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ram1 gene, encoding a subunit of farnesyltransferase, contributes to growth, antifungal susceptibility to amphotericin B of Aspergillus fumigatus.
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Tipifarnib
Farnesyltransferase inhibitor - seenew Antifungal drugs section for more detailsMedical images: Antifungal drug structures›TipifarnibImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

In vitro antifungal activity of farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida.
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2013 Dec 5;12:37. doi: 10.1186/1476-0711-12-37.In vitro antifungal activity of farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida.Qiao J, Gao P, Jiang X, Fang H.BACKGROUND:Protein farnesylation is an important tosttranslational modification in fungi. We evaluated the antifungal activity of two farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Manumycin A
Farnesyltransferase inhibitor - seeNew Antifungal drugs section for more detailsMedical images: Antifungal drug structuresImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

In vitro antifungal activity of farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida.
BACKGROUND:Protein farnesylation is an important posttranslational modification in fungi. We evaluated the antifungal activity of two farnesyltransferase inhibitors against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida.METHODS:Disk diffusion assay and broth microdilution assay were used to determine the antifungal susceptibility of two farnesyltransferase inhibitors (manumycin A and tipifarnib) against clinical isolates of Aspergillus and Candida. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Applying continuous airway pressure improves respiratory and survival rates in children
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study found that applying continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreased mortality in children with respiratory distress. Findings from the trial in Ghana indicated that the procedure especially benefitted children less than one year of age, confirmed that no serious adverse events were associated with the treatment, and is a step forward in treating children with respiratory distress in resource-limited settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top iOS Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Pulmonology, plastic surgery, and allergy apps top the list (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 11 and 15 June 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 14 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including one fatal case among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Her Heart Stopped At His Restaurant. He Gave Her 'The Gift Of Tomorrow.'
When Richmond Carson became a manager of Carma restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, his mom recommended he learn some lifesaving skills, including CPR. “You never know when you might need it,” she said. With a setup like that, you can probably guess where this story is headed. And you’re right, for the most part. But as with any good tale, this one has many layers – twists and turns, drama and tension, coincidences and lessons, all connected by a mother’s wisdom. *** It started on a Saturday in January 2015. Nancy Holland spent the day grocery shopping, bathing her boxer puppy, Lincoln, and getting ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Symptoms, Treatment, LIfe Expectancy)
Title: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Symptoms, Treatment, LIfe Expectancy)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

How To Avoid The Jaw-Dropping Costs Of Poor Oral Health No Matter How Old You Are
There can be jaw-dropping costs for poor oral health. Neglecting it can wreak havoc on the whole body through cardiovascular disease, dementia, respiratory infections, diabetes, cancer and even erectile dysfunction. Find out how to seek dental care as you age. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Is a new flu pandemic just three mutations away?
Conclusion This laboratory study analysed an H7N9 strain of bird flu. Researchers wanted to explore whether a particular change to the surface proteins of a virus was capable of allowing the strain to bind to human tissue. This would theoretically lead to human-to-human transmission of the flu virus. It is worth noting that this ability to attach to human cells does not necessarily mean a mutated bird flu virus will be able to infect, replicate and transmit between humans. Other changes would also be required. However, they were unable to further investigate whether this surface change could lead to human-to-human transmis...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news

Risk Factors Explain Most Heart Failure Risk in Incident A - Fib
Four modifiable factors account for most of the population attributable risk of heart failure in women (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

20 Percent of Hospital Patients Have Side Effects From Abx Rx
One - fifth of those who had antibiotic - related side effects didn't require the drugs in the first place (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: 2015 to 2016 Saw Drop in Youth Tobacco Use
Significant decrease in e - cigarette use from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Novartiz unit Sandoz seeks FDA nod for generic Advair Diskus
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Sandoz said today that the FDA has accepted the abbreviated new drug application for its generic version of Advair Diskus. The fluticasone propionate/salmeterol device is designed to treat asthma in patients ages 4 and older, as well as provide maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reduce exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novartiz unit Sandoz seeks FDA nod for generic Advair Diskus appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Amgen Novartis sandoz Source Type: news

