, open diskec...
Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good
... interventional radiologists insert a probe through the skin, using imaging to guide the needle to the tumor; the probe then circulates extremely cold gas
to freeze and destroy the cancerous tissue. This minimally invasive treatment targets only the cancer itself, sparing healthy tissue in and around the...
SynergEyes, Inc. Raises $13.3 Million in 'Series C' Financing
...developed a new type of contact lens that combines two materials -- a rigid gas
permeable center and a soft, hydrophilic outer skirt. The result is a durab...naturally occurring ametropia, targeting patients with astigmatism, current gas
permeable lens wearers, and patients demanding optimized vision; the Synerg...
Oridion Announces Significant Medical Studies Presented at STA
...e value of measuring end-tidal carbon dioxide to monitor
ventilation as well as the importance of the FilterLine(R) CO2 sampling line
by which exhaled gas
is collected from the patient. We are further excited
over the results of our Integrated Pulmonary Index from Israel. The new index
is described in th...
Mission Pharmacal Launches CitraNatal(R) Assure Prescription Prenatal Vitamin
...women may experience improved comfort with CitraNatal Assure. CitraNatal Assure contains calcium citrate, a source known for proven absorption and no gas
production to help ease GI discomfort during pregnancy, a gentle dual-iron formulation of carbonyl iron and ferrous gluconate for gentle absorption, t...
Ikaria(R) Named Private Company of the Year by New Jersey Technology Council
...d to a worsening condition. Methemoglobinemia is a dose-dependent side effect of inhaled nitric oxide therapy. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) forms rapidly in gas
mixtures containing nitric oxide and oxygen, thus may cause airway inflammation and damage. Methemoglobin, NO2, and Fi2 should be monitored during nit...
Alba Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of Its First European Patient in Global Phase IIb Study of Larazotide Acetate for Treatment of Active Celiac Disease
joint pain, weight loss, pale sores inside the mouth, tooth discoloration
or loss of enamel, depression, chronic diarrhea or constipation, gas
abdominal pain. The immunology and nutritional abnormalities in celiac
disease can potentially result in long- term complications such as
Inhaled Nitric Oxide Data Presented at European Academy of Pediatrics Meeting
...ent or guardian, patients were
assigned either to five parts per million (ppm) of inhaled nitric oxide for
seven to 21 days or to five ppm of nitrogen gas
for seven to 21 days.
Patient response was measured at 36 weeks. The rate of serious and fatal
adverse events was comparable between treatment groups....
Oridion Announces Major Medical Research and Congress Presentations
...timation in spontaneously breathing patients after craniotomy, Dr. Wolter
from France showed a good correlation between capnography and arterial
analysis in sedated patients under regional anesthesia.
"These recent studies continue to confirm that patients are safer when
their caregivers use ...
OxyBand Technologies, Inc. Hires a Leader in Medical Technology as Chief Technology Officer
...portfolio. OxyBand develops innovative therapeutic gas
health, cosmetic and consumer care....hope to
capitalize on his expertise in therapeutic gas
science and technology, and
product development to...company that
develops and manufactures therapeutic gas
technology for the treatment of
health, cosmetic a...
EPA Approves XDS-CALUX(R) as Alternate Dioxin Test Method 4435
...tivity and selectivity for
quantifying dioxin-like chemicals.
The XDS-CALUX(R) bioassay costs are 40%-70% lower than the traditional
High Resolution gas
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (HR GC/MS) that was
the old singular analysis standard. Xenobiotic Detection Systems Method
4435 provides an excellen...
Alba Therapeutics Announces the Presentation of Results of a Phase IIa Clinical Trial for Larazotide Acetate for the Treatment of Celiac Disease at the Digestive Disease Week Conference
...ity issues, joint pain,
weight loss, pale sores inside the mouth, tooth discoloration or loss of
enamel, depression, chronic diarrhea or constipation, gas
pain. The immunology and nutritional abnormalities in celiac disease can
potentially result in long-term complications such as osteoporo...
Ikaria Completes Dosing of Phase 1a Clinical Study for IK-1001 (Sodium Sulfide) for Injection
...-- an area of medicine that is highly underserved,
yet represents a multi-billion-dollar market."
Hydrogen sulfide is more commonly known as a toxic gas
at high levels,
but has demonstrated a biologically protective role when delivered in very
low doses. Based upon research on the bioactivity of the ga...
Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses 'Unacceptable' Risks to Public Health, Environment
...wth. Heavy metals, especially zinc and copper,
are added as micronutrients to the animal diet.
According to a 2006 UN report, globally, greenhouse gas
all livestock operations account for 18% of all anthropogenic greenhouse
gas emissions, exceeding those from the transportation sector....
BASF Officially Launches the Collaborative Advanced Research Initiative at Harvard University
...ions relevant to society's
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its
portfolio ranges from oil and gas
to chemicals, plastics, performance
products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner
BASF helps its customers in virtually al...
Protalix BioTherapeutics Extends Research Agreement With Yissum Based on Promising Acetylcholinesterase Program Results in Animal Study
...trated full protection from
organophosphate poisoning, simulating the capacity of the plant cell
expressed Acetylcholinesterase protein to treat nerve gas
poisoning. Based on these positive preliminary results, Protalix has
extended its agreement with Yissum to include a collaborative resea...
Review of Probiotic Trial Research Finds Only Bifantis(R) Able to Claim Efficacy versus Placebo for IBS Symptoms
...e system.* Align works by providing a natural
defense against episodic digestive upsets such as constipation, diarrhea,
abdominal discomfort, urgency, gas
and bloating. Align is the only
probiotic supplement containing Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624).
Please visit AlignGI.com for more informati...
Eurand's Zentase Effective in Treating Exocrine Pancreatic
Insufficiency, Studies Show
...ed a direct correlation on improving EPI symptoms including
stool consistency and symptom scores including measures of pain,
and oil visibility. A mean increase of 40 percent from
first to last dose changed the majority of patients from highly
Monitoring Options Expand for Therapeutic Agents and Drugs of Abuse
...firmed, especially if any medical, legal or employment consequences can result from the positive test. The accepted confirmatory test for all drugs is gas
chromatography-mass spectrometry, often abbreviated GC-MS. GC-MS can identify the specific substance ingested by recognizing not only the molecular st...