New Drug Approved for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease
Title: New Drug Approved for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic - Resistant Lung Disease
Arikayce approved to treat lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex bacteria (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Use Your Tools and Trust the Technology
“An esophageal intubation is no sin, but there is great sin in not recognizing such a placement.” — Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course (U.S. Special Operations Command) How hard is it take to properly intubate the trachea? Actually, it’s far more difficult than most people think. Recent anesthesia research shows that at least 75 live adult intubations are needed to achieve a 90% initial competency.1 Yes, 75! Not the very limited live number that are experienced in many paramedic schools, and certainly not only practicing with manikins. And how hard is it to intubate the esop...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Use Your Tools and Trust the Technology
“An esophageal intubation is no sin, but there is great sin in not recognizing such a placement.” — Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course (U.S. Special Operations Command) How hard is it take to properly intubate the trachea? Actually, it’s far more difficult than most people think. Recent anesthesia research shows that at least 75 live adult intubations are needed to achieve a 90% initial competency.1 Yes, 75! Not the very limited live number that are experienced in many paramedic schools, and certainly not only practicing with manikins. And how hard is it to intubate the esop...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

NHS pays out £20m to teenager who was starved of oxygen as a baby
An 18-year-old woman has been awarded almost £20million in a record NHS payout. She was oxygen starved after a suffering a respiratory arrest at the University Hospital of Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Readmission, Death Risk Higher in COPD With Comorbidities
Patients with COPD and comorbidities have reduced odds of receiving beneficial treatments (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Anti - Reflux Surgery Promising in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
In phase 2 study, surgery for abnormal acid GER in IPF patients was safe, well - tolerated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

New Drug Approved for Antibiotic - Resistant Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

Cohort study of IPA among influenza patients in ICU reports  an overall incidence of 19% and overall mortality of 51%
Cohort study of IPA among influenza patients in ICU reports  an overall incidence of 19% and overall mortality of 51%Mon, 10/01/2018 - 14:30News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

September 2018 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Tenth - Graders Use Combustible, Edible, Vaporized Cannabis
Combustible use most prevalent; 61.7 percent of cannabis users report using multiple methods (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Assessment of Sepsis-3 criteria and quick SOFA in patients with cirrhosis and bacterial infections
This journal article describes a piece of research looking at how patients with cirrhosis have a high risk of sepsis, which confers a poor prognosis. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria have several limitations in cirrhosis. Recently, new criteria for sepsis (Sepsis-3) have been suggested in the general population (increase of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) ≥2 points from baseline). Outside the intensive care unit (ICU), the quick SOFA (qSOFA (at least two among alteration in mental status, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg or respiratory rate ≥22/min)) was suggested to screen ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nintedanib Plus Sildenafil No Better Than Nintedanib in IPF
No benefit with sildenafil in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with severe impairment in gas exchange (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Interventions for the eradication of meticillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in people with cystic fibrosis
This review concluded that whilst early eradication of respiratory MRSA in cystic fibrosis with oral trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole combined with rifampicin is possible, the evidence is of low quality to justify use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung colonisation by Aspergillus fumigatus is controlled by ZNF77 gene variant
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:10News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Chest Radiography vs Lung US for Identification of ARDS Chest Radiography vs Lung US for Identification of ARDS
A new study compares the diagnostic performance of lung ultrasound and chest radiography for acute respiratory distress syndrome. How do they measure up?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
2017 to 2018 flu strains hit the very young and elderly especially hard; poor vaccine/strain match - up (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Grip Strength Tied to Pulmonary Function in Older Women
Dose - dependent positive association seen in cohort of community - dwelling Korean women aged ≥ 65 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

