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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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November 8, 2000 - Vol. 1, No. 7

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This Edition's Contents:
- Top News
- Product News
- VentWorld Wants YOU...!
- Brief Reports
- VentWorld Launches Online Store
- Upcoming Events
- About VentWord


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TOP NEWS
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FROM THE FIELD: AARC'S 46TH INTERNATIONAL RESPIRATORY CONGRESS
[10/2000] Held this year in Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 7-10, the American Association for Respiratory Care's International Congress was "a veritable smorgasbord of people, devices, lectures, and events all dedicated to furthering the profession of respiratory care." So says William French, MA, RRT, in his review of the wide range of Congress activities and educational offerings...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=228 Click here for the overview of the Congress...

AARC EXHIBIT HALL PRODUCT ROUNDUP
One hundred ninety-five exhibitors had booths at this year's AARC Congress in Cincinnati. Here are selected descriptions of the latest mechanical ventilation and respiratory care products from Caradyne, Datex-Ohmeda, Draeger, Mallinckrodt, Newport, Novametrix, Siemens, and Versamed...

http://www.ventworld.com/NF/nf-aarc-2000.html Click here for the exhibit hall report...
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DATA CRITICAL TO PROVIDE MALLINCKRODT WITH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY FOR VENTILATORS
[10/13/00] Under a new three-year agreement, Data Critical will develop an interface to allow its AlarmView(TM) wireless data network system to be used with Mallinckrodt's Puritan-Bennett line of ventilators. Mallinckrodt (recently purchased by Tyco) will distribute the AlarmView interface to their new and existing ventilator customers. AlarmView already is distributed with Mallinckrodt's Nellcor pulse oximetry and multi-parameter monitoring devices...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=219 Click here for more...
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PRODUCT NEWS
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RESPIRONICS RELEASES NEW BIPAP(r) SYNCHRONY(tm) VENTILATORY SUPPORT SYSTEM
[10/12/00] This new noninvasive ventilator offers either a limited-feature (BiPAP Synchrony S) or advanced platform (BiPAP Synchrony S/T); the S model upgrades to S/T when additional modes are needed. The lightweight unit has: Digital Auto-Trak Sensitivity(tm), which adjusts to breathing pattern and mask leaks; ramping for gradual pressure introduction; expanded monitoring and alarms; the Encore(r) Software tool for data collection and reporting; and an optional built-in modem...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=224 Click here for more...
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MEDTRADE 2000 EXHIBIT HALL HIGHLIGHTS
[10/2000] MedTrade, the largest exposition of home medical equipment, drew over 1200 vendors and an audience of 24,700 this year in Orlando, FL. VentWorld visited throughout the exhibit hall to report on innovative new products and enhancements to well-known ventilator and respiratory care equipment...

http://www.ventworld.com/NF/nf-mt-10-00.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.

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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OCT 2000 AM J RESPIR CRIT CARE MED: HOME NPPV ENHANCES PHYSICAL TRAINING IN COPD; HEMODYNAMIC TESTING IS ACCURATE IN LIQUID VENTILATION
[10/13/00] The latest American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (vol. 162, no. 4) compares home noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation alone versus such ventilation along with physical training, in severe COPD; and discusses hemodynamic measurements made during partial liquid ventilation with perflubron...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=233 Click here for more...
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OCTOBER 2000 CHEST JOURNAL HIGHLIGHTS
[10/2000] This issue of CHEST (v.118, n.4) has vent-related reports on:

- Short-term use of fluticasone propionate in ventilator-dependent COPD patients;
- Latex allergy in children on ventilation;
- Hemodynamic effects of BIPAP on chronic CHF patients with systolic dysfunction;
- Bedside detection of retained secretions and timing of suctioning in vent patients;
- Incidence and 31-day survival with acute respiratory failure in the USA;
- Performance of transport ventilators with patient-triggered ventilation...

http://www.ventworld.com/News/News.asp?Page=230 Click here for more...
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VENTWORLD LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE
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[11/8/00] The VentWorld Online Store now is open for business! You can shop on the internet for educational respiratory care software, books, videos and other related items, courtesy of VentWorld.com and our partner, Yahoo.com. Just click any of the convenient links on VentWorld, or go to: http://store.yahoo.com/ventworld/

Our selection is growing daily to help you learn ventilation and respiratory theory, along with practical clinical matters. For the store's debut, we're featuring the Oxygen Titration Protocol, by Herbert Patrick, MD. This package includes comprehensive educational materials, plus a computerized shunt-table tool and a laminated pocket shunt-table card. Or if you'd like to spruce up your wardrobe, check out our stylish VentWorld t-shirt!

Credit cards are welcome, with several convenient delivery options.

Click the link below to visit the VentWorld Online Store now. Send email to: store@ventworld.com if you have comments or suggestions.

http://store.yahoo.com/ventworld/ Click here to visit the store!


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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#november2000
Click here!


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Nov 10-12, 2000: Ithaca, New York
Pulmonary Teaching Conference

Nov 14-15, 2000: Stowe, Vermont
Vermont/New Hampshire SRC Annual Meeting

Nov 22-25, 2000: Düsseldorf, Germany
MEDICA 2000 32nd World Forum for Doctors' Surgeries and Hospitals

Nov 27-Dec 2, 2000: Quinamavida, Chile
2000 ATS International Respiratory Epidemiology (IRE) Courses

Dec 1, 2000: Long Island, New York
16th Annual Pulmonary Update, American Lung Association of Nassau/Suffolk, NY

Dec 9-12, 2000: Mar del Plata, Argentina
28º Congreso Argentino de Medicina Respiratoria,
Asociación Argentina de Medicina Respiratoria

Dec 13-15, 2000: Westminster, London, England
British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting

Dec 29, 2000: Submission Deadline: AARC 2001
All Topic and Speaker Suggestions for the AARC 47th International Congress
(Dec 1-4, 2001, San Antonio, TX)
Must Be RECEIVED By Dec 29, 2000.

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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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VentWord is the newsletter for registered viewers of www.VentWorld.com.

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David Borofsky, MD
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