Factors Predictive of Escalated Care in Infant Bronchiolitis ID'd
MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 -- Variables have been identified that predict escalated care for infants with bronchiolitis, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Gabrielle Freire, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Use Azithromycin for Lung Condition in Cancer Patients FDA: Don't Use Azithromycin for Lung Condition in Cancer Patients
The FDA warns of an increased risk for relapse of hematologic malignancy and for death when azithromycin is used to prevent bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Even the Thinnest Salami Contains Some Meat Even the Thinnest Salami Contains Some Meat
This editorial comments on a recent study regarding differences in the utilization of albuterol for infants with bronchiolitis.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Flow Oxygen to Treat Infants With Bronchiolitis High-Flow Oxygen to Treat Infants With Bronchiolitis
Dr Patel reviews a study that compares the outcomes of infants with bronchiolitis treated outside an ICU who received high-flow oxygen therapy versus those who received standard oxygen therapy.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Four-month-old baby boy is fighting for his life after being diagnosed with a rare cancer
Four-month-old Roman Hansen, from South Shields, was initially with  bronchiolitis until tests showed a collapsed lung, leading to him having much of the organ removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does High-Flow Cannula Oxygen Improve Bronchiolitis Outcomes? Does High-Flow Cannula Oxygen Improve Bronchiolitis Outcomes?
A study tested high-flow versus standard cannula in the delivery of oxygen to infants with bronchiolitis.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Initiative Cuts Overuse of Tests, Treatments for Bronchiolitis
Reductions in ordering of chest radiographs, respiratory viral testing, bronchodilators (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Initiative Cuts Overuse of Tests, Treatments for Bronchiolitis
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- A multidisciplinary improvement initiative can reduce overuse of interventions for bronchiolitis, according to a study published online May 11 in Pediatrics. In an effort to reduce overuse of interventions for children with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Spikes in air pollution can heighten risk of chest infections, research suggests
Study of PM2.5 levels in Utah suggests increase in diagnoses of viral infections such as bronchitis follows even brief upticks in pollutionEven short-term increases in air pollution are linked to a higher risk of developing viral chest infections that turn into conditions such as bronchiolitis, new research suggests.The study, carried out by scientists in the US, looked at levels of tiny particles in the air known asPM2.5s across eight locations along the Wasatch Front in Utah, including Salt Lake City. This area features a string of towns and is home the majority of the state ’s population and, due to various factor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Pollution Science Environment Health Society US news UK news World news Bronchitis Source Type: news

You Asked: What ’s the Healthiest Way to Make Popcorn?
If you’ve ever wondered exactly what happens when a popcorn kernel pops, well, scientific research has the answer. An un-popped corn kernel is a drop of water surrounding by soft starch and encased in a hull. Heat up that kernel, and the water molecules locked inside will expand until the pressure and heat cause the starch to inflate and explode, bursting the hull and turning the kernel inside-out. What you have left after this popping occurs is a filling, low-calorie, whole-grain food packed with fiber. “Popcorn is an extremely nutritious snack compared to most,” says Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Genetic factors for most common disease in the first year of life are identified
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The acute viral bronchiolitis is the worldwide leading cause of hospitalization during this period. A study crosses data from patients' genetic variations with the disease's different viruses and their respective set of symptoms, paving the way for future developments by precision medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Orthotics and Heel Pain; Bacteria and Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include infants with bronchiolitis, orthotics for heel pain, behavioral therapy in dementia, and H. pylori infection in early gastric cancer (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Improves Outcomes in Infant Brochiolitis High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Improves Outcomes in Infant Brochiolitis
High-flow oxygen therapy given by nasal cannula to infants with bronchiolitis - a treatment that adds heat, humidity and extra pressure to the oxygen - can cut odds of treatment failure by nearly half compared to standard-flow therapy, according to a new pragmatic study in Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Improves Outcomes in Infant Bronchiolitis High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Improves Outcomes in Infant Bronchiolitis
High-flow oxygen therapy given by nasal cannula to infants with bronchiolitis - a treatment that adds heat, humidity and extra pressure to the oxygen - can cut odds of treatment failure by nearly half compared to standard-flow therapy, according to a new pragmatic study in Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High-Flow Oxygen Improves Infant Bronchiolitis Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced need for escalation of care (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

