Alternative method for diagnosing PE as effective as CTPA
Diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE) in the emergency department using D-dime...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTPA doesn't necessarily improve usual care for PE diagnosis AI may not be ready to assess for pulmonary embolism Chest CT, stress testing find PE in 25% of COVID-19 patients Thoracic CT shows promise for monitoring health of obese patients CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can predict mortality from DEXA body composition data
Changes in body composition over time can be identified on total-body dual-energ...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Body composition analysis predicts mortality in spinal metastases Body composition on CT lung screening can spot at-risk patients Can body composition metrics foretell COVID-19 patient outcomes? Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk AI body analysis finds lung cancer survival risk factors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Latest Phase 3 Data for First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Demonstrates Significant and Durable Improvement in Signs and Symptoms of Active Psoriatic Arthritis while Maintaining its Safety Profile in Patients with Inadequate Response to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibition (TNFi-IR)
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, December 3, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new TREMFYA® (guselkumab) efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3b COSMOS trial published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), evaluating this selective interleukin (IL)-23 inhibitor in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who demonstrated inadequate efficacy or intolerance to tumor necrosis factor inhibition (TNFi).1 Results showed significantly higher proportions of patients treated with TREMFYA had improvement in joint signs and symptoms and complete skin clearance versus...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

When it comes to PE, racial disparities exist among COVID-19 patients
Racial disparities exist when it comes to pulmonary embolism (PE) caused b...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTPA doesn't necessarily improve usual care for PE diagnosis AI may not be ready to assess for pulmonary embolism Chest CT, stress testing find PE in 25% of COVID-19 patients CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients Almost 40% of CTPA exams find PE in COVID-19 patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chest x-ray prototype shows promise imaging lungs
Researchers have developed a low-dose, multicontrast chest x-ray system tha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dark-field x-ray shows promise for diagnosing emphysema in COPD New x-ray imaging technique emerges from the dark Introducing dark-field x-ray for lung imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of COPD
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quit smoking, prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
If you smoke and are thinking about quitting, consider that tobacco smoking is a leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. And COPD is the third leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for more than 3 million deaths a year."Tobacco damages the airways. It damages the substance of the lungs as well and causes emphysema," says Dr. John Costello, a pulmonologist… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cipla launches portable spirometer to diagnose COPD diseases
With this launch, the company intends to revolutionize Obstructive Airway Disease (OAD) diagnosis, in line with its ambition to strengthen its position as the lung leader in India. This is a part of the Company ’s 'LungAttack' campaign that endeavors to drive awareness about COPD and encourage early diagnosis. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OpenSAFELY NHS Service Restoration Observatory 1: primary care clinical activity in England during the first wave of COVID-19, BJGP
Study found large drop in laboratory test activity in April 2020 (small drop only for INR) followed by broad recovery by September. Respiratory symptoms remained constant except those COVID-19-related. Asthma reviews dropped but recovered; COPD reviews remained below baseline. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It OK to Drink Alcohol With COPD?
Title: Is It OK to Drink Alcohol With COPD?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Highlights in COPD From CHEST 2021 Highlights in COPD From CHEST 2021
From CHEST 2021, Dr MeiLan Han reports on real-world evidence studies affecting patients with COPD, including results from the PRIMUS study.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None ReCAP Source Type: news

