Q & A with Dr Ann Moen: How influenza preparedness helps fight other infectious diseases
Capacity building for influenza is critical because if you can prepare for and respond to flu outbreaks or respiratory events, you learn and practice for responses to other emerging diseases. Flu is not a sporadic outbreak like Ebola or Zika. It is always there, so there is always something to practice with and keep skills sharp. Because flu is a continual threat there is a lot of learning that goes on which also supports work on other emerging diseases. It ’s like the basic architecture for capacity building in all areas. For example, you can practice your communications for responding to outbreaks and better unders...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: immunization [subject], vaccination, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza Source Type: news

E-Cigs Continue to Spark Debate Over Health Risks/Benefits
Title: E-Cigs Continue to Spark Debate Over Health Risks/BenefitsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread by nose picking and rubbing
This study is the first to show that transmission can occur via contact between the nose and the hands after exposure to pneumococcus bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Statins' Benefit Beyond the Heart
(MedPage Today) -- Review finds suggestive evidence insufficient to move practice (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pets Need Not Derail Asthma Control in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Following NAEPP treatment guidelines improved control in 3-year study (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: A Doctor's Touch
(MedPage Today) -- Also, use commercially available pharmacogenomic tests with caution, experts say (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Mechanical Ventilation May Alter Diaphragm Muscle Fibers
This reduction in fiber length may make it more difficult to wean patients from ventilation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does high altitude affect COPD?
Flying or traveling to high elevations can present difficulties for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Changes in altitude can cause high blood pressure, a lack of oxygen, and other respiratory problems. Planning, adopting coping strategies, and limiting activity can help. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Veran Introduces SPiN Access Catheter with the Ability to Track Respiration
The SPiN Access Catheter™ offers accurate 3D map for navigation, respiratory gating and compatibility with Always-On Tip Tracked® sampling instruments. The unit comes with a tip tracked instruments and ability to transition to a navigated TTNA.This story is related to the following:Catheters (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Carriers of cystic fibrosis may be at greater risk for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:45News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Multi-centre cohort study suggests immune stimulating therapies may be useful in the treatment of acute invasive fungal sinusitis (AIFS)
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:00News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Tandem Lung-Bone Marrow Transplant Shows Promise
(MedPage Today) -- Protocol being used in patients with primary immunodeficiencies (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Get Ready for These 4 Medtech Shifts
Healthcare has historically focused on treating the chronically ill and diseased populations, but things are changing, and it is a “global shift,” Sowmya Rajagopalan, industry principal of Frost & Sullivan, told attendees at The MedTech Conference. “Payers and providers understand that it has to be health management [in order to] to delay the onset of disease.” In addition, “consumerization in healthcare has begun,” she added. Patients “want to know how their health is managed.”...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Ambulance Crew Configuration: Are Two Paramedics Better Than One?
Conclusion Understanding ideal crew configuration is vital to maintain EMS systems. There’s a lack of evidence demonstrating the need for a second ALS provider on a general ALS response. Implications of overstaffing may result in more patient care errors and draining of financial resources which could be spent on additional state-of-the-art medical equipment or number of units resulting in better system performance and patient care. References 1. Robbins V: History of ambulance services and medical transpoortation systems in the United States. In JT Lindsey (Ed.), Management of ambulance services. Pearson: Boston, pp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Vincent D. Robbins, FACPE, FACHE Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Up to 127 People Have Developed a Rare, Polio-Like Illness — and Health Officials Don’t Know Why
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has so far this year recorded 127 suspected cases of a polio-like nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis, fueling an ongoing investigation into an outbreak of the rare disease. Of those 127 illnesses, 62 cases in 22 states are confirmed to be acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the CDC said Tuesday. The CDC recorded only 33 confirmed cases of the severe condition — which typically affects kids and can result in muscle weakness or paralysis, respiratory failure and even death — during all of last year, though there were 149 cases the year before. “W...
Source: TIME: Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Minnesota onetime Source Type: news

