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Increasing BMI Causally Linked to Asthma, Not Hay Fever
Significant correlation for genetic risk score with FEV1, FVC per BMI - increasing allele (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

An Alarming Chemical Reaction Happens When You Pee In The Pool
It can be wee-lly bad for your respiratory system. 😶 (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

An Alarming Chemical Reaction Happens When You Pee In The Pool
It can be wee-lly bad for your respiratory system. 😶 (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips Respironics touts reduced hospitalizations in PAP therapy COPD trial
This study demonstrates the vast opportunity for the industry to further adopt recent innovations for COPD treatment,” Philips respiratory care biz lead Eli Diacopoulos said in a press release. The post Philips Respironics touts reduced hospitalizations in PAP therapy COPD trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory royalphilips Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Air Quality is Poor
Title: Health Tip: When Air Quality is PoorCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Prompt Evaluation of Lung Bleeds Needed in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Low hemoglobin, low C4 and hypoxia are features of poor outcome (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

No Advance Directives for Almost Two - Thirds of U.S. Population
Among 795,909 people in 150 studies, 36.7 percent had completed an advance directive (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Surgery, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise
Researchers find older adults' respiratory systems keep up with demands of cycling regimenSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Seniors, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Opioid Use in Older Adults With COPD May Up Cardiac Events
Odds of ischemic heart disease - related morbidity, mortality increased after new opioid use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Allergy in Offspring
As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in children by age 7 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC
Widely respected in public health circles and politically connected, Dr Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for an initiative to encourage language development in babies.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Maternal sugar intake linked to allergic asthma in offspring
New research examines the link between maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and the risk of the offspring developing allergies and allergic asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Popcorn lung: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is popcorn lung and what causes it? Learn about this rare condition affecting the lungs, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, and how to manage them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Experts urge action to cut child deaths from deadly lung virus
(University of Edinburgh) Vaccines to combat a virus that can lead to fatal lung infections are urgently needed to help prevent child deaths worldwide, research suggests. Experts report that more than 115,000 children under five are dying each year from complications associated with the infection, called Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Around three million are admitted to hospital each year with the virus, which causes breathing difficulties and wheezing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk of Sudden Death Declining in Heart Failure Patients
Researchers attribute decline to better meds, as patients live longer and better (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Increasingly Being Used
Hyperbaric therapy increasing for diabetic wounds, although it is not recommended by ADA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD
Odds of heart - related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

EMS Transport of Service Dogs & Support Animals
Engine 30 and Medic 6 respond to their local shopping mall and find, Nancy, a 38-year old female complaining of tightness in her chest. Nancy is sitting on a sidewalk bus bench with her dog. Bystanders tell you she seemed to get upset when she missed her bus and within minutes began complaining she wasn't feeling well. Nancy is visibly upset, but able to answer your questions appropriately. Her heart rate is 96, strong, regular and corresponds to sinus rhythm on your monitor, with a blood pressure of 156/88 and a respiratory rate of 28, non-labored. The rest of her vital signs and physical assessment are within...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Criss Brainard, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

EMS Transport of Service Dogs & Support Animals
Engine 30 and Medic 6 respond to their local shopping mall and find, Nancy, a 38-year old female complaining of tightness in her chest. Nancy is sitting on a sidewalk bus bench with her dog. Bystanders tell you she seemed to get upset when she missed her bus and within minutes began complaining she wasn't feeling well. Nancy is visibly upset, but able to answer your questions appropriately. Her heart rate is 96, strong, regular and corresponds to sinus rhythm on your monitor, with a blood pressure of 156/88 and a respiratory rate of 28, non-labored. The rest of her vital signs and physical assessment are within...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Criss Brainard, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 24 June and 3 July 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported three additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, and two deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

On Your Bike, Watch Out for the Air
A five-year study aims to find out at what point the harm done by pollution to cyclists might outweigh the health benefits accrued from the exercise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SCHIFFMAN Tags: Traffic Accidents and Safety Bicycles and Bicycling Bridges and Tunnels Roads and Traffic Exercise Respiratory System Air Pollution Lungs Heart Source Type: news

Best Practices in Diagnosing Respiratory Viral Disease
We describe several strategies for using these assays to best serve patient needs while accounting for the infrastructure and resources of the testing facility. In this context, the pros and cons of testing strategies using specific patient-centered approaches, as well as testing strategies using more simplified broad approaches, are discussed. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - July 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Abraham J. Qavi, Neil W. Anderson Source Type: news

Mom's sweet tooth may be linked to child's allergies, study says
Women who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children's risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sodium Bicarbonate as a Tool for Managing Head Trauma
Your aeromedical EMS crew is dispatched to Mexico for a head injury patient who's an American citizen being repatriated back home. The patient is a 47-year-old male who was found unresponsive on the side of the road in Mexico the previous day and was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage. It's unclear what happened, but the patient may have fallen or been hit by a car. There are no signs of external trauma noted. He was brought to the local clinic where surgery was performed for a subarachnoid hemorrhage. On arrival, the crew finds an intubated male with a Glasgow coma scale (GCS) of 3 with pupils of 4 mm and n...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jazmine Valencia, NNP-BC, RN, CCRN Tags: Trauma Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Toothpaste ingredient linked to antibiotic resistance
Conclusion This study mainly explored why bacterial resistance could be common for both quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and the antibacterial triclosan. It confirmed previous findings that one cause seems to be bacteria developing mutations in the gyrA gene. In the case of quinolones, the mutation alters the enzyme that they normally bind to. Triclosan resistance is largely because the already-mutant bacteria have boosted stress response pathways, or molecular defences. The main finding of this research was that small triclosan concentrations led to resistant E. coli bacteria becoming the more dominant strains m...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

