The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the ClearMatedevice (Thornhill Medical) designed to more quickly treat patients suffering from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

The standard treatment for CO poisoning is breathing 100% oxygen through a mask. In severe cases, patients may use a hyperbaric chamber, which delivers oxygen under higher than normal pressure.

The ClearMate device speeds up the elimination of CO from the body by delivering both 100% oxygen plus a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide, causing the patient to breathe faster.

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