18th Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018Year: 2018Location: Krakow, PolandContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

16th InFocus meeting, Colombia
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018Year: 2018Location: ColombiaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
Title: Got Asthma? Avoid AllergensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gene Change May Have Helped Indonesia's Deep-Sea Divers
Title: Gene Change May Have Helped Indonesia's Deep-Sea DiversCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. Adds More Fentanyl Resistant Gloves to Their Product Line.
Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Orange Lightning and InTouch B311 Nitrile Gloves passed permeation testing for fentanyl per ASTM Standard D 6978-05. The tests were conducted for 240 minutes on each glove specimen and there was no material breach on either glove during this time. These two gloves join their Black Lightning Glove in their family of fentanyl resistant gloves. The addition of the Orange Lightning Glove is an important step to protect EMS Technicians and Paramedics. The Orange Glove allows the wearer to see and distinguish different fluids that may be on the glove. While prot...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Atlantic Safety Products Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. Adds More Fentanyl Resistant Gloves to Their Product Line.
Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Orange Lightning and InTouch B311 Nitrile Gloves passed permeation testing for fentanyl per ASTM Standard D 6978-05. The tests were conducted for 240 minutes on each glove specimen and there was no material breach on either glove during this time. These two gloves join their Black Lightning Glove in their family of fentanyl resistant gloves. The addition of the Orange Lightning Glove is an important step to protect EMS Technicians and Paramedics. The Orange Glove allows the wearer to see and distinguish different fluids that may be on the glove. While prot...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Atlantic Safety Products Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. Adds More Fentanyl Resistant Gloves to Their Product Line.
Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Orange Lightning and InTouch B311 Nitrile Gloves passed permeation testing for fentanyl per ASTM Standard D 6978-05. The tests were conducted for 240 minutes on each glove specimen and there was no material breach on either glove during this time. These two gloves join their Black Lightning Glove in their family of fentanyl resistant gloves. The addition of the Orange Lightning Glove is an important step to protect EMS Technicians and Paramedics. The Orange Glove allows the wearer to see and distinguish different fluids that may be on the glove. While prot...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Atlantic Safety Products Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

What Does Your Voice Say About Your Health? There & #039;s an App for That
Jim Harper knows that if his mother, who lives across the country from him, hears his voice on the phone she'll be able to tell within seconds if he hasn't been getting enough sleep or if he's coming down with a cold. That's what makes him confident that health information is present in the vocal chords, he told BIOMEDevice Boston attendees on Tuesday. Many experienced doctors also tend to pick up on vocal cues that contribute to their characterization of a patient's condition, but Harper said this information typically isn't integrated into healthcare in any kind of formal way because it is subjective. Different people ha...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Digital Health Source Type: news

Experts query case for GlaxoSmithKline's new 3-in-1 lung drug
LONDON (Reuters) - Two medical experts have urged caution in using a new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease from GlaxoSmithKline, which the company hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite rising competition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NuvoAir to launch its updated smart, wireless spirometer for home use
Stockholm, Sweden-based respiratory monitor maker NuvoAir (formerly Pond Healthcare Innovation) has unveiled the newest version of its home-use spirometer. Dubbed the Air Next, the small and portable device is connected to users ’ smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth LE. In contrast, the company’s previous offering, the Air Smart Spirometer, required a hard connection through a device’s audio jack. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

More Than 40% of Americans Breathe Dirty Air: Report
Title: More Than 40% of Americans Breathe Dirty Air: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

AstraZeneca inks outcomes-based contract with Highmark for COPD, asthma drug
Health insurer Highmark inked an outcomes-based contract with AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) for Symbicort, the pharmaceutical company’s drug designed to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Highmark said its contract with AstraZeneca is one of the first outcomes-based deals involving a respiratory drug and will apply to commercial members of its national and core markets in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca inks outcomes-based contract with Highmark for COPD, asthma drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose - Death Donors
Outcomes similar for ODD recipients, recipients of organs from trauma - death, medical - death donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $ 500 Billion Annually
After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $ 2,000 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 16, 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

Pleurectomy and Decortication the ‘ Way to Go ’ for Mesothelioma
Dr. Pietro Bertoglio and his colleagues at the University Hospital of Pisa stopped performing the aggressive extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) surgery for mesothelioma more than a decade ago. They believe it’s long overdue for everyone else to do the same and instead use the less-debilitating pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) procedure. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery recently published the University Hospital of Pisa’s 10-year experience using P/D and hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC). Two editorial commentaries from thoracic surgeons in the U.S. accompanied the study from Italy,...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Increased Pollution Exposure Ups Health Care Visits for Acute URI
MONDAY, April 16, 2018 -- Short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with increased health care utilization for acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI), according to a study published online April 13 in the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterium lung disease (NTM-LD) are at greater risk for CPA
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:47News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Mid-cervical spinal cord contusion causes robust deficits in respiratory parameters and pattern variability - Warren PM, Campanaro C, Jacono FJ, Alilain WJ.
Mid-cervical spinal cord contusion disrupts both the pathways and motoneurons vital to the activity of inspiratory muscles. The present study was designed to determine if a rat contusion model could result in a measurable deficit to both ventilatory and re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Short-term Air Pollution Exposure Tied to Respiratory Infections Short-term Air Pollution Exposure Tied to Respiratory Infections
Exposure to episodic increases in airborne fine particulate matter was linked to higher odds of acute lower respiratory tract infections in children and adults in an observational study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Short-Term Pollution Spikes Trigger Lung Infections in Young Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increases in fine particulates linked to acute lower respiratory infection (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - April 13, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Study: Propeller ’ s digital asthma tech informs policy, improves health
Results from a large, real-world study of asthma patients found that digital health technology can improve patient outcomes and inform city-planning policy, Propeller Health touted this month. The company teamed up with local government in Louisville, Kentucky and a nonprofit group to assess how environmental conditions can influence asthma symptoms using connected inhalers and a data-sharing platform. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: Propeller’s digital asthma tech informs policy, improves health appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Propeller Health Source Type: news

