March 2012 Issue

IN THIS ISSUE:     PRINT VERSION


  • ICP Expands South
  • Comparing Anticoagulants for treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Can Vitamin C Be Used To Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?
  • Nuedexta (Dextromethorphan 20mg/ Quinidine 10mg)
  • COPD Management

ICP Cover story: ICP Expands South

Inc. welcomes a new addition to our corporation, the accquisition of Dabe Medical owned by Kim Dabe, and Fasse Dabe LLC, owned by Susan Fasse and Kim Dabe. Dabe Medical formerly known as Miami Valley Respiratory Care began providing respiratory products and services to southwest Ohio area nursing facilities in 1985. In 1996, Dabe Medical  incorporated as K. L. Dabe and Associates, Inc.

As a growth-oriented company, in 2000 Dabe Medical purchased the respiratory care portion of Certifi ed Medical in Middletown, Ohio expanding its respiratory client list. Also in 2000, the company added Fasse Dabe LLC to do contract billing services for nursing facilities and DME companies. Soon after, they added enteral nutrition, equipment, supplies, and clinical support for clients residing in nursing facilities in much the same fashion as our Tiffi n location. In 2010, Fasse Dabe LLC won the  Medicare Competitive Bid for southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana, and north central Kentucky.

ICP Southern Region becomes an extension of our Ancillary  Services Unit which includes medical supplies, Medicare Part B products and billing services and respiratory equipment and  supplies.

Comparing Anticoagulants for treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

AFib is a type of irregular heartbeat.  AFib affects more than 2 million people in the United States. When your heart beats irregularly, it doesn’t pump blood as it should. This can cause blood to pool in the upper chambers of your heart (called the atria)thus causing a clot which can ultimately cause a stroke. Strokes can be prevented in most AF patients by using anticoagulants, or blood thinners. Anticoagulants reduce your blood’s ability to clot (coagulate). Read More

Can Vitamin C Be Used to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

The urinary tract is one of the most common sites of bacterial infections in humans. Numerous bacterial organisms may be the cause of urinary tract infections, but the most common pathogen is E. Read More

Nuedexta

Nuedexta is a newly approved drug for pseudobulbar affect (PBA). Pseudobulbar affect occurs when certain neurologic diseases damage the area of the brain that controls emotion such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, or stroke. Read More

COPD Management

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COLD) is the most common lung diseases in our society. COPD is a term used to describe a disease that interferes with normal breathing and gets worse slowly over time. Here is some information and suggestions on how to manage COPD.
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