High - Flow O2 Therapy Feasible for Infants With Bronchiolitis
Tied to lower rate of care escalation than standard oxygen therapy in infants treated outside ICU (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Bronchiolitis Cases Continue to Increase in Harare
[The Herald] Harare continues to record an increased number of bronchiolitis, with cases now being recorded at other health facilities such as Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and Chitungwiza Central Hospital, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Respiratory Syncytial Virus: A Quality Improvement Approach to Antimicrobial Stewardship
This research article examines how increased incidence of multidrug-resistant organisms is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, hospital length of stay, and cost. Estimates show that up to 50% of antimicrobial use is inappropriate. This initiative focuses on inappropriate use of antibiotics in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. This virus is the most common cause of bronchiolitis during childhood. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding the root cause of bronchiolitis symptoms
(Children's National Health System) 'By treating all bronchiolitis patients with a single agent, we could be comparing apples with oranges,' says Robert J. Freishtat, M.D., M.P.H., chief of emergency medicine at Children's National Health System. The necessary treatment may differ, depending on the underlying cause: Respiratory syncytial virus, rhinovirus or another virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mother issues anxious bronchiolitis warning to parents
Beth Foster, 21, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, posted a gut-wrenching photo of her baby girl on Facebook along with a strong message to other young parents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals Vary Widely in Management of Infant Bronchiolitis Hospitals Vary Widely in Management of Infant Bronchiolitis
According to a new study, almost one third of infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis receive no evidence-based supportive therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Popcorn Lung (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Symptoms, Causes, Life Expectancy
Title: Popcorn Lung (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Symptoms, Causes, Life ExpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Is Nebulized Hypertonic Saline More Effective for Bronchiolitis? Is Nebulized Hypertonic Saline More Effective for Bronchiolitis?
A multisite pediatric emergency department study compared hypertonic and normal saline nebulizer treatments for bronchiolitis.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Dipstick test children ’s urine before prescribing antibiotics
Test in infants and children 3 months or older but younger than 3 years with suspected UTI Related items fromOnMedica GPs need support to convince public to stop expecting antibiotics Feedback better than education for cutting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE
RCGP supports decision advised in draft guidance Related items fromOnMedica No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course Ear disorders Managing minor illness in primary care – external ear complaints Acute otitis media GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Skip Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis, Experts Say Skip Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis, Experts Say
Pulse oximetry in young children with bronchiolitis may lead to overdiagnosis of hypoxemia, increased hospital admissions, and longer length of stay, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Delayed presentation of button battery ingestion: a devastating complication - Chessman R, Verkerk M, Hewitt R, Eze N.
A 12-month-old child presented with a prolonged history of fever, cough and difficulty breathing, which was initially treated as bronchiolitis. She was discharged but presented again to Accident and Emergency department 4 days later with worsening symptom.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

High-Flow Oxygen May Ward Off Critical Care in Infants With Bronchiolitis High-Flow Oxygen May Ward Off Critical Care in Infants With Bronchiolitis
High-flow warm humidified oxygen (HFWHO) does not reduce the amount of time infants with bronchiolitis require oxygen support compared to standard therapy, according to an open-label trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet
According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as:&n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Croup RSV strep throat whooping cough Source Type: news

Overdiagnosis, Overtreatment Too Common in Pediatric Care Overdiagnosis, Overtreatment Too Common in Pediatric Care
Review suggests the need to reevaluate use of oxygen saturation levels and hypertonic saline for infants with bronchiolitis, antidepressants for adolescents, and head circumference screenings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Second opinion gives unborn baby second chance
Seven-month-old Charlotte Bent is hitting all of her developmental milestones — smiling, laughing, playing peek-a-boo, bearing weight on her legs. Her parents, Jennifer and Keith, are overjoyed. “It’s a complete 180-degree turn from where we thought we would be this time last year,” says Jennifer. After struggling to conceive their second child, the couple was thrilled when Jennifer became pregnant. The results of genetic testing were normal and confirmed they would be welcoming a daughter in April. Jennifer felt the baby’s first kicks on Nov. 23, 2015. The next day, she was scheduled for an a...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Advanced Fetal Care Center bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Christopher Elitt Second opinion ventriculomegaly Source Type: news

