Children's Wisconsin hospitalizations plummet; spokesman credits social distancing, mask-wearing
Children ’s Wisconsin saw a 23.6% decrease in hospitalizations during the first quarter of 2021 as respiratory and viral infections became “nearly non-existent” — a trend a hospital spokesman attributed to the effectiveness of social distancing and wearing masks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Mozambique: Two Covid-19 Deaths and 31 New Cases
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced the deaths of two further people from the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wildfires Are Changing the Seasonal Air Quality of the U.S. West
Title: Wildfires Are Changing the Seasonal Air Quality of the U.S. WestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Only half of heart disease patients get a flu shot
(American College of Cardiology) People with heart disease are more likely to become seriously ill from the flu and other respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus. Yet, new research finds that only half of Americans with a history of heart disease or stroke report getting an annual flu shot, despite widespread recommendations to do so. Rates of vaccination were even lower among Blacks and Hispanics, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UAB spinoff to treat chronic respiratory disease announces $3 million seed funding
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A biomedical research company founded by a University of Alabama at Birmingham physician-scientist has received $3 million in seed funding. ResBiotic Inc. -- spun off from UAB last year -- will use the money to develop and commercialize groundbreaking probiotic formulations for lung health, says founder C. Vivek Lal, M.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics. ResBiotic's first product aims to supplement the nutritional needs in chronic lung diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Environmentally persistent free radicals may affect lung health
Stephania Cormier studies a newly discovered class of environmental contaminants, shedding light on their role in respiratory diseases. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 4, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Biomarker suggests severity of COVID-19 respiratory distress
Higher levels of certain fatty acids predicted poorer outcomes in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress in a new NIEHS-funded study. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 4, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

ACP Issues Guideline on High - Flow Nasal Oxygen for Respiratory Failure
HFNO suggested for initial or postextubation management of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure in hospitalized adults (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 4, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

ACP Issues Guideline on High-Flow Nasal Oxygen for Respiratory Failure
TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 -- For hospitalized patients, high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) should be used instead of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and instead of conventional oxygen therapy (COT) for management of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mozambique: Gradual Reduction in Covid-19 Transmission No Reason for Complacency
[AIM] Maputo -- There has been a gradual reduction in transmission of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, but this is no grounds for complacency, warned Mozambique's Deputy National Director of Public Health, Benigna Matsinhe, at a Maputo press conference on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Microstomia following caustic soda ingestion: report of a case - Chidzonga MM.
Caustic soda ingestion causes strictures in the respiratory, gastrointestinal systems and even death. In the oral and perioral areas it causes contractures leading to microstomia that is difficult to manage to restore structure and function of the oral cav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Testing tool can quickly distinguish between viral and bacterial infections
(Duke University Medical Center) In a study proving feasibility, researchers at Duke Health showed that their testing technology can accurately distinguish between a viral and a bacterial infection for respiratory illness - a critical difference that determines whether antibiotics are warranted. And, importantly, the test provided results in under an hour. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surfaces can be designed with antiviral properties to mitigate COVID-19
(American Institute of Physics) If a respiratory droplet from a person infected with COVID-19 lands on a surface, it becomes a possible source of disease spread, because while 99.9% of the droplet's liquid content evaporates within minutes, a residual thin film that allows the virus to survive can be left behind. In Physics of Fluids, researchers explore how the evaporation rate of residual thin films can be accelerated by tuning surfaces' wettability and creating geometric microtextures on them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HEPA filter effectively reduces airborne respiratory particles generated during vigorous exercise
(Mayo Clinic) A pair of Mayo Clinic studies shed light on something that is typically difficult to see with the eye: respiratory aerosols. Such aerosol particles of varying sizes are a common component of breath, and they are a typical mode of transmission for respiratory viruses like COVID-19 to spread to other people and surfaces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows 2% of asymptomatic pediatric dental patients test positive for COVID-19
University of Illinois at ChicagoResearch NewsA study by a University of Illinois Chicago pediatric dentist has shown a novel way to track potential COVID-19 cases -- testing children who visit the dentist. The study also showed an over 2% positivity rate for the asymptomatic children tested.Dr. Flavia Lamberghini, UIC clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatric dentistry, has co-authored the article, " Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in asymptomatic pediatric dental patients, " in the April 2021 issue of theJournal of the American Dental Association. Co-authors are Dr. F...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 3, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Risk Factors ID ’ d for COVID - 19 - Related Death in Diabetes
Risk for COVID - 19 - related death up in association with male sex, older age, preexisting comorbidities, insulin use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tri-anim Health Services announces exclusive relationship to distribute the Rivanna(R) Accuro(R), an epidural and spinal needle guidance system
DUBLIN, Ohio, May 3, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Tri-anim Health Services, a specialty distributor of respiratory, anesthesia and critical care supplies, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive relationship to represent... Devices, Distribution Tri-anim Health Services, Rivanna, Accuro, spinal needle guidance (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Do You Fix Atelectasis?
Title: How Do You Fix Atelectasis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Glenmark Pharma launches nasal spray Ryaltris in India
Glenmark being one of the leaders in respiratory segment, has been the first to launch the branded generic version at an affordable cost for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Top consultant claims Covid lockdown has led to a 'bigger lung cancer toll'
Respiratory consultant David Baldwin, who leads a national expert group on the disease, said patients were victims of a 'natural experiment' in which access to services was radically cut back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium Scores From Low - Dose Lung CT Can Predict CVD Mortality
Prediction model based on vascular calcification identified on low - dose CT outperformed model based on participant characteristics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

