Gene therapy found safe in trial of Pompe disease treatment
The first human trial of gene therapy to treat respiratory problems in early-onset Pompe disease of children was found safe, according to health researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accelerated Lung Function Decline for Women Who Clean
Faster decline in women responsible for cleaning at home, occupational cleaners, but not for men (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Even Hidden Flu May Trigger Trouble After Heart Surgery
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 -- The flu virus -- even if it doesn't cause symptoms -- can lead to serious complications after heart surgery, a new study by Dutch researchers suggests. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a potentially deadly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why does ibrutinib carry a risk of cerebral aspergillosis?
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 14:33Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Ascension to cut jobs at Michigan hospitals
Ascension Health reportedly is preparing to announce layoffs at its 14 hospitals in Michigan. Layoffs already have been made in at least two of the five hospitals in Ascension's St. John Providence Health System, sources told Crain's. The cuts are being made to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The total number of jobs to be cut is unknown, but several dozen patient care technicians, nursing clerks and respiratory care technicians have been laid off at St. John Hospital and Medical Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Exercise When I ’m Sick?
If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other common winter maladies. There’s some evidence that very intense exercise—running a marathon, say—can briefly suppress your immune function, says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. But in general, physical activity is...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Introduction and Summary of Global Disease Burden
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:09Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline to Use a ‘Breath Biopsy’ Test by Owlstone Medical in a Phase II Clinical Trial of a Respiratory Drug
It has been regularly demonstrated in recent decades that human breath contains elements that could be incorporated into clinical laboratory tests, so the decision to use this “breath biopsy” test in a therapeutic drug trial will be closely watched When a major pharma company pays attention to a breath test, implications for clinical laboratories are […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 21, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology asthma Billy Boyle biomarkers Breath biopsy platfor Source Type: news

First global estimate finds 1.8 million young people develop TB every year
(European Lung Foundation) A total of 1.8 million young people between ten and 24 years of age are estimated to develop tuberculosis (TB) every year, with young adults aged 20 to 24 years at the greatest risk of developing infectious TB, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UPDATE: Robotics delay pushes Medtronic down despite fiscal Q3 beats
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) shares took a hit today after the world’s largest medical device maker said its robot-assisted surgery platform has fallen behind schedule, despite fiscal third-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic had predicted first-in-human cases during the fiscal year ending in April, with a full launch following in fiscal 2019. But during a conference call with investors today discussing the Q3 numbers, chairman & CEO Omar Ishrak said the timetable has gotten longer. “We are enthusiastic about the development of our surgical robotics plat...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Acorda Therapeutics wins FDA NDA nod for Inbrija
Acorda Therapeutics (NSDQ:ACOR) said today that the FDA accepted the New Drug Application for its Inbrija investigational inhaled levodopa product designed for treating symptoms of OFF periods in patients with Parkinson’s disease who are taking carbidopa/levodopa regimens. The approval comes with a target date of October 5, 2018, the Ardsley, N.Y.-based company said. Read the whole story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Acorda Therapeutics wins FDA NDA nod for Inbrija appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Acorda Therapeutics Source Type: news

Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: Study
Title: Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Unusual case of choking due to assassin bug (Cydnocoris gilvus) - Sonar V, Patil S.
Choking is a form of asphyxia which is caused by an obstruction within the air passages. Here, we report a case of obstruction of the upper respiratory tract due to assassin bug ( Cydnocoris gilvus) where allegations of medical negligence were made by rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