3 More Kids Have Developed a Rare, Polio-Like Illness —and Health Officials Don’t Know Why
Three more children have come down with a polio-like nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis, fueling an ongoing investigation into an outbreak of the rare disease. Three children are being treated for suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, ABC News reports. The new patients join a cluster of cases in Minnesota and another in Colorado. As of September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had this year recorded 38 confirmed cases of the severe condition, which typically affects kids and can result in muscle weakness or paralysis, respirat...
Source: TIME: Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Minnesota onetime Source Type: news

6 Minnesota Kids Have Developed a Rare, Polio-Like Illness —and Health Officials Don’t Know Why
Six Minnesota children have recently been diagnosed with a rare, polio-like nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis — and the cluster is concerning and puzzling state health officials. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has since mid-September received a half-dozen reports of children with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a severe condition that typically affects kids and can result in muscle weakness or paralysis, respiratory failure and even death, according to a statement. All of the Minnesota patients are younger than 10, and cases have been reported in northeastern and central parts of the state, as ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Minnesota onetime Source Type: news

Hand Sanitizer Reduced Toddlers ’ Sick Days More Than Soap, Study Found
By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) — Young children inevitably have a lot of runny noses and sore throats, but how they clean their hands could cut back on how often they miss day care, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers in Spain found that children who cleaned their hands with sanitizer instead of soap and water reduced their missed days of school, respiratory infections and antibiotic prescriptions. Researchers studied 911 children up to age 3 who attended 24 day care centers in Almería, Spain. They split the children, their families and their day care centers into three gro...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Hand Sanitizer Source Type: news

Monkeypox cases put UK's tropical disease response to the test
Unprecedented diagnoses show system set up after Ebola works well, medics saysLate on a Friday night Dr Mike Beadsworth left the Royal Liverpool hospital after a “pretty hellish couple of weeks”. The clinical director of tropical and infectious diseases and his team had spent weeks trying to save the life of a Middle Eastern man who had been diagnosed with a deadly virus.The man had contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), the first such diagnosis in the UK since 2013.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent Tags: NHS Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Ebola UK news Society Source Type: news

Respiratory illnesses spur innovation at UK pharma groups
Circassia, hVIVO, and Verona work on new treatments and ways of testing them (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One - Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation
Twenty - four percent of adults aged ≥ 65 years who undergo intubation in ED are discharged home (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia
Benefits include better functional health, sleep - related quality of life, psychological well - being (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

No Increase in In - Hospital, Post - Discharge Death With HRRP
No increase in mortality seen with Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

CHEST Meeting Attendees Will'Learn by Doing '
(MedPage Today) -- Interactive sessions to highlight San Antonio conference (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Bone Health, According To Major Study
By Tara John (CNN) — Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium — which is why many use it during the dark winter months. But the study’s authors say there is “little justification” in doing so when it comes to bone health. “Our meta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bone health CNN Vitamin D Source Type: news

