2020 is here, but before we turn the page on the new year, RT is taking a look back at our top articles published in 2019. The following is a list of the 10 most-read articles on respiratory-therapy.com from January 1st through December 31st, 2019. (To be included in the list the article must have been published in 2019.) Click on the headlines to read the articles.
Happy New Year to all and thank you for your continued support of RT!
Published: February 11, 2019
The Olympus Spiration Valve System (SVS), an FDA-approved endobronchial valve, is now commercially available for the treatment of severe emphysema. The Spiration Valve is an umbrella shaped device that improves breathing by redirecting air from diseased parts of the lungs to healthier parts, enabling healthier tissue to expand.
Published: February 20, 2019
Clearing airway secretions has benefits not only for airway function but also infection prevention. One such therapy for clearing the airways of patients is cough assist.
Published: August 1, 2019
Mechanical ventilation is one of the most common ICU interventions, and understanding and accurately interpreting ventilator graphics may reduce risks and improve patient outcomes.
Published: April 1, 2019
A CNN.com article documents the amazing story of Tammy Lewis, a respiratory therapist who now works in the same hospital NICU where she was born prematurely (24 weeks).
Published: May 28, 2019
Apple has bought Tueo Health, which is working on a solution to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in children using a mobile app and commercial breathing sensors.
Published: September 24, 2019
Hamilton Medical has received 510(k) approval for optional high-flow oxygen therapy on the Hamilton-G5, C1 and T1 ventilators, as well as for the speaking valve compatibility option on the Hamilton-C1 and T1.
Published: April 15, 2019
The US FDA has granted premarket approval for a SuperSaturated Oxygen (SSO2) Therapy device to treat acute myocardial infarction. SSO2 therapy provides interventional cardiologists with a treatment significantly reduce muscle damage in heart attack patients.
Published: January 9, 2019
Service dogs can be trained to notice changes in their owner’s breathing and may be able to detect an impending asthma exacerbation.
Published: July 5, 2019
Interpreting arterial blood gases (ABGs) may be difficult at first but with practice it becomes easier to see the problem and assess the possibility that the body is working to compensate for a chronic issue.
Published: December 5, 2019
A rare form of lung scarring typically found in metal workers — hard-metal pneumoconiosis — was discovered in the lungs of a hospitalized vape user.