Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

New clues found to common respiratory virus
(Washington University School of Medicine) Scientists have solved the structure of a protein that helps a common respiratory virus evade the immune system. The team, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have identified critical parts of the protein that could be targeted with drugs or vaccines, opening up the possibility of preventing or treating an infection that sickens thousands of babies and elderly people every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Doctors Urged to Take Care With Electronic Communications
Sensitive information should be discussed in person or over the phone (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 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, Pathology Source Type: news

Health of the Nation Presented in 40th Annual CDC Report
Report includes trends of data for past 40 years, with increase in life expectancy, drop in infant mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 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

Higher IQ in Childhood Associated With a Longer Life
Lifestyle choices may explain why children with a higher IQ tend to outlive their peers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Windtree Therapeutics touts Phase II data for inhaled surfactant
Windtree Therapeutics (NSDQ:WINT) reported data today from the 221-patient Phase IIb trial of its aerosolized KL4 surfactant for the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants. The Aerosurf trial evaluated aerosolized KL4 surfactant administered to premature infants 28 to 32 weeks gestational age in 2 dose groups with up to 2 repeat doses, compared to infants receiving nasal continuous positive airway pressure. The trial evaluated incidence of nCPAP failure, time to nCPAP failure and physiological parameters indicating the effectiveness of lung function. The inhaled therapy did not meet the primar...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Windtree Therapeutics Source Type: news

ACA Health Insurance Expansion Tied to Fewer Cardiac Arrests
' Extraordinary reduction'seen among middle - aged adults after enactment of health care law (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Even Low Levels of Pollution Raise Mortality Risk for Seniors
Research suggests blacks, men, and the poor are especially vulnerable (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hologic's New Panther Fusion(R) System, Flu and Respiratory Assays Now CE Marked in Europe
New Panther Fusion® Module Expands Molecular Testing Capabilities, Increases Productivity and Flexibility for the Laboratory MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 29, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has obtained a ... Diagnostics, Regulatory Hologic, Panther Fusion (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Synspira raises $8m for inhaled pulmonary therapies
Privately-held Synspira said today that raised $8 million from an unnamed private investor to bring its inhaled cystic fibrosis therapy into a Phase I safety study. The Boston-based company was founded earlier this year and is focused on developing inhaled therapies for pulmonary diseases, including cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. Synspira holds an exclusive field license to Synedgen’s Glycomics Technology platform and its pulmonary delivery assets. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Synspira raises $8m for inhaled pulmonary the...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Respiratory synspira Source Type: news

Tulips from amsterdam: roses from columbia - how these beautiful bulbs and flowers are spreading a deadly legacy
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Skin lesions in patient with acute myeloid leukemia
Images and abstract taken from  Mert D et.al.,  HemMedical images: Other sites of aspergillosis›Skin and nailsImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Smart Kids Live Longer
Lower scores on childhood intelligence tests were associated with death from heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and lung and stomach cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Smoking and Tobacco Heart Respiratory Diseases Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Smarty pants? Children with higher IQ at lower risk of dying from THESE diseases
CHILDREN with high IQs live longer and are at lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancers caused by smoking, respiratory disease and dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 28, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Sirtex shares jump on restructuring plan, 15% headcount reduction Sirtex Medical saw shares jump today after revealing plans for a major restructuring as the company looks to cut its headcount and focus on its “profitable...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

E - Cigarette Use Ups Odds Teens Will Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes
Strong e - cigarette regulation could limit future population - level burden of cigarette smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Number of Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Declining
But blacks still face far greater odds than whites, researchers find (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lincare pays $20m to settle whistleblower False Claims Act suit
Linde AG’s business unit Lincare is paying $20 million to resolve a whistleblower suit alleging that the company fraudulently billed the US government for oxygen and respiratory care equipment. The case, filed under the False Claims Act by former employees, was dismissed with prejudice by US District Judge Douglas Woodcock yesterday, according to court documents. In the case, former employees claimed that the company has billed government health programs, including Medicare, since 2003 for oxygen equipment and tanks even when the customers did not use or require them. The ex-employees also alleged that the company fa...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Lincare Linde Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 16 and 23 June 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported seven additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths, and four deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Aspergillus flavus
Images (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

A Score for Preoperative Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea A Score for Preoperative Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute to postoperative respiratory complications. Can it be preoperatively predicted based on data available in the EMR?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk factors for severe respiratory depression from prescription opioid overdose - Fox LM, Hoffman RS, Vlahov D, Manini AF.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prescription opioid overdose is a leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality in the US. We aimed to identify characteristics associated with clinical severity in emergency department patients with prescription opioid overd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Shift Work May Affect the Body ’ s Ability to Repair DNA Damage
Lower levels of 8 - hydroxydeoxyguanosine noted in the urine of those who worked at night (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sleep apnea dev Oventus Medical raises $6m
Oventus Medical has raised $6.5 million in a new round of financing, according to a Proactive Investors Australia report. The Australian company raised the funds through the sale of shares at 36¢ per share, according to the report. A 2nd tranche is planned for the offering, subject to shareholder approval at a meeting in August. Oventus is developing the O2Vent, an oral device designed to treat sleep apnea and snoring through the incorporation of an airway that bypasses nasal, soft palate and tongue obstructions, the company said. The company recently finished a clinical study of the O2Vent earlier this year which sho...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Oventus Source Type: news

Linde's Lincare settles U.S. whistleblower case for $20 million
(Reuters) - Linde AG's Lincare unit has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of fraudulently billing the U.S. government for oxygen and respiratory care equipment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Interstitial Lung Disease Boosts Mortality in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New study highlights need for early diagnosis, better treatments (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Pneumothorax occurs when air gets in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. Learn more about its diagnosis and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

