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Does EMS Intubation Success Improve with Video Laryngoscopy?
Video vs. Direct Larygoscopy Jarvis JL, McClure SF, Johns D. EMS intubation improves with King Vision video laryngoscopy. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015;19(4):482–489. Williamson County EMS, a suburban and rural Texas EMS system, reviewed its endotracheal intubation (ETI) success rates after adding the King Vision video laryngoscope to ALS units. Considering the county’s suburban and rural settings allow few intubation attempts per provider on an annual basis, researchers believed video laryngoscopy would be advantageous. Overall ETI success rate before the interventions was 64.9%. Background: The King Vision was cho...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Page, MS, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

What Are Options for Acne Treatment?
Discussion Acne vulgaris or acne is a problem of the pilosebaceous follicle. It occurs most prominently where sebaceous glands are abundant especially the face, neck, and upper back. Sebum production increases because of androgens. Keratin and sebum clog the pores of the pilosebaceous unit causing hyperkeratosis (clogged pilosebaceous unit = clogged pores = comedomes). Propionibacterium acnes, a gram-negative anaerobe, multiplies in the sebaceous unit causing an inflammatory reaction resulting in moderate or severe acne. Skin lesions include: Comedomal acne has comedomes White heads = closed comedomes Black heads = open...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Targeted therapy for sleep disorders helps patients with muscular dystrophy
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common adult muscular dystrophy, and many patients with DM1 suffer from various sleep and respiratory disorders. In a new study, researchers found that because there is wide range of sleep problems, treatments do not fit a " one size fits all " model. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Responsive Respiratory Updates Popular Tote ‘N Go Cylinder Carrier
St. Louis, Missouri – January 13, 2017 – Responsive Respiratory introduces its newly re-engineered heavy-duty cardboard cylinder totes. The Tote ‘N Go carriers are an economical way to transport cylinders from the warehouse to the patient’s home. The heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard totes were re-engineered for greater durability and simplified set-up. RRI President Tom Bannon explains, “Our number one priority is to provide exceptional products and service to our customers. The re-engineering of the Tote ‘N Go carrier evolved through the partnership of our customer advisory pane...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Responsive Respiratory Updates Popular Tote ‘N Go Cylinder Carrier
St. Louis, Missouri – January 13, 2017 – Responsive Respiratory introduces its newly re-engineered heavy-duty cardboard cylinder totes. The Tote ‘N Go carriers are an economical way to transport cylinders from the warehouse to the patient’s home. The heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard totes were re-engineered for greater durability and simplified set-up. RRI President Tom Bannon explains, “Our number one priority is to provide exceptional products and service to our customers. The re-engineering of the Tote ‘N Go carrier evolved through the partnership of our customer advisory pane...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Common Viruses a Deadly Threat At Nursing Homes
RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infection Control, Nursing Homes, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia Symptoms
Title: Pneumonia SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Marijuana Eases Pain, But Jury's Out On Other Health Benefits, Scientists Say
Marijuana has proved to be a powerful aid in easing chronic pain and helping battle nausea, but results are mixed or largely inconclusive on other health benefits, as well as detriments, according to a massive new scientific review of cannabis studies. The report, released Thursday by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, analyzes an astounding 10,000 scientific studies on the drug. “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research” concludes that marijuana definitely provides some health benefits, though other claims ab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Death Rate Gap Between Urban and Rural America Is Getting Wider
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that mortality rates in rural areas for preventable deaths are plateauing and even increasing for the five leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke. They found that more than 70,000 deaths in rural areas could have been prevented with better public health resources and better access to healthcare. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 13, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Targeted therapy for sleep disorders helps patients with muscular dystrophy
(IOS Press) Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common adult muscular dystrophy, and many patients with DM1 suffer from various sleep and respiratory disorders. In a study in the current issue of the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, researchers found that because there is wide range of sleep problems, treatments do not fit a 'one size fits all' model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Clean-fuel cookstoves may improve cardiovascular health in pregnant women
(American Thoracic Society) Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Home Remedies: A case of the common cold
The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It's usually harmless, although it might not feel that way. Children younger than six are at greatest risk of colds, but healthy adults can also expect to have two or three colds annually. Most people recover from a common cold [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rural Americans at Higher Risk for Five Leading Causes of Death Rural Americans at Higher Risk for Five Leading Causes of Death
Americans living in rural areas are more likely than their urban counterparts to die from heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke, the CDC reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CVS to sell cheaper, generic version of Impax ’ s allergy injection
CVS Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS) said today that it will start selling a generic version of Impax Laboratories‘ (NSDQ:IPXL) emergency allergy injection, Adrenaclick. The device is similar to Mylan‘s (NSDQ:MYL) EpiPen, although regulators do not consider the 2 devices to be exactly the same. The Adrenaclick has a list price of more than $400, but the generic is available at all CVS pharmacy locations for both insured and uninsured patients at a cash price of $109.99. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post CVS to sell cheaper, generic version of Impax’s allergy inj...
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat CVS Caremark Corp. CVS Health Impax Laboratories Mylan Source Type: news

