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Toothpaste ingredient linked to antibiotic resistance
Conclusion This study mainly explored why bacterial resistance could be common for both quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and the antibacterial triclosan. It confirmed previous findings that one cause seems to be bacteria developing mutations in the gyrA gene. In the case of quinolones, the mutation alters the enzyme that they normally bind to. Triclosan resistance is largely because the already-mutant bacteria have boosted stress response pathways, or molecular defences. The main finding of this research was that small triclosan concentrations led to resistant E. coli bacteria becoming the more dominant strains m...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

General training in mycology can be offered
Agro-food& Environmental Fungal Collection  (BCCM/MUCL)General training in mycology can be offered under different objectives:Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Laboratory practice in mycology
This training proposes to acquire basic practical knowledge in the mycology laboratory.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Identification of fungi using MALDI-TOF MS
This training shows how to identify yeasts and filamentous fungi using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungi from veterinary practice
Fungi from the veterinary practiceThe workshop focusses on recognizing pathogenic species based on macroscopic and microscopic characters. We also take a look at often isolated, but non-pathogenic contaminants.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungi of the indoor and outdoor environment
Training: Moulds in the indoor environment and outdoor air This 5-day course introduces you to the mycology of the human environment. Each day starts with a theoretical session, followed by practical sessions in the lab. There is a strong focus on recognizing the main genera and identifying the most important species. Each participant will observe over 80 different species, covering the largest part of the commonly encountered fungal diversity. The following topics will be handled: basic fungal biology, classification, nomenclature and morphologyCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

14th meeting of the Nordic Society of Medical Mycology
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017Year: 2017Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

2nd CPAnet
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017Year: 2018Location: Amsterdam (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

2nd International Conference on Mycology, Mushrooms & Mycotechnology
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017Year: 2017Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious?
Title: How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

NW Mycology conference 2017
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017Year: 2017Location: ERC, UHSM Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Lebanon
On 19 June 2017, the national IHR focal point of Lebanon reported one additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Fireworks pollute the atmosphere and disturb birds
When fireworks explode, they release toxic chemicals such as copper and lead, increasing air pollution. This has been associated with negative effects on respiratory and cardiovascular health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

59th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Respiratory Society
Date: Monday, July 3, 2017Year: 2019Location: Tokyo International Forum, Japan (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

58th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Respiratory Society
Date: Monday, July 3, 2017Year: 2018Location: Osaka International Convention Center, Japan (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heavy breathing: Ten causes and treatments
Heavy breathing can have a range of possible causes. In this article, learn about heavy breathing, why it happens, and how it can be treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
This review presents an updated overview of acute respiratory distress syndrome, including a revised definition and current evidence-based management.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Guidance Document: Questionnaire on Regulatory Science Issues for the Development of Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Vaccines
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. 03/29/2017 This four-page document provides guidance on the completion of the CEPI questionnaire on regulatory science issues for development of emerging infectious disease (EID) vaccines. Partners with an interest in securing regulatory approval/licensure of EID vaccines are invited to provide comment on the regulatory scientific issues for the development of EID vaccines. The document provides background information and issues on the prioritized pathogens Ebola, Lassa, Nipah, and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Lymphopenia a Risk for PJP (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with autoimmune disease, independent of steroids (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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

UCLA team performs emergency surgery to save mom and newborn baby
UCLA Health When mom-to-be Malisa was just a few weeks away from delivering her first child, she felt a sudden pain in her chest while at the movies with a friend.Her doctors ruled out any problems with the pregnancy but did learn she had a rare, life-threatening heart condition called an aortic dissection, a tear in the aorta located just above the aortic valve involving the arteries that take blood to the heart and brain. The condition often leads to sudden death, but with unusual luck she was able to survive.Once diagnosed, Malisa, who lives about 80 miles from Los Angeles, was airlifted to  Ronald Reagan UCLA...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Her newborn kept getting sick because she was ingesting placenta, CDC says
The baby was born healthy and without complication in September, but then its health began to deteriorate rapidly. Doctors — scrambling to uncover the cause of the infant’s respiratory distress — transferred the baby to the neonatal intensive care unit and began a series of tests, according to a report released this week by the Centers for […]Related:Fresh polls find Republicans’ health-care proposal is still a clunkerA heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, she died.One politician’s solution to the overdose problem: Let addicts die (Source...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different pat...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Implants Oncology Research & Development Respiratory Cefaly conformis Consulting Radiologists Hemovent Image Stream Medical Me Source Type: news

EPO Doping Has Little Effect on Real - World Cycling Performance
Appears to improve high - intensity performance, not endurance or road race performance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Upper Respiratory Infection Tied to Adverse Events During Pediatric Sedation Upper Respiratory Infection Tied to Adverse Events During Pediatric Sedation
Children with upper respiratory infections (URIs) are at greater risk of adverse events and airway interventions during procedural sedation - though the rates are low, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sunovion seeks FDA nod for COPD treatment – again
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals said today that the FDA accepted the revised new drug application for its eFlow chronic obstructive pulmonary disease drug-device combo. The submission follows a complete response letter that the FDA issued Sunovion in May. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company didn’t provide details as to why the FDA denied its initial application. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sunovion seeks FDA nod for COPD treatment – again appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New clues found to common respiratory virus
(Washington University School of Medicine) Scientists have solved the structure of a protein that helps a common respiratory virus evade the immune system. The team, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have identified critical parts of the protein that could be targeted with drugs or vaccines, opening up the possibility of preventing or treating an infection that sickens thousands of babies and elderly people every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Doctors Urged to Take Care With Electronic Communications
Sensitive information should be discussed in person or over the phone (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 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