National guidance for the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections during COVID-19, RCPCH (updated 27th April 2021)
These recommendations on the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections in hospital settings during COVID-19 are for clinicians to support winter planning in partnership with local infection control prevention teams.Temporal changes in prevalence of COVID-19 during the pandemic Updated 26 April 2021 The table below shows how prevalence has changed between the initial peak, 23 March 2020, and now. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large collaboration creates cell atlas of COVID-19 pathology
Scientists from several hospitals and research centers have shown what happens in individual cells of patients who died of COVID-19. In a study published in Nature, the researchers describe how infected cells from multiple organs exhibited a range of molecular and genomic changes. They also saw signs of multiple, unsuccessful attempts by the lungs to repair themselves in response to respiratory failure, which is the leading cause of death in COVID-19 patients. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

FDA Poised to Ban Menthol Cigarettes
Title: FDA Poised to Ban Menthol CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Large collaboration creates cell atlas of COVID-19 pathology
(Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) Scientists from several hospitals and research centers have shown what happens in the tissues of patients who died of COVID-19. In a study published in Nature, the researchers describe how infected cells from multiple organs exhibited a range of molecular and genomic changes. They also saw signs of multiple, unsuccessful attempts by the lungs to repair themselves in response to respiratory failure -- the leading cause of death in COVID-19 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Considerable gap in evidence around whether portable air filters reduce the incidence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections
There is an important absence of evidence regarding the effectiveness of a potentially cost-efficient intervention to prevent indoor transmission of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, warns a study by researchers at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Mozambique: Another Day Without a Covid-19 Death
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities reported no deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff Members - Chicago, Illinois, December 2020-March 2021
Twenty-two possible breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections occurred among fully vaccinated persons ≥14 days after their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Two thirds of persons were asymptomatic. A minority of persons with breakthrough infection experienced mild to moderate COVID-19-like symptoms; two COVID-19-related hospitalizations and one death occurred. No facility-associated secondary trans mission was identified. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 29, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Nursing Homes Assisted Living Facilities Source Type: news

Linked Clusters of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.351 - Maryland, January-February 2021
This report describes an investigation in Maryland of two linked clusters of COVID-19 cases identified as the B.1.351 variant. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 29, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) COVID-19 Source Type: news

