ResApp announces strong results from Australian pediatric trial of respiratory diagnostic tool
With these data, CEO Tony Keating said the company will be pursuing European and Australian regulatory submissions.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ResMed files suits in continued patent spat with Fisher & Paykel
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) said late last week it filed a patent infringement petition with the US International Trade Commissions against competitor Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (NZE:FPH) in a continued spat between the companies. San Diego-based ResMed said they also filed a new lawsuit against Fisher & Paykel seeking monetary damages related to patent infringement from the company, as well as an injunction blocking future sales of the masks in the US. The infringement suits relate to respiratory device face masks, specifically Fisher & Paykel’s Simplus full mask and the Eson and Eson 2 nasal masks, whic...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Respiratory Fisher & Paykel Healthcare ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Pharmacist roles include helping with insulin treatment, virtual consults, diabetes management (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Even ‘ Good ’ Levels of Air Pollution Are Bad for Smokers
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Relapse-Free Cure From MDR-TB Higher Than Anticipated
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- The frequency of relapse-free cure from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is higher than previously anticipated, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AAP: Flu Shot'Primary Choice' for Kids This Flu Season
(MedPage Today) -- Report cites'unknown'effectiveness of FluMist against influenza A (H1N1) (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

August 2018 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Even 'Good' Levels of Air Pollution Are Bad for Smokers
Title: Even 'Good' Levels of Air Pollution Are Bad for SmokersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Singulair Asthma Tablet Bottles Recalled
Title: Singulair Asthma Tablet Bottles RecalledCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Lung experts refine diagnostic criteria for IPF on CT
A committee of lung experts from various respiratory societies has prepared...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.K. group uses math to characterize lung disease on CT AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT Subsolid lung nodule assessment with CT evolves Advanced visualization tool assesses lung disease Lung abnormalities at CT linked to in-hospital death (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the complications of COPD?
COPD is a chronic condition that can worsen over time. Possible complications of COPD include pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, depression, heart failure, and frailty. Here, we examine these complications and look at whether or not COPD can cause death. We also offer tips for preventing complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Drug Conjuagate Advances for Poor-Prognosis NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- Good results in small study of trastuzumab linked to antimicrotubule agent (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Growth in first 3 years of life affects respiratory health in children
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Children's growth in the first three years of life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal, Spain) and Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
On 22 August 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified WHO about a laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The patient is a resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who was visiting the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

ETI vs. SGA: The Verdict Is In
Engine 32 and Rescue 4 respond to a person not breathing at a youth sports complex. They arrive to see bystanders performing CPR and applying the facility’s automated external defibrillator (AED). While exiting the vehicle, paramedics hear the AED deliver a shock. Because of the large crowd gathered around the patient, paramedics and EMTs quickly load the patient into the back of the ambulance. En route, one medic starts an IV line while the other attempts intubation. The patient’s short neck and small mouth make the intubation effort very difficult. The medic attempts laryngoscopy three times, each time with a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shannon W. Stephens, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

CRISPR Gene Editing Fixes Muscular Dystrophy in Dogs. Are Humans Next?
The powerful gene editing technology CRISPR is one small step closer to treating a human disease. In a new paper published in Science, researchers led by Eric Olson, professor and chair of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, reported that he and his team successfully used CRISPR to correct the genetic defect responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in four beagles bred with the disease-causing gene. It’s the first use of CRISPR to treat muscular dystrophy in a large animal. (Previous studies had tested the technology on rodents.) In varying degrees, the genetic therapy halted the muscle degradatio...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime Source Type: news

MICs of Isoniazid, Rifampin May Predict Tuberculosis Relapse
Higher MIC in pretreatment M. tuberculosis isolates linked to relapse risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

7th Global Network Forum on Infection and Immunity Fungal Infectious Diseases
7th Global Network Forum on Infection and Immunity Fungal Infectious DiseasesDate: Thursday, August 30, 2018Year: 2018Location: Chiba University, JapanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to spot and treat RSV in babies
Respiratory syncytial virus infection is common among babies and causes symptoms similar to a cold. Most of the time, it goes away within 1 to 2 weeks, but the virus can also cause severe problems with breathing in some cases. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for caregivers here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Chinese medicine found to help COPD patients strengthen their lungs
(Natural News) Radix Stemonae is a traditional Chinese remedy used to treat various lung conditions. Its use in Asian ethnomedicine – where it is called bai bu – is based on the tuber’s “warm” properties; that is, it is used to clear “cold” conditions, under which chronic respiratory disorders are usually developed. Bai bu’s popularity has only... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citizen Science: Help Us Test for Antifungal Resistance in the Air at Home & Work
Citizen Science: Help Us Test for Antifungal Resistance in the Air at Home& WorkThu, 08/30/2018 - 08:40News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Declining Lung Function Associated with Heart Failure Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Fourfold increase in risk associated with rapid FEV1 drop (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Teleflex launches CleanSweep closed suction ventilation study
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said today it launched a US-based clinical study of its CleanSweep closed suction system and that it enrolled the first patient in the trial. The Wayne, Penn.-based company’s CleanSweep system uses both balloon sweeping tech and traditional suction collection to remove secretion build-up on the insides of endotracheal tubes. In early bench top testing the system was shown to remove 2.5 times more secretions than leading, traditional closed suction devices, the company said. “Evaluating the effectiveness of closed suction devices further supports Teleflex’s commitment to developing...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Teleflex Source Type: news

