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Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma
Here are common factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma
-- Asthma can begin at any age, but it usually starts in childhood. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says risk factors for developing asthma include: Having frequent respiratory infections and wheezing. Having a parent with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COPD vs. Emphysema (Differences Similarities)
Title: COPD vs. Emphysema (Differences Similarities)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

More E-Cigarettes, Fewer Tobacco Smokers?
Title: More E-Cigarettes, Fewer Tobacco Smokers?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma
Title: Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Gabapentin and Postoperative Respiratory Depression Gabapentin and Postoperative Respiratory Depression
When included in multimodal analgesic regimens, is gabapentin associated with respiratory depression during post-anesthesia recovery after major laparoscopic procedures?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Grad Student Profile – Morgan Gilman: Embracing Opportunity
Morgan Gilman, a fourth-year graduate student in the McLellan Lab at Geisel, is helping lead efforts to understand how a particular type of protein allows deadly viruses—such as Ebola and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)—to gain entry into host cells, and how antibodies can be developed to neutralize that process. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 26, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Features grad student Jason McLellan research RSV student profile Zika virus Source Type: news

Experts Issue Specific Definition for Neonatal ARDS Experts Issue Specific Definition for Neonatal ARDS
Experts have issued the first specific definition for neonatal acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the Montreux definition, with the endorsement of the European Society of Neonatal Intensive care and the European Society for Paediatric Research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vince DeVita ’s Oncology Opus
(MedPage Today) -- Medicine and music share center stage in storied career (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

The Lancet Series Exposes Global Paucity of Care for Life Threatening Fungal Infections
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Pulmonary Hypertension (Symptoms, Treatment Medications, Life Expectancy)
Title: Pulmonary Hypertension (Symptoms, Treatment Medications, Life Expectancy)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Phrenic Nerve Palsy and Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery Phrenic Nerve Palsy and Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery
Phrenic nerve palsy is a complication of the most common regional anesthetic technique for shoulder surgery, especially in patients at high-risk of respiratory complications. Can the risk be reduced?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Stress Echo Value Questioned for Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis
Neither increase in mean pressure gradient, systolic pulmonary artery pressure predicted outcome (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Seeing Video of Self Struggling to Breathe Ups CPAP Adherence
Viewing the tapes helped convince patients to continue their sleep apnea treatment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, ENT, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Provention Bio wants to stop Type I diabetes – with a vaccine
Before he co-founded Provention Bio, Ashleigh Palmer worked on inhaled nitric oxide for infants with respiratory failure. After the company was sold for $1.2 billion to a Baxter-led consortium, Palmer noticed there was apprehension about conducting clinical trials with neonates. He was concerned that the inhaled NO assets were slated to fall to the wayside. “I had seen blue babies turn pink,” Palmer told Drug Delivery Business News. He went on to spin out the technology into a new company, INO Therapeutics. “What I saw was the industry’s propensity to avoid unusual drugs, unusual therapies, thi...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Pharmaceuticals Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) proventionbio Source Type: news

Novavax CEO: 'We have a vaccine we like'
For months, investors have been eagerly awaiting crucial results from Novavax Inc. to see if the Gaithersburg biotech could salvage its flagship vaccine candidate. And those results, which Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) finally delivered Monday on a phase 2 trial of its respiratory syncytial virus vaccine in older adults, were "promising." While that may not sound like a ringing endorsement and it comes only at a mid-stage-level clinical trial, it's significant prog ress from the company's last vaccine trial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Average Increase in Physician Compensation 2.9 % in 2016
Overall, 77 percent of physician specialties experienced increases in compensation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 25, 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

Samumed wins orphan drug status for inhaled IPF therapy
Samumed said today that the FDA awarded orphan drug status to its inhaled idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis therapy, SMo4646. The IPF therapy is administered using a nebulizer and can be used as a montherapy or in combination with pirfenidone or nintedanib, according to the San Diego-based company. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Samumed wins orphan drug status for inhaled IPF therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory samumed Source Type: news

Damp, moldy homes tied to adult respiratory problems
(Reuters Health) - People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as allergies, asthma and other breathing disorders, according to a large study from Sweden. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exercise Training Improves Left Ventricular Function in T1DM
Improvement in aerobic capacity and stroke volume lower for teens with T1DM than control healthy teens (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

High - Dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Admissions From Nursing Homes
Rates of hospital admission lower compared with standard - dose vaccine in residents aged 65 + (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Future of Fungal Taxonomy to be Decided by Mycologists
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

13th Annual Fungal Update
Date: Monday, July 24, 2017Year: 2018Location: The Great Hall, St Bartholomew's Hospital West Smithfield London EC1A 7BE (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Consultant - Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Niti Aayog's healthcare PPP needs clarity: Hospitals
Niti Aayog ’s proposal pushes for PPPs focussed on cancers, heart conditions and respiratory tract diseases in non-metros. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Patients Receive Rx for Smoking Cessation Meds After MI
Ninety - seven percent of smoking patients with MI received counseling, but few have SCM use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pollutant Exposure May Lead to Multi - Generational Asthma Risk
Elevated susceptibility to allergic asthma persists into F2, and with lesser magnitude, into F3 mice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma During Pregnancy: Exacerbations, Management, Outcomes Asthma During Pregnancy: Exacerbations, Management, Outcomes
Find out the best ways to manage pregnant women with asthma -- to optimize outcomes for both mother and baby.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Dose Flu Vax Linked to Less Hospitalization Among Elderly (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower rates of hospitalization for respiratory illness vs standard doses (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

More Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA
Insurer approval rates rose from ~ 85 percent before Affordable Care Act to ~ 95 percent after (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

NCI - Designated Care Often Excluded in Narrow Health Plans
Oncologists affiliated with NCI - Designated or NCCN Cancer Centers more likely excluded in narrow plans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Catalent, Rutgers partner to study pediatric drug formulation and delivery
The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute said today that it inked a deal to work with the dept. of pharmacy practice at Rutgers University in an effort to identify and address the challenges linked to pediatric drug formulation and delivery. The collaboration plans to focus on the development and administration of medicines to children by identifying conditions that have a high need for kid-friendly formulations. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Catalent, Rutgers partner to study pediatric drug formulation and delivery appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Catalent rutgersuniversity Source Type: news

ASCO Addresses Cancer Drug Pricing
New drugs routinely cost more than $ 100K per year; prices on many existing treatments continue to rise (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Heart Failure Risk Rises As Weight Increases
But losing some weight might help decrease the damage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

California Wildfire Destroys 45 Structures
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The fire on Thursday was threatening about 1,500 homes and other buildings, after already destroying 45 structures. It's not clear what type of buildings burned. The flames are near Highway 49, a historical route winding through Sierra Nevada foothills dotted with little towns that drew gold miners to California in the 1800s. More than 3,000...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Smith, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

California Wildfire Destroys 45 Structures
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The fire on Thursday was threatening about 1,500 homes and other buildings, after already destroying 45 structures. It's not clear what type of buildings burned. The flames are near Highway 49, a historical route winding through Sierra Nevada foothills dotted with little towns that drew gold miners to California in the 1800s. More than 3,000...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Smith, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Masimo wins CE Mark for RPVi
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its RPVi, a multi-wavelength version of the currently available Pleth Variability Index designed to provide enhanced specificity to changes in fluid volume compared to PVi. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that the RPVi is a noninvasive, continuous measurement designed to show dynamic changes in perfusion index that occur during respiratory cycles, which can reflect physiologic factors including vascular tone, circulating blood volume and intrathoracic pressure excursions. “Masimo rainbow technology, first announced in 2005...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

Hemovent expands Series A
Hemovent said today it received an undisclosed amount of funding as part of an oversubscribed Series A expansion round. The funds came from all existing investors, the Aachen, Germany-based company said, as well as newly invested 1st Capital Partner. Hemovent said that the funding comes shortly after it completed the 1st series of in vivo trials of its artificial lung technology platform which it is developing for a range of indications including extracorporeal CO2 removal and extracorporeal life support. “The fact that all Hemovent investors participated in this new round, and that 1st Capital Partner is an exp...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Hemovent Source Type: news

Akorn shareholders approve merger deal with Fresenius Kabi
Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) shareholders voted yesterday to approve its $4.75 billion merger deal with German healthcare company Fresenius (ETR:FRE). Fresenius’ Kabi division announced in April that it inked a deal to acquire the generic drugmaker, bringing with it a portfolio of ophthalmic drugs, ear drops, nasal sprays, respiratory drugs and medical creams. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Akorn shareholders approve merger deal with Fresenius Kabi appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Akorn Fresenius Source Type: news

Mylan, Theravance ’ s inhaled COPD therapy proves safe in late-stage trial
Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) and Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NSDQ:TBPH) touted safety data yesterday from the late-stage trial of its once-daily inhaled bronchodilator, revefenacin, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If approved, revefenacin would be the first nebulized long-acting muscarinic antagonist on the market for COPD patients in the U.S. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Mylan, Theravance’s inhaled COPD therapy proves safe in late-stage trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Mylan Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Theravance Source Type: news

Global Aspergillosis Statistics
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

LIFE Worldwide Newsletter published
Welcome to LIFE's (Leading International Fungal Education) July newsletter. Please  follow this link.Leading feature: Randomised trial establishes amphotericin B as best therapy forTalaromyces marneffei in HIVOther featured news items include:Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D does not prevent colds in winter
Daily high-dose vitamin D during the winter months did not reduce the incidence of viral upper respiratory tract infections among children, according to a study published inJAMA.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Asthma Complexities
Title: Asthma ComplexitiesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/10/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

High-dose influenza vaccine leads to lower hospitalizations in nursing home residents
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high-dose flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season. The study found a 12.7 percent relative reduction in the incidence of hospitalization for respiratory illness and an 8.5 percent reduction of all-cause hospitalizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High - Dose Vitamin D No Help for Winter URIs in Children
High dose supplementation did not reduce overall wintertime upper respiratory tract infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

High Rates of Respiratory Problems Linked to Indoor Lifeguard Work High Rates of Respiratory Problems Linked to Indoor Lifeguard Work
Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This DRAFT guidance advises that acute sore throat (including pharyngitis and tonsillitis) is self-limiting and usually triggered by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Complications are rare, and withholding antibiotics is unlikely to lead to complications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D 'doesn't prevent colds and flu in kids'
Conclusion This study found giving a high dose of vitamin D to healthy children in the winter doesn't reduce their overall risk of upper airway infections compared with the standard recommended dose. This well-designed study used several measures to ensure the results were robust. For example, researchers: used randomisation to split the children into groups blinded parents as to which treatment the child was receiving to make sure this knowledge couldn't affect their perception of their child's health used laboratory tests to confirm that the child did have a viral infection There was a reduction in flu with high-...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

ISMA Early Bird Registration and Abstract Deadline
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017Year: 2017Location: Luxembourg (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news