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VentWord: The VentWorld Newsletter
www.VentWorld.com
"Everything You Need to Know about Ventilators and Mechanical Ventilation"
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June 22, 2000 - Vol. 1, No. 4

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This Edition's Contents:
- Top News
- Product News
- VentWorld Wants YOU...!
- Brief Reports
- Did You Know?
- In the Works at VentWorld
- Upcoming Events
- About VentWord


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TOP NEWS
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NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION CUTS COPD MORTALITY AND INTUBATION IN GENERAL RESP. WARDS
[6/6/00] Early non-invasive ventilation (NIV), for mildly and moderately acidotic COPD patients in general respiratory wards, led to reduced need for invasive ventilation, reduced in-hospital mortality, and faster improvement in pH and breathing rate in this UK study reported in The Lancet...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=156 Click here for more...
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MAY 18 NEJM: DAILY ICU SEDATION INTERRUPTION IN VENTILATED PATIENTS: RESEARCH AND IMPLICATIONS
[5/18/00] Daily interruption of sedative infusion was associated with earlier ICU discharge and shorter duration of ventilation, compared to patients in whom infusions were not interrupted, in a 128-patient study. A related editorial questions the strategy and discusses possible risks and benefits...

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PRODUCT NEWS
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AACN EXHIBIT HALL EQUIPMENT ROUNDUP
[5/26/00] More than 6000 practitioners and educators attended NTI2K, The Year-2000 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, hosted by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, May 20-25, in Orlando, FL. In the Exhibit Hall, the following companies presented their latest innovations related to mechanical ventilation...

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SIEMENS TO MARKET VERSAMED'S IVENT VENTILATORS IN U.S.
[5/22/00] Siemens will be VersaMed's sales, service and distribution partner to US hospitals. This exclusive arrangement allows Siemens to cover all patients categories, with the iVent 201 for low acuity patients, Servo 300 for mid-range patients, and Servo 300A for the high-end critical environment...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=148 Click here for more...
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VENTWORLD WANTS YOU...!
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Throughout our VentWorld website, you'll find many places where a simple mouse-click will allow you to e-mail us your suggestions, questions, or other feedback. Such feedback is one of the best ways for us to improve the services we offer. So, by helping us, you help the whole respiratory community.
Please e-mail (feedback@ventworld.com)
or contact us by phone: 888-511-2452 or 215-627-8146.

And thanks to those of you who responded recently to our first online survey. Additional VentWorld surveys are coming up, so we can learn more about your interests, background and activities.


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BRIEF REPORTS
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JUNE 2000 CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE JOURNAL COVERS WIDE VARIETY OF VENTILATION TOPICS
[6/20/00] More than a dozen ventilation-related research reports, scholarly articles and editorials can be found in the current issue of Critical Care Medicine (Vol. 28, No. 6), the official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)...

Cuthbertson, et.al.: Effect of inhaled nitric oxide on key mediators of the inflammatory response in patients with acute lung injury

Kearns, et.al.: The incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia and success in nutrient delivery with gastric versus small intestinal feeding: A randomized clinical trial

Navalesi, et.al.: Physiologic evaluation of noninvasive mechanical ventilation delivered with three types of masks in patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure

Vitacca, et.al.: Physiologic effects of early administered mask proportional assist ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute respiratory failure

Ramirez, et.al.: Oxygen-carrying capacity during 10 hours of hypercapnia in ventilated dogs

Mols, et.al.: Respiratory comfort and breathing pattern during volume proportional assist ventilation and pressure support ventilation: A study on volunteers with artificially reduced compliance

Hubble, et.al.: Deadspace to tidal volume ratio predicts successful extubation in infants and children

Easley, et.al.: Prospective study of airway management of children requiring endotracheal intubation before admission to a pediatric intensive care

Bauer, et.al.: Postnatal changes of extracellular volume, atrial natriuretic factor, and diuresis in a randomized controlled trial of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation versus intermittent positive-pressure ventilation in premature infants <30 weeks gestation

Garner, et.al.: Albuterol delivery by metered-dose inhaler in a pediatric high-frequency oscillatory ventilation model

Keenan, et.al.: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the setting of severe, acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: More effective and less expensive

EDITORIALS:

Brochard: What is really important to make noninvasive ventilation work

Carlon, et.al.: Mechanical ventilators and respiratory centers

Jasmer, et.al.: Cost-effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation for acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Cashing in too quickly

Lim: Renaming BiPAP

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=165 Click here for more...
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JUNE 2000 AM. J. RESPIR. CRIT. CARE MED. HIGHLIGHTS

[6/1/00] The latest issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Vol. 161, No. 6) has 5 reports, in the "Critical Care" section, involving mechanical ventilation...

Nam, et.al.: Biologic Variability in Mechanical Ventilation Rate and Tidal Volume Does Not Improve Oxygenation or Lung Mechanics in Canine Oleic Acid Lung Injury

Takeuchi, et.al.: A Simple "New" Method to Accelerate Clearance of Carbon Monoxide

Epstein, et.al.: Effect of Unplanned Extubation on Outcome of Mechanical Ventilation

Markowicz, et.al.: Multicenter Prospective Study of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia During Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome . Incidence, Prognosis, and Risk Factors

Cakar, et.al.: Oxygenation Response to a Recruitment Maneuver during Supine and Prone Positions in an Oleic Acid-Induced Lung Injury Model

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=161 Click here for more ...
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DID YOU MISS THIS? -- MAY 4 NEJM - LOWER TIDAL VOLUMES FOR ALI AND ARDS
[5/4/00] Because of significant implications on clinical practice, the New England Journal of Medicine released "Ventilation with Lower Tidal Volumes as Compared with Traditional Tidal Volumes for Acute Lung Injury and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome," (by the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network) before its publication date of May 4 (N Engl J Med 2000;342:1301-8)...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=96 Click here for more ...
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DID YOU KNOW?
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VentWorld now makes it easier for you to discuss important or controversial respiratory care news with your peers. Key breaking news stories in our website "News and Views" section now provide direct links, via a simple mouse-click, to our "Community Discussions" section. You can read what your fellow practioners think of the latest developments, add your own comments, or start your own discussions.


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IN THE WORKS AT VENTWORLD
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Here are some events that may be of interest to you.
Go to the Calendar Section of VentWorld.com for a more complete list:
http://www.ventworld.com/News/calendar.asp#july2000
Click here!

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June 25-29, 2000: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3rd World Congress on Pediatric Intensive Care

July 23-27, 2000: Durban, South Africa
Combined Congress of the Critical Care & Pulmonary Societies of South Africa

July 23-28, 2000: Chicago, Illinois, USA
World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

July 24, 2000: PRE-REGISRATION DEADLINE
World Congress of Lung Health and 10th ERS Annual Congress
(Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2000: Florence, Italy)

July 25, 2000: LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE
Pediatric Ventilation: Kids are Different
Broadcast from 11:30 am - 1 pm (CT)
Source: AARC; Contact: (972) 243-2272

July 30 - Aug 3, 2000: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Lung Pathology (Source: www.chestnet.org)
REGISTER BY JULY 7, SPACE IS LIMITED

July 30 - Aug 3, 2000: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2nd ACCP/SCCM Critical Care Medicine
Board Review Course (Source: www.chestnet.org)

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ABOUT VENTWORD
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