Health of the Nation Presented in 40th Annual CDC Report
Report includes trends of data for past 40 years, with increase in life expectancy, drop in infant mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 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

Higher IQ in Childhood Associated With a Longer Life
Lifestyle choices may explain why children with a higher IQ tend to outlive their peers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Windtree Therapeutics touts Phase II data for inhaled surfactant
Windtree Therapeutics (NSDQ:WINT) reported data today from the 221-patient Phase IIb trial of its aerosolized KL4 surfactant for the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants. The Aerosurf trial evaluated aerosolized KL4 surfactant administered to premature infants 28 to 32 weeks gestational age in 2 dose groups with up to 2 repeat doses, compared to infants receiving nasal continuous positive airway pressure. The trial evaluated incidence of nCPAP failure, time to nCPAP failure and physiological parameters indicating the effectiveness of lung function. The inhaled therapy did not meet the primar...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Windtree Therapeutics Source Type: news

ACA Health Insurance Expansion Tied to Fewer Cardiac Arrests
' Extraordinary reduction'seen among middle - aged adults after enactment of health care law (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Even Low Levels of Pollution Raise Mortality Risk for Seniors
Research suggests blacks, men, and the poor are especially vulnerable (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hologic's New Panther Fusion(R) System, Flu and Respiratory Assays Now CE Marked in Europe
New Panther Fusion® Module Expands Molecular Testing Capabilities, Increases Productivity and Flexibility for the Laboratory MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 29, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has obtained a ... Diagnostics, Regulatory Hologic, Panther Fusion (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Synspira raises $8m for inhaled pulmonary therapies
Privately-held Synspira said today that raised $8 million from an unnamed private investor to bring its inhaled cystic fibrosis therapy into a Phase I safety study. The Boston-based company was founded earlier this year and is focused on developing inhaled therapies for pulmonary diseases, including cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. Synspira holds an exclusive field license to Synedgen’s Glycomics Technology platform and its pulmonary delivery assets. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Synspira raises $8m for inhaled pulmonary the...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Respiratory synspira Source Type: news

Tulips from amsterdam: roses from columbia - how these beautiful bulbs and flowers are spreading a deadly legacy
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Skin lesions in patient with acute myeloid leukemia
Images and abstract taken from  Mert D et.al.,  HemMedical images: Other sites of aspergillosis›Skin and nailsImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Smart Kids Live Longer
Lower scores on childhood intelligence tests were associated with death from heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and lung and stomach cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Smoking and Tobacco Heart Respiratory Diseases Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Smarty pants? Children with higher IQ at lower risk of dying from THESE diseases
CHILDREN with high IQs live longer and are at lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancers caused by smoking, respiratory disease and dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 28, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Sirtex shares jump on restructuring plan, 15% headcount reduction Sirtex Medical saw shares jump today after revealing plans for a major restructuring as the company looks to cut its headcount and focus on its “profitable...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

E - Cigarette Use Ups Odds Teens Will Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes
Strong e - cigarette regulation could limit future population - level burden of cigarette smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Number of Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Declining
But blacks still face far greater odds than whites, researchers find (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lincare pays $20m to settle whistleblower False Claims Act suit
Linde AG’s business unit Lincare is paying $20 million to resolve a whistleblower suit alleging that the company fraudulently billed the US government for oxygen and respiratory care equipment. The case, filed under the False Claims Act by former employees, was dismissed with prejudice by US District Judge Douglas Woodcock yesterday, according to court documents. In the case, former employees claimed that the company has billed government health programs, including Medicare, since 2003 for oxygen equipment and tanks even when the customers did not use or require them. The ex-employees also alleged that the company fa...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Lincare Linde Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 16 and 23 June 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported seven additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths, and four deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Aspergillus flavus
Images (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

A Score for Preoperative Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea A Score for Preoperative Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute to postoperative respiratory complications. Can it be preoperatively predicted based on data available in the EMR?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk factors for severe respiratory depression from prescription opioid overdose - Fox LM, Hoffman RS, Vlahov D, Manini AF.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prescription opioid overdose is a leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality in the US. We aimed to identify characteristics associated with clinical severity in emergency department patients with prescription opioid overd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Shift Work May Affect the Body ’ s Ability to Repair DNA Damage
Lower levels of 8 - hydroxydeoxyguanosine noted in the urine of those who worked at night (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sleep apnea dev Oventus Medical raises $6m
Oventus Medical has raised $6.5 million in a new round of financing, according to a Proactive Investors Australia report. The Australian company raised the funds through the sale of shares at 36¢ per share, according to the report. A 2nd tranche is planned for the offering, subject to shareholder approval at a meeting in August. Oventus is developing the O2Vent, an oral device designed to treat sleep apnea and snoring through the incorporation of an airway that bypasses nasal, soft palate and tongue obstructions, the company said. The company recently finished a clinical study of the O2Vent earlier this year which sho...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Oventus Source Type: news

Linde's Lincare settles U.S. whistleblower case for $20 million
(Reuters) - Linde AG's Lincare unit has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of fraudulently billing the U.S. government for oxygen and respiratory care equipment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news