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Savara inks $15m loan agreement
Savara (NSDQ:SVRA) said today that it inked a $15 million loan agreement with Silicon Valley Bank. According to the deal, Savara can draw $7.5 million from the $15 million debt facility immediately. The company said it plans to use its newly-acquired capital to repay the pre-merger debt of $3.7 million it owes to Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The rest of the funds are slated to support ongoing development programs and general corporate activities. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Savara inks $15m loan agreement appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Savara Inc. Source Type: news

Late Preterm and Early Term Birth: At-risk Populations and Targets for Reducing Such Early Births
The risks of late preterm (LPT) and early term (ET) birth have been recognized during the last decade. Increased awareness accompanied by efforts to reduce elective delivery before 39 weeks of gestation have led to a decline in LPT/ET births. Despite this success, strategies to identify and reduce preventable LPT/ET births using traditional and novel prevention methods are still needed. Because preterm birth is a common endpoint associated with many different preventable and nonpreventable causes, the efforts for reducing such early births must be multifaceted. For neonates born LPT/ET, there is an inverse relationship bet...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kardatzke, M. A., Rose, R. S., Engle, W. A. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Case 1: A Term Infant with Respiratory Distress
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Shridhar, L. C. G., Kumar, L. C. R., Sodhi, C. K. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Meeting Organizers Overlooking Qualified Female Scientists
Active generation of lists of potential speakers, assessment of qualifications can address bias (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 29, 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

FDA Approves ALK-Targeted Drug for NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- Brigatinib for disease that progressed on crizotinib (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome often experience delays in returning to work
FINDINGSForty-four percent of people who held jobs before contracting a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after they were discharged from the hospital, costing them an average of about $27,000 in earnings. After one year, fewer of them had private health insurance (30 percent, down from 44 percent) and more of them were enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid (49 percent versus 33 percent). There was little change in the number of jobless survivors who were uninsured.The study found that the people who experienced the longest delays in returning to work tended to be older and non-white, a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nasco Healthcare Releases New 2017-2018 Healthcare Catalog
Fort Atkinson, WI - The 2017-2018 Healthcare catalog, featuring Life/form® and Simulaids highly specialized skills trainers, manikins, and simulators for Nursing and Medical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue, is now available from Nasco Healthcare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Saugerties, New York. The 252-page catalog includes Nasco Healthcare’s Life/form® and Simulaids lines, as well as many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The catalog’s major emphasis is to provide more effective training tools for educators to train their students, who are facing an increasingly demanding ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasco Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

H & T Presspart, Hovione ink commercialization deal for inhaler tech
H&T Presspart said this week that it acquired the global rights to Hovione Technology‘s capsule-based dry powder inhaler. The company launched a next-gen version of the inhaler called PowdAir Plus at this year’s Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe. The PowdAir Plus device is made of plastic and its 4-component design lessens manufacturing, assembly and production costs, according to H&T Presspart. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post H&T Presspart, Hovione ink commercialization deal for inhaler tech appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat H&T Presspart Hovione Technology Source Type: news

12 interesting wearables you should know
Wearable technology is probably one of those things you probably didn’t need but still wanted because people were always talking about the devices. Fitbit, Apple and Garmin are some of the main providers of health and wellness wearables. Each of them touts being able to track your fitness activity or measures your heart rate. However, consumer wearables are not regulated by the FDA and therefore are not intended to be used as a medical device. Wearables, though, are now coming into their own in medtech, with a bunch of devices going through the regulatory and approval process at FDA. Academic researchers, meanwh...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Biotech Cardiovascular Diabetes mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring Research & Development Respiratory Cardiac Insight Devices Hill Rom Klick Labs MedTech Nemaura Medical wearables wireless devices Zoll Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice
A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

The high cost of surviving acute respiratory distress syndrome
Nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge, and are estimated to have lost an average of $27,000 in earnings, new research concludes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Risk Factors in Six Areas Tied to Physician Burnout
Tool gauging burnout focuses on workload, control, rewards, community, fairness, values (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 28, 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

Single - Payer Health System Bill Moves Forward in California
Not yet clear where money for the single - payer system would come from (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 28, 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

Cohero Health adds new CEO and more digital health hires
Cohero Health, a New York City-based digital health company focused on chronic respiratory disease, has a new CEO: Joe Condurso, former CEO of PatientSafe Solutions.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Evaluation of the antifungal activity of SCY-078 in combination with other antifungals against Aspergillus strains
Conference abstract from ECCMID 2017 (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Pharmacodynamics of F901318 against Aspergillus fumigatus in a rabbit model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA)
Talk given at ECCMID 2017 by William Hope (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

A prospective, phase 2, multicentre, open-label, randomized, comparative study to estimate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of oral SCY-078 vsstandard-of-care following initial intravenous echinocandin therapy in the treatment of..
Talk given at ECCMID 2017 by Peter G. Pappas (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

