About 10 Percent of Youth Report Smoking Hookah
Living with a hookah smoker, co - use of mentholated or other flavored cigarettes predict frequent use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Patient Engagement in Asthma Treatment Plans May Improve Quality of Life
In older adults with asthma, decision making scores positively correlated with QoL scores (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

A new side effect of synthetic cannabinoid use by the bucket (waterpipe) method: acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) - Yamanoglu A, Cakmak S, Celebi Yamanoglu NG, Sogut O.
The use and content of synthetic canibinden (SCs) has been rapidly increased in the last decades. The complex content of these substances bring along a wide spectrum of side effects. In addition to the expected neuropsychological side effects of pleasure-i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Novartis steps in to compete with Mylan ’ s Epipen
Adamis Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:ADMP) said this week that it inked an exclusive deal with Novartis‘ (NYSE:NVS) Sandoz unit to distribute and commercialize its Symjepi emergency allergy treatment. The agreement puts Novartis in the position to compete directly with Mylan‘s (NSDQ:MYL) EpiPen auto-injector. The pharma giant has been under pressure in recent months thanks to manufacturing delays that have caused an Epipen shortage in the U.S. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novartis steps in to compete with Mylan’s Epipen appeared fi...
Source: Mass Device - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat adamispharmaceuticals Novartis sandoz Source Type: news

Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis Network (CPAnet)
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:13News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

CPAnet
Link: CPAnet websiteContent-type: links (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

June 2018 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Supplemental antioxidants may reduce exacerbations in cystic fibrosis
(American Thoracic Society) An antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease respiratory exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to new research published online in April in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nitric Oxide Cuts Kidney Injury After Long Cardiac Surgery
Reduced kidney injury, better kidney function seen after prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Japan approves Inspire Medical ’ s obstructive sleep apnea neurostim device
Inspire Medical Systems said this week it won approval from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its Inspire therapy system, now cleared to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The Inspire system is a closed-loop, pacemaker-like system designed to stimulate nerves to keep airways open during sleep to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Inspire Medical Systems said that it will pursue reimbursement in the country, with plans to launch the device in the second half of next year. “With this approval for our Inspire therapy, we are able to provide patients and physicians in Japan with a new al...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

One Doctor & #039;s Hope for Better Patient Monitoring
Anyone who has ever been a hospital patient on a general care floor should be familiar with the standard vital check routine in which a nurse enters the room every four- to six-hours to chart your blood pressure and other vital signs to monitor your condition. But what if your condition suddenly deteriorates in between those routine checks? Is there a better way to monitor these patients? Ashish Khanna, MD, an anesthesiologist and researcher at the Cleveland Clinic believes there is. "The problem with that approach is that we are essentially seeing our patients at a snapshot of time and ignoring large chunks...
Source: MDDI - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Tubing Source Type: news

Pulmonx wins FDA approval for Zephyr endobronchial valve
The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The Zephyr device is designed to decrease the volume of the chest to improve function in the heart, respiratory muscles and healthy lung tissue. Inserted via bronchoscopy, the pencil-eraser-sized valves prevent air from ent...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of shortness of breath during pregnancy
Shortness of breath is a common problem during pregnancy. Doctors often attribute respiratory symptoms to the growing uterus pushing upward on the lungs and making it difficult to breathe. In this article, we look at several other potential causes. We also cover treatments and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Study: Intrapleural Air Flow Can Enhance Mesothelioma CT Scans
Researchers in Australia believe they have discovered a simple way to enhance the accuracy of CT scanning for pleural abnormalities, potentially leading to better diagnostics for mesothelioma cancer. A research team from the University of Western Australia in Perth has shown the sensitivity of CT scans — used in the diagnostic process — can be improved by creating intrapleural air flow. The discovery stems from their six test cases of malignancies, including four patients with pleural mesothelioma. Chest Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, published the study in June. ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 29, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

