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Acorda resubmits NDA for inhaled Parkinson ’ s disease therapy
Acorda Therapeutics (NSDQ:ACOR) said today that it resubmitted its new drug application for Inbrija, an inhaled therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease. The Ardsley, N.Y.-based company was dealt a setback in August when the FDA told Acorda that it wouldn’t review its application for Inbrija, a move that sent ACOR shares tumbling. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Acorda resubmits NDA for inhaled Parkinson’s disease therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Acorda Therapeutics Source Type: news

Nurse-led team improving outcomes for pneumonia patients
A new nurse-led respiratory infections team has reduced both hospital stays for patients with pneumonia and unnecessary antibiotic use, according to latest data. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Thunderstorms during pollen season may trigger asthma
Pollen breakdown and transmission in thunderstorms could trigger asthma attacks in patients with allergy, according to a leading respiratory expert. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ted Koppel's Fight to Make COPD Headline News
Title: Ted Koppel's Fight to Make COPD Headline NewsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Third Respiratory Assay Now FDA Cleared on Hologic's New Panther Fusion(R) System
New Assay Detects Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus and Rhinovirus Modular Panels, Including Influenza, RSV and Paraflu, Increase Efficiency and Flexibility for the Laboratory MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)... Diagnostics, FDA, Product Launch Hologic, Panther Fusion, Adenovirus, Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sunovion wins FDA nod for inhaled COPD therapy
The FDA has approved Sunovion Pharmaceutical‘s Lonhala Magnair system for the long-term treatment of airflow obstruction in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company reported today. The drug-device combo, also known as Sun-101/eFlow, is the first nebulized long-acting muscarinic antagonist approved for the treatment of COPD in the U.S. The system includes a portable nebulizer that delivers the drug in two to three minutes and allows the user to breathe normally while the drug is administered. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sunovion wins FDA nod f...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bronchial damage and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage following chlorine gas inhalation: a case report - Uemura K, Isono M, Kagohashi K, Hasegawa R, Satoh H.
Chlorine is a toxic inhalant and sources of exposure for individuals include accidental releases of chlorine vapor due to industrial or chemical transportation accidents. Inhalation of a large quantity of gas may cause circulatory and respiratory disorders... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Complex Kingdom of Fungi, and the Story Behind Bay Area Amanita Phalloides: Part 3
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The Complex Kingdom of Fungi, and the Story Behind Bay Area Amanita Phalloides
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The Complex Kingdom of Fungi, and the Story Behind Bay Area Amanita Phalloides: Part 2
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The Complex Kingdom of Fungi, and the Story Behind Bay Area Amanita Phalloides: Part 1
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The Complex Kingdom of Fungi, and the Story Behind Bay Area Amanita Phalloides
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Smokers 10 Times More Likely to Use Pot Daily
Title: Smokers 10 Times More Likely to Use Pot DailyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard
Title: Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health HazardCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: 11 Harmful Effects of Smoking
Title: Health Tip: 11 Harmful Effects of SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

When a common cold may trigger early supportive care
(Children's National Health System) A new study led by Children's National Health System shows that in infants who were born severely premature, human rhinovirus infections appear to trigger airway hyper-reactivity, which leads to wheezing, hyperinflation and more severe respiratory disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prior exposure to smoking may affect infants' respiratory health
(Wiley) In a Pediatric Pulmonology study of children aged 15 months, increasing hair nicotine levels were related to prior parent-reported smoking exposure and were associated with potential increased risks of wheeze and asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daughter ’s neurosurgery inspires mom to give back
Danielle Parkman isn’t a doctor or nurse. In fact, she’s not a clinician of any kind. And yet every day she makes the lives of patients in the Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases a little bit easier. As the Senior Administrative Associate for Pharmaceutical Benefits and Prior Authorization Specialist, Danielle is responsible for getting approvals for pharmacy benefits and prior authorizations for all pulmonology patients. It’s a daunting task, but she doesn’t take no for an answer. “I love my job, and I love fighting for my patients,” says Dani...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Department of Neurology Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus Program Source Type: news

LivaNova puts $225m on the table for ImThera Medical
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today that it agreed to a deal for ImThera Medical and its implantable sleep apnea treatment worth $225 million. San Diego-based ImThera’s flagship product is the Aura6000, an implanted hypoglossal nerve stimulator that won FDA investigational device exemption in November 2014 for a pivotal trial. The device uses a pair of implanted components, one near the collarbone and one in the upper neck, to stimulate tongue muscles to help control upper airway flow and reduce or eliminate sleep apnea. LivaNova, already in investor in ImThera, said it would pay $78 million up front ...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Respiratory ImThera Medical Inc. LivaNova Source Type: news

