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Oral Corticosteroids No Benefit for LRI in Non - Asthmatic Adults
No decrease in cough duration, severity for adults without asthma with lower respiratory tract symptom (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Oral Corticosteroids of No Benefit in Nonasthmatic Adults with Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Oral corticosteroids offer no benefit to nonasthmatic adults with acute lower respiratory tract infection, according to a placebo-controlled trial in JAMA … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Couple force to sacrifice conjoined twins to save baby
Jemma Haig and Murray McKirdy, from East Lothian, were told that not all their babies could survive. The conjoined twins were joined at the chest and shared a heart and respiratory system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Benefit for Oral Steroids in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection No Benefit for Oral Steroids in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Oral steroids did not reduce symptom severity or duration in nonasthmatic adults with acute lower respiratory tract infection compared with placebo, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don ’ t have asthma or other chronic lung disease
Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection (or ‘ chest infections ’ ) in adults who don ’ t have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA [22 August]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Oral steroid does not reduce lower respiratory tract infection symptoms in nonasthmatic adults
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among adults without asthma who developed an acute lower respiratory tract infection, use of the oral steroid prednisolone for five days did not reduce symptom duration or severity, according to a study published by JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Once - Daily Triple - Tx Improves Lung Function, HRQoL in COPD
Significantly improved FEV1 and St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire scores (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Respiratory depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Respiratory depression is when a person's breathing rate and depth is especially low. This can cause potentially life-threatening complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bronchiectasis: What are the treatment options?
Bronchiectasis is, in most cases, incurable. However, timely treatment can help to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

AstraZeneca, MedImmune and Ethris to develop mRNA treatments for respiratory diseases
AstraZeneca, along with its global biologics research and development unit MedImmune, and German biotech Ethris have entered a strategic research collaboration to develop stabilised non-immunogenic modified messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) therapies … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California's hemp farms producing massive tonnage of toxic chemical runoff, polluting thousands of acres of land
(Natural News) Illegal marijuana farms in California have left acres of land so contaminated with toxic chemicals and fertilizers that a quarter-teaspoon could kill a bear. Already five law enforcement officers have been sent to the hospital for severe skin rashes and respiratory problems. This, after just touching a polluted area. Government officials say that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'There are hundreds of sick crew': is toxic air on planes making frequent flyers ill?
Kate Leahy used to work as cabin crew, until she was signed off sick. Then a young colleague died in 2014. She talks to the former staff looking for answersThree years ago, Matt Bass, 34, died suddenly in his sleep. According to his father, Charlie, he had been feeling unwell for a few months. He ’d lost weight, had digestive and respiratory problems, and suffered from severe fatigue. Doctors thought he might haveCrohn ’s disease, but were struggling to reach a diagnosis.Matt was cabin crew forBritish Airways, and on the day he died had returned overnight from Accra, Ghana (by cabin crew standards, a relatively...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Leahy Tags: Aeronautics Air transport British Airways Boeing Virgin Atlantic Science Death and dying Business Source Type: news

Procalcitonin Testing Not Impacting Antibiotic Rx for COPD
Findings among patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

GBD: 3.2 Million COPD Deaths Worldwide in 2015 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Asthma is most common respiratory disease, COPD is most deadly (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection
FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 -- As kidney function declines, infection risk rises, a new study shows. Infections facing people with advanced kidney disease include lower respiratory tract disease, urinary tract infections and blood poisoning, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Using VAP Rates as a Health Care Quality Indicator Using VAP Rates as a Health Care Quality Indicator
Are reported rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia an accurate indicator of the quality of ICU care?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CKD Tied to Higher Risk of Community-Acquired Infections (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower respiratory tract, UTIs, sepsis more prevalent with severe CKD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Global Disease Burden of COPD, Asthma Quantified
More deaths due to COPD than asthma worldwide in 2015; increase in COPD deaths since 1990 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Highlights Readmit Factors Post Atrial Flutter Ablation
Readmission rate found to be 18.19 percent (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 4 July and 12 August 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 26 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including six deaths, and two deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD
Title: Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD
In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year from Asthma, COPD
In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, COPD, International Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sulfur Used as Pesticide Linked to Lung Problems in Children Sulfur Used as Pesticide Linked to Lung Problems in Children
According to a new study, use of elemental sulfur as a pesticide may be linked to development of respiratory disease in children living in agricultural communities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards
No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

Studies Used for FDA Approval of Device Changes Often Low Quality
And, efficacy of drugs granted accelerated approval often confirmed only years after approval (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Exposure to Particulate Matter Linked to Metabolic Alterations
Higher exposure to particulate matter ≤ 2.5 µ m linked to increases in cortisol, cortisone, epinephrine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Aradigm lands NIH grant for inhaled, liposomal products
Aradigm Corp. (NSDQ:ARDM) said today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the NIH awarded the company a grant to study the treatment of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteria infections with Aradigm’s inhaled liposomal ciprofloxacin products, Linhaliq and Lipoquin. The two-year grant is worth approximately $972,000, according to the Hayward, Calif.-based company. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Aradigm lands NIH grant for inhaled, liposomal products appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Aradigm Corp. Source Type: news

