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The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sommetrics wins Health Canada nod for non-invasive sleep apnea device
San Diego-based Sommetrics said yesterday it won Health Canada approval for its AerSleep system designed to apply negative external pressure to maintain an open airway during sleep. The company said that the AerSleep system was cleared as a prescription device for individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The system features a soft collar and integrated silent vacuum pump to allow sleeping in multiple positions, and has no hoses or masks, is cordless, portable and non-invasive, the company said. “Obtaining Health Canada’s approval for aerSleep is a major milestone for us. It’s a validation ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Sommetrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Want Healthier Lungs?
Here's what you can do (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Early Loop Diuretic Tx Tied to Lower Mortality in Heart Failure
Early - treatment group had significantly lower in - hospital mortality even after adjustment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Chronic disease management wearable dev Spry Health raises $5.5m
Spry Health said this week it raised $5.5 million in a Series A round of financing to support the commercialization of its Loop wearable chronic disease management platform. Funds in the round were led by Grove Ventures and joined by the newly invested Stanford-StartX Fund and previous investors OVO Fund and Think+. “This round of funding will allow us to reach thousands of more patients with our technology. Our past and current deployments with hundreds of patients allowed us to create an invaluable second by second dataset of health. In the last three years, we developed an extensive set of Machine Learning and Exp...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Patient Monitoring spryhealth Source Type: news

Education Can Promote Self - Management in CVD Conditions
Most effective interventions are tailored to individual patient needs, use multiple components (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pfizer Will Manufacture and Commercialise Isavuconazole in Europe, Russia, Turkey and Israel.
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pleural effusion: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Pleural effusion may be caused by many disorders, but what is it? Learn about the symptoms of pleural effusion, the diagnosis, and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Three lessons Propeller learned from a decade in digital health
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is now a decade old. The digital health company, which makes connected inhalers and patient- and provider-facing data analytics tools for respiratory diseases asthma and COPD, can hardly be considered a startup anymore. Nowadays the company has numerous published efficacy studies and business relationships with most major pharma companies in the respiratory space. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use
The case of an asthma death associated with heroin use. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Pharma Leads the Charge on NCDs
A disaster in slow motion; that is how Dr Githinji Gitahi, CEO of African health NGO AMREF, describes the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Long thought of as diseases of the richer countries, the threat of NCDs – including cancer, diabetes and hypertension – is growing in low-to-middle-income countries, which now account for three-quarters of the annual death toll of more than 40 million.A toxic mix of modernization, urbanization and lifestyle changes has seen this growth in NCDs in developing countries, a scenario that has already played out in developed countries, where smoking, alcohol, processed f...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Late premature birth increases risk of recurrent hospitalization for respiratory illness
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study of children up to 2 years of age showed that those born late preterm (34-36 weeks) had a significantly greater risk of recurrent hospitalization due to respiratory illness compared to those who were born full term (>37 weeks). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CPAP improves respiratory and survival rates in children in Ghana
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study found that applying continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreased mortality in children with respiratory distress. Findings from the trial in Ghana indicated that the procedure especially benefited children less than one year of age, confirmed that no serious adverse events were associated with the treatment, and is a step forward in treating children with respiratory distress in resource-limited settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Contaminated air' on planes linked to health problems
Conclusion These findings indicate that on rare occasions, pilots have not been able to perform as usual due to poor air quality in the cabin. Also poor air quality has been linked to health problems in the long term. However, there are some limitations of the study that need to be considered: The authors claim they have demonstrated a cause-and-effect relationship based on certain criteria. But with the exception of the acute air toxicity incident investigation reports in the second study, these types of study cannot prove causality. While it is likely that exposure to chemicals is toxic, this study did not link many o...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Neurology Source Type: news

Dust on desert winds reduces air pollution
Study of Gobi sand blowing over east China finds air stagnates and human-made pollution rises when dusty winds die downPeople in China breathe more easily when dust-laden winds blow in from the Gobi desert. Paradoxical as it sounds, desert dust helps to keep human-made pollution down, a new study shows.Air pollution is a big issue in China, with hundreds of millions of people suffering from respiratory problems. An estimated 1.6 million deaths (17% of mortalities) a year are attributed to China ’s dirty air.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: China Deserts Pollution Meteorology Science Asia World news Source Type: news

Support for Financial Penalties Up With Emphasis on Patient Harms
Penalties supported by 41 % of physician recipients of clinical vignette describing harms to patient (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Age a Factor in Patients Leaving Hospital Against Medical Advice
Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

BD wins FDA nod for customizable mini-laparoscopic instruments
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its line of Snowden-Pencer 3mm laparoscopic customizable surgical instruments. The line of Snowden-Pencer instruments are designed for micro-laparoscopic surgery and are intended to function like 5mm instruments, the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company said. Jaw lengths on the devices are designed to mirror standard laparoscopic instruments to allow for a less invasive approach without loss of functionality. “Minimally invasive micro-laparoscopic surgery is a steadily growing field resulting from patient demand for less invasive surgical ...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical bectondickinson Source Type: news

