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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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September 15, 2000 - Vol. 1, No. 6

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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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IMPROVED OUTCOMES IN HIV-RELATED PNEUMOCYSTIS CARINII PNEUMONIA RESPIRATORY FAILURE
[8/9/00] The August American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Vol. 162, No. 2), has key findings from Curtis, et. al. (pp. 393-398), that suggest HIV/Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia/respiratory failure patients are better candidates for mechanical ventilation than was thought in the early and mid 1990s...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=186 Click here for more...
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AM J INFECT CONTROL (V.28 N.4) REPORTS FAILURE OF SYSTEMIC ANTIBIOTICS TO ERADICATE GNB IN VENTILATED, VERY-LOW-BIRTHWEIGHT NEONATES
[8/2000] This study by Cordero, et. al, (Am J Infect Control 2000;28:286-90) concluded that for such newborns, the empirical use of systemic antibiotics for prophylaxis or treatment of gram-negative bacterial airway colonization should be discouraged...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=197 Click here for more...
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PRODUCT NEWS
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DATEX-OHMEDA GETS FDA CLEARANCE FOR NEW SYSTEM 5 PATIENT DATA TRACKING PRODUCT, THE S/5 NETWORK AND CENTRAL
[9/6/00] Datex-Ohmeda has announced the U.S. introduction of the S/5 Network and Central, a comprehensive, seamless system for tracking ventilatory, respiratory, hemodynamic and gastrointestinal/regional perfusion (tonometry) info for up to 32 patients...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=208 Click here for more...
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FISHER & PAYKEL MR 850 RESPIRATORY HUMIDIFIER REVIEWED
[8/00] In the Summer 2000 edition of Focus on Respiratory Care (www.foocus.com), Paul Mathews, RRT, PhD, FCCP, reviews the Fisher & Paykel MR 850 Respiratory Humidifier. The complete review can be read on the Foocus web site...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=194 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 online survey for department heads and managers in respiratory care. The survey takes 15 minutes or less to complete, and still is open, so if you'd like to participate:

http://www.ventworld.com/survey/welcome.asp Dept. heads and managers click here ...


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BRIEF REPORTS
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PHARMACOLOGIC ADJUNCTS DURING VENTILATION DISCUSSED IN SEM RESP CRIT CARE MED (V.21, N.3); FULL TEXT AVAILABLE ONLINE
[9/11/00] Treatment of acute lung injury via addition of inhaled nitric oxide, surfactant replacement, antioxidants, prostaglandins, and/or corticosteroids are covered by authors Loretta G. Que, MD, and Yuh-Chin Tony Huang, MD, MHS, FCCP, in the latest Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine volume....

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=209 Click here for more...
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KEY PRINCIPLES FOR HOME MECHANICAL VENTILATION SUMMARIZED IN FALL 2000 RT INTERNATIONAL
[8/2000] Every program for home mechanical ventilation must consider specific practical medical, psychosocial and technical principles, explains Allen I. Goldberg, MD, FCCP, 1999 president, Amer. College of Chest Physicians...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=203 Click here for more ...
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DID YOU KNOW?
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In August, VentWorld.com debuted its new home page, with more comprehensive site mapping, and other enhanced navigational features throughout the website to help you locate the information and visit the areas you need. Now it will be easier than ever to access our full range of content and services.

To let us know how you like our "new look", e-mail us at feedback@ventworld.com, Or Click here!

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IN THE WORKS AT VENTWORLD
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Looking for a new job position or seeking qualified candidates? As promised earlier this summer, VentWorld.com has completed negotiations to bring you the online services of a medical recruiting agency. This new partnering of VentWorld with Hospitalhub.com will allow you to post job openings or to see what's available in your field of expertise, in your geographic locale, or throughout the wider healthcare community.

Visit the new Job Board page in our "Community" Section, and you can sign up to be notified by e-mail as soon as this new feature is activated!

http://www.ventworld.com/news/jobboard.asp
Click here to visit the VentWorld Job Board...


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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#september2000
Click here!


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September 16-18, 2000: New Orleans, LA
11th Annual ELSO Meeting
(Extracorporeal Life Support Organization)

September 18-19, 2000: Rapid City, SD
S. Dakota Soc. for Resp. Care Annual Meeting

September 20-22, 2000: Rochester, MN
Minnesota Soc. for Resp. Care 31st Annual
Fall State Conference - "Too Hot to Handle."

September 22, 2000: Chicago, IL
5th Annual Chicago Conference on Current
Issues in Pulm. and Critical Care Medicine
(Amer. Lung Assoc. of Metropolitan Chicago)

September 24-26, 2000: Minneapolis, MN
Ninth Annual Course on Mechanical
Ventilation: Principles and Applications.
Directors: J. Marini, MD; A. Adams, RRT, MPH
(University of Minnesota)

September 27-29, 2000: Hot Springs, AK
29th Annual State Meeting & Education Seminar
(Arkansas Soc. for Resp. Care)

September 28, 2000: Boise, Idaho
Idaho Soc. for Resp. Care Annual Meeting

September 29, 2000: Boise, Idaho
John Butler Lung Conference

October 3-5, 2000: Orlando, FL
MedTrade 2000 Conference and Expo

October 5-6, 2000: New Orleans, Louisiana
Ninth Annual Conference: Children with
Special Health Care Needs

October 6, 2000: Sturbridge, Mass.
Mass. Soc. for Resp. Care Annual Meeting

October 7-10, 2000: Cincinnati, Ohio
AARC 46th International Respiratory Congress
(American Association for Respiratory Care)

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List your event notice on VentWorld.com! Send details, with your name and contact information, including email address and phone number, to events@ventworld.com,
Or Click here!


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ABOUT VENTWORD
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We solicit your suggestions and recommendations
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See you on VentWorld!

David Borofsky, MD
Editor-In-Chief
news@ventworld.com

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