Minimal air pollution can trigger lung conditions in kids
Brief exposure to minuscule air pollution particles trigger acute lower respiratory infection in young children, according to research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Amphotericin B resistance in Aspergillus isolates
Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:05News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Toxins in E-Cigarettes May Vary by Flavor
Title: Toxins in E-Cigarettes May Vary by FlavorCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Air Pollution May Pose Serious Risks to Young Children
Air pollution increases the number of lower respiratory infections, a leading cause of illness and death in children under 2. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Air Pollution Youth Respiratory Diseases Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections
(American Thoracic Society) Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3 percent of the diameter of human hair, is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to newly published research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections
(Intermountain Medical Center) New study, 'Short-Term Elevation of Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Acute Lower Respiratory Infection,' is the largest to date on this health concern, involving more than 100,000 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Being a Night Owl Endangers Your Health
A new study found that night owls—people who like to stay up late—are more likely to die early compared to morning larks, who rise earlier. The new report, published in the journal Chronobiology International, analyzed a study of about half a million people from ages 30 to 73 and followed what happened to them over 6.5 years. They found that the people who identified themselves as “definite evening types” had a 10% higher risk of dying over the study period than people who said they were “definite morning types” at the start of the study. The researchers, from University of Surrey in E...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime sleep Source Type: news

Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds?
Night owls also had more health problems -- twice the risk of psychological disorders, 30 percent more risk of diabetes, 25 percent increased risk of neurological problems, 23 percent higher risk of gastrointestinal disorders and 22 percent increased risk of respiratory disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migration and Health Webinar Four: Management and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases Among Refugees and Migrants
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 02/14/2018 This 90-minute webinar focuses on the reduction in morbidity and premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, in the refugee and migrant population. It discusses what the latest research says on prevalence and risk of NCDs, and what factors exacerbate or lead to the development of NCDs among refugees and migrants in a host country. The webinar series is a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa) project, funded by the European ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor
More average life years gained from cessation, and more treatment costs averted for poorest 20 percent (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

A Break-Up Letter to Z-Pak
(MedPage Today) -- After years together, it's time to say goodbye (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

TransMedics wins FDA approval for OCS Lung transplant system
TransMedics said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCD Lung transplant system, which is designed to keep donated human lungs in near-living condition until transplantation. The March 22 approval covers standard double-lung transplantation procedures, Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics said. The federal safety watchdog granted the PMA based on data from the 316-patient Inspire trial, the results from which were published this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing OCS lung with the standard of care – cold flush and storage. Inspire met its primary outcome – a composite of ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Cigarette Tax Hike Could Ease Poverty for Millions Worldwide: Study
Title: Cigarette Tax Hike Could Ease Poverty for Millions Worldwide: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Respiratory nurses highlight staffing concerns in COPD care
Nurses and others working for pulmonary rehabilitation services have seen staffing levels drop and their workload increase amid fears they are struggling to offer timely support to those who desperately need it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Smoke Exposure Tied to Higher CV, Cerebrovascular ER Visits
Increased risk of all - cause cardiovascular, cerebrovascular ER visits, especially for over - 65s (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Inovio snags $56m award for Lassa fever, MERS vaccines
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) inked a $56 million partnership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations to develop vaccine candidates against Lassa fever and middle east respiratory syndrome. According to the terms of the deal, CEPI is slated to support Inovio’s preclinical and clinical efforts through to Phase II trials of INO-4500, its Lassa fever vaccine, and INO-4700, its MERS vaccine. The agreement also includes options to establish stockpiles of both vaccines, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Inovio snags $56m award for ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Research & Development Wall Street Beat Inovio Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Syrian Arab Republic [country] Source Type: news

Phosphine exposure among emergency responders - Amarillo, Texas, January 2017 - Hall EM, Patel K, Victory KR, Calvert GM, Nogueira LM, Bojes HK.
Phosphine is a highly toxic gas that forms when aluminum phosphide, a restricted-use pesticide* typically used in agricultural settings, reacts with water. Acute exposure can lead to a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal symptom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Tiny Juul Device Getting U.S. Teens Hooked on Vaping
Title: Tiny Juul Device Getting U.S. Teens Hooked on VapingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection
Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.” DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to pr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DQE Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection
Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.” DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to pr...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DQE Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection
Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.” DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to pr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DQE Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection
Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.” DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to pr...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DQE Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Airway disease in racehorses more prevalent than previously thought, U of G study finds
(University of Guelph) University of Guelph researchers examined lung tissue from 95 racehorses that had actively raced or trained before their deaths and found a majority had inflammatory airway disease (IAD).Previous research suggested the disease occurs in up to half of equine athletes.The first of its kind study suggests even racehorses without respiratory signs could have IAD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Increasing burden of various diseases depending on state; overall death rates declined (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 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