Antipsychotics Tied to Respiratory Failure in At-Risk Patients Antipsychotics Tied to Respiratory Failure in At-Risk Patients
Antipsychotic medications appear to raise the risk for acute respiratory failure in a dose-dependent fashion in COPD patients, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Rural Americans are more likely to die from the top 5 causes of death
Rural Americans are more likely to die from heart disease, cancer and the three other leading causes of death than their urban counterparts, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those five top causes of death — heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke — […]Related:Gun violence in PG-13 movies soars. Are ‘superhero’ movies to blame?National Cancer Institute and drug companies aim to speed up clinical trialsNausea, fever, projectile vomit: ‘Stomach flu’ strikes readers again and again (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet
According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as:&n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Croup RSV strep throat whooping cough Source Type: news

Suffering the hacking cough plaguing Britain that lasts THREE weeks? It could get WORSE...
ADENOVIRUSES can affect the respiratory tract and cause an infection similar to the common cold, with a nasty cough - but antibiotics won ’t help people infected by the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in the Rural United States
During 1999-2014, annual age-adjusted death rates for the five leading causes of death in the United States (heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD), and stroke) were higher in rural areas than in urban areas. The report presents data on disparities in mortality between rural and nonrural areas for the five leading causes of death and ways these might be addressed. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

€ 29 million research grant to assess risk posed by deadly lung infections
(University of Edinburgh) Experts have received € 29 million to investigate serious lung infections that particularly affect babies and older people. The research aims to improve the management of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections, which are estimated to affect more than 30 million children each year. Investigators from 18 universities, public health institutes and pharmaceutical companies from across Europe are working together on the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

€ 29m research grant to assess risk posed by deadly lung infections
(University of Edinburgh) Experts have received € 29 million ( £ 24m) to investigate serious lung infections that particularly affect babies and older people. The research aims to improve the management of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections, which are estimated to affect more than 30 million children each year. Investigators from 18 universities, public health institutes and pharmaceutical companies from across Europe are working together on the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Common childhood respiratory infection can be spotted easily, doctors say
HealthDay News Doctors say recognizing a common childhood respiratory illness is important because if it spreads to immune-weakened children it can be deadly. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Jewish Health gets $7 million donation for pediatric charity care
Denver's National Jewish Health has received a $7 million donation from the family of a late businesswoman and former patient that will help financially struggling patients pay for pediatric care. The money comes from the Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Molly Blank was a businesswoman who died in 2015 after being a patient at National Jewish, the nationally renowned respiratory hospital. Arthur Blank, her son, founded Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), the national home- improvement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

National Jewish Health gets $7 million donation for pediatric charity care
Denver's National Jewish Health has received a $7 million donation from the family of a late businesswoman and former patient that will help financially struggling patients pay for pediatric care. The money comes from the Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Molly Blank was a businesswoman who died in 2015 after being a patient at National Jewish, the nationally renowned respiratory hospital. Arthur Blank, her son, founded Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), the national home- improvement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Care, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections, Toddler Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ablynx initiates Phase IIb RESPIRE study of ALX-0171 to treat RSV infection
Belgium-based biopharmaceutical company Ablynx has initiated its Phase IIb RESPIRE study of ALX-0171 to treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Warmer Oceans Increase Likelihood Of Toxic Shellfish, Study Finds
The neurotoxin domoic acid inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” after hundreds of sooty shearwaters ingested the poison in the summer of 1961 and, well, lost their minds. The crazed birds likely consumed domoic acid via small fish like anchovies and sardines. It also tends to collect in shellfish, like clams, crabs and lobsters. And, according to a study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it may become more prevalent as oceans warm, threatening birds and humans alike. Researchers at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, the National Oce...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pack Health partners with New Jersey organization on new program
Birmingham's Pack Health is partnering with a New Jersey-based nonprofit to offer new programs for those suffering from respiratory illnesses. The company and Right2Breathe - an organization aiming to improve the quality of life for those with respiratory difficulty - are now offering a health coaching program knows as COPD Pack, which pairs chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with a health advisor. The program is designed to provide patients with the knowledge and tools needed to understand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tim Steere Source Type: news