General training in mycology can be offered
Agro-food& Environmental Fungal Collection  (BCCM/MUCL)General training in mycology can be offered under different objectives:Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Laboratory practice in mycology
This training proposes to acquire basic practical knowledge in the mycology laboratory.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Identification of fungi using MALDI-TOF MS
This training shows how to identify yeasts and filamentous fungi using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungi from veterinary practice
Fungi from the veterinary practiceThe workshop focusses on recognizing pathogenic species based on macroscopic and microscopic characters. We also take a look at often isolated, but non-pathogenic contaminants.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungi of the indoor and outdoor environment
Training: Moulds in the indoor environment and outdoor air This 5-day course introduces you to the mycology of the human environment. Each day starts with a theoretical session, followed by practical sessions in the lab. There is a strong focus on recognizing the main genera and identifying the most important species. Each participant will observe over 80 different species, covering the largest part of the commonly encountered fungal diversity. The following topics will be handled: basic fungal biology, classification, nomenclature and morphologyCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

14th meeting of the Nordic Society of Medical Mycology
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017Year: 2017Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

2nd CPAnet
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017Year: 2018Location: Amsterdam (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

2nd International Conference on Mycology, Mushrooms & Mycotechnology
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017Year: 2017Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious?
Title: How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

NW Mycology conference 2017
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017Year: 2017Location: ERC, UHSM Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Lebanon
On 19 June 2017, the national IHR focal point of Lebanon reported one additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Fireworks pollute the atmosphere and disturb birds
When fireworks explode, they release toxic chemicals such as copper and lead, increasing air pollution. This has been associated with negative effects on respiratory and cardiovascular health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

59th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Respiratory Society
Date: Monday, July 3, 2017Year: 2019Location: Tokyo International Forum, Japan (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

58th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Respiratory Society
Date: Monday, July 3, 2017Year: 2018Location: Osaka International Convention Center, Japan (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heavy breathing: Ten causes and treatments
Heavy breathing can have a range of possible causes. In this article, learn about heavy breathing, why it happens, and how it can be treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
This review presents an updated overview of acute respiratory distress syndrome, including a revised definition and current evidence-based management.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Guidance Document: Questionnaire on Regulatory Science Issues for the Development of Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Vaccines
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. 03/29/2017 This four-page document provides guidance on the completion of the CEPI questionnaire on regulatory science issues for development of emerging infectious disease (EID) vaccines. Partners with an interest in securing regulatory approval/licensure of EID vaccines are invited to provide comment on the regulatory scientific issues for the development of EID vaccines. The document provides background information and issues on the prioritized pathogens Ebola, Lassa, Nipah, and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Lymphopenia a Risk for PJP (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with autoimmune disease, independent of steroids (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

June 2017 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

UCLA team performs emergency surgery to save mom and newborn baby
UCLA Health When mom-to-be Malisa was just a few weeks away from delivering her first child, she felt a sudden pain in her chest while at the movies with a friend.Her doctors ruled out any problems with the pregnancy but did learn she had a rare, life-threatening heart condition called an aortic dissection, a tear in the aorta located just above the aortic valve involving the arteries that take blood to the heart and brain. The condition often leads to sudden death, but with unusual luck she was able to survive.Once diagnosed, Malisa, who lives about 80 miles from Los Angeles, was airlifted to  Ronald Reagan UCLA...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Her newborn kept getting sick because she was ingesting placenta, CDC says
The baby was born healthy and without complication in September, but then its health began to deteriorate rapidly. Doctors — scrambling to uncover the cause of the infant’s respiratory distress — transferred the baby to the neonatal intensive care unit and began a series of tests, according to a report released this week by the Centers for […]Related:Fresh polls find Republicans’ health-care proposal is still a clunkerA heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, she died.One politician’s solution to the overdose problem: Let addicts die (Source...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different pat...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Implants Oncology Research & Development Respiratory Cefaly conformis Consulting Radiologists Hemovent Image Stream Medical Me Source Type: news

EPO Doping Has Little Effect on Real - World Cycling Performance
Appears to improve high - intensity performance, not endurance or road race performance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Upper Respiratory Infection Tied to Adverse Events During Pediatric Sedation Upper Respiratory Infection Tied to Adverse Events During Pediatric Sedation
Children with upper respiratory infections (URIs) are at greater risk of adverse events and airway interventions during procedural sedation - though the rates are low, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sunovion seeks FDA nod for COPD treatment – again
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals said today that the FDA accepted the revised new drug application for its eFlow chronic obstructive pulmonary disease drug-device combo. The submission follows a complete response letter that the FDA issued Sunovion in May. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company didn’t provide details as to why the FDA denied its initial application. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sunovion seeks FDA nod for COPD treatment – again appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news