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Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit Smoking
Title: Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects -- pain relief and breathing -- opening a window of opportunity to make effective pain medications without the risk of respiratory failure. The research, published today in Cell, was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
Benralizumab, an interleukin-5 receptor inhibitor, targets and rapidly depletes eosinophils and is the first respiratory biologic with an 8-week maintenance dosing schedule.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

PCP Care in Hospital Linked to Resource Use, Outcome
Patients cared for by own primary care physician have longer length of stay, lower 30 - day mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event
Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high - intensity statins (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

U.S. May Still Benefit From Climate Accord
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

ImmunoPET: the future of lung scans in aspergillosis?
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:48News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

New guidelines issued for diagnosis and care of LAM, a rare lung disease
(American Thoracic Society) The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating More Nuts Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk
Both total intake of nuts and consumption of peanuts/tree nuts and walnuts tied to lower risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Extended Breastfeeding May Cut Later Flexural Dermatitis Risk
But breastfeeding promotion not tied to measures of atopic eczema, asthma on questionnaire (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA: Methamphetamine - Related Heart Failure on the Rise
Among veterans, prevalence of heart failure related to meth increased linearly from 2005 to 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

Low vitamin D linked to poorer fertility treatment outcomes
Time for clinical trial to see if supplements could boost live birth rate, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Infertility Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections Vitamin D (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inhaled Corticosteroids Not Linked to Fracture in Children
Systemic, but not inhaled, corticosteroids associated with higher fracture risk in pediatric asthma patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017Year: 2018Location: Arena and Convention Centre, LiverpoolContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Commitment Is Key for Online Quit-Smoking Groups
Title: Commitment Is Key for Online Quit-Smoking GroupsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Soluble Interleukin 2 Receptor IDs Sarcoidosis in Uveitis
sIL - 2R has slightly better diagnostic value than ACE for sarcoidosis in patients with uveitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

45th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017Year: 2019Location: Frankfurt, GermanyContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Alcohol and Smoking and the Risk of Active Tuberculosis Alcohol and Smoking and the Risk of Active Tuberculosis
What is the association between alcohol consumption, smoking, and the risk for active tuberculosis?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Long Do Late Preterm Infants Need Supplemental Feedings?
Discussion Premature infants have many problems to overcome because they just aren’t ready to live outside the uterine environment. Late premature infants are defined as birth between 34 0/7 weeks and 36 6/7 weeks gestation. In the U.S. this gestational age accounts for ~70% of all preterm births or ~300,000 births/year. Late preterm infants can have delayed oral feeding skills and failure to thrive along with increased hospital readmissions. Breastfeeding can be difficult as infants can have poor coordination and poor tone, along with decreased lactation in the mother. Learning Point Weight gain lags behind intraut...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding COPD
Title: Health Tip: Understanding COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
(American Thoracic Society) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
Disease Outbreak News for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Oman (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Rare Childhood Disease
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unravelling the pharmacokinetics of triazole antifungals in snakes
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:50News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Linked to Drop in Cases of Rare Childhood Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Voices: A Gay Husband, a Dire Diagnosis and the Best-Laid Plans
I was just as unprepared to hear my doctor say “ lung cancer ” as I had been to hear my husband say “ I ’ m gay. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIELLE PERESS, M.D. Tags: Lung Cancer Homosexuality and Bisexuality Respiratory System Lungs Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Linked to Drop in Cases of Rare Childhood Disease
THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease, a new study suggests. It's believed that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Old' Lungs May Be Good Transplant Options
Title: 'Old' Lungs May Be Good Transplant OptionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

