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SLEEP STUDIES Home Sleep Home A Low-Cost Alternative to Full-Service Sleep Labs By Susanna M. Virden More than 12 million Americans suffer from sleep-disordered breathing, according to the National Institutes of Health. Yet many don’t realize that the condition can be diagnosed easily from…

Laboratory Technology

Laboratory Technology Multi-Analyte Profiling Using Suspension Arrays By Michael Spain, MD V irtually no disease results in just one laboratory abnormality, nor is there a single laboratory result that is 100 percent sensitive and 100 percent specific for a certain disease. Typically, when using…

Air Bags Trigger Breathing Woes

Air Bags Trigger Breathing Woes By Margaret Varnell, RN, RRT Moments after the auto accident in July, 43-year-old Margo MacGhinty’s uttered, “Thank God for my airbag!” But within minutes her initial relief turned to fear. And then panic. Trapped inside her 1997 Jeep Grand…

Home Health Care Today

Home Health Care Today Cold Winds Blowing From Capitol Hill By Michael E. Donnellan, MBA, RRT In a magical land called Oz, far, far away, home health care is provided by Munchkins under the watchful eye of a wizard. The elderly are contented, healthy,…

Viewing the Future of Home Care

Cover Story Viewing the Future of Home Care Upon the Issue of Competency Rests the Fortunes of RTs in Home Care By Michael Gibbons When drawing up their reimbursement scheme for home care years ago, Medicare’s money mavens didn’t see a need to pay…

Therapists Routinely Treat Atopic Asthma

tips on practice Therapists Routinely Treat Atopic Asthma By Michael P. Hahn, RRT Respiratory care practitioners see patients with allergic (atopic or extrinsic) asthma on a regular basis. We can help these people manage their asthma by educating them about allergy types, treatments and,…

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