Two Monoclonal Antibody Trials for COVID-19 Launched Two Monoclonal Antibody Trials for COVID-19 Launched
Anthony Fauci, MD, called the launches'important'; the two trials will examine the antibodies for the treatment of COVID-19 patients both in and out of the hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctor Who Survived COVID-19 Bewildered by Public Disregard Doctor Who Survived COVID-19 Bewildered by Public Disregard
Dr Michael Saag, an infectious diseases physician, is frustrated by the apathy he sees around him when it comes to social distancing and wearing masks. He contracted and recovered from COVID in March.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Teens, Tweens More Likely to Spread COVID-19 Teens, Tweens More Likely to Spread COVID-19
In households with coronavirus patients between ages 10-19, nearly 19% of contacts tested positive for COVID-19, the highest transmission rate among the age groups.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Asthma Leads Spending on Avoidable Pediatric Inpatient Stays Asthma Leads Spending on Avoidable Pediatric Inpatient Stays
Hospital charges for the treatment of children with asthma made up nearly half of all potentially avoidable pediatric inpatient costs in 2017.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Diabetes Doc Who Turned His Unit to COVID-19 Sees End in Sight Diabetes Doc Who Turned His Unit to COVID-19 Sees End in Sight
There is light at the end of the tunnel for one endocrinologist in Paris, who turned his unit over to patients with COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic in the French capital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Google Fights COVID Misinformation, Prepares for'Next Wave'Google Fights COVID Misinformation, Prepares for'Next Wave '
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with David Feinberg and Bob Brisco about Google's response to misinformation on COVID-19 and how they're looking to ease the HCW burden. See part 1 here.WebMD (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Google's COVID-19 Response and the Urgency to'Get It Right'Google's COVID-19 Response and the Urgency to'Get It Right '
John Whyte talks with David Feinberg, VP of Google Health, and Bob Brisco, CEO of WebMD, about getting the right information and resources to both physicians and consumers. See part 2 here.WebMD (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Inside a COVID-19 ICU:'I'm Terrified'Inside a COVID-19 ICU:'I'm Terrified '
A look inside a COVID-19 ICU reveals the hardships as well as the heartache of caring for these critically ill patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

FDA Calls for Market Removal of Ranitidine FDA Calls for Market Removal of Ranitidine
The agency found through product testing that NDMA contamination in ranitidine, commonly known by the brand name Zantac, can develop over time when the product is stored above room temperature.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

ICU Lessons on COVID-19 From Italian Frontline: Be Flexible ICU Lessons on COVID-19 From Italian Frontline: Be Flexible
The rate of increase in patients needing ICU beds in areas badly affected by COVID-19 can double every 3 to 5 days for over a month, with patients staying an average of 15 days; flexibility is imperative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

FDA Updates Steps to Make Power Morcellators Safer in Surgery FDA Updates Steps to Make Power Morcellators Safer in Surgery
Laparoscopic power morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy should only be performed with an approved tissue containment system and only in appropriately selected patients.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Unnecessary Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Common in Young Women Unnecessary Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Common in Young Women
Most bimanual pelvic exams and Pap tests in adolescents and young women were not medically indicated, putting patients at risk for harm without demonstrated commensurate benefit, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Fully Disposable Duodenoscope FDA Clears First Fully Disposable Duodenoscope
Availability of a fully disposable duodenoscope represents another major step forward for improving the safety of these devices, the FDA says.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Passive Measles Immunity Wanes Quickly in Infants Passive Measles Immunity Wanes Quickly in Infants
Passive measles immunity waned quickly, and most infants were no longer protected from measles by age 3 months, a study found; US experts say the age of vaccination should remain the same.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Asthma Prescribing Choice Affects Greenhouse Gas Emissions Asthma Prescribing Choice Affects Greenhouse Gas Emissions
For every 10% of metered-dose inhalers replaced with dry powder inhalers, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced and millions of dollars per year could be saved as well, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - November 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ready-to-Use Phenylephrine Injection (Biorphen) FDA Approves Ready-to-Use Phenylephrine Injection (Biorphen)
Premixed phenylephrine injection does not require compounding, reducing the risk of sterility breach, or diluting, lessening the risk of medication error; it also has a 3-year shelf life.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

