Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to know about pulse oximeters

(HealthDay)—If you use an oxygen concentrator and a pulse oximeter at home, proper use is crucial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Time to decannulation shorter if based on suctioning frequency

(HealthDay)—A protocol based on suctioning frequency plus continuous high-flow oxygen therapy results in a shorter time to decannulation among conscious, critically ill patients with a tracheostomy tube, according to a ...

Neuroscience

Expanding treatment options for severe brain trauma

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube, and is commonly used to treat decompression sickness resulting from scuba diving or wounds that resist healing, such as those resulting ...

Neuroscience

Tiny molecule could protect newborns from brain damage

Oxygen deprivation can be the worst start to a newborn's life, resulting in brain damage, epilepsy, developmental delays and death. It affects millions of babies around the world each year, either through pregnancy and delivery ...

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