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Health Tip: Help Prevent E coli Infection
-- Escherichia coli(E. coli) is a bacterium that's found in the environment, foods and intestines of people and animals. Many strains are harmless, but some can make you very sick, causing diarrhea, urinary tract infection, respiratory illness and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking and Death; Vessels for CABG: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the best blood vessel for cardiac bypass grafts, rates of autism, five healthy lifestyle factors and their impact on mortality, and managing COPD (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Correlation between secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke exposure and children ED visits
The objective of this study was to determine association between SHMS exposure and rates of emergency department visitation, and rates of tobacco sensitive conditions (asthma, otitis media and viral respiratory infections). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids
Findings among children for both incident asthma and ongoing asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten home remedies for wheezing
Wheezing can be caused by respiratory problems, such as asthma, allergies, and colds. A person can stop or manage wheezing at home without an inhaler by using different natural remedies and medications. In this article, learn more about the causes of wheezing in adults and babies, and home treatments for wheezing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

CDC: Draft-National Occupational Research Agenda for Respiratory Health; Extension of Comment Period
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending the comment period to July 13, 2018 for responses to thedraft agenda of the National Occupational Research Agenda for Respiratory Health. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Report: FDA plans reorganized “ super office ” for device regulation
The FDA is planning a new “super office” for its Center for Devices and Radiological Health department and the soon-to-be created Office of Product Evolution and Quality, according to a Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society report. The new office will aim to support a new dynamic and overcome existing separations of functionality within the FDA to create “more organic connections and information sharing,” CDRH head Jeffrey Shuren said, according to the report. The change comes as the federal watchdog looks to shift its monitoring to taking into account the total product lifecycle of medical devic...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Source Type: news

Inspire Medical prices up-sized $108m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems yesterday up-sized its initial public offering to $108 million, or some $124 million if the underwriters option is exercised in full. Maple Grove, Minn.-based Inspire, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007, makes devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The company had said it planned to issue 5 million shares at $14 to $16 apiece, which would have fetched $75 million at the midpoint. But in a regulatory filing yesterday, Inspire said it sold 6.75 million shares at $16 apiece and put an underwriters option on the table that’s worth another $16.2 million. Ins...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Even brief particle pollution spikes tied to respiratory infections
(Reuters Health) - People may be more likely to develop acute lower respiratory infections after even brief increases in air pollution, and babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lung Disease
Title: Health Tip: Recognizing Lung DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court Says
Title: Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Management Goals in Stroke Care
Blood pressure management goals in stroke care You arrive at a small rural emergency healthcare facility to transport a 72-year-old female who presents to the ED with the worst headache of her life. She’s to be transported to a tertiary center with neurosurgical services. Upon further questioning you determine her headache was sudden onset with maximum intensity. When reviewing her history and medications, you note that she’s currently on Coumadin (warfarin) with an international normalized ratio (INR) of 3.5, with the following vital signs noted on the monitor upon entering the room: blood pressure of 209/75 m...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ken Davis, BA, EMT-P, FP-C Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Gene Signatures Show Why Boys are Predisposed to Asthma
New study highlights why males are more prone to respiratory disorders than females, especially during early life.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

World Asthma Day: Itraconazole is Effective Against Acute-Stage ABPA
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:55News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

World Asthma Day: UK Asthma Deaths Rise 20%
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:35News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

23rd Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018Year: 2018Location: TaiwanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

The 25th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018Year: 2018Location: Kyoto, JapanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

The 39th Annual Meetingof Japan Society of Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018Year: 2018Location: Pacifico Yokohama, JapanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

XXIV World Congress of Asthma
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018Year: 2018Location: Tokyo, JapanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

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

U.S. Air Quality Improvements Are Lagging
Title: U.S. Air Quality Improvements Are LaggingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking: Does Smoking Protect the Brain? - No
Title: Smoking: Does Smoking Protect the Brain? - NoCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/21/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

