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Respiratory diseases associated with low birth weight persist into adulthood

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adults with a history of low birth weight (LBW) are more prone to respiratory illnesses requiring hospitalization than are adults without such a history, findings from a population-based, case-control study indicate. “Survivors of VLBW with and without a history of...

Advances in Mechanical ventilation

Targeted PEEP Therapy

Michael Howell, MD, discusses an exciting advance in mechanical ventilation, targeted PEEP therapy, citing the results of a pilot study that used an esophageal balloon to measure pleural pressure, the force that compresses the lungs, to set PEEP to a value that matches physiologic needs. Summary: ...

Treatment of acute and chronic pain

Interventional Pain Management

David Kloth, MD, is the Founder, President and Medical Director of Connecticut Pain Care, P.C., a pain management center for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. He discusses interventional pain management, who should practice and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians’ certification...