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More Hot Air about HBOT by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 Apr 2009 11:39pm A few weeks ago, BMC Pediatrics published an article that purports to show that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can produce “...significant improvements in overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction, eye contact, and sensory/cognitive awareness..” in autistic children. This study ( Rossignol et al, 2009 ) is billed as a “...mult ... Read on »
What's in the Water? Respiratory Therapists vs. Nurses by Glenna M. Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 2:55pm I've been talking lately about the RN vs RT attitude at work by one RN. Last night I had BiPaps which I enjoy mostly because of the interaction with the patient and the rah rah team nature of working with the nurses on the floors we BiPap on. I didn't share a pt with the one RN that I've mentioned lately but I will say that when I was on that ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer| Role of Oxygen by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 19 Dec 2009 7:30pm Here is an interesting news from Science Daily. When prostate cancer returns, a new study offers insight as to why treatment isn’t effective. The study - a collaboration between researchers at the Josephine Ford Cancer Center at Henry Ford Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center - shows that men with a low oxygen supply to their tumor ... Read on »
Getting High by John Lacroix Posted Sun 15 Aug 2010 9:26pm This weekends Leadville Trail 100 Mile Ultramarathon is known first and foremost because of it's elevation. Of all the races in the Grand Slam of ultra-running, this one reaches the highest elevation of 12,620' above sea level. This spot is known as Hope Pass, and runners don't just go there once.. they go there twice. Leadville starts in the ... Read on »
The Great Return to Work by Glenna M. Posted Wed 13 Apr 2011 12:59pm   (Poster courtesy of www.keepbreathing.wordpress.com ) While I have continued to post, I haven't been posting much about work lately. That's because I haven't been to work much lately.  Have been off the last five weeks due to lumbar pain/disks trying to escape my spinal column.  Went through traction therapy and that cured me by ... Read on »
Lance Armstrong's Altitude Training Plan by Tom H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Jul 2009 4:32pm By Carmichael Training Systems In 1995, road cycling’s World Championships were held in Bogota, Colombia. This caused some consternation within the professional cycling world because the race courses were located approximately 2600 meters (8,500 feet) above sea level. That’s just a little bit lower than the altitude of Aspen, Colorado. More ... Read on »
Need a Harmonica player for your band? by Respiratory Therapist Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:56pm I found this interesting article from the Arizona Republic about a program at the John C. Lincoln hospital in Phoenix Arizona. Basically it is a class put on by Mike Clark, a registered respiratory therapist at the hospital where patients with mainly COPD are learning to play the Harmonica. By using the harmonica these patien ... Read on »
Moments of Busy. by Respiratory Therapist Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:56pm As you might of noticed from my last post that we are really not all that busy here in my RT Cave, but we do have our moments of busy and last night was one of them. I get here at my normal time of 1830 figuring on a pretty decent night. I do the normal thing, put my coat and my food in my locker and fridge and then page the RT on shift ... Read on »
How Do You Handle Mistakes by Co-workers? by Glenna M. Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 3:04pm Bear in mind that it's 10am and I've officially been up for 24 hours. Also know that I haven't gotten more than 4-5 hours of sleep a day in over a week. So in that frame of mind, let me ask a question. How do you handle mistakes by coworkers when you find them? The reason I ask is because last night was, not horrible exactly, but insane. I ... Read on »
Easy Peasy RT Riddle by Glenna M. Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 3:15pm Had a patient tonight who said the family physician had advised that the patient "MIGHT MAYBE" have a "TOUCH" of emphysema and that it would "PROBABLY" be a good idea to consult with a pulmonologist. The patient asked my opinion if I thought a follow up on that pulmo appt was necessary. The patient is very thin with a hacky but productiv ... Read on »

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