Lead, Other Toxic Metals Found in E - Cigarette Vapors
Study finds metals, including lead, leak from e - cigarette heating coils into inhaled aerosols (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Make your own elderberry tincture and cough syrup to fight the flu
(Natural News) Elderberries, the fruit of the flowering plant known as Sambucus, is often called elder or elderflower. The full scientific name of the most common variant, which is the major source of elderberries, is Sambucus nigra. Elderberries have many health benefits, and they can improve respiratory health and boost immunity. Both elderberry tincture and elderberry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season
Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst  since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients' and Carers' meeting in Lisbon
Patients' and Carers' meeting in LisbonFri, 02/23/2018 - 11:52News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

6th Central European Summer Course on Mycology: Biology of pathogenic fungi and the 3rd Rising Stars in Mycology Workshops
Meeting's Aim and Scope:It is our great pleasure to announce that we have come to organize the next CentralEuropean Summer Course on Mycology (www.cesc.hu), which will once again take place inSzeged, Hungary, from 06 – 11, July 2018. Throughout the years, the conference seriesbecame more and more successful thanks to both the invited lecturers and the interactivestudents. Therefore, next year, we would like to maintain the high quality and content of thisevent, thus we ’d like apply for a financial support to be able to celebrate the 10th yearsCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

A Newborn in Acute Respiratory Distress: USMLE Question A Newborn in Acute Respiratory Distress: USMLE Question
A newborn male infant is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit with acute respiratory distress. What condition is likely associated?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Complex inhalers prevent patients from taking medicine
(University of Bath) Respiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, University of Bath research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treatment with Novartis' Ultibro ® Breezhaler® improved cardiac function in COPD patients with lung hyperinflation
Novartis today announced the publication of the CLAIM* study in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine, which demonstrated that treatment once-daily Ultibro® Breezhaler® (indacaterol/glycopyrronium 110/50 mcg) significantly improved lung and cardiac function, when compared to placebo, in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with lung hyperinflation[1]. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

The Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Set to Come Back Next Year. Here ’s What to Know About It
After a two-year hiatus, the nasal flu vaccine is set to return to doctors’ offices next year. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12 to 2 on Wednesday to return the nasal spray to the CDC’s list of recommended vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season. Pending final approval from the CDC director, the vote would greenlight the spray for widespread use and compel insurance companies to cover it. The committee stopped short of explicitly recommending the nasal spray, however, and will instead let providers and patients decide if they’ll use it instead of traditional flu shots. There ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Single Aspergillus fumigatus inoculation induces aspergillosis in falcons
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:29News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Protein active in life-threatening allergic reactions is a promising target for therapy
(Food Allergy Research& Education) In a recently published study supported by Food Allergy Research& Education, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have described a signaling pathway that can contribute to the dangerous circulatory and respiratory symptoms of anaphylaxis. The pathway, which promotes fluid loss from blood vessels into surrounding tissues, includes the interleukin-4 receptor, a protein that is targeted by a drug already approved to treat moderate to severe eczema. These findings hold promise for a treatment to make anaphylaxis less deadly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Odds of ARDS Up After Cardiac Surgery During Flu Season
Cardiac surgery during flu season is independent risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Clinical Management of Respiratory Diphtheria
World Health Organization. 12/2017 This course is for clinicians who will be or are caring for patients with respiratory diphtheria during outbreaks in vulnerable settings, such as in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. It is also applicable to clinicians working in settings that share similar challenges due to limited laboratory capacity, limited availability of treatment facilities, limited number of trained staff, and limitations in medications, medical supplies, and supportive care. It discusses how to recognize patients with respiratory diphtheria, and give antitoxin and antibiotics safely to appropriate patients. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

PremieBreathe gives premature babies a better chance
Yale ’s Anjelica Gonzalez is leading a team to develop a low-cost respirator that delivers warmed, oxygenated air to infants with respiratory complications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gene therapy found safe in trial of Pompe disease treatment
The first human trial of gene therapy to treat respiratory problems in early-onset Pompe disease of children was found safe, according to health researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accelerated Lung Function Decline for Women Who Clean
Faster decline in women responsible for cleaning at home, occupational cleaners, but not for men (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Even Hidden Flu May Trigger Trouble After Heart Surgery
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 -- The flu virus -- even if it doesn't cause symptoms -- can lead to serious complications after heart surgery, a new study by Dutch researchers suggests. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a potentially deadly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why does ibrutinib carry a risk of cerebral aspergillosis?
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 14:33Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Ascension to cut jobs at Michigan hospitals
Ascension Health reportedly is preparing to announce layoffs at its 14 hospitals in Michigan. Layoffs already have been made in at least two of the five hospitals in Ascension's St. John Providence Health System, sources told Crain's. The cuts are being made to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The total number of jobs to be cut is unknown, but several dozen patient care technicians, nursing clerks and respiratory care technicians have been laid off at St. John Hospital and Medical Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Exercise When I ’m Sick?
If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other common winter maladies. There’s some evidence that very intense exercise—running a marathon, say—can briefly suppress your immune function, says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. But in general, physical activity is...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Introduction and Summary of Global Disease Burden
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:09Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline to Use a ‘Breath Biopsy’ Test by Owlstone Medical in a Phase II Clinical Trial of a Respiratory Drug
It has been regularly demonstrated in recent decades that human breath contains elements that could be incorporated into clinical laboratory tests, so the decision to use this “breath biopsy” test in a therapeutic drug trial will be closely watched When a major pharma company pays attention to a breath test, implications for clinical laboratories are […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 21, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology asthma Billy Boyle biomarkers Breath biopsy platfor Source Type: news

