8 crowdfunded health devices you need to know
[Image from unsplash.com]Companies including 3M and Aura Medical are turning to the popular websites Kickstarter and Indiegogo to get their ideas crowdfunded by people who want them to come to life. The idea behind a crowdfunding website is that if you back the project and donate a certain amount of money, you’ll get something in return, oftentimes the product that is being crowdfunded. In the past, devices like the hoseless, maskless, micro-CPAP Airing have raised over a million dollars. So, while crowdfunding has presented challenges for regulated medical devices, it has been a boon for startups to showcase so...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Hospital Care Patient Monitoring Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Software / IT 3m Aura Medical crowdfunding MedTech sleep apnea sleepon startups Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Society for AIDS in Africa
Jul 2018Societies (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

AIDS Society of India
Jul 2018Societies (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

European AIDS Clinical Society
Jul 2018Societies (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific
Jul 2018Societies (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

International AIDS Society (IAS)
Jul 2018Societies (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

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

Supplemental oxygen eliminates morning blood pressure rise in sleep apnea patients
(American Thoracic Society) Supplemental oxygen eliminates the rise in morning blood pressure experienced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who stop using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the standard treatment for OSA, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RE: Important PHA Policy Change and Summer Safety
PHA Policy Change regarding No ShowsEffective August 1, 2018 our no show policy will change.  Families will be allowed 4 NO SHOWS within 2 years before being dismissed from the practice.  A $35.00 no show fee will be charged for missing Check-Ups/Sports Physicals and $25.00 for all other appointments. This charge is per patient, not per family.  You can avoid this charge by cancelling your appointment minimally 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.**********************From the desk of Nishat Nasrullah, DONishat Nasrullah, DONow that summer is in full swing, one of my family ’s fa...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - July 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Source Type: news

Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
New findings show that attire influenced satisfaction with clinical care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatric Source Type: news

Sanovas CEO Gerrans indicted on fraud, money laundering charges
A federal grand jury last week indicted Sanovas president & CEO Larry Gerrans on three counts of wire fraud and money laundering for alleged schemes to pay cash for a home and “myriad” personal expenses. Gerrans has denied the charges via a company spokesman. According to federal prosecutors and the FBI, Gerrans “employed a number of fraudulent methods to syphon funds out of Sanovas” from April 2013 to May 2015, including the withdrawal of $500,000 from his personal IRA to pay for personal vacations, jewelry and spa treatments. Prosecutors alleged that Gerrans told a newly convened boa...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Respiratory Wall Street Beat Sanovas Source Type: news

Pre-emptive vs empirical antifungal treatment in high-risk paediatric cancer patients
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:05News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Analysis of the correlation between fungal allergen extracts and the components of aspergillus fumigatus sIgE sensitization in patients with respiratory tract allergic diseases in Southern China
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

External mycobiomes and respiratory health
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Acute Respiratory Failure in Interstitial Lung Diseases Acute Respiratory Failure in Interstitial Lung Diseases
What are the best strategies for managing acute respiratory failure in patients with interstitial lung diseases?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

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

Risk of CRC, Non - CRC Death Up With Positive Fecal Hb Test
Positive gFOBT result linked to increased risk of death from circulatory, respiratory, other diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The effects of anxiety on the body
Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function of the cardiovascular, urinary, and respiratory systems. It can also lead to digestive issues and an increased risk of infection. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Health effects of fungal spores
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Aspergillus interactions in the airway during immune dysfunction
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Recurrent lower respiratory tract infections in children
This journal article concludes that recurrent acute cough with cough-free periods of at least a week between bouts is probably due to viral colds. It presents a practical approach to diagnosis and management of the otherwise apparently healthy child with recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to standardize Aspergillus PCR protocols for testing various specimens
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:40Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

FPCRI – Laboratory Aspects
FPCRI – Laboratory AspectsWednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:37Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Expression profile analysis reveals that Aspergillus fumigatus but not Aspergillus niger makes type II epithelial lung cells less immunological alert
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:35Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Trial Adds Gemcitabine to Pleural Mesothelioma HIOC Therapy
Results of a phase I clinical trial highlight how the addition of a drug to an existing treatment option appears safe and may improve outcomes in certain patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The primary goal of the trial was to determine the maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine added to cisplatin when these drugs are delivered together as heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC) during surgery. Researchers have studied cisplatin alone for HIOC. The addition of gemcitabine — a chemotherapy drug often used to treat pancreatic, ovarian and breast cancers — is new. The Journal of Thoracic Oncology...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 18, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

