Childhood Smoke Exposure Tied to Early COPD Death
(MedPage Today) -- Adult exposure also linked to increased all-cause mortality in never-smokers (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 17, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Kids Who Lived With Smokers Face Greater COPD Risk
People who said they had lived with a daily smoker throughout childhood were 31 percent more likely to die of COPD than those who did not grow up in a smoking household, new research from the American Cancer Society shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure Ups Risk for Lung Death Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure Ups Risk for Lung Death
Even if adults never smoke, they may have an increased risk for death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease if they were exposed to secondhand smoke throughout their childhood, warn US scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Adults with long-term exposure to secondhand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer Society study also linked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HRSA: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; Notice of Meeting
The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services will hold a public meeting on September 10-12, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Agenda items include a discussion of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a leading cause of mortality in rural, and the provision of oral health services. Requests to submit a written statement or make oral comments should be sent toSteven Hirsch at least 3 business days prior to the meeting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke may increase risk of adult lung disease death
(American Cancer Society) A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Autoimmunity plays role in development of COPD, study finds
(Georgia State University) Autoimmunity plays a role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study led by Georgia State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center that analyzed human genome information stored in Vanderbilt's DNA biobank. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution found to increase risk of chronic kidney disease
(Natural News) Outdoor air pollution is detrimental to a person’s health – this much is certain. Various studies link it to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Now, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Researchers Investigate Ways Telomeres Could be Useful in Clinical Laboratory Diagnoses of Diseases Associated with Short Telomere Syndrome
Using precision genomics, Mayo researchers hope to develop improved medical laboratory tools for screening, diagnosing, and treating patients with inherited genetic disorders such as accelerated aging Telomeres increasingly are on the radars of physicians and healthcare consumers alike, as researchers gain more knowledge about these critical nucleotides, and doctors continue to indicate their belief that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 15, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology clinical laboratory comprehensive obstructive pulmonary disorder COPD Dark Daily Source Type: news

Vaping may damage alveolar macrophage
Study suggests e-cigarette condensate may induce inflammation in cells Related items fromOnMedica Public drastically underestimates cannabis risks COPD patients need better tailored care Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ Smoking in middle age impairs memory (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adherium launches over-the-counter inhaler sensor in US
Adherium (ASK:ADR) today launched over-the-counter sales of its Hailie digital inhaler add-on in the U.S. The sensor is designed to integrate directly with prescription inhaler medications, sending adherence reminders and relevant data to a user’s smartphone to assist in managing chronic respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Adherium launches over-the-counter inhaler sensor in US appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Adherium Limited Source Type: news

Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD
Individual risk factors play a more significant role in the development of ACOS than exposure to fine particulate matter Related items fromOnMedica Adiponectin level link to asthma Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Stress in pregnancy may raise asthma risk Target rates for caesareans may be too low Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved more than 4,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
Title: Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

