Fit Kids Have Healthier Lungs as Adults: Study
Title: Fit Kids Have Healthier Lungs as Adults: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking Habit Tougher to Break for Some Americans
Title: Smoking Habit Tougher to Break for Some AmericansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Life Expectancy)
Title: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Life Expectancy)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/29/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Anterograde amnesia and hippocampal lesions: is fentanyl the culprit?
Hippocampus (wikipedia.org) 3 out of 5 stars An Unusual Amnesic Syndrome Associated With Combined Fentanyl and Cocaine Use. Duru LB et al. Ann Intern Med 30 Jan 2018 [Epub ahead of print] Reference Last year we reviewed an MMWR report describing 14 cases of anterograde amnesia associated with substance abuse and bilateral ischemia of the hippocampi, as well as an additional paper giving somewhat more detailed clinical information on the initial four cases. This letter describes an additional case that occurred in West Virginia. A 30-year-old man with a history of heroin use was found at home to be difficult to ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 31, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cocaine fentanyl hippocampus hippocampus ischemia norfentanyl opiate opioid Source Type: news

Mortality Impacted by Treatment Modality, Age in Early Lung CA
Mortality differed between surgery and radiotherapy; increased age had higher mortality after surgery (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Non - Sleep Specialists May Offer Similar Quality Sleep Apnea Care
Findings based on review comparing OSA care by non - sleep specialists vs. sleep specialist physicians (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Announcing the Launch of World Aspergillosis Day Feb 1st
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:21News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Announcing the Launch of the World Aspergillosis Day Feb 1st
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:21News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Holistic treatment for respiratory ailments: Salt therapy is an effective drug-free option
(Natural News) Halotherapy (“salt therapy” or HT) is a form of alternative medicine that utilizes a “controlled air medium” that simulates the microclimate within a natural salt cave. Based on the findings of a group of researchers from Russia, salt therapy is an effective method that can be used to address respiratory diseases. For this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global health improvement targets announced on World Aspergillosis Day
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Chronic Bronchitis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Remedies)
Title: Chronic Bronchitis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Remedies)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/30/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Fitness in childhood linked to healthy lungs in adulthood
(European Lung Foundation) Children who are fitter and whose fitness improves during childhood and adolescence have better lung function as young adults, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chlorinated lipids predict lung injury and death in sepsis patients
(Saint Louis University) Researchers studied blood samples taken from patients diagnosed with sepsis and found that elevated chlorinated lipids predicted whether a patient would go on to suffer acute respiratory distress symptom (ARDS) and die within 30 days from a lung injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With Aging Comes More Antibiotics for Respiratory Conditions
(MedPage Today) -- Study found number of prescriptions increases through age 64 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medtronic, Philips ink LungGPS lung cancer treatment dev deal
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it is partnering with Philips (NYSE:PHG) to develop and commercialize the LungGPS patient management platform designed to aid in the identification and management of patients with lung nodules. The LungGPS platform is designed to improve identification and management of patients with incidental pulmonary nodules, and uses natural language processing to analyze medical report data. The system also uses Philips’ lung cancer screening solution which automates routine administrative tasks and clinical workflows to improve efficiency and patient care, the companies said. “Ea...
Source: Mass Device - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Medtronic royalphilips Source Type: news

New Jersey residents became sensitized to moulds after flooding caused by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:37News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Featured Review: Three updated Cochrane Reviews assessing the effectiveness of influenza vaccines
Three Cochrane Reviews have been newly updated to incorporate the latest available evidence on vaccines for the prevention of influenza. These reviews, which focus on the prevention of influenza in healthy adults, healthy children, and in the elderly, form a long-running series by the same author team, and are available in full on the Cochrane Library:Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adultsVaccines for preventing influenza in healthy childrenVaccines for preventing influenza in the elderlyWith this latest round of updates, the authors and the Acute Respiratory Infections Group editorial team have made some key ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clot in the Lung)
Title: Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clot in the Lung)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/20/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