New ESCMID/ERS guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:13Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Invasive aspergillosis in haematology New guidelines
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:10Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

The Aspergillus terreus species complex: What is new
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:08Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Recent advances in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicating asthma
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:05Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Recent Advances in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Complicating Cystic Fibrosis
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:02Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Different airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A team from Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen has shown that pollen from the mugwort plant is the main vector for bacteria and that this combination renders the pollen more aggressive. This is not the case in certain Alpine regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Run Form Changes Patient Care In The Air
Flight EMS is a specialized type of prehospital patient work. You're away from the ground network, in a cramped space, often with a very medically complicated patient that has a lot of individual issues going on. The documentation of a critically ill patient is crucial to the medical—and financial—success of an EMS organization. One EMS entity, Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), seized an opportunity to improve documentation of the critically ill in an effort to better protect their providers with more extensive data on a call, all while also improving upon their recouped revenue from calls of this nature. Care...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Finch Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
APMs should be encouraged to integrate precision medicine approaches, personalize patient care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2018 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

The Lung in RA: Little Progress
(MedPage Today) --'Still a bit of a mess'(Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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

Hidden Blood in Feces Can Signal More Than Cancer
Blood in your stool, even if it's not visible, can be a sign of a number of potentially deadly conditions, including circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood, hormonal or neuropsychological diseases, researchers in Scotland say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urgent care centers often prescribe unnecessary antibiotics
(Reuters Health) - Patients with common colds and respiratory illnesses may be more likely to get antibiotics - which don't work for these conditions - when they go to an urgent care clinic, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hidden Blood in Feces May Signal Deadly Conditions
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- Even if it's not visible to the naked eye, blood in the stool can be serious -- a sign of a potentially fatal disease other than colon cancer, new research suggests. This could include circulatory, respiratory, digestive,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PM2.5 Contributes to Burden of Diabetes Mellitus Globally
Globally, ambient PM2.5 contributed to about 3.2 million incident cases of diabetes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher rate of genetic recombination and antifungal resistance found among A. fumigatus isolates from Eloundem region of Cameroon
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:23News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Comparison of outpatient antibiotic prescribing in traditional medical, retail clinic settings
(JAMA Network) Outpatient antibiotic prescribing varied among traditional medical and retail clinic settings and during visits with respiratory diagnoses where antibiotics were inappropriate, patterns that suggest differences in patient mix and antibiotic overuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Lawyer recommends physicians should not bring Siri and Alexa to the office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 14, 2018 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

Southeast Asia Haze Tied to Hospitalization for Breathing Problems Southeast Asia Haze Tied to Hospitalization for Breathing Problems
People are more likely to be hospitalized for respiratory disorders during the annual haze season in Southeast Asia, when densely polluted air hovers over the region, than at other times of year, a Malaysian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Gala Therapeutics wins FDA IDE nod for early feasibility trial of RheOx system
Gala Therapeutics said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to conduct an early feasibility study of its RheOx system designed to treat individuals with chronic bronchitis. The study will look to enroll up to 15 patients at five sites in the US, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. “Patients with Chronic Bronchitis suffer daily with mucus hypersecretion and cough. We developed the bronchial rheoplasty procedure to directly treat the abnormal airway cells responsible for chronic bronchitis, which are not impacted by inhaled medications.  We appreciate the FDA’s commitment to enco...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory galatherapeutics Source Type: news

The San Diego 2007 wildfires and Medi-Cal emergency department presentations, inpatient hospitalizations, and outpatient visits: an observational study of smoke exposure periods and a bidirectional case-crossover analysis - Hutchinson JA, Vargo J, Milet M, French NHF, Billmire M, Johnson J, Hoshiko S.
BACKGROUND: The frequency and intensity of wildfires is anticipated to increase as climate change creates longer, warmer, and drier seasons. Particulate matter (PM) from wildfire smoke has been linked to adverse respiratory and possibly cardiovascular outc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?
Title: Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Drop in Childhood Pneumococcal, Hib Deaths From 2000 to 2015
Most children who died of pneumococcus and Hib presented with pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news