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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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March 6, 2001 - Vol. 2, No. 2

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This Edition's Contents:
- Top News
- Product News
- VentWorld Wants YOU...!
- Brief Reports
- New VentWorld Partners and Features!
- Upcoming Events
- About VentWord

 


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TOP NEWS
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QUADRIPLEGIC MAN BREATHES WITHOUT VENTILATOR AFTER NEW NONINVASIVE IMPLANT TO STIMULATE DIAPHRAGM AND PHRENIC NERVE
[03/02/01] Researchers at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University developed and implanted the new diaphragm electrode system that lets 36-year-old Tom Conlan breathe on his own for the first time since a 1998 spinal cord injury left him paralyzed ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=319 Click here for more...
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DEATH RATE IN SEVERE SEPSIS LOWERED DRAMATICALLY BY EXPERIMENTAL DRUG DROTECOGIN ALFA (ACTIVATED)
[02/09/01] Recombinant human activated Protein C, or drotrecogin alfa (activated), Eli Lilly & Co., showed a relative risk reduction of nearly 20% after 28 treatment days in a 1500-patient study that focused on patients with acute organ failure, who often require ventilation. Due to its importance, the study was released by NEJM prior to formal publication ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=299 Click here for more...
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WATCHDOG GROUP PUBLIC CITIZEN RAISES ETHICS CONCERNS OVER DISCOVERY LABS' PROPOSED TRIAL OF SYNTHETIC SURFACTANT IN LATIN AMERICA
[02/28/01] Public Citizen has urged the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the FDA to stop Discovery Laboratories, Inc., a PA pharmaceutical company, from using placebo in testing a synthetic surfactant on premature babies in Latin America, saying it is unethical to use placebo where an effective treatment exists. Discovery Labs defended its research design, saying alternate designs would slow the trial & lead to additional deaths & debilitation among infant patients ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=321 Click here for more on Public Citizen's views... http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=320 Click here for Discovery Laboratories' response...
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PRODUCT NEWS
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PULMONETIC SYSTEMS LTV(tm) VENTILATORS ENHANCED WITH SEVERAL NEW FEATURES
[02/16/01] The LTV1000 now is available with Inspiratory/Expiratory Hold for diagnostic monitoring that aids in assessment of therapeutic decisions. With Monitor Scroll, incorporated into all LTV models, data automatically scrolls in the monitor window for a continuous view of critical information ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=307 Click here for more...
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FDA TELECONFERENCE SUMMARY: INTEGRATING HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING INTO MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN
[02/14/01] In this FDA Center for Device Radiological Health teleconference, government and industry panelists discussed and recommended techniques for using human factors engineering in device design to reduce use errors ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=301 Click here for more...
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NEWPORT MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS INTRODUCES THE E100M VIRTUAL VENTILATOR [02/13/01] This new, fully-interactive product guide for the compact Newport E100M neonatal/pediatric/adult ventilator provides comprehensive product info, an illustrated tutorial, and a completely functional 'virtual' ventilator that lets viewers adjust controls, set alarms and test their skills in setup and patient use. Developed by Amethyst Research, LLC (creators of VentWorld), the Interactive Product Guide helps users learn how to employ the E100M to its full advantage to improve patient care. To view a demo, log on to www.Ventilators.com ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=296 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.

Also, on our searchable discussion boards, you'll find many health practitioners, students and educators; vent-users and family members; industry professionals; and VentWorld staff researchers using the "RC Professionals," "Patients/Families," and news-related discussion areas to share information, questions and concerns on a wide range of topics that you and they can add to whenever needed.

http://www.ventworld.com/news/default.asp Click here to visit the VentWorld Discussion Page!

(Note: news-related discussions are accessed through the related news articles.)

http://www.ventworld.com/news/searchdisc.asp Click here to search the VentWorld Discussions!

