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ISMRM 2019 - 27th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

2019 11 May

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When is mechanical ventilation harmful to the lung?

2018 07 Nov

Ventilator-induced lung injury is a multifaceted problem that has progressively become a preoccupation for intensivists and anaesthesiologists. Interestingly, it has taken many years to realise that mechanical ventilation, a life-saving technique, could also induce harm, according to an Editorial article published online in the journal Anesthesiology.... Read more

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Six Days Without a Lung – a Look into the Future of Medical Technology

2017 12 Apr

The dramatic story of Canadian Melissa Benoit, who lived for six days without a lung, shows a view of a new chapter in the history of medical technology. The novalung iLA membrane lung, which replaced the functions of the lung, is a product of XENIOS AG. As a strategic partner of XOR Labs in Toronto, both companies wanted to cooperate to revolutionize... Read more

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Using Light To Examine Lungs Of Premature Babies

2016 23 Mar

Research from Lund University in Sweden suggests that in the future, tests to see how much premature air babies’ lungs contain as their lungs are not sufficiently developed could be done using laser light, which at present can only be done using X-rays. The researchers suggest that this method could also be be employed to measure oxygen among... Read more

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‘Salt’ MRI May Show Greater Detail in Kidney Scans

2016 21 Mar

MRI experts at the University of Nottingham have won a £1 million grant to conduct research using the body’s natural sodium (salt) content that could lead to greater detail in kidney scans. The research, that will provide a more detailed picture of tissue health and disease, is to be pioneered by the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) team at... Read more

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Rising Ozone Levels Associated with ARDS

2016 14 Jan

A new study shows that exposure to higher daily levels of ozone is associated with development of acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) in critically ill patients, particularly in trauma patients and current smokers. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , indicate that ozone exposure may represent... Read more

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Imaging Could Improve Treatment of COPD Patients

2015 07 Jul

An imaging study in Canada has found that MRI and CT could help explain the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers said the findings, published in the journal Radiology , point the way to better treatment for some COPD patients. “COPD is a very heterogeneous disease,”... Read more

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Reducing Lung Injuries from Mechanical Ventilation

2015 30 Jan

An experimental work shows for the first time the utility of the stress index to adjust in real time artificial ventilation supply in order to avoid lung injuries. Results of the study are published in the journal Critical Care . The research work was led by Professor Francisco Javier Belda, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care... Read more

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ISICEM 2014: Maquet and Swisstom Announce Distribution Partnership for Western Europe

2014 18 Mar

MAQUET and Swisstom are pleased to announce their distribution partnership for the monitoring and diagnostic product Swisstom BB2 Acute Lung Injury is still a leading cause of death for intensive care patients. Swisstom BB2 was especially developed to continuously monitor lung function of ICU patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. It offers... Read more

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Lung Transplantation Provides Treatment Option for End-Stage Lung Disease

2014 10 Mar

The amount of patients having undergone lung transplantations has increased by roughly 20% over the past five years. For those suffering during the end stage of various lung diseases, transplantation can provide a prolongation and quality improvement of life as the last remaining treatment option. Marc Hartert and his team of colleagues have... Read more