HPV vaccine also prevents uncommon childhood respiratory disease, study suggests
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) The vaccine that protects against cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus (HPV) also prevents an uncommon but incurable childhood respiratory disease, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Evidence Scant for Treatment of Cough With the Common Cold
Update recommends against nonsteroidal anti - inflammatory agents for adults, codeine for children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sodium Oxybate Promising for Parkinson ’ s, Daytime Sleepiness
Improvements in subjective sleep quality, objectively measured slow - wave sleep duration (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Startup aims to disrupt asthma, COPD space with digital inhaler
Formed just two years ago, pharma startup Pneuma Respiratory is developing a digital inhaler that it touts as the first of its kind. The company is looking to bring its technology to the more than 40 million people who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the U.S. They’re stepping into a highly competitive market, largely dominated by companies like GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Merck (NYSE:MRK). Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Startup aims to disrupt asthma, COPD space with digital inhaler appeared first on MassDevi...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations mHealth (Mobile Health) Pharma Pharmaceuticals Respiratory GlaxoSmithKline plc Merck Pfizer pneumarespiratory Source Type: news

Bellerophon Therapeutics misses EPS estimates in Q3
Shares in Bellerophon Therapeutics (NSDQ:BLPH) fell slightly today after the company missed EPS expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The Warren, N.J.-based company posted a net loss of -$7.6 million for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, for bottom-line loss of -81% compared with the same period last year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bellerophon Therapeutics misses EPS estimates in Q3 appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations MassDevice Earnings Roundup Respiratory Vascular Wall Street Beat Bellerophon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Common Medical Abbreviations List (Acronyms and Definitions)
Title: Common Medical Abbreviations List (Acronyms and Definitions)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Intensity of Exercise Affects Impact on Mortality Risk
Findings support recommendation of moderate - to vigorous - intensity physical activity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rates of IVC Filter Placement Decreased from 2010 to 2014
Increase seen from 2005 until 2010, followed by decrease from 2011 to 2014 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Doctors Warn of Hurricane Harvey ’s Hidden Aftermath
There is a hidden danger beyond the piles of debris and damage left behind by Hurricane Harvey, and it might come as a surprise. Besides mold-related respiratory illnesses, disease from exposure to floodwaters and even mosquito-borne sickness like West Nile and Zika viruses, Texas physicians warn of another, unexpected post-hurricane health concern: Mental and emotional health. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First case of echinocandin resistance caused by fks1 mutation found in Aspergillus
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:10News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Update on MERS CoV in Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2017 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency and aspergillosis
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:31News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Delayed NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis may cause problems for GPs
NICE guidance on diagnosing asthma could be published this week after nearly five years in development, but looks set to clash with existing advice - potentially leaving GPs unclear over best practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stop Smoking
Title: Health Tip: Stop SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Sputum Color to Identify Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma Sputum Color to Identify Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma
Could sputum color help to assess for the presence of neutrophilic inflammation in asthma?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is paradoxical breathing?
Paradoxical breathing can be a sign of a serious injury or illness in adults, including hormonal shifts and neurological problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Current Practice Not Cost - Effective for Air Medical Triage
And field triage system undertriages more than 20 percent of severely injured trauma patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Teva closes Plan B emergency contraception sale in $2.3B restructuring effort
Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) said today that it closed the $675 million cash sale of its Plan B One-Step product and emergency contraception assets to Foundation Consumer Healthcare. The move is part of Teva’s efforts to restructure its business, narrowing its focus on CNS and respiratory conditions. The company also plans to divest of its oncology and pain businesses in Europe. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva closes Plan B emergency contraception sale in $2.3B restructuring effort appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Gynecological Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Women's Health Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Report: Seven deaths from EpiPen failures this year
Defective EpiPens have been cited in seven deaths this year so far, according to reports made to the FDA and obtained by Bloomberg News. During the same period, the FDA has received 228 reports of EpiPen failures and at least 35 people were hospitalized as a result of those failures. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Report: Seven deaths from EpiPen failures this year appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Mylan Source Type: news

Pneuma Respiratory develops first fully digital soft mist inhaler
(Lindsay, Stone& Briggs) Pneuma Respiratory has developed the first fully digital, soft mist inhaler. Early clinical studies have shown that the platform can effectively deliver a number of different types of medicines to the lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news