A Negative APRV Trial in ARDS A Negative APRV Trial in ARDS
When should airway pressure release ventilation be used over low-tidal-volume ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome? Results of the latest trials are analyzed here.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Higher doses of rifampin appear more effective in fighting TB without increasing risk of adverse events
(American Thoracic Society) Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, killed more TB bacteria in sputum cultures, and the higher doses did so without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Financial incentives for GPs cut antibiotic prescribing
New figures show antibiotic prescriptions by GPs for common respiratory infections fell by 3% following the introduction of a national incentive scheme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Combination of LABA + Inhaled Glucocorticoid Safe in Asthma
Also results in significantly fewer asthma exacerbations than inhaled glucocorticoid alone (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Younger health care consumers are dissatisfied with technology capability of health care organizations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 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

Availability of Respiratory Care Services in Critical Access and Rural Hospitals (June 2018)
The purpose of this policy brief is to describe the availability of respiratory care services and respiratory therapists in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and in rural and urban Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antidepressants may increase risk of death by 20 per cent for people with progressive lung disease
Serotonergic antidepressants increase respiratory-related adverse events for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study suggests (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - June 26, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New Antidepressant Use May Raise COPD Death Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Taking SSRI/SNRI's linked to poorer respiratory outcomes in study (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Stryker to acquire Swiss surgical smoke firm SafeAir
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said yesterday that it agreed to acquire Swiss surgical smoke evacuation firm SafeAir for an undisclosed amount. Root, Switzerland-based SafeAir’s “smoke pen” device is a disposable diathermy pencil with an integrated smoke evacuation function that connects with a smoke evacuator to pull the smoke from cauterization procedures directly from its source. Surgical smoke conveys roughly the same mutagenic and carcinogenic risks as cigarette smoke, plus the risk that it could carry bacteria or virus cells and damage the respiratory tract and the lungs. “The acquisition of SafeAir ...
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat SafeAir Stryker Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Could Be Lung Disease Risk
Title: Vitamin D Deficiency Could Be Lung Disease RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Beyond the Baggie: High Hopes for Nasal Delivery of Medical Cannabis
What happens when a leading medical cannabis company hooks up with a respiratory device company?  Dose-metered, nasally-delivered cannabis-based medicines, according to Columbia Care and Rhinomed. The two companies have inked a licensing agreement for the collaborative development of just such a product. New York-based Columbia Care and Richmond, Australia-based Rhinomed plan to develop one or more new versions of Rhinomed's existing device. The program, which will be developed in Columbia Care's research and manufacturing facilities, will aim to optimize delivery of consistent doses of Columbia Care's pharmaceutical-...
Source: MDDI - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Abnormal breath sounds: Causes and treatment
The sound a person makes when breathing is not usually noticeable. However, abnormal breath sounds may be audible with or without a stethoscope. They have a range of causes and can accompany a variety of symptoms. In this article, learn about abnormal breath sounds, including wheezing, crackling, rhonchi, and stridor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Fresca Medical wins de novo nod from FDA for Curve sleep apnea device
Fresca Medical said today it won FDA de novo approval for its Curve positive airway pressure delivery system designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The Curve CPAP system includes a flow generator, air delivery hose and nasal pillow patient interface, the San Clemente, Calif.-based company said. The system also features the company’s SmartValve technology which it claims allows the system to treat OSA with less airflow than conventional CPAP systems. “Fresca Medical is committed to developing disruptive and effective technologies for sleep apnea sufferers who cannot tolerate the currently available therapies...
Source: Mass Device - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory frescamedical Source Type: news

Children with allergies should be screened for esophagus condition, study says
If children have known skin, food and respiratory allergies, they should be screened for an emerging food allergy causing inflammation in the esophagus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professor in Medical Mycology (x2)
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Histoplasmosis in the Americas and the Caribbean, 2nd Meeting
Date: Monday, June 25, 2018Year: 2018Location: Manaus, BrazilContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Children with existing allergies should be screened for an emerging, severe chronic food allergy
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Children with known skin, food and respiratory allergies should be screened for an emerging, chronic food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a painful inflammation of the esophagus, the food tube between the mouth and stomach. Pediatric allergists who analyzed a very large group of children from birth to adolescence say that EoE should be considered a later component of the 'allergic march' -- the natural history in which many children successively develop a series of allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetically modified animals
Despite its potential to battle disease and hunger, genetically engineered food is still controversialLast week, scientists from the University of Edinburgh ’s Roslin Institute announced they haddeleted the section of DNA that leaves pigs vulnerable to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, which is estimated to cost European farmers £1.5bn a year in loss of livestock and decreased productivity. Genetically modified animals are banned from the EU food chain, but since this is a new and different technique it’s possible they’ll be appearing in bacon sandwiches in a few years.Continue reading....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Tucker Tags: GM Technology Science Farming Environment Genetics Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of using a humidifier
Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography
This qualitative review of 53 studies found that acceptability of interventions aimed at more prudent antibiotic prescribing would likely increase if they are context sensitive and take into account PCPs varying roles and priorities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECMO in Severe ARDS: Trial Halted for Futility, Lessons Debated ECMO in Severe ARDS: Trial Halted for Futility, Lessons Debated
No survival benefit came from routine vs rescue extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, but experts disagree on the EOLIA trial's implications for therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