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- Nearly all children get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) by age 2. But just because the infection is common doesn't mean it should be taken lightly, one nursing specialist warns. Symptoms of this lung and respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Sudden drop in outdoor temperature increases the risk of respiratory infections
You can pretty much put a mark in your calendar for when the annual flu epidemic begins. Using 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers have now discovered more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to manage the (polluted) air you breathe
More than 90% of the world's population breathes in air that violates air quality guidelines set by the World Health Organization, increasing their risk of lung cancer and respiratory infections, but also conditions including stroke, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report
Title: Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

A sudden drop in outdoor temperature increases the risk of respiratory infections
(University of Gothenburg) You can pretty much put a mark in your calendar for when the annual flu epidemic begins. Using 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers have now discovered more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine Critic Robert Kennedy Jr to Head Trump's Safety Panel Vaccine Critic Robert Kennedy Jr to Head Trump's Safety Panel
Kennedy has promoted the widely debunked notion that childhood vaccines cause autism, a view voiced by the president-elect. One infectious disease expert said Trump shouldn't turn to"conspiracy theorists."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

ALung Technologies brings in $2.6m
  Artificial lung-like device developer ALung Technologies has raised $2.6 million in a new round of financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Pittsburgh-based ALung’s Hemolung device is 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. Money in the round so far has come from 36 anonymous investors, with the company seeking another $1.4 million before closing the debt and option round, according to the SEC filing. The company has not yet state...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory ALung Technologies Inc. Source Type: news

Schaffner Dismayed by Kennedy Appointment to Vaccine Panel
(MedPage Today) -- Fears commission could'turn back clock'on vaccine advances (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Trump Names Vax Skeptic to Lead Safety Panel
(MedPage Today) -- Docs respond:'A threat to public health in America'(Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pulmonary and Nasal Drug Development Industry Experts to Attend RDD Europe
The Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD ® ) Europe scientific conference will welcome pulmonary and nasal drug delivery experts from around the world to Antibes, France. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - January 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suffering with a hacking cough? YOU could have the virus which can cause PNEUMONIA
ADENOVIRUSES can affect the respiratory tract and cause an infection similar to the common cold - but antibiotics won ’t help people infected by the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws
Title: Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking LawsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Predictors of Survival in Critically Ill Patients With ARDS Predictors of Survival in Critically Ill Patients With ARDS
Which parameters can most accurately predict outcome in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Another public company is on Austin's horizon, this time a drugmaker heading for NYSE
Savara Inc. — an Austin pharmaceutical company working on treatments for respiratory diseases — has found a path to Wall Street, and it doesn't involve an initial public offering. The 10-year-old business announced Jan. 7 that it intends to buy San Diego-based Mast Therapeutics Inc. (NYSE: MSTX) in an all- stock deal. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter, and Mast's ticker symbol will change when the deal is done. If stockholders approve the deal, the combined company — which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Staff report Source Type: news

ResMed wins FDA nod for AirMini CPAP device
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its AirMini continuous positive airway pressure device. The San Diego, Calif.-based company touted the AirMini as the world’s smallest CPAP device, and said it plans to launch it later this year. ResMed said the AirMini is designed as a secondary CPAP device, designed to allow patients to maintain sleep apnea therapy while traveling. “ResMed AirMini is the portable travel CPAP patients and home medical equipment providers have been waiting for, and we look forward to bringing it to market later this year. It fits easily in carry-on luggage &...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Respiratory ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Mast Therapeutics, Savara ink merger deal
Mast Therapeutics (NYSE:MSTX) and privately-held Savara Inc. said today that the 2 companies have landed a definitive merger agreement, combining their operations. The newly-formed Austin, Texas-based company is expected to be named Savara Inc., and trade on the NYSE market under a new ticker symbol. The combined company will focus on advancing a pipeline of inhaled therapies, including AeroVanc to treat chronic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis, Molgradex to treat pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and AIR1001 to treat heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. All 3 ...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Mast Therapeutics Savara Inc. Source Type: news

Emphysema Symptoms
Title: Emphysema SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes
Title: More Americans Questioning Safety of E-CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Common viruses prove dangerous in long-term care facility
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) A widespread outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus at a long-term dementia care ward infected 73 percent of patients, demonstrating the challenges in mitigating the spread of infectious diseases in such settings. The outbreak led to improved protocols for protecting vulnerable patients during cold and flu season, according to a study published today in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news