For children with respiratory infections, antibiotics with narrower targets are better
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) When doctors prescribe antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections, a more selective approach is better. A study of 30,000 children with earaches, strep throat and other common infections found that narrow-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a smaller range of bacteria, had fewer adverse effects than broad-spectrum antibiotics, which target a broader variety of bacteria. For both practical and clinical outcomes, narrow-spectrum antibiotics performed equally well or better than broad-spectrum ones, with fewer disruptions to family routines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows inappropriate antibiotic prescribing differs by patient age, insurance, race
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) A patient's age and race are associated with risk of receiving an unneeded antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory conditions caused by viruses, according to a study published today in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Additionally, the study found that advanced practice providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, are 15 percent more likely than physician providers to prescribe antibiotics to adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prevalence of PE Low for Patients Presenting to ER With Syncope
Prevalence varied from 0.06 to 0.55 percent for all patients, 0.15 to 2.1 percent for hospitalized patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA to review Theravance ’ s application for once-daily COPD med
The FDA has accepted Theravance Biopharma‘s (NSDQ:TBPH)  marketing application for revefenacin, an inhaled long-acting muscarinic antagonist designed to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The FDA is slated to make a decision about the once-daily treatment by Nov. 13. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA to review Theravance’s application for once-daily COPD med appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Mylan Theravance Source Type: news

Fainting Rarely Tied to Blood Clot, Study Finds
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Hematology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Most ICU Patient Alarms Not Clinically Accurate or Relevant
Definition and measurement of clinical relevance varies by study (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Pre - Op Physical Therapy May Cut Pulmonary Complications
Patients undergoing elective upper abdominal surgery may benefit from breathing exercise training (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Pulmonary Embolism Causes < 1% of Syncope in ER, Study Confirms
(MedPage Today) -- Rarity of ER lung clots contradicts PESIT data (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA wants more clinical data for Aradigm ’ s inhaled lung drug
Aradigm Corp. (NSDQ:ARDM) shares tumbled today after the company reported that the FDA denied its application for an inhaled drug designed to treat non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients with chronic lung infections. The agency’s complete response letter reportedly highlighted an array of concerns with the initial application, including product quality and the company’s clinical data. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA wants more clinical data for Aradigm’s inhaled lung drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Aradigm Corp. Source Type: news

Struggling to Quit Smoking? Try These Tips
Title: Struggling to Quit Smoking? Try These TipsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Anti-Smoking Group With Tobacco Ties
Title: Anti-Smoking Group With Tobacco TiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Update on Activities in Cox's Bazar
Bangladesh: Update on Activities in Cox's BazarJanuary 26, 2018Since August 25, MSF has massively scaled up its operations in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. The main morbidities among patients in our clinics are respiratory tract infections and diarrheal diseases, which are directly related to the poor shelter, water, and sanitation conditions in the settlements. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

5 medtech stories we missed this week: Jan. 26, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Attune Medical receiving FDA 510(k) clearance to Synapse Medical having CE Mark approval, here are 5 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Attune Medical gets FDA 510(k) clearance Attune Medical announced in a Jan. 8 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its EnsoETM model that administers tube feeds or medication while cooling or warming patients. The device manages a patient’s temperature through the esophagus while allowing for enteral fluid administration with the company’s ENFit connector. 2. Ally Bridge, Life...
Source: Mass Device - January 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Ally Bridge Group Attune Medical Axonics Modulation Technologies LifeTech Scientific Corp. MedTech ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

EMA committee backs label change for GSK ’s Relvar Ellipta asthma therapy
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) said today that a European Medicines Agency committee has backed an updated label for its once-daily asthma therapy, Relvar Ellipta. If granted marketing authorization by the European Commission, the combination drug treatment will be approved for use in patients whose asthma is already controlled on an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta-2-agonist. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post EMA committee backs label change for GSK’s Relvar Ellipta asthma therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Source Type: news