National plan needed for lung disease
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:11News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Gene-edited pigs: can we engineer immunity? – Science Weekly podcast
Pigs have been rendered immune to a disease that has cost billions.Hannah Devlin questions whether this could be the future of eliminating debilitating and costly viruses in livestockSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterPorcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome is the most significant disease affecting pigs worldwide. In the United States, it costs around $644m ( £486m) every year, and for Europe, it’s believed that figure is almost €1.5bn (£1.3bn). There is no cure and vaccines have proven ineffective. However, hop...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Farming Science Genetics Source Type: news

More Cash - Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Trend is requiring providers to proactively develop comprehensive policies (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Source Type: news

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End - of - Life Talks With Patients
Additional training, reimbursement may foster these critical conversations, authors say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson hits the Big Apple with latest JLabs site
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) opened its latest life science incubator in New York City, the healthcare giant said today. The 30,000-square-foot JLabs @ NYC is a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State and the New York Genome Center. Sited at the genome center in SoHo, the incubator is home to 26 startups and has room for four more, New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said. “Johnson & Johnson has deep entrepreneurial roots in New York and we are pleased to see our unique JLabs model applied in this rich ecosystem to foster the creation of new healthcare innovations that have t...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Two point-of-care tests for invasive aspergillosis launched
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:05News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

More Evidence That Vaping May Help Some Smokers Quit
Title: More Evidence That Vaping May Help Some Smokers QuitCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists genetically engineer pigs immune to costly disease
Gene-editing technology could be propelled into commercial farms within five yearsScientists have genetically engineered pigs to be immune to one of the world ’s most costly animal diseases, in an advance that could propel gene-editing technology into commercial farms within five years.The trial, led by the University of Edinburgh ’s Roslin Institute, showed that the pigs were completely immune to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), a disease that is endemic across the globe and costs the European pig industry nearly £1.5bn in pig deaths and decreased productivity each year.Continue read...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Science Medical research Meat The meat industry Farming Environment Food Source Type: news

Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals
2018Post date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 17:39Books and theses (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is vitamin D deficiency to blame for lung disease?
New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that individuals with low blood levels of vitamin D may be more exposed to disabling lung disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Tremelimumab and Imfinzi Combo Effective for Mesothelioma
The novel immunotherapy drug mixture of tremelimumab and Imfinzi (durvalumab) produced encouraging results in the first phase II mesothelioma clinical trial examining this combination. The study, which included 40 mesothelioma patients in Italy, was published in the June 2018 edition of The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Similar — or even more promising — results with this combination are expected to follow soon in the United States. “Results from this study are very promising,” investigator Dr. Luana Calabro, Siena University Hospital, told Asbestos.com. “This regimen also has shown a good safe...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

FIRS: Guidance Offered for Protecting Youth From E-Cigarettes
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- Youth should be protected from electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices, according to a position statement from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies published online May 31 in the European... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Future of asthma research and benefits to patient health
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:13News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Opioid overdose survivors face continued health challenges, higher death rate
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Survivors of opioid overdose are at great risk of dying in the year after overdose, but the deaths are not always caused by drug use, a new study reveals. In addition to succumbing to drug use, survivors were much more likely to die from respiratory diseases, viral hepatitis, and suicide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Annual southeast Asia haze linked to increased respiratory problems
(Wiley) For more than a decade, Southeast Asia has faced annual haze due to a combination of human activity, natural fires, and climatic factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news