The experimental drug Carmeseal, given at very low doses, improved signs of respiratory function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

posted on July 25, 2012 - 4:55pm
Phrixus Pharmaceuticals in Ann Arbor, Mich., reported July 19, 2012, that its experimental drug Carmeseal demonstrated a beneficial effect on the diaphragm (the primary breathing muscle) in mice with a disease resembling Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Noninvasive volume ventilation systems go beyond 'BiPAP'

posted on September 1, 2007 - 10:12am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
Editor’s note: In the last issue of Quest, Diane Huberty told readers why she was happy with getting her breathing assistance (ventilation) through a tracheostomy tube with a volume ventilator (see “Truth, Lies and Tracheostomies,” July-August 2007). In the following article, Michael Munn tells readers why he prefers having a mask or mouthpiece with the same type of ventilator.