Ar-12
For further details go to thenew antifungal drugs sectionMedical images: Antifungal drug structures›AR-12Images (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Antitumor/Antifungal Celecoxib Derivative AR-12 is a Non-Nucleoside Inhibitor of the ANL-Family Adenylating Enzyme Acetyl CoA Synthetase.
ACS Infect Dis. 2016 Apr 8;2(4):268-280. Epub 2016 Feb 23.Koselny K1, Green J1, Favazzo L1, Glazier VE1, DiDone L1, Ransford S1, Krysan DJ1.AbstractAR-12/OSU-03012 is an antitumor celecoxib-derivative that has progressed to Phase I clinical trial as an anticancer agent and has activity against a number of infectious agents including fungi, bacteria and viruses. However, the mechanism of these activities has remained unclear. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

AR-12 Inhibits Multiple Chaperones Concomitant With Stimulating Autophagosome Formation Collectively Preventing Virus Replication.
We have recently demonstrated that AR-12 (OSU-03012) reduces the function and ATPase activities of multiple HSP90 and HSP70 family chaperones. Combined knock down of chaperones or AR-12 treatment acted to reduce the expression of virus receptors and essential glucosidase proteins. Combined knock down of chaperones or AR-12 treatment inactivated mTOR and elevated ATG13 S318 phosphorylation concomitant with inducing an endoplasmic reticulum stress response that in an eIF2 α-dependent fashion increased Beclin1 and LC3 expression and autophagosome formation. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The Celecoxib Derivative AR-12 Has Broad-Spectrum Antifungal Activity In Vitro and Improves the Activity of Fluconazole in a Murine Model of Cryptococcosis.
Only one new class of antifungal drugs has been introduced into clinical practice in the last 30 years, and thus the identification of small molecules with novel mechanisms of action is an important goal of current anti-infective research. Here, we describe the characterization of the spectrum of in vitro activity and in vivo activity of AR-12, a celecoxib derivative which has been tested in a phase I clinical trial as an anticancer agent. AR-12 inhibits fungal acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) synthetase in vitro and is fungicidal at concentrations similar to those achieved in human plasma. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Trans-ungual Delivery of AR-12, a Novel Antifungal Drug.
AAPS PharmSciTech. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1208/s12249-017-0752-y.Kushwaha AS, Sharma P, Shivakumar HN, Rappleye C, Zukiwski A, Proniuk S, Murthy SN.AR-12 is a novel small molecule with broad spectrum antifungal activity. Recently, AR-12 was found to be highly active against Trichophyton rubrum, one of the predominantly responsible organisms that cause onychomycosis. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

ram1 gene, encoding a subunit of farnesyltransferase, contributes to growth, antifungal susceptibility to amphotericin B of Aspergillus fumigatus.
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Tipifarnib
Farnesyltransferase inhibitor - seenew Antifungal drugs section for more detailsMedical images: Antifungal drug structures›TipifarnibImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

In vitro antifungal activity of farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida.
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2013 Dec 5;12:37. doi: 10.1186/1476-0711-12-37.In vitro antifungal activity of farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida.Qiao J, Gao P, Jiang X, Fang H.BACKGROUND:Protein farnesylation is an important tosttranslational modification in fungi. We evaluated the antifungal activity of two farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Manumycin A
Farnesyltransferase inhibitor - seeNew Antifungal drugs section for more detailsMedical images: Antifungal drug structuresImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

In vitro antifungal activity of farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida.
BACKGROUND:Protein farnesylation is an important posttranslational modification in fungi. We evaluated the antifungal activity of two farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida.METHODS:Disk diffusion assay and broth microdilution assay were used to determine the antifungal susceptibility of two farnesyltransferase inhibitors (manumycin A and tipifarnib) against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Applying continuous airway pressure improves respiratory and survival rates in children
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study found that applying continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreased mortality in children with respiratory distress. Findings from the trial in Ghana indicated that the procedure especially benefitted children less than one year of age, confirmed that no serious adverse events were associated with the treatment, and is a step forward in treating children with respiratory distress in resource-limited settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top iOS Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Pulmonology, plastic surgery, and allergy apps top the list (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 11 and 15 June 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 14 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including one fatal case among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Her Heart Stopped At His Restaurant. He Gave Her 'The Gift Of Tomorrow.'
When Richmond Carson became a manager of Carma restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, his mom recommended he learn some lifesaving skills, including CPR. “You never know when you might need it,” she said. With a setup like that, you can probably guess where this story is headed. And you’re right, for the most part. But as with any good tale, this one has many layers – twists and turns, drama and tension, coincidences and lessons, all connected by a mother’s wisdom. *** It started on a Saturday in January 2015. Nancy Holland spent the day grocery shopping, bathing her boxer puppy, Lincoln, and getting ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Symptoms, Treatment, LIfe Expectancy)
Title: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Symptoms, Treatment, LIfe Expectancy)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