Promising decision aid could help cut needless antibiotic prescriptions
Designed to identify children with respiratory tract infections/cough at low risk of serious illness Related items fromOnMedica Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children Evidence launched to improve antibiotic prescribing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Asthma risk increases when child had bronchiolitis
Asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene, new research shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rhinovirus Bronchiolitis: A Sign of Asthma Yet to Come? Rhinovirus Bronchiolitis: A Sign of Asthma Yet to Come?
The characteristics of rhinovirus bronchiolitis differ from bronchiolitis caused by RSV or a combination of both infections.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

E-cigarettes: Good news, bad news
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Americans are confused about electronic cigarettes. A recent poll showed that the public was about evenly split between those who thought that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, were less harmful than conventional cigarettes, and those who believed that e-cigarettes were as bad as or worse than regular cigarettes. Unfortunately, there is no long-term safety data about e-cigarettes. What information we do have suggests that e-cigarettes have a complex mix of potential harms and benefits. E-cigarettes: Less deadly than regular cigarettes First, the good news: e-cigarettes are almost certainly le...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Behavioral Health Cancer Lung disease Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: news

Most UK nurseries’ sickness policies out of step with public health guidance
Policies likely to be needlessly boosting primary care consultations and antibiotic prescriptionsRelated items from OnMedicaScabies in infants and childrenPoint-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistanceGPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in childrenChildren order fast food from schools, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 7, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bronchiolitis quality standard
NICE has published a new quality standard on bronchiolitis. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 27, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infant bronchiolitis risk linked to gut flora composition
Infants with gut flora dominated by the genus Bacteroides have more than four times greater odds of developing bronchiolitis than those with microbiota dominated by Enterobacter and... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 27, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Distinct Fecal Microbiota Pattern Associated with Infant Bronchiolitis (FREE)
By Christine Judge Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH A gut microbiota dominated by Bacteroides is associated with elevated risk for bronchiolitis in infants, suggests a case-control study in Pediatrics.Investigators matched 40 infants hospitalized with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 26, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NICE hoping to reduce child admissions for bronchiolitis
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued advice on spotting and managing bronchiolitis in babies and young children, with the aim of reducing admissions and antibiotic prescribing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE releases new quality standard for bronchiolitis in children
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued a new quality standard to reduce child hospital admissions for bronchiolitis Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Children ' s health Baby Care Respiratory care Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

NICE releases new quality standard for bronchiolitis in children
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued a new quality standard to reduce child hospital admissions for bronchiolitis Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 23, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Kimberley Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

NICE urges GPs to restrict antibiotics for bronchiolitis and promote self care
GPs should arm parents with information so they can self care at home for babies with bronchiolitis, NICE has said in new guidance, which also calls for a crackdown on inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for the viral illness. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children
Guidance should help cut antibiotic prescribingRelated items from OnMedicaGPs slash total antibiotic scrips by over 7% in a yearPoint-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistanceA fifth of children with persistent cough have whooping cough (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lung disease in smokers who don’t have COPD
This study affirms that these people can experience serious health consequences, even without COPD. This finding also brings into question how we should classify chronic respiratory disease. So far, we haven’t determined a way of classifying those who have symptoms but don’t quite meet the usual criteria for COPD, and we also don’t have much data or guidance on how best to treat them. In the meantime, quitting smoking remains the best way to lower your chances of getting COPD — and the best way to lessen any respiratory symptoms you’re having. Most smokers who stop will feel better, with less ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Health Lung disease Smoking cessation COPD Source Type: news

One in six children hospitalized for lung inflammation positive for marijuana exposure
A new study found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana exposure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news