VA Hospitals Ban Smoking, But Employee Union Objects VA Hospitals Ban Smoking, But Employee Union Objects
The Department of Veterans Affairs will ban all types of smoking at its hospitals and other facilities, starting next month. A union representing 260,000 VA employees says that the ban is in violation of their contract, which allows smoking outdoors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Our Stagnant EHR Is a Public Health Threat Our Stagnant EHR Is a Public Health Threat
The gap between our high-tech, hypermobile society and the geographically bound electronic health record is a public health problem, says Dr Madaras. And he proposes a solution.Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Duodenoscope Contamination Rates Still Lethally High: FDA Duodenoscope Contamination Rates Still Lethally High: FDA
New data show'high-concern'bacteria on 5.4% of properly reprocessed scopes; FDA reports three deaths in 2018 related to contaminated duodenoscopes.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

10 Ways Climate Change Affects Patients 10 Ways Climate Change Affects Patients
Do clinicians need to be concerned about climate change? It's a human health issue that can be considered in your patient care, says Dr Bruce Lee.Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news

Military Doctors in Crosshairs of a Budget Battle Military Doctors in Crosshairs of a Budget Battle
As part of Trump administration efforts to reduce the medical corps, the Department of Defense has drafted proposals to convert more than 17,000 medical positions into fighting and support positions.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

CDC Probing Suspect Raw Milk at Pennsylvania Dairy CDC Probing Suspect Raw Milk at Pennsylvania Dairy
Federal health officials are investigating a possible case of exposure to bacteria from raw milk sold at a farm in Pennsylvania.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Triclabendazole for Tropical Disease Fascioliasis FDA OKs Triclabendazole for Tropical Disease Fascioliasis
Fascioliasis (liver fluke infestation) is a waterborne and foodborne neglected tropical disease affecting an estimated 2.4 million people worldwide, with an additional 180 million at risk.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Cancer Moonshot Takes Aim at Smoking Cancer Moonshot Takes Aim at Smoking
The federally funded Cancer Moonshot program has $21 million allocated for smoking cessation programs for cancer patients. Here's where and how it's being spent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Are Your Patients Using the Apple ECG Watch? Are Your Patients Using the Apple ECG Watch?
The new device can monitor irregular heart rhythms to potentially detect atrial fibrillation.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Physicians to NRA: This Is Our Lane Physicians to NRA: This Is Our Lane
Clinicians tweet their disgust at a National Rifle Association (NRA) report and tweet that attacked an ACP article aimed at reducing gun violence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Antibacterial Eravacycline (Xerava) Gets Thumbs Up From EMA Panel Antibacterial Eravacycline (Xerava) Gets Thumbs Up From EMA Panel
The fluorocycline antibiotic is recommended for treatment of adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

WHO Releases New ICD-11 WHO Releases New ICD-11
The 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases reflects advances in scientific understanding; it includes several new chapters and major revisions to others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Binge Drinking in US Runs Up Public Health Tab Binge Drinking in US Runs Up Public Health Tab
A first-of-its-kind study looks at the big picture of US binge drinking by age, education, and other factors. Researchers also offer solutions to curb the individual and public health impact.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Climate Change in the Air at APHA 2017 Climate Change in the Air at APHA 2017
Researchers at the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting will report on the effects of climate change on health outcomes and healthcare systems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Trump Signs Executive Order to Allow Cheaper Health Plans Trump Signs Executive Order to Allow Cheaper Health Plans
The executive order would lift restrictions on association health plans, letting them sell less expensive, skimpier plans; short-term insurance plans, lasting for up to a year, could be sold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC
Widely respected in public health circles and politically connected, Dr Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for an initiative to encourage language development in babies.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Calls to Boycott US Meetings Over Travel Ban May Hurt, Not Help Calls to Boycott US Meetings Over Travel Ban May Hurt, Not Help
Stronger international ties, not boycotts of US meetings or journals are needed in the face of travel ban, argues editorial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