How To Avoid The Jaw-Dropping Costs Of Poor Oral Health No Matter How Old You Are
There can be jaw-dropping costs for poor oral health. Neglecting it can wreak havoc on the whole body through cardiovascular disease, dementia, respiratory infections, diabetes, cancer and even erectile dysfunction. Find out how to seek dental care as you age. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Is a new flu pandemic just three mutations away?
Conclusion This laboratory study analysed an H7N9 strain of bird flu. Researchers wanted to explore whether a particular change to the surface proteins of a virus was capable of allowing the strain to bind to human tissue. This would theoretically lead to human-to-human transmission of the flu virus. It is worth noting that this ability to attach to human cells does not necessarily mean a mutated bird flu virus will be able to infect, replicate and transmit between humans. Other changes would also be required. However, they were unable to further investigate whether this surface change could lead to human-to-human transmis...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news

Risk Factors Explain Most Heart Failure Risk in Incident A - Fib
Four modifiable factors account for most of the population attributable risk of heart failure in women (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

20 Percent of Hospital Patients Have Side Effects From Abx Rx
One - fifth of those who had antibiotic - related side effects didn't require the drugs in the first place (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: 2015 to 2016 Saw Drop in Youth Tobacco Use
Significant decrease in e - cigarette use from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Novartiz unit Sandoz seeks FDA nod for generic Advair Diskus
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Sandoz said today that the FDA has accepted the abbreviated new drug application for its generic version of Advair Diskus. The fluticasone propionate/salmeterol device is designed to treat asthma in patients ages 4 and older, as well as provide maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reduce exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novartiz unit Sandoz seeks FDA nod for generic Advair Diskus appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Amgen Novartis sandoz Source Type: news

Otto Warmbier coma: How does a respiratory arrest leave you in ‘unresponsive wakefulness'?
OTTO Warmbier has now returned home to Ohio where he remains in a coma. But his condition isn ’t down to botulism, as North Korea had previously alleged. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Strategies and Adverse Outcome for Lower RTIs Antibiotic Strategies and Adverse Outcome for Lower RTIs
Does a delay in the prescribing of antibiotics for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections increase the risk of subsequent major adverse outcomes?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Introduction to MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course about Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is intended for incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The four modules cover the nature of the virus, its history, and its impact on human health; detection, assessment, and laboratory investigation of the disease; strategies to prevent and control MERS outbreaks in communities, healthcare settings, and animals; and risk communication and community engagement considerations, strategies, and best practice for a MERS outbreak. (Video or Multime...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Policy / International Achievement / Research News
This study examined whether Get Busy Get Better—a 10-session, home-based behavioral intervention—enhanced positive appraisals of life, and in turn, mediated treatment effects on depressive symptoms in older African American men.     Read more   Pediatrics ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rates of S. aureus Antibiotic Resistance Down in United States
Rates of susceptibility to certain antibiotics have increased over time (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

More pregnant women getting whooping cough vaccine
(Reuters Health) - - Babies are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers get vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, and a U.S. study finds that a growing number of women are starting to follow this advice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA clears Siemens Healthineers Magnetom Vida 3T MRI scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it won FDA clearance for its Magnetom Vida 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system. The company said that the newly cleared 3T MRI scanner features new BioMatrix technology designed to address inherent anatomical and physiological differences in patients and user variability to reduce rescans and increase productivity and cost efficiency. Siemens said that the Magnetom Vida features BioMatrix sensors built into the patient table to automatically track respiratory patterns to improve exam strategies. The device’s BioMatrix tuners help improve the quality and reproducibi...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Source Type: news

Alere says Justice Dept. closed pain lab probe as Q1 losses soar
Alere (NYSE:ALR) said yesterday that the U.S. Justice Dept. closed a probe into its pain management lab in Texas without taking action against the diagnostics giant, which also reported a nearly 974% increase in 1st-quarter losses. Waltham, Mass.-based Alere said the Justice Dept. told it June 8 that the investigation into the lab in Austin was closed. The company reported losses of $-64.1 million, or -80¢ per share, on sales of $588.2 million for the 3 months ended March 31. That compared with losses of -$6.0 million, or -13¢ per share, on sales of $589.0 million during Q1 2016. Alere said the results do no...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Legal News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Alere Source Type: news

Clinical Educational Fellow in Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Communication and Digital Content Officer, National Aspergillosis Centre
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news