2017 is here, but before we turn the page on the new year, RT is taking a look back at our top articles published in 2016. The following is a list of the 10 most-read articles on RTmagazine.com from January 1st through December 31st, 2016. (To be included in the list the article must have been published in 2016.) Click on the headlines to read the articles.
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Published: October 31, 2016
The guidelines aim to help clinicians determine when patients with acute respiratory failure can breathe on their own and to provide clinical advice that may increase the chances for successful extubation.
Published: June 9, 2016
Noninvasive ventilation was associated with increased intubation and death in critically ill immunocompromised patients with acute respiratory failure in a randomized trial.
Published: March 31, 2016
According to a new study, when COPD patients don’t receive adequate training on how to use inhalers, it may lead to a higher rate of misuse and higher healthcare costs.
Published: February 22, 2016
With more than half of all ICU patients intubated within 24 hours of admission, careful monitoring of these patients can help reduce time on the ventilator and prevent the risk of adverse events.
Published: April 15, 2016
Measurements of airway obstruction and inflammation were worse after e-cigarette sessions, and these findings were more severe in asthmatics.
Published: February 16, 2016
Sildenafil given with with ambrisentan, and not bosentan, may be better suited for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Published: January 11, 2016
“The time has come,” said AARC President Frank Salvatore, for the respiratory therapy profession to advance it’s education level, specifically by shifting to bachelor’s degrees.
Published: March 30, 2016
The findings of a new Weill Cornell Medicine study show that excessive iron buildup in the lungs may be a major cause of COPD.
Published: March 21, 2016
Led by patient safety organizations such as The Joint Commission, calls for continuous monitoring of non-critical care patients, especially those taking opioids, are consistently growing louder.
Published: September 30, 2016
A new device called The Bloom Inhaler, which is approximately the size and shape of a credit card, could one day become a replacement for traditional inhalers.