10 Year evaluation of patients with severe uncontrolled allergic asthma treated with Omalizumab.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis: long-term follow-up of 10 years or more.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Long term sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis and the factors predicting its development: A clinicoradiological study
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Real-life experience of Omalizumab in adult Cystic Fibrosis patients with allergic severe asthma and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Effectiveness of itraconazole and systemic steroids in the treatment of ABPA
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis: what place is left for thoracic surgery?
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Tecentriq Misses OS Mark in Nonsquamous NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- But study met co-primary endpoint of PFS improvement (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New vaccine against Bovine Respiratory Disease
: Boehringer Ingelheim reaffirms its focus on preventionBovalto ® Respi Intranasal now registered in most European countries for active immunization of cattle against Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) and Bovine Parainfluenza 3 Virus (PI3V), two of the major pathogens involved in Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)BRD is one of the most common diseases1 affecting cattle all over the worldBoehringer Ingelheim reaffirms its focus on prevention and animal well-being (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 27, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by ‘ Pod Mods ’
Small devices deliver addictive nicotine dose without noxious taste; pose danger to adolescents (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tai chi is a low-cost and useful alternative to improve respiratory function in people with COPD
(Natural News) Pulmonary healthcare providers are constantly searching for ways to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improve their respiratory function. Now individuals with COPD can add tai chi as an affordable alternative treatment for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), according to a study published in the journal CHEST. PR is recommended for patients with COPD since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 easy ways to clean up dirty indoor air
(Natural News) Indoor air pollutants can lead to disease. Several conditions are linked to the exposure to these contaminants, including acute and chronic pulmonary disorder, increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms, and enhanced sensitivity of the airways to allergens. Most people remain unaware of the dangers; happy in their states of bliss and misconception that somehow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is bronchopneumonia?
Bronchopneumonia is pneumonia that affects the bronchi of the lungs, causing inflammation. It often results from a bacterial infection, but viruses and fungi can also cause it. Symptoms include coughing, breathing problems, and fever. It can resolve in a few weeks but, if not treated, can be life-threatening. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
In multipollutant models, only nitrogen dioxide, PM2.5 remained significant (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing TB
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Are all pharmaceuticals designed for population control?
(Natural News) What’s the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? Don’t guess heart attacks, cancer, respiratory disease, strokes, diabetes, or traffic accidents. It’s death by prescription. That’s right, doctors in America are pushing “legal” drugs and people are taking them as prescribed and still falling off like flies. On average every year... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma
Title: 5 Tips to Manage Your Child's AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top Picks
(MedPage Today) -- A roundup of must-downloads for providers (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

' Not Going to Screw the Beneficiary': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemrix Vax for 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Tied to More Adverse Events
(MedPage Today) -- But not enough information to establish causation (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Sterigenics faces lawsuit over ethylene oxide emissions
Sterigenics is facing a lawsuit over alleged emissions of ethylene oxide, a highly carcinogenic chemical compound, according to a press release from law firm Power Rogers & Smith of Chicago. The firm alleges that Sterigenic’s Willowbrook, Ill.-based facility has been using ethylene oxide to sterilize its medical devices, pharmaceuticals and food and spice products since 1984. Last month, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services released a consultation letter suggesting that residents of Willowbrook and workers are at an increased risk of cancer and other health problems, including neurological, respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Legal News Sterilization / Calibration Sterigenics International Inc. Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease
Findings include both high - attenuation areas, interstitial lung abnormalities on scans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Local university researchers win $1.8M award to battle viral respiratory infections
A team of researchers at a local university could be making strides in viral respiratory infections research, thanks to new funding. Biology researchers at Wright State University will be receiving approximately $1.8 million over the next five years to fund their viral respiratory infections-focused project. The award was given by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institute s of Health. The team of researchers — led by biology professor Kate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Kyle Source Type: news

4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another fatal case related to the recreational abuse of U-47700 - Strehmel N, D ümpelmann D, Vejmelka E, Strehmel V, Roscher S, Scholtis S, Tsokos M.
The abuse of synthetic opioids has become a major threat in recent years. Several clinical reports and fatal case reports exist discussing life-threatening hypoventilation and fatal respiratory depression following the abuse of trans-3,4-dichloro-N-(2-(dim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Solid fuel cooking linked to higher respiratory death rate
Research makes a 'compelling case to speed up universal access to affordable clean energy' Related items fromOnMedica Climate change poses major threat to health More action needed to treat TB Texting can improve flu jab uptake Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Globally, losing the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Residents report making time for family, pursuing interests, and squeezing in important trips (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Florence ’ s Lingering Threat: Mold
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news