Vitamin D linked to respiratory health
According to research published in the journalRespirology, researchers have found that vitamin D can have an impact in respiratory function and health.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Rejects Some Claims for 'Heat-not-Burn' Tobacco Device
Title: FDA Panel Rejects Some Claims for 'Heat-not-Burn' Tobacco DeviceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 9 December 2017 and 17 January 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 20 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including eight deaths. In addition, one death from a previously reported case was reported to WHO. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lab-Confirmed Flu Virus Linked to Imminent Risk for Acute MI Lab-Confirmed Flu Virus Linked to Imminent Risk for Acute MI
In this cohort study, the risk for MI hospitalization within 1 week was also raised if respiratory specimens pointed to infections by several viruses not related to influenza.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Emergency Department Visits for Acute Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection That Had an Antimicrobial Ordered or Prescribed, by Metropolitan Statistical Area — United States, 2008–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening More Efficient for Those at Higher Risk
Initial screens were least effective and least efficient for veterans with lowest lung cancer risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Respiratory Syncytial Virus: A Quality Improvement Approach to Antimicrobial Stewardship
This research article examines how increased incidence of multidrug-resistant organisms is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, hospital length of stay, and cost. Estimates show that up to 50% of antimicrobial use is inappropriate. This initiative focuses on inappropriate use of antibiotics in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. This virus is the most common cause of bronchiolitis during childhood. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adherium to expand in U.S. market with direct-to-consumer push for smart inhaler tech
Adherium Ltd. (ASK:ADR), which sells a smart inhaler technology in Europe and Australia, is reportedly looking to jump into the direct-to-consumer U.S. market in the first half of this year. The New Zealand-based company has a deal with AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) to combine its Smartinhaler monitoring device with the Symbicort inhaler, but CEO Arik Anderson told MobiHealthNews that he is also looking for other opportunities to penetrate the U.S. market. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Adherium to expand in U.S. market with direct-to-consumer push f...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Adherium Limited AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

Flu cases remain at highest point this year as outbreak levels off
GPs are still dealing with a 'huge number of patients' with flu and other respiratory conditions, as the latest figures suggest that the number of cases is beginning to level off. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Further evidence of link between flu and heart attack risk
There are “significant associations” between catching respiratory infections, especially flu, and the risk of experiencing an acute myocardial infarction, according to Canadian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study Confirms Flu Increases Risk of Heart Attack in Elderly
NEW YORK (AP) — As if the flu wasn't bad enough already: Researchers have confirmed that flu sharply increases the risk of heart attack for older people. Doctors have long known that flu can trigger heart problems. It's one of the reasons flu shots are recommended for nearly everyone. A new Canadian study found that risk was six times higher in the first week after flu is diagnosed, compared to the year before and after the bug hits. Unlike previous studies, the researchers used lab tests to make sure people suspected of having the flu really did. "It's a much more rigorous study that allows us to make a much mo...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Flu Increases Risk of Heart Attack in Elderly
NEW YORK (AP) — As if the flu wasn't bad enough already: Researchers have confirmed that flu sharply increases the risk of heart attack for older people. Doctors have long known that flu can trigger heart problems. It's one of the reasons flu shots are recommended for nearly everyone. A new Canadian study found that risk was six times higher in the first week after flu is diagnosed, compared to the year before and after the bug hits. Unlike previous studies, the researchers used lab tests to make sure people suspected of having the flu really did. "It's a much more rigorous study that allows us to make a much mo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Can The Flu Cause A Heart Attack?
BOSTON (CBS) — It’s bad enough to get the flu but could you also be at risk of suffering a heart attack while you’re sick? Well, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds a significant association between respiratory infections, especially the flu, and suffering a heart attack. Researchers looked at hospitalizations for heart attack one year before and one year after a positive test for influenza. They found that the risk of admission for acute heart attack was six times higher in the seven days after testing positive for the flu. The risks were highest for older adults, those who...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

Flu increases heart attack risk six-fold in the first week
Researchers in Ontario, Canada, discovered a 'significant association' between acute respiratory infections, particularly flu, and acute myocardial infarction, the medical name for a heart attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco's Harms May Come Sooner Than Smokers Think
Title: Tobacco's Harms May Come Sooner Than Smokers ThinkCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news