Otto Warmbier coma: How does a respiratory arrest leave you in ‘unresponsive wakefulness'?
OTTO Warmbier has now returned home to Ohio where he remains in a coma. But his condition isn ’t down to botulism, as North Korea had previously alleged. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Strategies and Adverse Outcome for Lower RTIs Antibiotic Strategies and Adverse Outcome for Lower RTIs
Does a delay in the prescribing of antibiotics for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections increase the risk of subsequent major adverse outcomes?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Introduction to MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course about Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is intended for incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The four modules cover the nature of the virus, its history, and its impact on human health; detection, assessment, and laboratory investigation of the disease; strategies to prevent and control MERS outbreaks in communities, healthcare settings, and animals; and risk communication and community engagement considerations, strategies, and best practice for a MERS outbreak. (Video or Multime...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Policy / International Achievement / Research News
This study examined whether Get Busy Get Better—a 10-session, home-based behavioral intervention—enhanced positive appraisals of life, and in turn, mediated treatment effects on depressive symptoms in older African American men.     Read more   Pediatrics ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rates of S. aureus Antibiotic Resistance Down in United States
Rates of susceptibility to certain antibiotics have increased over time (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

More pregnant women getting whooping cough vaccine
(Reuters Health) - - Babies are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers get vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, and a U.S. study finds that a growing number of women are starting to follow this advice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA clears Siemens Healthineers Magnetom Vida 3T MRI scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it won FDA clearance for its Magnetom Vida 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system. The company said that the newly cleared 3T MRI scanner features new BioMatrix technology designed to address inherent anatomical and physiological differences in patients and user variability to reduce rescans and increase productivity and cost efficiency. Siemens said that the Magnetom Vida features BioMatrix sensors built into the patient table to automatically track respiratory patterns to improve exam strategies. The device’s BioMatrix tuners help improve the quality and reproducibi...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Source Type: news

Alere says Justice Dept. closed pain lab probe as Q1 losses soar
Alere (NYSE:ALR) said yesterday that the U.S. Justice Dept. closed a probe into its pain management lab in Texas without taking action against the diagnostics giant, which also reported a nearly 974% increase in 1st-quarter losses. Waltham, Mass.-based Alere said the Justice Dept. told it June 8 that the investigation into the lab in Austin was closed. The company reported losses of $-64.1 million, or -80¢ per share, on sales of $588.2 million for the 3 months ended March 31. That compared with losses of -$6.0 million, or -13¢ per share, on sales of $589.0 million during Q1 2016. Alere said the results do no...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Legal News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Alere Source Type: news

