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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

...ity issues, joint pain, weight loss, pale sores inside the mouth, tooth discoloration or loss of enamel, depression, chronic diarrhea or constipation, gas and abdominal pain. The immunology and nutritional abnormalities in celiac disease can potentially result in long- term complications such as osteopor...

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 blood gas 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 technology for 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 and abdominal 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 emissions from 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 needs. About BASF 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 and pesticide 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, bloating, gas and oil visibility. A mean increase of 40 percent from first to last dose changed the majority of patients from highly symptomatic to...

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...
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