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BRIEF REPORTS
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PROTEGRIN IB-367 RINSE LESSENS MOUTH BACTERIA IN PATIENTS AT RISK OF VENT-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA
[02/13/01] Protegrin IB-367 Rinse, from IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc, was found to be safe and effective in phase I single-dose clinical trial data reported at the Soc. for Crit. Care Med. 30th Annual Symposium ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=304 Click here for more...
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FEB. 2001 CHEST JOURNAL HIGHLIGHTS (V.119, N.2)
[02/2001] This issue covers perflubron in partial liquid ventilation; filgrastim in vent pts. with pneumonia and severe sepsis; prolonged ventilation after CABG; and low-pressure alarm failure in home vent pediatric tracheostomy tube decannulation ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=311 Click here for more...
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VENTWORLD SPECIAL REPORT: CAMPS FOR VENT-DEPENDENT KIDS EXCEL BUT NEED MORE FUNDING AND VOLUNTEERS
[02/28/01] Outdoor camps for children and teens on ventilators bring joy, new experiences and self-confidence to kids and respite to families, but need your help to continue growing ...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=315 Click here for more...
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NEW ON VENTWORLD.COM -- DISCUSSION SEARCH,
CAREER CENTER LAUNCH, NEW VENDORS & MORE!
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VENTWORLD CAREER CENTER NOW OPEN!
[03/05/01] Now VentWorld and our new partner, Hospitalhub.com, help you search through thousands of jobs from top employers, submit your resume quickly and easily, keep current on industry news and information targeted for health care professionals and employers, sign up for free health care publications, and post your practice opportunities to our database, which receives hundreds of thousands of queries every day ...

http://ventworld.hospitalhub.com/ Click here to visit the Career Center!

VENTWORLD WEBSITE ADDS NEW VENDOR-PARTNERS
[03/05/01] VentWorld welcomes the following partners:

NursingHands.com - Supplies and apparel
http://www.ventworld.com/equipment/marketplace.asp Click here to visit the Marketplace!

GE Capital Financing http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=3pvgfWBls1c&offerid=25830.10000004&subid=0&type=4 Click here for info on GE Capital Financing!

New to the VentWorld Store:
Delmar Thomson Learning - Popular RC books, videos, and CD's
Demers Consulting Services - Various topics on CD
Health Educator Publications, Inc. - Clinical handbooks
Kraus and Waters - Ventilator graphics education
RespiMedu - Ventilator graphics education

http://store.yahoo.com/ventworld/ Click here to visit the VentWorld Store at Yahoo.com!

EXPANDED & NEWLY ORGANIZED LISTING OF VENTILATION-RELATED BOOKS, VIDEOS, & CD'S
[03/05/01] For the latest searchable listing of published materials on vent-related respiratory care, including those sold through VentWorld and those available from other sources, check out:

http://www.ventworld.com/resources/searchpub.asp Click here for our listing of published resources!

YOU'VE ASKED FOR IT -- SEARCHABLE DISCUSSIONS
[03/05/01] Discussions are very popular on VentWorld, and now you can search them! Try it out at

http://www.ventworld.com/news/searchdisc.asp Click here to search the VentWorld Discussions!
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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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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 14-16, 2001: Lake Tahoe, CA
Tahoe 2001 - The Odyssey:
Calif. Soc. for Respir. Care's
Greater Bay Area Chapter Annual Meeting

Mar 15-17, 2001: Arlington, VA
National Association for Medical Direction
of Respiratory Care 24th Annual Meeting

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 21-24, 2001: Big Sky, MT
Big Sky Pulmonary Conference
The Montana Society for Respiratory Care
Pulmonary/Ski Conference

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

Mar 29-30, 2001: Lexington, KY
Combined Meeting ACCP Kentucky Chapter
and Kentucky Thoracic Society

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

Apr 1-4, 2001: Prague, Czech Republic
Internat'l Pediatric Respir. & Allergy Congress

Apr 3-4, 2001: San Jose, Costa Rica
Second ACCP Central American Pulmonary &
Critical Care Course

Apr 4-6, 2001: Wichita, KN
Kansas Soc. for Respir. Care Annual Meeting

Apr 4-7, 2001: Snowbird, UT
18th Conference on High Frequency Ventilation
of Infants, Children & Adults

Apr 5-7, 2001: Cleveland, OH
Focus on Respiratory Care Conference *

*(Don't forget to visit Amethyst Research, creators of VentWorld.com, in Booth 228 at the Focus Conference...
Mention the VentWord Newsletter and receive a free gift! Hope to see you there!)

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ABOUT VENTWORD
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