How to get rid of black mould and damp: Avoid catching aspergillus with these five steps
BLACK mould and damp is a common problem during this time of year and respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma can be a result of infestations. Inhaling tiny bits of mould can also cause a condition called aspergillosis. The NHS explains how best to get rid of mould and damp problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technical solutions for pulling pollution out of the air are distractions that allow both government and industry to keep polluting
(Natural News) The global air pollution situation has peaked, causing millions to succumb respiratory issues and other health problems. Various countries have attempted to tackle this worldwide epidemic through all kinds of creative means. In Xi’an, China, a tower the size of a small high-rise is said to purify the air around it. In London,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate and severe exacerbations accelerate physical activity decline in COPD patients
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study published in the European Respiratory Journal has shown that both moderate and severe exacerbations in COPD patients are associated with a decline in their physical activity level. Researchers observed tha the acute drop in physical activity during a COPD exacerbation has an important and lasting effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Besinger Score?
Discussion Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare disease in the pediatric population. The incidence depends on the population studied but is estimated at 1-9/1 million/year. It was first described by William Heinrich Erb in 1879. The cause is autoantibodies against components of the post-synaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction, usually against the acetylcholine binding receptor (AChR). It can occur at any age but is more common in the adult population. Juvenile patients (0-19 years) are divided into prepubertal (12 years) who have disease presentations similar to the adult population. In adults there are 5 grades: ocula...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Children ’ s deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau
This file has been updated. Flu has killed 22 more children, the most reported since the respiratory virus began slamming the country in the fall, according to a government report released Friday. The total number of flu-related pediatric deaths is now at least 84 nationwide. But other indicators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itNine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long - Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use May Raise Fracture Risk
Long - term inhaled corticosteroid use for COPD tied to small increased risk of hip, upper extremity fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017 - 2018 Season
Vaccine effectiveness estimated at 25 percent against A(H3N2) (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Children ’s deaths from flu climb sharply, CDC reports
Flu has killed 22 more children, the most reported since the respiratory virus began slamming the country in the fall, according to a government report released Friday. The total number of flu-related child deaths is now at least 84. But other indicators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that this vicious influenza season […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itNine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy programs (So...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How humans regulate Aspergillus colonization in fungal allergy
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:37Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Genetics of Aspergillosis
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:35Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Nurses who clean the most may be at respiratory risk
Women who regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at work appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

When One Teen Vapes, Others Often Follow
Title: When One Teen Vapes, Others Often FollowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline
(American Thoracic Society) Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aspergillus Immunology and Inflammation
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:52Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Why and when aspergillosis first appears in cystic fibrosis patients?
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:48Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Fungus-specific CD4 T Cells as Specific Sensors for Pulmonary Fungal Infections & Sensitization
Fungus-specific CD4 T Cells as Specific Sensors for Pulmonary Fungal Infections& SensitizationThursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:46Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Occupational exposures and diseases
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:34Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

The Human Lung and Aspergillosis: You are what you Breathe in?
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Managing breakthrough invasive aspergillosis
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:19Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Aspergillosis
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:18Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Mechanisms of non-CYP51 azole resistance
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:00Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Why are NK cells important for defense against Aspergillus
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:57Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

How to Make a Fast Diagnosis
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:56Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

GSK seeks expanded label for Trelegy Ellipta inhaler in EU
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) have submitted data to the European Medicines Agency in the hopes of expanding the label for its once-daily, triple combination inhaler, Trelegy Ellipta. The drug-device combo was approved in Europe in November last year as a maintenance treatment for adult patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are not adequately treated by a inhaled corticosteroid combined with a long-acting beta-adrenergic agonist. GSK and Innoviva hope that data from its Impact trial will support the product’s use in a broader populati...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Source Type: news

Morning Break:'20 Years Late'; Drugs in the Dirt; Catching Flu in the Dorm
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Self-rated health and respiratory symptoms among civil aviation pilots : Occupational and non-occupational risk factors
2017Reference type: ThesisPost date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:55Books and theses (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis
Title: Health Tip: Living with Pulmonary FibrosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk
Title: Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day
Title: Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's DayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

NIH study will assess biomarker as potential indicator of whether lower respiratory tract infections improve with antibacterial treatment
LRTIs can cause a variety of symptoms, including persistent coughing, wheezing, chest pain, fever, and rapid or difficult breathing. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Considerations for the Use of Temporary Surge Sites for Managing Seasonal Patient Surge
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/12/2018 This 18-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners must consider when determining patient surge management solutions for longer-duration events, such as weeks to months of managing seasonal illness surge. During the severe 2017-2018 influenza season, coupled with increases in other upper respiratory infections, many hospitals have surpassed routine surge management measures and hav...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Nurses asked for views to help build respiratory health strategy
A new “taskforce for lung health”, comprising 25 representatives from the respiratory sector, is calling for evidence to identify what needs to change in the prevention and diagnosis of lung disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
Title: Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

NIH study will assess biomarker as indicator of viral lower respiratory tract infection
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A new clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, aims to determine whether low blood levels of the protein procalcitonin can reliably indicate whether a person's lower respiratory tract infection will improve with antibiotic treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care
EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 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