In-vitro activity of F901318 and comparators against clinical isolates of cryptic species of Aspergillus
Talk given at ECCMID 2017 by Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia and Qatar
Between 18 March and 20 April 2017 the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 13 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two fatal cases. On 18 April 2017 the national IHR Focal Point of Qatar reported one additional case of MERS. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Transcriptomic regulatory analysis of the dendritic cell response to post-lung transplant invasive aspergillosis
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Targeted imaging of invasive aspergillosis
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Innate and adaptive immune defects in chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Antifungal prophylaxis in AML patients receiving intensive induction chemotherapy. A prospective observational study from the Acute Leukemia French Association (ALFA) group
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Audit of voriconazole therapeutic drug monitoring in an English hospital after the implementation of electronic prescribing (EPIC)
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Management and outcome of culture-positive invasive aspergillosis in an area with high prevalence of voriconazole resistance
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Azole resistance in Aspergillus - clinical impact in haematological patients
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Aspergillosis - the role of the fungus
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Exxon Mobil Fined $21 Million For Violating Clean Air Act 16,386 Times
A Texas judged ordered Exxon Mobil to pay $19.9 million in fines on Wednesday after finding one of the company’s refining and chemical plants illegally spewed millions of pounds of pollutants into the air. Conservation groups Environment Texas and the Sierra Club sued Exxon in 2010, saying the energy giant failed to implement technology that would curb emissions at its Baytown, Texas complex between 2005 and 2013. The groups said Exxon gained more than $14 million in economic benefits during the delay and flouted provisions of the Clean Air Act. U.S. District Judge David Hittner agreed, finding Exxon illegally releas...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aspergillosis - the role of the host
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Non-neutropenic patients and aspergillosis
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Are You Prepared for a Wildfire?
Untitled by Michael Held is licensed under CC0. Last week was Wildfire Awareness Week, and it’s getting to be that season…are you prepared? The New Mexico Department of Health is stressing less about how to prevent starting wildfires, but instead, more about what to do to protect yourself if a wildfire occurs nearby. The smoke that a wildfire produces can be very dangerous, and business, schools and other facilities where people gather might want to consider becoming clean air shelters in the event of a wildfire. The smoke is one of the most dangerous effects of a wildfire for people in an area where one is o...
Source: Network News - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Disaster Emergency Preparedness General (all entries) Source Type: news

FDA Warns Companies Selling Fraudulent Cancer Treatments
The unapproved products are often advertised as'natural'and labeled as supplements (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC: Opioid - Related Mortality Rate Might Be Underestimated
Death certificates from drug - linked infections may not label opioids as possible cause (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

Chromosome Instability Test Prognostic in NSCLC
Chromosome instability associated with higher risk of relapse, death within 2 years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

National Jewish Health and partner to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Denver's National Jewish Health, which focuses on respiratory care, is teaming up with Philadelphia hospital system Jefferson Health to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

National Jewish Health and partner to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Denver's National Jewish Health, which focuses on respiratory care, is teaming up with Philadelphia hospital system Jefferson Health to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Jefferson, Denver specialty hospital to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Jefferson Health is teaming up with National Jewish Health, a 118-year-old specialty hospital in Denver that focuses on respiratory care, to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Jefferson, Denver specialty hospital to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Jefferson Health is teaming up with National Jewish Health, a 118-year-old specialty hospital in Denver that focuses on respiratory care, to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Hill-Rom launches Monarch wearable airway clearance system
Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) said yesterday it launched the Monarch airway clearance system designed to provide high frequency chest wall oscillation. The Monarch device is a mobile vest which uses personal oscillating discs to provide targeted kinetic energy and HFCWO to the lungs to thin mucus and generate airflow, the Chicago-based company said. The device is wearable and portable and allows the patient to be active while receiving the therapy, Hill-Rom said, an improvement over earlier versions which required that the user stay seated during use. “I wanted to create a portable, long-lasting battery-pow...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Source Type: news

Blood - Based Genome Testing Feasible for Rapid Mutation Assay
Mutation results available within 72 hours for 94 percent of non - small - cell lung CA samples evaluated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pollution Linked to Destructive Effect on Upper Sinonasal Airway
Destructive effect of chronic airborne PM in mice includes pro - inflammatory cytokine release (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Molecular Autopsy IDs Causes of Sudden Arrhythmic Death
Researchers identified clinically actionable rare variants in 13 percent of SADS cases (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Deep Convolutional Neural Networks Accurately Detect TB
Ensemble of AlexNet and GoogLeNet was best - performing classifier, with AUC of 0.99 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

In-vitro activity of F901318 and comparators against clinical isolates of cryptic species of Aspergillus
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Resistance mechanisms to antifungals
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

A prospective, phase 2, multicentre, open-label, randomized, comparative study to estimate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of oral SCY-078 vsstandard-of-care following initial intravenous echinocandin therapy in the treatment of..
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Year in infectious disease
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Retrospective observational cohort study comparing the management and outcome of culture-positive invasive aspergillosis due to Aspergillus fumigatus with wildtype and non-wildtype triazole susceptibility
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Prevalence and characterization of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus in German CF-patients
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Comparison of two molecular assays concerning detection and characterization of Aspergillus fumigatus azole resistance and cyp51A mutations in clinical isolates and primary clinical samples of immunocompromised patients
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news