First global estimate finds 1.8 million young people develop TB every year
(European Lung Foundation) A total of 1.8 million young people between ten and 24 years of age are estimated to develop tuberculosis (TB) every year, with young adults aged 20 to 24 years at the greatest risk of developing infectious TB, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UPDATE: Robotics delay pushes Medtronic down despite fiscal Q3 beats
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) shares took a hit today after the world’s largest medical device maker said its robot-assisted surgery platform has fallen behind schedule, despite fiscal third-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic had predicted first-in-human cases during the fiscal year ending in April, with a full launch following in fiscal 2019. But during a conference call with investors today discussing the Q3 numbers, chairman & CEO Omar Ishrak said the timetable has gotten longer. “We are enthusiastic about the development of our surgical robotics plat...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Acorda Therapeutics wins FDA NDA nod for Inbrija
Acorda Therapeutics (NSDQ:ACOR) said today that the FDA accepted the New Drug Application for its Inbrija investigational inhaled levodopa product designed for treating symptoms of OFF periods in patients with Parkinson’s disease who are taking carbidopa/levodopa regimens. The approval comes with a target date of October 5, 2018, the Ardsley, N.Y.-based company said. Read the whole story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Acorda Therapeutics wins FDA NDA nod for Inbrija appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Acorda Therapeutics Source Type: news

Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: Study
Title: Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Unusual case of choking due to assassin bug (Cydnocoris gilvus) - Sonar V, Patil S.
Choking is a form of asphyxia which is caused by an obstruction within the air passages. Here, we report a case of obstruction of the upper respiratory tract due to assassin bug ( Cydnocoris gilvus) where allegations of medical negligence were made by rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

How to get rid of black mould and damp: Avoid catching aspergillus with these five steps
BLACK mould and damp is a common problem during this time of year and respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma can be a result of infestations. Inhaling tiny bits of mould can also cause a condition called aspergillosis. The NHS explains how best to get rid of mould and damp problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technical solutions for pulling pollution out of the air are distractions that allow both government and industry to keep polluting
(Natural News) The global air pollution situation has peaked, causing millions to succumb respiratory issues and other health problems. Various countries have attempted to tackle this worldwide epidemic through all kinds of creative means. In Xi’an, China, a tower the size of a small high-rise is said to purify the air around it. In London,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate and severe exacerbations accelerate physical activity decline in COPD patients
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study published in the European Respiratory Journal has shown that both moderate and severe exacerbations in COPD patients are associated with a decline in their physical activity level. Researchers observed tha the acute drop in physical activity during a COPD exacerbation has an important and lasting effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Besinger Score?
Discussion Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare disease in the pediatric population. The incidence depends on the population studied but is estimated at 1-9/1 million/year. It was first described by William Heinrich Erb in 1879. The cause is autoantibodies against components of the post-synaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction, usually against the acetylcholine binding receptor (AChR). It can occur at any age but is more common in the adult population. Juvenile patients (0-19 years) are divided into prepubertal (12 years) who have disease presentations similar to the adult population. In adults there are 5 grades: ocula...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Children ’ s deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau
This file has been updated. Flu has killed 22 more children, the most reported since the respiratory virus began slamming the country in the fall, according to a government report released Friday. The total number of flu-related pediatric deaths is now at least 84 nationwide. But other indicators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itNine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long - Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use May Raise Fracture Risk
Long - term inhaled corticosteroid use for COPD tied to small increased risk of hip, upper extremity fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017 - 2018 Season
Vaccine effectiveness estimated at 25 percent against A(H3N2) (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Children ’s deaths from flu climb sharply, CDC reports
Flu has killed 22 more children, the most reported since the respiratory virus began slamming the country in the fall, according to a government report released Friday. The total number of flu-related child deaths is now at least 84. But other indicators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that this vicious influenza season […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itNine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy programs (So...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How humans regulate Aspergillus colonization in fungal allergy
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:37Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Genetics of Aspergillosis
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:35Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Nurses who clean the most may be at respiratory risk
Women who regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at work appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

When One Teen Vapes, Others Often Follow
Title: When One Teen Vapes, Others Often FollowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline
(American Thoracic Society) Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aspergillus Immunology and Inflammation
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:52Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Why and when aspergillosis first appears in cystic fibrosis patients?
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:48Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Fungus-specific CD4 T Cells as Specific Sensors for Pulmonary Fungal Infections & Sensitization
Fungus-specific CD4 T Cells as Specific Sensors for Pulmonary Fungal Infections& SensitizationThursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:46Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Occupational exposures and diseases
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:34Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

The Human Lung and Aspergillosis: You are what you Breathe in?
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Managing breakthrough invasive aspergillosis
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:19Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Aspergillosis
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:18Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Mechanisms of non-CYP51 azole resistance
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:00Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news