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Unveiling the mechanistic basis underlying Aspergillus fumigatus 5-flucytosine resistance
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Invasive fungal disease in paediatric patients undergoing therapy for a haematological malignancy or receiving allogeneic haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation: an interim analysis of the prospective multicentre study IFI-PED
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Aspergillus infection in patients supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Clinical/bedside/treatment: Top ten papers
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Diagnostics/laboratory
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungal endocarditis
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Accuracy of PanFungal PCR sequencing for diagnosis of invasive fungal disease directly from clinical samples
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Multi-modal imaging and non-invasive detection of Aspergillus infection in a rat model
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Optimal cut-offs for Aspergillus-specific IgG assays for the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) in Europe
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Analysis of genes regulating the production of the invasive aspergillosis biomarker bis (methylthio) gliotoxin within genus Aspergillus and other opportunistic fungi
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Detection of clinically relevant cryptic Terrei species using AspID Multiplex qPCR kit
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Cause of death in the ICU - autopsy findings
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Metabolic fingerprinting as a diagnostic tool for invasive aspergillosis: a pilot study
Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
Title: Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote RegionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Trial investigates use of asthma drug for patients with heart conditions
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) Researchers at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust have launched an innovative new trial which aims to improve the recovery of patients with serious heart conditions. The CXCR2 inhibition and coronary heart disease (CICADA) study will test if a drug, known as AZD5069, originally developed to treat patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), can improve recovery from severe angina or heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided
Dietary sodium intake inversely associated with systolic, diastolic blood pressure in long term (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 25, 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. ALung submits FDA IDE app for HemoLung device ALung Technologies said today it submitted an investigational device exemption application to the FDA as it seeks to begin a clinical study of its Hemolung Respiratory Assist System...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Opioid - Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC
Death certificates from drug - linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

ALung submits FDA IDE app for HemoLung device
ALung Technologies said today it submitted an investigational device exemption application to the FDA as it seeks to being a clinical study of its Hemolung Respiratory Assist System. The Pittsburgh, Penn.-based company is developing the Hemolung device, an extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal system that works by removing carbon dioxide and delivering oxygen directly to a patient’s blood via a small catheter inserted into the jugular or femoral vein. “Submission of our IDE is a significant milestone, made possible only through the hard work of our team in close collaboration with the FDA. We look for...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Respiratory ALung Technologies Inc. Source Type: news

ResMed launches AirMini CPAP, touts as world ’ s smallest
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) today launched its AirMini continuous positive airway pressure device, touting it as the world’s smallest machine of its kind. The newly launched AirMini weighs 0.66 lbs and is small enough to fit in a patient’s pocket for traveling, the San Diego-based company said. The device also features built-in humidification and the company’s AutoSet functionality. ResMed said that in a recent survey, 65% of CPAP users questioned said that device size was the main reason they didn’t take their CPAP when they travel, which lowers the rate of adherence and can lead to depreciating health ...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

New Antifungal SCY-078 Showing Promise after Phase 2 Trials
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pulmonology, Radiology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Circassia losses widen after failed clinical trials
Neil Woodford-backed drugmaker to focus on respiratory medication as it takes £75m charge (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA okays Glenmark's first-in-human study for respiratory drug
According to IMS sales data for the 12-month period ending February 2017, annual sales of XOLAIR 150 mg injection was approximately $1.7 billion in the US. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neutrophil - to - Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Mortality in CAP
NLR predicts 30 - day mortality for elderly adults admitted with community - acquired pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ATS-NIH Address Chemical InhalationDisasters
(MedPage Today) -- Report calls for sustained post-9/11 funding for research (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Malaria Doesn ’t Stop This Nurse in Uganda
April 24, 2017Victoria treats a lot of malaria cases. Today, she's both nurse and patient.As a young girl in primary school, Nangobi Victoria admired the smart uniforms the nurses in her community wore. She could see herself in one.  As she completed her secondary education, Victoria began to consider nursing as a career. She liked the idea of delivering health services, of helping people in her community get well. So she enrolled in nursing school. She started as an enrolled nurse and later upgraded her training to become a nursing officer.Now she ’s the assistant in-charge at Busowobi Health Centre III, which ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
Between 9 and 11 April 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Exciting Funding Opportunity at MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at The University of Aberdeen Early Career Research Fellowships – Closing date extended to 12 June 2017
We seek outstanding individuals to develop an early independent research career in medical mycology. Individuals in their final year of PhD or with up to three years postdoctoral research experience will be eligible to apply. Appointed individuals will need to develop a cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary scientific research project involving at least two MRC CMM principal investigators (PI). It is envisaged that these Fellowships will position successful applicants for independent funding applications in the future, such as MRC Career Development Awards. Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Implications of Prevalent Noncardiac Disease in the Cardiac ICU Implications of Prevalent Noncardiac Disease in the Cardiac ICU
"Your cardiac ICU is not your grandfather's'coronary care unit '" in prevalence of respiratory failure, sepsis, and other serious conditions that worsen outcomes but aren't a focus of cardiologist training.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antifungal peptides: a potential new class of antifungals for treating vulvovaginal candidiasis caused by fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans.
Vulvovaginal candidiasis/candidosis is a common fungal infection afflicting approximately 75% of women globally caused primarily by the yeast Candida albicans. Fluconazole is widely regarded as the antifungal drug of choice since its introduction in 1990 due to its high oral bioavailability, convenient dosing regimen and favourable safety profile. However, its widespread use has led to the emergence of fluconazole-resistant C. albicans, posing a universal clinical concern. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The New Antifungal Toolkit 2017: The Pharmacopeia and Beyond
Welcome to This Interactive, Web-Based MSG Education& Research Consortium Activity The New Antifungal Toolkit 2017: The Pharmacopeia and BeyondCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