Study offers insights on why the elderly are more susceptible to COVID-19
Among the populations most significantly affected by COVID-19 are the elderly and patients with preexisting medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and chronic lung diseases like COPD and asthma. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Consumer Health: COPD risks and prevention
November is National COPD Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and what you can do to keep yourself safe. COPD is the third leading cause of death by disease in the U.S., with more than 16.4 million people living with the disease, according to the American Lung Association. This chronic inflammatory lung disease is caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Janssen to Present the Strength and Promise of its Hematologic Malignancies Portfolio and Pipeline at ASH 2021
RARITAN, N.J., November 4, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 45 company-sponsored abstracts, including 11 oral presentations, plus more than 35 investigator-initiated studies will be featured at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. ASH is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and virtually from December 11-14, 2021.“We are committed to advancing the science and treatment of hematologic malignancies and look forward to presenting the latest research from our robust portfolio and pipeline du...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Dark-field x-ray shows promise for diagnosing emphysema in COPD
New research has shown that dark-field x-ray can be clinically effective i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New x-ray imaging technique emerges from the dark Introducing dark-field x-ray for lung imaging Phase-contrast CT technique reveals hidden image information New method reduces scatter in portable x-ray systems Dark-field x-ray measures scatter radiation for better image quality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Wellinks scores $25M for digital COPD management
The latest round follows a $14 million Series B raise from 2019. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

USPSTF Still Advises Against COPD Screening for Asymptomatic Adults
Task force concludes with moderate certainty that there is no net benefit for screening asymptomatic adults for COPD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Up to 5 Million Children Have Lost Parents During the Pandemic. Here ’s How They’ve Coped
Adin James is only 8 years old, but he has some very strict rules about how the world should work in the age of the pandemic. For starters, there’s the business of avoiding unmasked people. “They don’t have their masks on,” he’ll say when he sees an uncovered face on the street or in a store. “That’s not right. They’re making other people sick.” Then there’s the matter of doctors—who might have been trusted once but not anymore. “They lied to me. They told me my dad was gonna be better,” he tells his mother, Ebony James, 50, a principal at a mid...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Optimizing Inhalation Therapy in COPD and Asthma Patients Optimizing Inhalation Therapy in COPD and Asthma Patients
Which strategies may help COPD or asthma patients achieve optimal inhalation flow rates?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New Analyses Suggest Favorable Results for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) When Used as a First-Line Therapy for Bio-Naïve Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Sepsis Multiplies In-Hospital Mortality Risk in COPD Sepsis Multiplies In-Hospital Mortality Risk in COPD
Among patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the risk for discharge to another facility or for death in hospital was significantly greater than for patients without sepsis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Female Nurses With Long-Term OR Employment Have Increased Risk of COPD Female Nurses With Long-Term OR Employment Have Increased Risk of COPD
Female nurses employed in the operating room for 15 years or more may have an increased risk of developing COPD, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Oxygen Supplementation in COPD Exacerbation Oxygen Supplementation in COPD Exacerbation
Might oxygen supplementation in acute exacerbation of COPD with hypoxia and hypercapnia do more harm than good? This paper examines the evidence.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

CTPA doesn't necessarily improve usual care for PE diagnosis
Adding CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) doesn't necessarily improve the usua...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI may not be ready to assess for pulmonary embolism Chest CT, stress testing find PE in 25% of COVID-19 patients Exposure to contrast on CTPA doesn't cause long-term kidney injury Thoracic CT shows promise for monitoring health of obese patients CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What We Have In Common With Humans Of 23,000 Years Ago
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up to get a new edition from Susanna every Saturday. Recently, researchers reported that they’d found the oldest human footprints in North America. These fossilized tracks were made more than 21,000 years ago in what is now the White Sands National Park in New Mexico. It’s hard to comprehend that span of years and how many generations of humanity have come and gone since then. These were the slighted impressions on the earth—trace markings made by bare human feet pressing into the pliant mud of ancient lake. Yet they s...
Source: TIME: Science - October 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Inhaled Corticosteroids and Lung Cancer Risk in COPD Inhaled Corticosteroids and Lung Cancer Risk in COPD
What role might inhaled corticosteroids have in the risk for lung cancer among COPD patients? Is there a protective effect?Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Effects of Cigarette Smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 Infection Effects of Cigarette Smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 Infection
A new study examines the potential effects of cigarette smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 infection and severity.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma, Smoking, Chronic Sinusitis Tied to Early COPD Risk
Large study of Hispanic adults shows association with risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before age 50 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 24, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