BMJ: Trump Administration Worrying for Science, Health Policy BMJ: Trump Administration Worrying for Science, Health Policy
The BMJ joins hundreds of scientific and medical organizations that have expressed concern about the Administration's potential effect on science and medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Sugar Is Not the New Tobacco, Despite What Some Say Sugar Is Not the New Tobacco, Despite What Some Say
The problem behind obesity is excess calories, not just sugar, and excess calorie consumption is stimulated by excess sweetness, Dr Mike Lean says.Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Vaccine Critic Robert Kennedy Jr to Head Trump's Safety Panel Vaccine Critic Robert Kennedy Jr to Head Trump's Safety Panel
Kennedy has promoted the widely debunked notion that childhood vaccines cause autism, a view voiced by the president-elect. One infectious disease expert said Trump shouldn't turn to"conspiracy theorists."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Tenofovir Alafenamide (Vemlidy) for Chronic HBV FDA Clears Tenofovir Alafenamide (Vemlidy) for Chronic HBV
Once-daily Vemlidy has similar efficacy to tenofovir disoproxil (Viread) with fewer bone and renal side effects, the company says.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Don't Count on Technology to Save You in a Disaster - Researchers Don't Count on Technology to Save You in a Disaster - Researchers
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - August 26, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Cardiologists Need to Pay Attention to Diabetes MedsCardiologists Need to Pay Attention to Diabetes Meds
Data from EMPA-REG and LEADER suggest that type 2 diabetes drugs can positively affect cardiovascular health. Cardiologists should pay attention, says Dr Michelle O'Donoghue. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

In Yellow Fever War, WHO Readies Plan to Stretch Vaccine SupplyIn Yellow Fever War, WHO Readies Plan to Stretch Vaccine Supply
The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades, which has killed 325 people in Angola and spread as far as China, has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to draw up plans to eke out vaccine supplies by using one-fifth of the normal dose. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Waning Protection of the Pertussis VaccineThe Waning Protection of the Pertussis Vaccine
A large, longitudinal study demonstrates that Tdap effectiveness diminishes over time such that little protection remains after 2-3 years. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Transplanted Uterus Removed From Cleveland Clinic PatientTransplanted Uterus Removed From Cleveland Clinic Patient
The patient, who underwent the nation's first uterus transplant on February 24, experienced a "sudden complication." The Cleveland Clinic said its uterus transplant trial will continue. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 10, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Cutting Cancer Drug Costs: No Pain, No GainCutting Cancer Drug Costs: No Pain, No Gain
Public policy changes could help control the escalating cost of cancer drugs, but not without making tradeoffs in the process, say some experts. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Zepatier (Elbasvir/Grazoprevir) for Hepatitis CFDA OKs Zepatier (Elbasvir/Grazoprevir) for Hepatitis C
Patients with HVC genotypes 1 gain another cure that does not require concomitant use of interferon. Zepatier can be prescribed with or without ribavirin. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Drug (Kanuma) for Rare Enzyme DiseaseFDA OKs First Drug (Kanuma) for Rare Enzyme Disease
Produced with the help of genetically engineered chickens, the drug treats adults and children with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency, a potentially life-threatening genetic disorder. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - December 8, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Warns Infections a Risk With Heater-Cooler DevicesFDA Warns Infections a Risk With Heater-Cooler Devices
Use of heater-cooler devices has been associated with nontuberculous mycobacterium infections, primarily in patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgeries, the FDA said. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Endorses Flow Restrictors on Kids' Liquid AcetaminophenFDA Endorses Flow Restrictors on Kids' Liquid Acetaminophen
In a "guidance to industry" document, the FDA encourages adoption of safety devices on pediatric liquid acetaminophen to reduce dosing errors that may lead to liver damage. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Adverse Health Effects Related to Synthetic Cannabinoid UseAdverse Health Effects Related to Synthetic Cannabinoid Use
Calls to poison control centers concerning synthetic cannabinoids, which are usually sprayed onto tobacco or herbal cigarettes, showed a significant increase in early 2015. How dangerous are they? Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

ADHD Drug May Boost Cognitive Function in MenopauseADHD Drug May Boost Cognitive Function in Menopause
A drug already approved to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may improve cognitive decline in menopausal women. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

WHO Updates Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus DataWHO Updates Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Data
The WHO's plan to eliminate serotype 2 from poliovirus vaccine and return to inactivated vaccine was still on track after updated surveillance statistics were considered. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news