3 Wishes Project brings dignity to dying patients
After nearly two  months in the hospital, there was nothing more that medical science could do to save Adam. The young man lay dying in the intensive care unit connected to the steadily beeping and whirring monitors and life-support machines.He loved the outdoors, particularly sunsets, and his wife, Sandy, wished he didn ’t have to die inside the sterile white walls of his hospital room. Wanting to pay tribute to what he enjoyed, she asked the staff, “Was there a way Adam didn’t have to spend his last moments in an ICU room surrounded by machines?”Yes, thanks to a new pilot research project in ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Body Vision Medical wins FDA nod for LungVision lung nav cath
Body Vision Medical said today it won FDA clearance for its LungVision lung navigation catheter. The Israel-based company said its LungVision catheter is designed for use in conjunction with standard bronchoscopes and its LungVision system for guiding endotherapy accessories to small pulmonary modules. “Body Vision has pioneered a new generation platform for navigation bronchoscopy that applies augmented reality approach to plan, visualize, and accurately track radiolucent bronchial nodules in real time. LungVision navigation tool has clear performance and cost benefits over current navigation tools that are bound to...
Source: Mass Device - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Body Vision Medical Source Type: news

Primary Care Can Effectively Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Primary care management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is as effective and more cost-effective than in-laboratory diagnosis, according to a study published online April 17 in the American Journal of Respiratory and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evaluation of occupationally conditioned and non-occupational risks of health disorders in truck drivers - Sorokin GA, Shilov VV, Greben'kov SV, Suhova JM.
The authors present analysis of changes in genera! morbidity related to age and length of service for truck drivers (chronic diseases of cardiovascular system, respiratory and digestive organs, urinary system, spine, locomotory system and connective tissue... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

ResMed posts Street-beating Q3
Shares in ResMed (NYSE:RMD) have fallen today despite the respiratory device maker beating expectations on Wall Street with its fiscal year 2018 third quarter earnings release. The San Diego, Calif.-based company posted profits of $110.1 million, or 76¢ per share, on sales of $591.6 million for the three months ended March 31, for bottom-line growth of 25.4% on sales growth of 15.1% compared to the same period during the previous year. After adjusting for one-time items, earnings per share were 92¢, ahead of the 84¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of $574 million, which the...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Vyaire Medical acquires Acutronic, inks deal to acquire IMTmedical
Vyaire Medical said yesterday it acquired neonatal ventilation equipment developer Acutronic for an undisclosed amount, and said it inked a deal to acquire mechanical ventilation dev IMTmedical. Both of the new acquisitions are based in Europe, with Acutronic split between Switzerland and Germany and IMTmedical based solely in Switzerland, Chicago-based Vyaire Medical said. “The transactions we are announcing today, along with our own internal development efforts, underscore our commitment to positioning Vyaire Medical as a global respiratory care leader. Our acquisition of Acutronic and IMTmedical immediately enhanc...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Acutronic Medical Systems imtmedical Vyaire Medical Source Type: news

3rd Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
3rd Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious DiseasesDate: Friday, April 27, 2018Year: 2018Location: Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAEContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Add these three foods and supplement your diet to prevent damage
VITAMIN D deficiency can be damaging to a person ’s health - you are more likely to catch respiratory infections and it can take longer to recover from injury and illnesses. Healthy experts say there can also be increased rated of heart diseases such as heart attacks and heart failure. While the vitamin is best gained via sunlight, there are als o foods and supplements available that can help boost your vitamin D levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agricultural Safety for Rural Workers: Resources for SORHs
April 30, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. Rural agricultural workers are an underserved population and are subject to a unique range of health risks including respiratory hazards, exposure to Zika and injuries. This webinar will provide information and resources to meeting the needs of rural agricultural workers. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Restech acquires Mederi Medical
Medtech developer Respiratory Technology Corp said today it acquired Mederi Therapeutics, and its Stretta catheter and Secca system, for an undisclosed amount. Houston-based Restech said that the addition of the Stretta catheter, designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, and the Secca system, designed to treat bowel incontinence, are complimentary to its existing diagnostic devices. Mederi’s Stretta catheter system is designed to apply low-power radio frequency energy to remodel the lower esophageal sphincter to restore natural barrier function and reduce spontaneous regurgitation caused by transient relaxat...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Mergers & Acquisitions Mederi Therapeutics respiratorytechnologycorp Source Type: news