Regeneron to Discontinue Development of Suptavumab for Respiratory Syncytial Virus
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that a Phase 3 study evaluating suptavumab (REGN2222), an antibody to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), did not mee... Biopharmaceuticals Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, suptavumab, respiratory syncytial virus, RSV (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia in suicide attempters - Tsypes A, James KM, Woody ML, Feurer C, Kudinova AY, Gibb BE.
Although suicide attempts (SA) occur across a broad range of diagnoses as well as in the absence of a diagnosable disorder, most studies to date have focused on them within a single, specific disorder. Consistent with the NIMH RDoC initiative to identify b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Does Stress Cause Asthma?
Title: Does Stress Cause Asthma?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is sputum?
Sputum is a kind of thick mucus that is produced by the lungs when they are diseased or damaged. Learn about the types of sputum, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Restrictive lung disease: Types, causes, and treatment
Restrictive lung disease prevents the lungs from expanding fully. Learn about different types, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include complications of aortic valve surgery, effectiveness of nasal flu vaccination (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

CPAP Doesn ’ t Alter Renal Function in Coexisting OSA, CVD
Continuous positive airway pressure does not alter renal function, occurrence of renal adverse events (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients
FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- Singing? To benefit people with Parkinson's disease? It just may help, a researcher says. " We're not trying to make them better singers, but to help them strengthen the muscles that control swallowing and respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nurse-led screening in GP practices boosts early lung cancer and COPD detection
A nurse-led screening programme in Liverpool is preventing around two cases of lung cancer a month across a dozen practices and driving up early detection of COPD, researchers have found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Personal Physiological Monitoring Systems
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 01/2017 This two-page technical note provides information about personal physiological monitoring systems (PPMS), which allow for continuous, non-invasive monitoring of emergency responders'biometrics or vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and body temperature. Field usage of PPMS may prevent or reduce line-of-duty injuries and deaths, especially those caused by cardiovascular events. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How AI Robots Hunt New Drugs For Crippling Nerve Disease
ALS attacks and kills nerve cells controlling muscles, leading to weakness, paralysis and, ultimately, respiratory failure. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How AI Robots Hunt New Drugs For Crippling Nerve Disease
ALS attacks and kills nerve cells controlling muscles, leading to weakness, paralysis and, ultimately, respiratory failure. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rapid Molecular Panels: What Is in the Best Interest of the Patient? A Review of Patient Outcome Studies for Multiplex Panels Used in Bloodstream, Respiratory, and Neurological Infections
In the clinical microbiology laboratory, the focus when choosing new tests is often on performance, turnaround time, and labor needs. This review examines available rapid, multiplexed tests from a different perspective: that of the patient. It considers whether published evidence supports the notion that use of rapid, on-demand tests (as opposed to batched testing) leads to better patient outcomes and whether broad, syndrome-based, multiplexed panels translate into better patient care than narrower monoplex or duplex assays. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kaede V. Sullivan Source Type: news

Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?
Title: Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Microbiota-activated PPAR-{gamma} signaling inhibits dysbiotic Enterobacteriaceae expansion
Perturbation of the gut-associated microbial community may underlie many human illnesses, but the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis are poorly understood. We found that the depletion of butyrate-producing microbes by antibiotic treatment reduced epithelial signaling through the intracellular butyrate sensor peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor (PPAR-). Nitrate levels increased in the colonic lumen because epithelial expression of Nos2, the gene encoding inducible nitric oxide synthase, was elevated in the absence of PPAR- signaling. Microbiota-induced PPAR- signaling also limits the luminal bioavailability o...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Byndloss, M. X., Olsan, E. E., Rivera-Chavez, F., Tiffany, C. R., Cevallos, S. A., Lokken, K. L., Torres, T. P., Byndloss, A. J., Faber, F., Gao, Y., Litvak, Y., Lopez, C. A., Xu, G., Napoli, E., Giulivi, C., Tsolis, R. M., Revzin, A., Lebrilla, C. B., Ba Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Live Attenuated Flu Vaccine Not Effective for Children in 2015 - 16
Overall, influenza vaccine was 48 percent effective against any influenza illness for 2015 to 2016 season (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ResApp blames data collection problems for failure of Smartcough-C trial
Brisbane, Australia-based digital health company ResApp has been talking up its Smartcough-C study — a multisite, double-blind study of the company’s smartphone-based respiratory analysis software — for a number of months. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

With Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure, Comorbidities Common With Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure, Comorbidities Common
Patients admitted to the ICU with hypercapnic respiratory failure have multiple comorbid diseases. Make the diagnosis before admission, says Dr Holley.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Sleep - Disordered Breathing Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction
Hypoxemia and sleepiness associated with cognitive deficits, with strongest effect in APOE - ε 4 carriers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Antibiotic ineffective at preventing lung complication after stem cell transplant: Study
An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients' risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Top U.S. Hospitals; Deadly Pot; Take #1 Train to Cerebellum
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news