ISHAM Fungal Respiratory Infections in Cystic Fibrosis
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017Year: 2017Location: Osuna, Seville, Spain. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
Title: Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at SchoolCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D may be your best defense against respiratory infections, new science finds
(Natural News) Vitamin D intake may help keep common colds and flu at bay, British researchers found. Various studies have previously established that vitamin D may help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, and the recent analysis further emphasizes the vitamin’s role in boosting the immune system. To test this, researchers at the Queen Mary University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Dakota Medical Center Tests New Helipad
FARGO -- A blue AirMed helicopter ambulance, its rotors thumping and stirring a small windstorm, touched down in a symbolic first flight to christen the helipad at the new Sanford Medical Center. The flight, which originated minutes earlier at Sanford's downtown medical center on Friday, is part of a multitude of preparations being made to open the new $494 million medical center July 25. The helipad at the new medical center will provide ready access to deliver patients to the emergency department or cardiac catheter lab, for instance, in cases where minutes can make the difference. "Literally, as soon as patients ar...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Olsen, Forum News Service, The Bismarck Tribune Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

North Dakota Medical Center Tests New Helipad
FARGO -- A blue AirMed helicopter ambulance, its rotors thumping and stirring a small windstorm, touched down in a symbolic first flight to christen the helipad at the new Sanford Medical Center. The flight, which originated minutes earlier at Sanford's downtown medical center on Friday, is part of a multitude of preparations being made to open the new $494 million medical center July 25. The helipad at the new medical center will provide ready access to deliver patients to the emergency department or cardiac catheter lab, for instance, in cases where minutes can make the difference. "Literally, as soon as patients ar...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Olsen, Forum News Service, The Bismarck Tribune Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

LIFE Newsletter April 2017
Welcome to LIFE's (Leading International Fungal Education) April newsletter. Pleasefollow this link.Leading feature: The World Health Organisation places itraconazole, voriconazole and natamycin on the Essential Medicines listOther featured news items include:• Prevalence, clinical and economic burden of mucormycosis admissions in USAUpdates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

UK Contribution to Fight Fungal Diseases Overseas Increased
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Vertical Integration Linked to Reduction in Readmissions
Reduction in readmissions in four of six hospitals, with positive effect for limited number of conditions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Don't Use Tramadol and Codeine in Kids Under 12, FDA Warns Don't Use Tramadol and Codeine in Kids Under 12, FDA Warns
The two opioids pose the risk for potentially fatal respiratory depression in young children. The FDA also is restricting their use in older children.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Don ’ t Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA
Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Teva launches AirDuo RespiClick, generic inhaled asthma therapies
Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) said today that it launched the AirDuo RespiClick inhalation therapy and its authorized generic in the U.S. for asthma patients who are uncontrolled on an inhaled corticosteroid. AirDuo RespiClick and the generic are fixed-dose combination therapies contained fluticasone propionate and salmeterol – the same active ingredients as Advair. The therapies are delivered using Teva’s breath-activated RespiClick inhaler. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva launches AirDuo RespiClick, generic inhaled asthma therapies appeared first on Mas...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Risk Up for Some Populations
American - Indians account for 18 percent of case - patients, have higher case - fatality rates than whites (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Teleflex launches connected asthma management device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX ) today launched its AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter, a device designed to help patients with asthma track their lung performance. The Wayne, Penn.-based company’s device integrates with the AsthmaMD smartphone app, which digitally logs peak flow meter readings, symptoms and medications. The app also helps patients share the collected data with their physicians using the cloud-based MyAsthmaMD Physician Portal. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teleflex launches connected asthma management device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teleflex Source Type: news

What do practice nurses need to know about asthma in pregnancy?
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancyYou must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Baby Care Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Asthma in pregnancy
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancyYou must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Baby Care Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Early Career Research Fellowships at MRC Centre for Medical Mycology
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news