More than 40 percent of women with asthma may develop COPD, but risk may be reduced
(American Thoracic Society) More than four in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS RightCare COPD pathway webinar
A webinar giving an overview of the NHS RightCare chronic obstructive pulminory disease (COPD) pathway and its practical application is now available. It aims to support clinical and non-clinical practitioners working to improve COPD services for their local populations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adherium launches smart inhaler sensors in US, plastic surgeons warn of'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and more digital health briefs
OTC inhaler sensors launch in US. Smart inhaler company Adherium has launched its Hailie line of attachable inhaler sensors in the US. Built for patients with asthma and COPD, the sensors connect to a smartphone app that assists with adherence, dose tracking, and preventing misuse. The company announced plans for their US launch earlier this year after the devices received over-the-counter clearance from the FDA. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Finally, a potential new approach against KRAS-driven lung cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center study shows KRAS-driven lung cancers are also marked by high levels of 'gel-forming mucins,' as seen in some forms of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. The study, published Aug. 9 in the journal JCI Insight, also pinpoints a cause of increased mucin production, namely the gene MUC5AC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctor
Gender inequality in heart attack mortality because 'most physicians are male' Related items fromOnMedica Heart failure treatment based on ‘unrepresentative’ patients Migraine may be linked to heightened cardiovascular disease risk Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases COPD patients at heightened risk of drug side effects linked to polypharmacy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ultralow-dose CT with CAD helps detect lung nodules
An ultralow-dose CT protocol involving computer-aided detection (CAD) matched...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultralow-dose CT slashes radiation dose for fractures How low can CT radiation dose go for lung screening? AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD Ultralow-dose CT successfully detects fractures CT lung CAD may require adjustment from radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel COPD Tx Deemed Safe in Early Study
(MedPage Today) -- Reducing inflammation is a goal of targeted lung denervation (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 1, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Cohero Health Announces Additions to Executive Leadership Team
Company appoints executives with proven industry experience in connected care, medical device, and pharma to drive growth of the BreatheSmart® digital platform for asthma and COPD(PRWeb August 01, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cohero_health_announces_additions_to_executive_leadership_team/prweb15661399.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improving Home Care Options for COPD: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Medicare Advantage plans may enhance care for very ill (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cannabis Doesn't Improve COPD Exercise Endurance
(MedPage Today) -- Not what researchers expected, as past studies had shown bronchodilator effect (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adherium receives additional FDA clearance for OTC sale of inhaler sensors in the US
Connected inhaler sensor maker Adherium has received 510(k) clearance for US over-the-counter sales of its Hailie sensor, formerly known as Smartinhaler. Specifically, individual versions of the device have been cleared for use with the asthma inhalers ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Flovent HFA. “This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market, giving the tens of millions of US patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions their own sidekick for asthma and COPD,” Arik Anderson, CEO of Adherium, said in a statement. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms
For most people in a study of COPD patients, vaping cannabis had no clinically significant effect -- either negative or positive -- on their symptoms of breathlessness during exercise or on their exercise performance. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Readmission Rate 19.2 Percent After Acute Exacerbation of COPD
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- The rate of 30-day index readmissions after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is 19.2 percent, according to a study published in the July issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms: Study
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- A feeling of breathlessness is the hallmark of the respiratory ailment known as COPD. Now, Canadian researchers say vaping marijuana failed to ease that symptom for most people in their study. COPD (chronic obstructive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms: Study
Title: Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cannabis does not improve breathlessness during exercise in patients with advanced COPD
(American Thoracic Society) Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Panel Votes Against Recommending Mepolizumab for COPD FDA Panel Votes Against Recommending Mepolizumab for COPD
An FDA panel recommended against mepolizumab as add-on treatment to inhaled corticosteroid-based maintenance treatment in patients with COPD guided by blood eosinophil counts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Nixes Asthma Biologic Nucala for COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Evidence seen insufficient to support approval for eosinophilic disease (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - July 26, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Nucala Efficacy for COPD Questioned in Advance of FDA Advisory Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Agency reviewers express concerns about phase III study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service
The Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) has produced a short video to explain the origins and development of its Happy Breathers COPD project. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulators raise an eyebrow at GSK lung disease drug efficacy
Expert reviewers at the FDA have cast doubt over the effectiveness of a drug GlaxoSmithKline said could be used to treat patients with COPD. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Press registration now open: European Respiratory Society's International Congress
(European Lung Foundation) The European Respiratory Society International Congress will take place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from September 15 to 19, 2018.The Congress will be attended by the world's leading respiratory experts who will present cutting-edge research in a large and varied scientific program. Over 4,000 abstracts will cover a diverse range of disease areas and specialisms, including lung cancer, asthma and COPD, children's lung health, personalized medicine, e-cigarettes, AI and risk factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telomeres May Predict COPD Progression
(MedPage Today) -- Shorter length linked to poorer outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - July 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Variations in Practice Patterns Seen in Patients Treated for COPD
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- There are significant variations in practice patterns and resource utilization in patients treated by teaching staff for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), compared to non-teaching... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transporting Patients to Appropriate Receiving Destinations
You and your partner find Mark, a 48-year-old male, sitting at the dining room table complaining of difficulty breathing and weakness. His skin is pale and clammy. He appears lethargic and is struggling to breathe. He looks at you as you enter the room and responds by thanking you for coming. As you begin to assess Mark, you note that his skin is warm and his pulse rate is fast. Your partner applies oxygen and you see Mark’s pulse oximetry increase from 91% to 95%. Mark tells you he had a cancerous tumor surgically removed from his lung and was released from the hospital a few weeks ago. He denies any ...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, MEd, EMT-P Tags: Columns Operations Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair accompanied by two nurses and the administrator on call. The patient is in obvious distress showing fatigue and an increased work of breathing. She is alert to voice, but diaphoretic, lethargic, and unable to speak due to rapid, shallow breathing. A nurse is administering a nebulizer containing 3 mL of albuterol sulfate/ipratropium. A second nurse states that the patient has been in increasing distress for the last 45 minutes. The nurse also says that...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

NICE: Hospitals should refer patients with suspected COPD to GP-led spirometry
GPs should consider spirometry testing for patients who are incidentally found to have signs of COPD on a chest X-ray or CT scan. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blood biomarker can help predict disease progression in patients with COPD
(Elsevier) Some patients with COPD demonstrate signs of accelerated aging. In a new study published in the journal CHEST ® researchers report that measuring blood telomeres, a marker of aging of cells, can be used to predict future risk of the disease worsening or death. Further, they have determined that the drug azithromycin may help patients with short telomeres, an indicator of more rapid biological aging, stave off negative clinical outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing
This DRAFT guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD
Healthcare professionals should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance when deciding whether antibiotics are needed for treating or preventing a flare up of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE urges antibiotics to be restricted for COPD treatment
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has urged caution among prescribers over the use of antibiotics for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

GPs should limit use of antibiotics for COPD, says draft NICE guidance
GPs have been urged to limit prescribing of antibiotics to prevent or treat COPD exacerbations, in draft NICE advice that highlights risks around effectiveness and antimicrobial resistance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: COPD Source Type: news