Moderna Is Testing a New Version of Its COVID-19 Vaccine That Wouldn ’t Require Ultra-Cold Storage
As safety concerns over COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson–Janssen have led to disruptions in the inoculation efforts of numerous countries relying on those shots, companies like Moderna are attempting to fill the resulting gaps. The Massachusetts-based biotech company announced on April 29 that it is investing billions to boost manufacturing facilities in Switzerland, Spain and the U.S., building enough capacity to produce up to 3 billion doses of its mRNA-based vaccine through 2022. The company’s vaccine technology differs from that of AstraZeneca and J&J, which both use an adenovi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Delayed Antibiotic Prescribing Safe for Respiratory Tract Infection
THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- For patients with respiratory tract infections, delayed antibiotic prescribing seems to be a safe and effective strategy, according to a review published online April 28 in The BMJ. Beth Stuart, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Interleukin-6 receptor blockade in patients with COVID-19: placing clinical trials into context, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Article reviews clinical& methodological heterogeneity of studies of IL-6 antagonists,& considers how this might have influenced reported treatment effects. Severity of illness and concomitant corticosteroids are among factors that might have contributed to inconsistent results (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor)
Title: Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 29, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Considerable gap in evidence around whether portable air filters reduce the incidence of COVID-19
(University of Bristol) There is an important absence of evidence regarding the effectiveness of a potentially cost-efficient intervention to prevent indoor transmission of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, warns a study by researchers at the University of Bristol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Disorder Tied to Spine Surgery Complications
Surgical patients with concurrent cannabis use disorder had higher rates of inpatient neurovascular, thromboembolic, and pulmonary complications (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Want COVID Under Control? Screen Asymptomatic Kids Now, Fast Want COVID Under Control? Screen Asymptomatic Kids Now, Fast
Findings of a recent study suggest that rapid identification of asymptomatic infections in children may be the key to getting the pandemic under control.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Elsevier to Retract Debunked Masks Study Elsevier to Retract Debunked Masks Study
The paper was published by an exercise physiologist with no academic connection to Stanford University or the NIH in a journal that accepts"radical, speculative and non-mainstream scientific ideas."Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

State of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka: Are Government Policies Effective in Controlling it?
By Sunil J. WimalawansaNEW JERSEY, Apr 28 2021 (IPS) The SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) affected the entire world; many died, millions got sick, and the misery continues. Second and third waves of SARS.Cov-2 infection are devastating most countries. Non-strategic lockdowns and curfews (as in Sri Lanka) further aggravated the peoples’ misery, sufferings, daily lives, and economies, more than that from the virus. The toxic combination of COVID-19 and curfews devastated local productions and supply chains, livelihoods, people welfare, food security, and the county’s economy. Many viral diseases can control using...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sick from what? Trauma during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic - Rawlinson D, Vega J, Lottenberg L, Borrego R, Rueda M, Azar F.
We present the case of two brothers with identical mechanisms of injury presenting simultaneously, one with SARS-Cov-2 respiratory failure and the other in hemorrhagic shock. SUMMARY: Healthcare globally and in the United States met novel chall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

India's Dire COVID-19 Situation Likely to Worsen. Could It Happen Here? India's Dire COVID-19 Situation Likely to Worsen. Could It Happen Here?
Experts weigh in on what's at stake right now for the nearly 1.4 billion people in India and on the possibility the US could see a similar, steep surge in the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NuvoAir app records coughing to help diagnose respiratory conditions
The tool was designed to help clinicians detect possible respiratory conditions.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Factors Tied to Severe COVID - 19 in Children Identified
Hispanic, Black children overrepresented for COVID - 19 infections, but not severe disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Adding Vaping to Smoking Brings Even Worse Respiratory Effects
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Rapid Antigen Test Can ID Contagious People in SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak
TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 -- Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antigen testing (BinaxNOW) could be a useful tool for identifying contagious people early in the course of a nursing home outbreak, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Being Overweight Ups Risk for Severe COVID-19 in Hospital Being Overweight Ups Risk for Severe COVID-19 in Hospital
This research"adds to the known data on the associations between obesity and severe COVID-19 disease and extends these findings" to patients who are overweight and/or have diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Adding Vaping to Smoking Brings Even Worse Respiratory Effects
TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 -- So, you're trying desperately to quit smoking, using e-cigarettes while still using traditional cigarettes. Sound like a good idea? Maybe not, according to a new study that shows that combining vaping with smoking raises... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adding Vaping to Smoking Brings Even Worse Respiratory Effects
Title: Adding Vaping to Smoking Brings Even Worse Respiratory EffectsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Cuts Teen Smoking, Study Confirms
Title: Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Cuts Teen Smoking, Study ConfirmsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Texas Biomed shares critical work in development of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Work performed by dozens of scientists at Pfizer, BioNTech, Texas Biomed, the SNPRC and scientific partners around the world from April to July of 2020 is now published in the scientific journal Nature. In the paper titled " Immunogenic BNT162b vaccines protect rhesus macaques from SARS-CoV-2 " published on Feb. 1, 2021, scientists noted the vaccine candidate tested for Pfizer " protected the lower respiratory tract from the presence of viral RNA and with no evidence of disease enhancement. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new treatment that might keep COVID-19 patients off the ventilator
(Ohio State University) A new treatment is among the first known to reduce the severity of acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by the flu in animals, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news