Obesity May Offer Some Protection When Severe Infection Strikes
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects
Long - term mortality elevated even for mild defects; overall survival improved over time (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

60 - Day Mortality Not Significantly Lower With ECMO in ARDS
No significant drop in mortality with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe ARDS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Science magazine special issue highlights antifungal resistance
Fri, 05/25/2018 - 14:02News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

60-Day Mortality Not Significantly Lower With ECMO in ARDS
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- For patients with very severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), 60-day mortality is not significantly lower with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) than with continued conventional treatment,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pulmonx Closing in On Approval for Valve to Treat Emphysema
Pulmonx has some additional ammunition in its bid to get its severe emphysema treatment valve FDA approval. The Redwood City, CA-based company released positive one-year-results from the LIBERATE pivotal trial of the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve, which shows the study met all primary and secondary endpoints in treating emphysema patients. Emphysema falls under the umbrella of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is characterized by damage to the walls of the lungs between the air sacs, according to the National Emphysema Foundation. This damage causes the sacs to lose their shape and often, the destruction of tho...
Source: MDDI - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung Disease
Title: Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Lung Disease in Women Getting Increased Scrutiny
(MedPage Today) -- Gender affects both prevalence and effects (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Delay of Lactate Draws in Sepsis Ups Risk of In - Hospital Death
Systematic early lactate measurements speed antibiotic administration, improve outcomes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Professor in Molecular Medicine for life threatening infections
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Medtronic tops estimates with fiscal Q4, 2018 results
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today reported fiscal fourth-quarter and 2018 numbers that beat Wall Street’s best guesses for sales and earnings. The Fridley, Minn.-based medical device giant posted profits of $1.46 billion, or $1.07 per share, on sales of $8.14 billion for the three months ended April 27, representing bottom-line growth of 25.5% on sales growth of 2.9% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.44, a full nickel ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $7.74 billion. Full-year profits were $3.10 billion, or $2.27 per share, on s...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Study finds antioxidant-enriched vitamin reduces respiratory illnesses in patients with CF
Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that taking a specially formulated antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The study, which was recently published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, looked at the effects of a 'cocktail' of multiple antioxidants on inflammation and health outcomes in patients with CF. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Cinnamon-Flavored E-Cigs May Bring Lung Dangers: Study
Title: Cinnamon-Flavored E-Cigs May Bring Lung Dangers: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit, But Cash Might
Title: E-Cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit, But Cash MightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

E - Cigarette Flavoring Agent May Impair Airway Defense System
Flavoring commonly used in e - cigarettes suppresses cilia beat frequency, lasting for 60 minutes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

For Smoking Cessation, Money Whispers Louder than Nicotine Replacement (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trial finds financial incentives most effective -- but nothing very effective (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Despite evidence showing that poor air quality is linked to cardiac events, many people still remain unaware of the dangers of air pollution
(Natural News) Did you know that poor air quality can endanger both your respiratory and cardiovascular health? According to a study, high levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), or tiny pollution particles, are linked to a significant increase in emergency department visits due to heart- and lung-related illnesses and stroke. However, despite this alarming figure, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonx touts quality of life, lung function improvements in 1-year Zephyr endobronchial valve IDE study
This study was the largest, longest study to use a less-invasive or minimally-invasive technique using these one-way valves,” Dr. Criner said. Dr. Criner said that after one year, patients treated with the Zephyr valves were significnatly more likely to show improvements in lung function, measured as forced expiratory volume in one second, or FEV1. “Patients that were treated had about a three times greater likelihood of having significant improvement in FEV1, more than 15% in 45% of the treated group compared to 11% of the control,” Dr. Criner said. Additionally, patients treated with the Zephyr reported...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

LAMA Tx Didn't Up Heart Disease Risk in COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular outcomes similar to placebo-treated patients (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
Pediatricians should advocate for age - appropriate life support training as part of school curriculum (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplement Tied to Less Wheezing in Black Preemies
Reduced risk of recurrent wheezing at 12 months'adjusted age for black infants born preterm (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Dupilumab Reduces Rate of Severe Asthma Exacerbations
And, add - on dupilumab reduces glucocorticoid dose in patients with glucocorticoid - treated asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Even at'Safe' Levels, Air Pollution Puts Seniors at Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- For older people, breathing in dirty air puts them at risk of being hospitalized with a dangerous respiratory disease, a new study suggests. Among U.S. seniors, hospital admissions for acute respiratory distress syndrome... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Spiolto ® Respimat® enables greater physical activity in people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Boehringer Ingelheim announced data which add to the growing body of evidence that show Spiolto® (tiotropium/olodaterol) Respimat® enables greater physical activity in patients living with COPD. VESUTO® and OTIVATO® data were presented during the American Thoracic Society meeting (ATS) and PHYSACTO® data was recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Boehringer Ingelheim Business and Industry Source Type: news

Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii Eruptions
Title: Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii EruptionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Plant pigments may preserve lung function into old age
In addition to their natural antioxidant properties, flavonoids — the compounds that give plants their color — may keep our lungs healthy into old age. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Study finds antioxidant-enriched vitamin reduces respiratory illnesses in patients with CF
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that taking a specially formulated antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in people with cystic fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Procalcitonin Assay Doesn't Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower RTI
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- For patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infection, the provision of procalcitonin assay results does not result in less use of antibiotics than usual care, according to a study published online May 20 in the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New building at Texas State's Round Rock campus to deliver more health care expertise
Many aspiring health care professionals living in the Austin area can stay closer to home while they work toward their degrees with the opening of a new Texas State University building. Willow Hall will be dedicated on Thursday at Texas State's Round Rock campus near the corner of University and A.W. Grimes boulevards, a few miles east of I-35. The $67.5 million, 107,000-square-foot facility is home to the university's departments of communication disorders, physical therapy and respiratory care,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii Eruptions
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii Eruptions
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- There's more trouble in paradise: The eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may lead to respiratory and other health problems for residents of the Big Island, an expert warns. Besides facing the possibility of more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Strengthening Global Public Health Surveillance through Data and Benefit Sharing
Global outbreaks, including those of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome, and Ebola virus disease, remind us that a public health event in a single location can rapidly become a global crisis. Control of infectious diseases can therefore be considered a global public good, and public health surveillance is a tool that helps achieve it. Timely sharing of public health surveillance data enables better preparedness and response, locally and globally. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pfizer begins a Phase 1/2 study to evaluate respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has started a Phase 1/2 trial of its respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidate in healthy adult volunteers. RSV is a common respiratory virus that affects the lungs and airways, with significant impact on young children and older adults. RSV affects 33 million children globally and leads to approximately 120,000 childhood deaths every year. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Study demonstrates new treatment for severe asthma
Researchers from McMaster University and the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma. In a study of over 200 participants with severe asthma, the new treatment was shown to have improved asthma symptoms and lung function, while reducing the need for corticosteroids by up to 70%. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy
Title: Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' EasyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Study demonstrates new treatment for severe asthma
(McMaster University) Researchers from McMaster University and the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma. In a study of over 200 participants with severe asthma, the new treatment was shown to have improved asthma symptoms and lung function, while reducing the need for corticosteroids by up to 70%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bioengineering Feasible for Airway Reconstruction
Bioengineered tracheal and bronchial reconstruction reported using stented aortic matrices (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Conference News, Source Type: news

Can Your Diet Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution? Here ’s What a New Study Says
A new study suggests that following a Mediterranean diet — an eating pattern high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry — may protect people from some of the health effects of air pollution. Researchers at NYU School of Medicine, which looked at data collected from nearly 550,000 people with an average age of 62 from around the United States for more than 17 years, grouped people based on how closely their eating mirrored the Mediterranean diet and linked them to estimates of their long term exposure to air pollution, including particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrous oxide (NO2)...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Pollution Source Type: news

Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat
Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK ’s Arnuity Ellipta asthma therapy wins FDA nod for use in kids as young as 5 years old
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) won FDA approval for the use of its Arnuity Ellipta inhaler as a once-daily therapy for the maintenance treatment of asthma in children as young as five years old. The pharmaceutical company touted its regulatory win, pointing out that the fluticasone furoate treatment is one of the only once-daily asthma therapies cleared in the U.S. for use in this age group. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery News. The post GSK’s Arnuity Ellipta asthma therapy wins FDA nod for use in kids as young as 5 years old appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Source Type: news

To test or not to test? The value of toxicology in a delayed overdose death - Walsh EE, Shoff EN, Elizabeth Zaney M, Hime GW, Garavan F, Boland DM.
A case demonstrating the necessity of thorough death investigation processes where toxicology plays an active role is presented. A 33-year-old white man presented to the emergency room in respiratory distress after an overdose episode where he was revived ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

ResMed touts cost efficiency in home oxygen, non-invasive ventilation therapy study
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) today released data from two clinical analyses exploring combined home oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation therapy for patients with persistent hypercapnia following a life-threatening exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, touting an increase in cost efficiency with the combined therapy. Results from the two studies, performed in the U.K. and the US, were presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference this week, the San Diego-based company said. Data from the U.K.-based study reported that the combined home treatments reduced exacerbation frequency and 28-day hospital re...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline touts long-term study of biologic treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) touted new data today from a long-term study of its biologic treatment for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. One-third of patients treated with mepolizumab experienced no exacerbations, GSK reported – down from an average of two exacerbations each year at the start of the study. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery News. The post GlaxoSmithKline touts long-term study of biologic treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Infection blood test of limited value in reducing antibiotic use
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Overall antibiotic use was not curbed by giving physicians the results of biomarker tests in patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infections, according to findings from the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Special Pathogens of Concern
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 04/26/2018 This course describes pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit. Participants will be able to distinguish between concepts of infectious, communicable, and hazardous as they relate to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. They will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of selected special pathogens from the two broad categories: viral hemorrhagic fevers, and the highly pathogenic respiratory viruses. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Approves 1st Drug Developed To Prevent Chronic Migraines
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration’s action clears the monthly shot Aimovig for sale. It’s the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other shots are expected to win approval by next year, and several pills for preventing migraines are being tested. Current prevention treatments include pills originally developed for epilepsy and other conditions, and the wrinkle reducer Botox, but many patients abandon them because they don’t provide enough relief or cause se...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Migraines talkers Source Type: news

Two Novel Immune - Response Clusters Identified to RSV
Cluster characterized by higher type - 2 and type - 17 cytokines tied to first - , second - year recurrent wheeze (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news