Nurses make animated video to help cut asthma admissions
Respiratory nurses at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in West London are hoping to reduce the number of visits that young asthma patients make via an innovative visual learning approach. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

KC hospital will shutter operations, lay off 105 employees
One of Kansas City's long-term acute care facilities is closing in May and will lay off 105 employees, KCUR reports. Jobs affected will include nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other employees.   Select Speciality Hospital-Western Missouri, located at 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., is a 34-bed hospital that specializes in areas, such as wound care, cardiac and heart failure, infectious disease and neurological/post-trauma care. Select Speciality is a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Vyaire Medical executes on its plan to become a global leader in respiratory care
Acquires Acutronic Medical Systems and agrees to acquire imtmedical CHICAGO and LONDON, April 26, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vyaire Medical (the "Company"), a global leader in respiratory care, today announced that it h... Devices, Mergers & Acquisitions Vyaire Medical, Acutronic Medical Systems, imtmedical, neonatal ventilation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Fogarty International Centre turns 50
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:00News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Disagreement Seen Over Barriers to Kids ’ Daily Use of Asthma Meds
Children, caregivers, clinicians cite different barriers, including medication running out, being'pain to take'(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Theravance Biopharma touts expanded FDA nod for GSK ’ s Trelegy Ellipta inhaler
Theravance Biopharma‘s (NSDQ:TBPH) said today that the FDA granted expanded indications for GlaxoSmithKline‘s (NYSE:GSK) Trelegy Ellipta inhaler, now approved for use to treat a broader population of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. With the expansion, the inhaler is now cleared for COPD patients with airflow limitations and for those who have experienced an acute worsening of respiratory symptoms, the Dublin-based company said. The system is intended as a long-term, once-daily maintenance to treat airflow obstructions, as well as to reduce exacerbations of COPD. Read the whole story on our ...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Theravance Source Type: news

Medtronic spinout Inspire Medical sets range for $75m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems this week set the range for a proposed initial public offering that would fetch $75 million at the midpoint. Maple Grove, Minn.-based Inspire, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007, makes devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The company said it plans to issue 5 million shares at $14 to $16 apiece, setting its market capitalization at roughly $305 million. Inspire, which posted net losses of -$17.5 million on sales of $28.6 million last year, plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the INSP symbol. The flotation is slated to price next week. The company d...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Due to Blood Infection
Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair and electric scooter. In recent years, he has been hospitalized several times for respiratory problems, the AP reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

37th European Bone and Joint Infection Society Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018Year: 2018Location: Helsinki, FinlandContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

17th European AIDS Conference
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018Year: 2019Location: Basel, SwitzerlandContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

MedLec, a C-type lectin receptor, has crucial role in response to systemic A. fumigatus infection
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:07News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Nutritious weeds: Sorrel is a common perennial herb that offers benefits for respiratory health
(Natural News) Most people are quick to dismiss certain plants as weeds, just because they seem unsightly at first look. Such is the case of the sorrel plant, with its pallid stems and its spear-shaped leaves, that are considered unwelcome in some gardens. That’s just too bad, really, as the sorrel plant could be used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

18th Scientific Meeting: Anti-infective and anti-inflammatory strategies to modulate the CF-microbiome
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018Year: 2018Location: Hotel Badehof near Fulda.Content-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

18th Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018Year: 2018Location: Krakow, PolandContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

16th InFocus meeting, Colombia
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018Year: 2018Location: ColombiaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
Title: Got Asthma? