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LAMA Plus LABA Tied to Fewer Exacerbations in Stable COPD
Also might result in greater improvement in FEV1 than LABA plus corticosteroids (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks
Asthma sufferers could halve their risk of suffering a severe attack requiring hospitalisation simply by taking a vitamin D supplement, according to a study inThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements may reduce asthma severity
A review of randomized controlled studies suggests that vitamin D supplementation, when combined with standard medication, may reduce asthma severity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Editor's highlight: pulmonary vascular thrombosis in rats exposed to inhaled sulfur mustard - McGraw MD, Osborne CM, Mastej EJ, Di Paola JA, Anderson DR, Holmes WW, Paradiso DC, Garlick RB, Hendry-Hofer TB, Rancourt RC, Smith RW, Burns C, Roe GB, Rioux JS, White CW, Veress LA.
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent. When inhaled, SM causes significant injury to the respiratory tract. Although the mechanism involved in acute airway injury after SM inhalation has been well described previously, the mechanism of SM's contr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Changes in relative fit of human heat stress indices to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal hospitalizations across five Australian urban populations - Goldie J, Alexander L, Lewis SC, Sherwood SC, Bambrick H.
Various human heat stress indices have been developed to relate atmospheric measures of extreme heat to human health impacts, but the usefulness of different indices across various health impacts and in different populations is poorly understood. This pape... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Analysis of the impact of harmful factors in the workplace on functioning of the respiratory system of firefighters - Witt M, Goniewicz M, Paw łowski W, Goniewicz K, Biczysko W.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Firefighters are considered a healthy and fit group of individuals, well-prepared for taking action in disaster situations. While working, they suffer from exposure to certain toxic agents, especially combustion products generat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Arthur Janov, psychologist behind 'primal scream' therapy, dies aged 93
Janov achieved celebrity with the idea that repressed childhood trauma leads to mood disorders, addiction and even epilepsyArthur Janov, a psychotherapist whose “primal therapy” had celebrities screaming to release their childhood traumas and spawned a bestselling book in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.Janov died on 1 October at his Malibu home from respiratory arrest following a stroke, said his wife, France Janov.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Psychology US news Science World news Source Type: news

Health Experts Zero in on Camels to Fight Deadly MERS Virus Health Experts Zero in on Camels to Fight Deadly MERS Virus
The fight against the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has killed at least 722 people over the past five years, is honing in on its target: camels.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

MI Incidence Down With CT Angiography in Suspected CAD
But no reduction in mortality, cardiac hospitalizations for CCTA versus functional stress testing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Immune Cells Trigger Spore Suicide, Stopping Fungal Infection
Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:20News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

GPs left with larger stocks of unused flu vaccine following 2016/17 season
Over two fifths of practices were left with unused stocks of flu vaccine at the end of the 2016/17 season, with more than half of these saying they were left with bigger surplus stocks than the previous year, according to a poll of GP partners. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Switch From Smoking to Vaping Could Save Over 6 Million U.S. Lives
Title: Switch From Smoking to Vaping Could Save Over 6 Million U.S. LivesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (409)
This week’s articles describe a stem cell–based therapy for chronic kidney disease and targets for treating diabetic nerve pain and acute respiratory distress in critically ill patients. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
A new study ’s lead author notes, however, that lack of significant effect may have been secondary to important study limitations. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Later Asthma
Lower respiratory infections in children seem to predispose to poor adult lung function, but causation and directionality have yet to be determined. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Skipping Breakfast Tied to Increased Odds of Atherosclerosis
Odds of noncoronary, generalized atherosclerosis up independent of traditional, dietary CV risk factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tdap Given in Pregnancy Protects Infants From Pertussis
Multivariable vaccine effectiveness estimate 77.7 percent for Tdap administered during third trimester (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
Montelukast for 8 weeks appeared to reduce daily symptoms scores and number of puffs of albuterol relative to placebo, but the results did not reach statistical significance. But....there are caveats. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Later Asthma
Lung function in childhood is most likely related to lung function in adulthood, a new study suggests. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Health experts zero in on camels to fight deadly MERS virus
GENEVA (Reuters) - The fight against the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has killed at least 722 people over the past five years, is honing in on its target: camels. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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

Medical News Today: Head cold: Symptoms and home remedies
A head cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is usually a mild illness, but it can have a significant impact on everyday activities. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Embezzlement Widespread in Medical Practices
Red flags include employee being secretive about their work, working late, not wanting to share tasks (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 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

End - Stage Renal Disease Patients ’ Readmission Rate High
And a small proportion of patients account for a large number of readmissions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pioglitazone Improves Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
Both whole - body and myocardial insulin sensitivity improved in type 2 diabetes patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: More Than a Mosquito Bite
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 52-year-old man who had returned from an end-of-summer camping trip in Vermont two weeks earlier went to the doctor complaining of a severe headache in the front of his head and a widespread rash of blanching macules. The illness had started a few days earlier with just a mild fever, myalgias, and some loss of appetite. Despite feeling terrible, he joked that his trip was fun, but he's pretty sure the mosquito is the unofficial bird of Vermont. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Plague – Madagascar
On 23 August 2017, a 31-year-old male from Tamatave, visiting Ankazobe District in central highlands, developed malaria-like symptoms. On 27 August, he developed respiratory symptoms during his journey in a shared public taxi from Ankazobe District to Tamatave (via Antananarivo). His condition worsened and he died. His body was prepared for a funeral at the nearest hospital, Moramanga District Hospital, without safety procedures. Additionally, 31 people who came into contact with this case either through direct contact with the primary case or had other epidemiological links, became ill, and four cases of them died. (Sourc...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, COPD, Lung Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 -- The number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates. From 1980 through 2014, more than 4.6 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
Title: Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have SoaredCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Flooding - a perfect storm for mould-related disease?
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 01:00News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms - to - Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three - quarters of cases in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Masimo launches RAS-45 respiration sensor for Rainbow system
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it initiated a full market release of its RAS-45 adhesive adult and pediatric acoustic respiration sensor for its Rainbow acoustic monitoring system. The Irvine, Calif.-based company’s Rainbow acoustic monitoring system is designed to non-invasively and continuously measure respiration rate with the adhesive sensor, which features an integrated acoustic transducer. Masimo said that the RAS-45 features a smaller size, making it more useful for pediatric patients or patients with shorter necks, the company said. The device features transparent adhesive and greater flexibility than its...
Source: Mass Device - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Masimo Source Type: news

New Qualcomm Patch Can Monitor Patients for Cheaper than Lunch at a Fast Food Joint
Qualcomm Life, the healthcare subsidiary of telecom giant Qualcomm Inc., yesterday announced that it has developed reference designs for single-use, connected, medical-grade biometric patches that will be commercially available in 2018. Details in a press release about the patches were scant, but James Mault, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Qualcomm Life provided a few specifics Tuesday during a panel discussion at the Medtech Conference hosted by industry trade group AdvaMed in San Jose. The Bluetooth Low Energy–enabled patches have a seven-day battery life and can measure motion, heart ...
Source: MDDI - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: Digital Health Adhesives, Electronics Source Type: news

FDA clears ALung device for clinical trials
Pittsburgh-based medical device firm ALung Technologies Inc. will conduct a pivotal clinical trial of its HemoLung Respiratory Assist System for the treatment of adults with severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ALung’s Investigational Device Exemption, which allows the device to be used in a clinical study in order to collect safety and effectiveness data. A pivotal trial is a clinical trial or study intended to provide… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Voices: Learning to Breathe
My baby had an extra branch stemming from his heart, constricting his trachea. The surgery that saved him brought another crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMY PATUREL Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Respiratory System Parenting Source Type: news

Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
Title: Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine for Only Half With Work - Related Asthma
54 percent of adults with work - related asthma, 35 percent with non - work - related asthma vaccinated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ASTRO: Standard - Dose CRT Beats Higher Dose in Stage III NSCLC
Significantly improved five - year overall survival rates with 60 Gy chemoradiation tx versus high - dose (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Heart - Lung Fitness Challenged in Early Full - Term Babies
Researchers found those born at 37 - 38 weeks had higher risk of poorer cardiorespiratory fitness later in life (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Early cesareans raise risk of infant respiratory illness
Babies born in early term are at 57 percent greater risk than those born later to struggle with their heart and respiratory health later in life, says a study from the American Heart Association. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Early Term' Birth Tied to Later Respiratory Troubles (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 37-38-week delivery linked to poorer cardiorespiratory fitness in teens, 20s (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Many With Work - Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
Recommended pneumococcal shot taken by little more than half, CDC report shows (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Fragmented QRS Predicts Cardiac Death During Exercise
Fragmented QRS complex in anterior leads seen more commonly in group exercising at time of death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Infusion of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Safe, Effective in HFrEF
Improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction, NYHA function class, QOL with UC - MSC infusion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Teen died after HPV jab as experts brand vaccine 'useless'
EXCLUSIVE: Jasmin Soriat, 19, from Vienna, suffered respiratory failure weeks after having a second HPV jab. Doctors sensationally claim the HPV virus does not cause cancer in a documentary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma: Redefining this silent killer
Asthma can kill individuals with mild symptoms - even those who do not routinely take medication. Find out why experts say it's time for a rethink. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news