Health Tip: Diagnosing Pneumonia
Title: Health Tip: Diagnosing PneumoniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Safer opioid drugs could treat pain and save lives
(American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Opioid drugs are the most widely prescribed and effective type of pain medication. But they are highly addictive and have some unpleasant and potentially deadly side effects. Now a group of researchers, led by Dr. Laura Bohn at The Scripps Research Institute, may have found a way to make opioids safer by separating the drugs' pain relieving effects from their most dangerous side effect, respiratory suppression, which, in very severe cases, causes patients to stop breathing and to die. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genes on Y chromosome protect against pulmonary hypertension, study suggests
This study is the first to examine the involvement of sex chromosomes in the disease's development in the absence of sex hormones. In humans, females typically have two copies of the X chromosome, while males typically have one X and one Y chromosome.METHODIn the lab, the researchers engineered mice with different chromosomal makeups and measured their development of pulmonary hypertension in an environment with 10 percent oxygen, which is a well-established setting for inducing the disease.One group of mice was engineered with sex chromosomes that were independent of their gonadal sex, or sex based on their genitalia, so ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kids Who Vape at High Risk of Becoming Smokers (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But teen smoking didn't predict future e-cig use in longitudinal study (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Antarctic birds ’ nests home to Amphotericin B resistant fungi
Antarctic birds ’ nests home to Amphotericin B resistant fungiMon, 12/04/2017 - 08:00News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Some Cigars Pack Bigger Nicotine Punch Than Cigarettes
Title: Some Cigars Pack Bigger Nicotine Punch Than CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Breathing Trouble May Follow Preemies to Adulthood
Title: Breathing Trouble May Follow Preemies to AdulthoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Treating Sleep Apnea May Subdue Seizures
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests CPAP benefit in epilepsy patients with OSA (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Insurance and Cancer Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Patients more likely to survive cancer, so long as they have insurance (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Surgery in Early NSCLC Linked to Better Survival (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Significantly lower 5-year survival seen with targeted radiation (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions
(Reuters Health) - Though most people suffering from chronic respiratory diseases want to discuss their preferences for end-of-life care with medical providers, they seldom do, a new review of past research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breathing Trouble May Follow Preemies to Adulthood
FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 -- People who were born prematurely may have smaller-than-normal airways in adulthood, which can cause respiratory problems, researchers say. Premature birth is associated with poorer heart and lung function, but the reasons... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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

How Physicians Perform Prehospital ECMO on the Streets of Paris
The objective of ECPR is to perfuse the brain while the cause of the cardiac arrest is sought and treated at a specialty hospital (e.g., by coronary angiography, CT scan, etc.). Indeed, the primary objective is to obtain return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), however, long-term survival depends on the neurological prognosis of the patient. Once ECPR has been initiated, acceptable blood flow is restored to the whole body, and especially to the brain and coronary arteries in order to limit ischemic consequences. Many studies, both clinical and experimental, have shown that the blood flow delivered by ECPR is much highe...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alice Hutin, MD, MSc Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Bronchiectasis (Symptoms, Causes, Complications, Life Expectancy)
Title: Bronchiectasis (Symptoms, Causes, Complications, Life Expectancy)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/24/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Lung cancer expert: Smoking stigma still hurting patients, families and research
A number of therapies designed to treat patients with lung cancer have been approved this year, including products from Novartis (NYSE:NVS), Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY).  That progress is exciting for Dr. Fred Hirsch, the head of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. “We do have a lot of good things to tell the public these days – that tremendous progress has happened both in terms of early detection, lung cancer screening and foremost, the treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer,” he told Drug Delivery Bus...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Oncology Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Wall Street Beat Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Merck Novartis Source Type: news

New formulation SUBA-itraconazole prophylaxis – therapeutic levels, safety and tolerability
New formulation SUBA-itraconazole prophylaxis – therapeutic levels, safety and tolerabilityThu, 11/30/2017 - 13:25News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Bat cave study sheds new light on origin of SARS virus
(PLOS) Genetic recombination between viral strains in bats may have produced the direct evolutionary ancestor of the strain that caused a deadly outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in humans, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

VitalConnect closes $20m term loan
Wearable biometric diagnostic patch company VitalConnect has closed a $20 million senior secured term loan with Oxford Finance, according to a press release from the finance firm. VitalConnect produces the VitalPatch wearable biosensor, as well as its VitalConnect Platform to enable monitoring of the patch’s sensor data. The company’s devices can return multiple measurements in a single biosensor patch, including single-lead ECG data, heart rate, RR interval, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, body posture, fall detection and activity including steps, according to th...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Patent Infringement Vital Connect Source Type: news

Synthetic cannabis could treat sleep apnea
A lab-produced form of synthetic cannabis may be an effective treatment for sleep apnea by helping to correct improper brain signals to the respiratory muscles, a University of Illinois study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Advise against clinical diagnosis for women with cystic changes on CT, with no additional features (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Wait Time Linked to Worse Outcomes in Hip Fracture Surgery
Patients receiving surgery after 24 hours have higher risk of 30 - day mortality, complications (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

NICE asthma guidance 2017: The key points for GPs
NICE has published a new guideline on the diagnosis, monitoring and management of asthma. This is an overview of the recommendations for GPs and their teams. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Value - Based Payment Modifier Not Tied to Practice Performance
Performance differences between practices narrowed after adjustment for patient characteristics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urolo Source Type: news

Ablation Cuts Risk of Recurrent Stroke in Patients With A - Fib
Patients with AF with no ablation have increased five - year risk of CVA, death versus ablated patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Clash between respected asthma guidelines risks confusion for GPs
Significant differences between NICE's new asthma guidance and established 'gold standard' BTS/SIGN advice could cause confusion among GPs, respiratory specialists have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Antibiotics (band 7)
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Research Associate in Microbial Engineering and Synthetic Biology
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Qool Therapeutics raises $8m to support temp management device
Early stage med device developer Qool Therapeutics said today it raised $8 million in a Series A-1 round to support development and trials of its Qool device designed for targeted temperature management and exercise recovery. Joining the funding round was Zhongji Holdings and Join Medical Technology, Tampcap LLC, BrilliMedical International, BioPacific Investors, Western Technology Investment and FundRx, the Silicon Valley-based company said. Qool Therapeutics said that in addition to the funding, it has also received an award from the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation unit Experimental organization. The ...
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Respiratory qooltherapeutics Source Type: news

Specialist Antifungal Pharmacist Band 8b
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news