What Is the Main Cause of COPD
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Workers at the World Trade Center Site Face Higher Risk for COPD
Rescue and recovery workers who arrived at the site early and those with a previous asthma diagnosis face the greatest risk for developing COPD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

How to Help Relieve Dry Eyes
That gritty, itchy feeling in your eyes can arise from many causes, including too much screen time, and eye drops may only make it worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Content Type: Service Anxiety and Stress Estrogen Eyeglasses Protective Clothing and Gear Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Cataracts Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hormones Source Type: news

Lung and heart disease diagnoses fell by up to HALF during pandemic
Incidence of COPD - a group of lung diseases that cause breathing difficulties - in England was down 51 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019, a damning Department of Health report found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought on by tobacco
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch:… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. Announces Strategic Actions to Focus on Respiratory Disease Portfolio
Implements significant cost reduction program Expects to be sustainably cash flow positive beginning 2H 2022 Investor conference call and webcast today at 8:00 AM ET (5:00 AM PT) DUBLIN and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 -- (Healthcar... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Theravance Biopharma, YUPELRI, revefenacin, COPD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What 9/11 Survivors and First Responders Have Taught Us About Public Health in the 20 Years Since the Attacks
Dr. David Prezant was knocked fully airborne at 9:59 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He didn’t see the impact coming, but he felt it when it hit—and it nearly killed him. Little more than an hour earlier, Prezant, then the deputy chief medical officer of the Fire Department of New York, was headed for his usual workplace at the FDNY’s Office of Medical Affairs, just across the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn. He had already heard that a plane had hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and he reckoned that it was an accident. By the time he reached his office, however, the South Tower had been struc...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Earliest 9/11 Responders Have Higher COPD Rates Earliest 9/11 Responders Have Higher COPD Rates
Emergency workers and volunteers who arrived at Ground Zero within 48 hours of the attack are at significantly greater risk for COPD 20 years later than those who started working on site later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Early Responders to 9/11 Now Face Higher Odds for COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Early Responders to 9/11 Now Face Higher Odds for COPD
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, researchers report that early recovery workers and volunteers have a high risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A study of nearly 18,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Early Responders to 9/11 Now Face Higher Odds for COPD
Title: Early Responders to 9/11 Now Face Higher Odds for COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Can Someone with COPD Still Have Sex?
Title: Can Someone with COPD Still Have Sex?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Global Warming Could Worsen COPD Symptoms
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Global Warming Could Worsen COPD Symptoms
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- Hotter weather driven by climate change is bad news for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study warns. Researchers say warming trends could worsen COPD symptoms, such as shortness of breath,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Global Warming Could Worsen COPD Symptoms
Title: Global Warming Could Worsen COPD SymptomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 3, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Asthma, COPD Tied to Worse COVID - 19 Outcomes
Individuals should continue to receive asthma care and take asthma medications during the pandemic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma, COPD Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 -- Patients with active asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Summarizing the 2021 Updated GOLD Guidelines for COPD Summarizing the 2021 Updated GOLD Guidelines for COPD
Updated guidelines from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease includes information on the use of e-cigarettes, triple therapy, and the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on patients with COPD.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Should Magnesium Be Used for COPD Exacerbations? Should Magnesium Be Used for COPD Exacerbations?
Dr Holley reviews whether magnesium is beneficial or harmful when treating acute exacerbations of COPD in an emergency setting.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Specialized CT training helps readers diagnose lung disease
A specialized training program for interpreting thoracic CT images can leve...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma Thirona launches AI algorithm for cystic fibrosis MinIP reconstructions boost CT's COVID-19 performance Machine learning boosts chest CT's performance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can assess sarcopenia on chest and abdominal CT exams
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm worked well to assess sarcopenia -...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk AI can identify sarcopenia in glioblastoma patients AI unlocks screening potential of body CT exams AI enables screening of fracture risk from CT scans Muscle mass, adiposity on CT predict breast cancer survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news