Clinical Educational Fellow in Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Communication and Digital Content Officer, National Aspergillosis Centre
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Limited Change With Hospital Value - Based Purchasing Program
HVBP not linked to improvements in measures of clinical process or patient experience (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Antiplatelet Bleeding Risk Higher Than Expected for Older Patients
Research suggests proton - pump inhibitors should be co - prescribed in patients age 75 + years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes
OSA independently linked to sight - threatening DR and progression to pre - /proliferative DR (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pimodivir Alone or in Combination with Oseltamivir Demonstrated a Significant Reduction in Viral Load in Adults with Influenza A
- Phase 2b results presented at the 5th International Society for Influenza and Respiratory Diseases Antiviral Group (ISIRV-AVG) Conference - (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High-dose monthly vitamin D3 can help to prevent acute respiratory infections in older long-term care residents, but may increase risk of falls - Amrein K, Altendorfer E.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study
Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Algorithm Performs Poorly
Positive predictive value and sensitivity of 42.2 and 55.6 percent; modified IPF algorithm improves PPV (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Beta - Blockers Cut Mortality for Patients in Sinus Rhythm
Drop in mortality for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction regardless of heart rate (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pulmatrix inks licensing deal for novel inhaled kinase inhibitors
Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) said today that it inked an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Janssen Biotech subsidiary RespiVert. According to the deal, Pulmatrix will have access to the company’s portfolio of novel kinase inhibitors. The agreement covers respiratory and oncology indications for the drug candidates and Pulmatrix said it plans to take over the portfolio’s global development and commercialization activities. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pulmatrix inks licensing deal for novel inhaled kinase inhibitors appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat janssenbiotech Pulmatrix Inc. Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches Alair asthma treatment in India
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) has launched its Alair bronchial thermoplasty therapy in India, according to an India Blooms report. The device won clearance in the country with indications for treating severe, persistent, drug-resistant asthma in adult patients who’s asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta antagonists. Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific’s Alair bronchial thermoplasty treatment uses a bronchoscope to deliver radiofrequency energy to reduce the amount of excess smooth muscle tissue in the airways. “There are over 18 million estimated a...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 1 and 10 June 2017 the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 35 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including three fatal cases and one death among previously reported cases (case number 5 in the Disease Outbreak News published on 6 June 2017). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Never Heard Of 'Dry Drowning?' What You Need To Know About The Deadly Condition
The Question: Dry drowning was recently ruled as the suspected cause of death for a 4-year-old boy from Texas. What is this medical condition and what are the signs that someone might be suffering from it? The Answer: We don’t yet know what happened in the tragic case of the child in Texas, but drowning is an issue of heightened concern in the summer.  About 3,500 people die per year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning. One in five of those deaths is a child under the age of 14. And there’s a large disparity by race: African-American children between the ages of 5-19 are 5.5 times as likely to drown ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lumacaftor, Ivacaftor Linked to Improved Lung Function in CF
Findings in patients aged 6 to 11 years with cystic fibrosis homozygous for F508del - CFTR (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Evidence Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Best for ARTIs More Evidence Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Best for ARTIs
A large prospective study showed that narrow antibiotics were as effective as broad ones for acute respiratory tract infections in kids; one expert said the data add very strong support for current guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Firm urges shareholders to vote against Mylan board nominees
Shareholder advisory firm ISS issued a report today urging its clients to vote against 10 of Mylan‘s (NSDQ:MYL) board members and executive pay packages, including chief executive Heather Bresch and chairman Robert Coury. The recommendation comes after a group of influential investors, including the New York City and State pension funds, encouraged other shareholders to vote against 6 board members and Coury. ISS echoed the pension funds’ concerns, writing that the board mismanaged the widespread criticism around Mylan’s pricey EpiPen allergy auto-injector. The company is now the subject of numerous ...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Mylan Source Type: news

Review: Depression Screening As Inpatient Important, Feasible
Still, more research needed to determine effect of screening/treatment on patient outcomes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

SLEEP: Helpful Hints From Bed Partner Can Exacerbate Insomnia
Bed partners can unintentionally contribute to the perpetuation of insomnia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Bats Harbor Viruses Linked to Outbreaks in Humans
Two of these are linked to past infections with serious respiratory diseases (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments
Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Electromed settles Medicare beef for $1m
Electromed (NSDQ:ELMD) said last week that it settled a beef with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for roughly $1 million. New Prague, Minn.-based Electromed, which makes the SmartVest airway clearance system, said the dispute arose over some 700 Medicare fee-for-service claims it submitted from 2012 through 2015, totaling about $2.9 million. After the government health insurer rejected the claims, Electromed asked for an administrative law judge hearing to reconsider the claims, according to a regulatory filing. The settlement calls for CMS to pony up $1.1 million within 120 days, Electromed said...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Respiratory Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electromed Reimbursement Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lung biopsy procedure: What to expect
What are the different types of lung biopsy and who will need a lung biopsy? Learn about the preparation, risks, recovery, and benefits of a biopsy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans
MONDAY, June 12, 2017 -- Bats carry a large diversity of viruses that could potentially cause pandemic outbreaks of serious respiratory diseases in humans, researchers say. Their five-year study covered 20 countries on three continents. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bats are the major reservoir of coronaviruses worldwide
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Results of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents have found that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS). PREDICT is a USAID-funded globally coordinated effort to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential and reduce risk for future epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news