Healthcare sustainability project launches new NHS impact animation
This new video outlines the impact the NHS has on the environment and how health professionals can incorporate sustainability in their work. It highlights how NHS activity can impact environmental issues such as climate change, reduce air quality, and lead to long term conditions for patients including respiratory diseases and cancers (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel gene mutation found in lymphatic disorder
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Pediatric researchers have identified a gene mutation that causes a serious lymphatic condition, and used that knowledge to restore normal lymphatic vessels in model animals. The laboratory findings may lead to a new therapy for patients with this type of abnormal lymphatic circulation. Abnormal lymphatic flow may sometimes cause severe symptoms, including respiratory distress, fluid accumulation and swelling in limbs and tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three factors that predict life-threatening respiratory disease in burn patients
(Loyola University Health System) For the first time, researchers have devised a model to predict burn patients who are most likely to develop life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).The prediction model includes three factors: the extent of the patient's inhalation injury, the percentage of the patient's body that was burned and whether the patient had high levels of a blood clotting protein called von Willebrand factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ResMed ventilator now has autoEPAP
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) has added autoEPAP to its Astral life support ventilator in the United States. AutoEPAP (automatic expiratory positive airway pressure) automatically adjusts a patient’s expiratory pressure in response to flow limitations or obstruction of the upper airway. It’s an option when in Astral’s iVAPS (intelligent volume-assured pressure support) mode that automatically adapts to a patient’s changing pressure needs as their respiratory disease progresses. AutoEPAP is already in use in other markets. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Res...
Source: Mass Device - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Respiratory ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly with sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and have been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Parasomnias are “undesirable events that accompany sleep and typically occur during sleep-wake transitions.” The term sleep terr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

No major public health events during hajj 2018 (1439 H) thanks to effective and timely ...
23 August 2018, Makkah – An estimated 2.7 million Muslims from 109 countries have safely concluded the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia’s holy region of Makkah.   The hajj is one of largest annual religious mass gatherings in the world, but months of preparedness by the Saudi Ministry of Health meant hajj 2018 (1439 H) was celebrated without major health events.  With technical support from WHO, the Ministry invested in improving readiness, preparedness and response capacities at all levels to prevent and detect potential health threats early on. A comprehensive and integrated plan e...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Woman nearly loses one of her lungs after inhaling a crayfish leg
The fast-eater, identified only by her surname, Lin, complained of pain after dining-out on the delicacy in China's Hubei province,. A scan revealed the rogue limb risking damage to her respiratory system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Case Of Dog Flu Confirmed In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – Dog owners are being urged to vaccinate their pets as the first case of canine flu this year has been confirmed in Massachusetts. A six-month-old poodle was treated and released on Aug. 14 after a two-day stay at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. The MSPCA is urging owners of at-risk dogs to consider vaccinating their pets against the highly contagious virus for added protection. Veterinarians estimate that the the vaccine is about 60 percent effective. Dr. Virginia Sinnott of Angell’s Emergency & Critical Care Unit examines a dog after Massachusetts saw its first confirmed case...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Angell Animal Medical Center dog flu MSPCA Source Type: news

Study: Chronic sinus inflammation association with cellular changes
Researchers have found the source of chronic allergic inflammation in the sinus: epithelial cells that line the respiratory tract. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient diagnosed with first case of Mers virus in England since 2013
Health authorities are tracing people who were in close contact with Middle East residentA person who was diagnosed with the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in England since 2013 is said to be in a stable condition.Public Health England (PHE) said the patient is a resident of the Middle East, where they are believed to have contracted the infection before travelling to the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Health Leeds Liverpool UK news NHS Science Source Type: news

Middle-East resident diagnosed with MERS in Britain
A person in northern England has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at hospital in Liverpool, Public Health England said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First case of deadly MERS virus in five years diagnosed in England
A case of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, has been detected in a patient in England, the first case since 2013, according to Public Health England. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Providers can take steps to prevent NPI identity theft and resulting health care fraud (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Teen Smoke Exposure Tied to Increase in Related Symptoms
Exposure in non - smoking adolescents linked to increased risk of ED and/or urgent care visits (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Adhering to'secure, preserve, fight'strategy recommended for areas with vulnerable patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
More than twice as many HDHP enrollees in small versus large firms lack employer - funded accounts (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

ResApp partners with DoD on deployment readiness app
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp  has signed a deal to join in the development of mobile applications that will help determine the mission-readiness of American military personnel. ResApp, which creates smartphone apps for the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases, has announced a partnership with aerospace giant Lockh eed Martin to join the US Government’s Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health effort. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Trump Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Lead to 1,400 Deaths a Year
Title: Trump Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Lead to 1,400 Deaths a YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Groups Say EPA's Air Pollution Plan Will Cost Lives
(MedPage Today) -- As many as 1,400 " avoidable " deaths annually from proposed rules on power plants (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s Q1 tops The Street
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today posted fiscal first-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street and raised its sales outlook for the rest of fiscal 2019. The world’s largest medical device business put up profits of $1.08 billion, or 79¢ per share, on sales of $7.38 billion for the three months ended July 27, for a bottom-line gain of 5.8% on flat sales compared with fiscal Q1 2018. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.17, 6¢ ahead of the consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $7.24 billion. “We are executing against our plan, grow...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Old Age Is a Curse in India
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Pratima Yadav, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, Aug 21 2018 (IPS)Old age morbidity is a rapidly worsening curse in India. The swift descent of the elderly in India (60 years+) into non-communicable diseases (NCDs e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) could have disastrous consequences in terms of impoverishment of families, excess mortality, lowering of investment and consequent deceleration of growth. Indeed, the government has to deal simultaneously with the rising fiscal burden of NCDs and substantial burden of infectious diseases. As a recen...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pratima Yadav, Vani Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Harald von Boehmer Midwinter Conference 2019
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018Year: 2019Location: Seefeld, Tirol, AustriaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Clinical Fellowship in Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Your Voice
Title: Health Tip: Protect Your VoiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Title: Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific NorthwestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
Low - income urban preschoolers with asthma may not meet home medication readiness criteria (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news