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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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January 31, 2001 - Vol. 2, No. 1

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This Edition's Contents:
- Urgent Request for Earthquake Assistance
- Top News
- Product News
- VentWorld Wants YOU...!
- Brief Reports
- VentWorld Classifieds & Other New Features!
- Upcoming Events
- About VentWord

 

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URGENT REQUEST FOR EARTHQUAKE ASSISTANCE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

VENTILATORS SOUGHT BY EQUIPMENT FIRM IN INDIA
[01/30/01] Portable ventilators urgently sought (control/assist, battery operated, preferred) by dealer in India (MediKits) for earthquake victims. Please fax catalog (prices and quantity you can offer, shipment by air freight delivery), to MediKits at (91 22) 283-1412.

(VentWorld disclaims any and all responsibility for transactions or communication that may occur as a result of this posting.)


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TOP NEWS
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RESPIRONICS AWARDED MAJOR NOVATION CONTRACT FOR VENTILATORS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
[01/31/01] Respironics announced today a 3-year agreement to provide ventilation equipment through Novation, the largest supply cost management company in health care ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=285 Click here for more...
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CELL PHONES CAN INTERFERE WITH VENTILATORS & OTHER MEDICAL DEVICES, SAYS MAYO CLINIC REPORT
[01/2001] Mobile phones can interfere signficantly with external medical devices, although this occurs primarily at very close range and rarely would be clinically important ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=274 Click here for more...
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AMETHYST RESEARCH, CREATOR OF VENTWORLD, AWARDED FOR INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVICE SIMULATION SERVICES
[01/30/01] Amethyst Research, LLC (Philadelphia, PA), developers of VentWorld.com and of ventilator simulations and other interactive software for education and product promotion, received the prestigious 2001 Ben Franklin Technology Partners' Emerging Business Award for Most Innovative Service ...

http://www.amethyst-research.com/news.html Click here for more...
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BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND CADUCIAN TO DEVELOP WIRELESS MONITORED DATA FLOWS WITH CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING SUPPORT SOFTWARE
[01/18/01] Improved weaning from ventilation is one example of the projected applications for this project ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=266 Click here for more...
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PRODUCT NEWS
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FDA-CDRH TO HOLD TELECONFERENCE ON REDUCING MEDICAL ERRORS VIA HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING IN DEVICE DEVELOPMENT
[01/2001] The live, interactive teleconference will be held Wed., Feb. 14, 2001, and will be available via satellite or webcast, and later on video ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=281 Click here for more...
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PULMONETIC'S LTV VENT SERIES TO USE GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE PRODUCTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF LTM GRAPHICS MONITOR SOFTWARE
[12/11/00] Green Hills' ThreadX® Real-Time Operating System and MULTI® 2000 Integrated Development Environment will be used to develop Pulmonetic LTM™ Graphics Monitor software ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=250 Click here for more...
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MEDICA 2000 EXHIBIT HALL
[11/2000] VentWorld visited the world's largest medical trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, to report on the latest innovations in respiratory care and mechanical ventilation equipment ...

http://www.ventworld.com/NF/nf-medica-2000.html 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.

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BRIEF REPORTS
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JAN 2001 AM J RESP CRIT CARE MED HIGHLIGHTS
[01/2001] This issue (v.163, n.1) presents consensus conference findings on noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in ARDS, and has several reports on vent-related research ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=268 Click here for more...
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'USE OF NITRIC OXIDE' GUIDELINE PUBLISHED
[01/15/01] Guidelines for using inhaled nitric oxide have been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and summarized by the National Guideline Clearinghouse ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=263 Click here for more...
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CIPROFLOXACIN OR IMIPENEM MONOTHERAPY EQUALLY EFFECTIVE AGAINST NOSOCOMIAL PNEUMONIA IN VENT PATIENT STUDY
[12/2000] Monotherapy with one of these antibiotics may be useful in some patient subsets, according to results published in THORAX, v.55, n.12 ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=261 Click here for more...
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VENTWORLD ADDS 2 EXCITING NEW FEATURES!
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CLASSIFIED ADS & MORE: THE VENTWORLD MARKETPLACE!
[01/2001] Now, you and other members of the VentWorld community can post and view classified listings that will help you buy and sell equipment or services, or make other online requests and announcements. It's the VentWorld MARKETPLACE, which also includes links to other web pages where you can look for what you need across the internet ...

Click the link below to visit the VentWorld Marketplace now. Send email to: marketplace@ventworld.com if you have comments or suggestions.
Click here to visit the Marketplace!
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PRODUCT PRESENTATIONS FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM: THE VENTWORLD ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIEWER
[01/2001] VentWorld.com introduces an exciting way to become familiar with the products you are interested in: interactive presentations in which you can view the product 'up close' and, in some cases, touch buttons and turn the knobs as if the device were right in front of you! A great way to go beyond the static spec sheets...

Click here for more info on the Interactive Viewer!
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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:
Click here!


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Feb 8, 2001: Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline:
ATS Sixth Annual State of the Art Review Course in
Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
(Mar 1 - 4, 2001, San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Feb 10-14, 2001: San Francisco, CA
Critical Care: Blending Science and Compassion --
The 30th International Educational and Scientific
Symposium of the Society of Critical Care Medicine

Feb 26-28, 2001: Philadelphia, PA
Children Who Are Medically Complex or Technology
Dependent: "Growth Through Transitions"

Feb 28-Mar 3, 2001: Breckenridge, CO
New Concepts in Mechanical Ventilation:
The 5th Annual Practicum & Intensive Course
Southern Chapter, Amer. Coll. of Chest Physicians

Mar 1-4, 2001: San Juan, Puerto Rico
ATS Sixth Annual State of the Art Review Course
in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

Mar 7-9, 2001: Lyon, France
Eight International Conference on
Home Mechanical Ventilation

Mar 9-11, 2001: Hilton Head Island, SC
2001 - An Airspace Odyssey:
A Clinical Pediatric Pulmonary Course
Co-sponsored by the Amer. Academy of Pediatrics
and the Amer. College of Chest Physicians

Mar 15-17, 2001: Washington, D.C.
National Association for Medical
Direction of Respiratory Care

Mar 16, 2001: La Jolla, CA
Second Annual APPLYING ADVANCED VENTILATOR
TECHNOLOGY Conference -- Obstructive Lung
Disease and Work of Breathing
Univ of Calif, San Diego Respir. Care Dept.

Mar 26-28, 2001: Las Vegas, NV
Medtrade West 2001, Las Vegas Hilton

Mar 31-Apr 6: Miami, FL
Ventilator-Assisted Children's Center Camp

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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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David Borofsky, MD
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