More Racial Disparity With Medicare Advantage
More racial disparity versus traditional Medicare for hospital readmissions for six major surgeries (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Responsive Respiratory Celebrates Over 15 Years of Achievement in Oxygen
St. Louis - Responsive Respiratory celebrates its 15th anniversary as the leader in high pressure home oxygen equipment and supplies. RRI announced today that it is celebrating its fifteenth year providing excellence in product and service to the home oxygen market.   Over the last decade and a half, Responsive Respiratory has grown from a regional start-up to a nationally recognized domestic manufacturer and distributor of oxygen equipment and supplies with a solid reputation of excellence in customer service. “I am excited and proud to celebrate this milestone, it represents our commitment to our customer...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Responsive Respiratory Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Responsive Respiratory Celebrates Over 15 Years of Achievement in Oxygen
St. Louis - Responsive Respiratory celebrates its 15th anniversary as the leader in high pressure home oxygen equipment and supplies. RRI announced today that it is celebrating its fifteenth year providing excellence in product and service to the home oxygen market.   Over the last decade and a half, Responsive Respiratory has grown from a regional start-up to a nationally recognized domestic manufacturer and distributor of oxygen equipment and supplies with a solid reputation of excellence in customer service. “I am excited and proud to celebrate this milestone, it represents our commitment to our customer...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Responsive Respiratory Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Frequency - Selective Silencing Device Beneficial for ICU Patients
Device removes alarm sounds while allowing patients to hear everything and communicate (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Can coffee machines and kettles spread toxic spores?
Conclusion This laboratory study suggests that under humid conditions, indoor surfaces like wallpaper may be colonised by fungi that produce toxic particles – some of which may be small enough to be inhaled. But it's important that these findings aren't taken too far out of context at this stage. The study was carried out in highly experimental circumstances where both temperature and humidity were optimised for maximal fungal growth. We can't know for sure that these circumstances would be typical of indoor environments, even bathrooms or kitchens, if they're well ventilated. The UK media has applied these findin...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Anti - TNF - α Rx Improves Sleep Quality in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Patients see reduction in PSQI scores, but no change in polysomnography parameters (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA approves diagnostic that simultaneously screens for multiple lung cancer types
The FDA said today that it awarded premarket approval to Thermo Fisher Scientific’s (NYSE:TMO) next-gen sequencing-based test that can simultaneously screen tumor samples for biomarkers associated with 3 approved therapies for non-small cell lung cancer. The company’s Oncomine Dx Target Test evaluates 23 genes associated with non-small cell lung cancer. The tests results could help physicians match patients to therapies in days. Traditionally, that process can take several weeks since clinicians are forced to screen samples for individual biomarkers. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Novartis Pfizer Thermo Fisher Scientific Source Type: news

Mouldy Wallpaper and Mycotoxins
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Morning Break:'Bulletproof Heart'; Flawed Gun Data; Coconut Oil Freakout
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Is Stage IV COPD?
Title: What Is Stage IV COPD?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Calcified Lung Nodules?
Title: What Are Calcified Lung Nodules?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Test identifies best treatment for respiratory tract infections
An EU-funded project has developed new tests to quickly determine whether a respiratory tract infection is viral or bacterial and whether it shows resistance to antibiotics, helping doctors prescribe the right treatment for patients while curbing the overuse of such life-saving drugs. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 23, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Protective Association Identified for Asthma Against Sepsis
Decreased risk for hospital mortality, septicemia, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sommetrics wins Health Canada nod for non-invasive sleep apnea device
San Diego-based Sommetrics said yesterday it won Health Canada approval for its AerSleep system designed to apply negative external pressure to maintain an open airway during sleep. The company said that the AerSleep system was cleared as a prescription device for individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The system features a soft collar and integrated silent vacuum pump to allow sleeping in multiple positions, and has no hoses or masks, is cordless, portable and non-invasive, the company said. “Obtaining Health Canada’s approval for aerSleep is a major milestone for us. It’s a validation ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Sommetrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Want Healthier Lungs?
Here's what you can do (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Want Healthier Lungs?
Title: Health Tip: Want Healthier Lungs?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Early Loop Diuretic Tx Tied to Lower Mortality in Heart Failure
Early - treatment group had significantly lower in - hospital mortality even after adjustment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Chronic disease management wearable dev Spry Health raises $5.5m
Spry Health said this week it raised $5.5 million in a Series A round of financing to support the commercialization of its Loop wearable chronic disease management platform. Funds in the round were led by Grove Ventures and joined by the newly invested Stanford-StartX Fund and previous investors OVO Fund and Think+. “This round of funding will allow us to reach thousands of more patients with our technology. Our past and current deployments with hundreds of patients allowed us to create an invaluable second by second dataset of health. In the last three years, we developed an extensive set of Machine Learning and Exp...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Patient Monitoring spryhealth Source Type: news

Education Can Promote Self - Management in CVD Conditions
Most effective interventions are tailored to individual patient needs, use multiple components (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pfizer Will Manufacture and Commercialise Isavuconazole in Europe, Russia, Turkey and Israel.
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pleural effusion: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Pleural effusion may be caused by many disorders, but what is it? Learn about the symptoms of pleural effusion, the diagnosis, and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Three lessons Propeller learned from a decade in digital health
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is now a decade old. The digital health company, which makes connected inhalers and patient- and provider-facing data analytics tools for respiratory diseases asthma and COPD, can hardly be considered a startup anymore. Nowadays the company has numerous published efficacy studies and business relationships with most major pharma companies in the respiratory space. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news