The urban training intervention increases physical activity in COPD patients
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Increasing physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key strategy -- and a major challenge -- in the fight against this respiratory disorder. According to a study published in European Respiratory Journal, the Urban Training intervention for COPD patients designed by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) -- an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation -- has proved efficacious in achieving, for the first time, a significant long-term increase in physical activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Number of COPD Events Over One Year Predicts Rate of Future Events
Increasing frequency, severity of acute COPD exacerbations tied with risk for death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Number of COPD Events Over One Year Predicts Rate of Future Events
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- The frequency of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs) in a single year predicts the long-term rate of AECOPDs, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Medical-Legal Consequences of Airway Mismanagement
Conclusion Although practice may not make perfect, it certainly can make proficiency. And when it comes to airway management, for every tube, every time, every age, everywhere ... capnographic (or at least capnometric or colorimetric) verification of proper initial and ongoing placement is the standard of care. If being the subject of a serious medical malpractice lawsuit is among the things you strive to avoid, get in habit of using your tools and trusting the technology. (Source: JEMS Special Topics)
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Medical-Legal Consequences of Airway Mismanagement
In the first part of this two-part article, we reviewed the tools and technology available to help ensure proper endotracheal tube placement through the detection and evaluation of end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2). The key takeaway from part one is that we need to understand, use and trust the equipment available and the information we are given. Each time; every time; all the time. When we lose track of that key principle, bad things happen. As healthcare professionals, whether we work outside of hospitals, inside hospitals or between hospitals, our experience often leads us beyond direct patient care. For some, that mean...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Residual Vein Obstruction Down With Compression After DVT
RVO less likely for those receiving compression within 24 hours of diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle - Age Lung Function
Children with frequent asthma, allergies who smoke as adults are most vulnerable group (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pari Pharma lands FDA nod for Lamira nebulizer
Pari Pharma said this week that its Lamira nebulizer won approval from the FDA to deliver Insmed’s Arikayce amikacin liposome inhalation suspension for the treatment of MAC lung disease. The company’s Lamira drug-device combination product is intended to be used as part of a combination antibacterial drug regimen for adult patients with limited or no alternative options for treatment, according to Pari Pharma. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pari Pharma lands FDA nod for Lamira nebulizer appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory paripharma Source Type: news

Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle-Age Lung Function
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- Profiles of childhood respiratory risk factors predict middle-age lung function levels and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) risk, according to a study published in the September issue of the Annals of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

6th International Conference on Mycetoma
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018Year: 2019Location: Khartoum, SudanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Red Tide May Be Cause of Florida Beachgoers ’ Breathing Problems
Red tide can cause symptoms such as breathing problems as well as skin and throat irritation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
For six major diseases, readmission rates up in for - profit versus government, nonprofit hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Ten die of MERS in Saudi Arabia among 32 cases in last three months: WHO
Ten people have died among 32 infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia since June in a series of clusters of the viral disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: Study
Title: Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Sales of Juul E-Cigarettes Skyrocket
Title: Sales of Juul E-Cigarettes SkyrocketCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 1 June through 16 September 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 32 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including 10 deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
About 16.3 million events, totaling $ 173.7 billion in hospitalization costs, could occur in 2017 to 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease — and Death Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

A Secret to 5-Star Ratings: Prescribe Antibiotics A Secret to 5-Star Ratings: Prescribe Antibiotics
A new study confirms what many clinicians suspected: Patients reward and punish them for how they treat respiratory infections, reports Dr Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Mechanism for pH-dependence of flucytosine against Aspergillus revealed
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:50News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

New Drug Approved for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease
Title: New Drug Approved for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic - Resistant Lung Disease
Arikayce approved to treat lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex bacteria (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Use Your Tools and Trust the Technology
“An esophageal intubation is no sin, but there is great sin in not recognizing such a placement.” — Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course (U.S. Special Operations Command) How hard is it take to properly intubate the trachea? Actually, it’s far more difficult than most people think. Recent anesthesia research shows that at least 75 live adult intubations are needed to achieve a 90% initial competency.1 Yes, 75! Not the very limited live number that are experienced in many paramedic schools, and certainly not only practicing with manikins. And how hard is it to intubate the esop...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Use Your Tools and Trust the Technology
“An esophageal intubation is no sin, but there is great sin in not recognizing such a placement.” — Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course (U.S. Special Operations Command) How hard is it take to properly intubate the trachea? Actually, it’s far more difficult than most people think. Recent anesthesia research shows that at least 75 live adult intubations are needed to achieve a 90% initial competency.1 Yes, 75! Not the very limited live number that are experienced in many paramedic schools, and certainly not only practicing with manikins. And how hard is it to intubate the esop...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

NHS pays out £20m to teenager who was starved of oxygen as a baby
An 18-year-old woman has been awarded almost £20million in a record NHS payout. She was oxygen starved after a suffering a respiratory arrest at the University Hospital of Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news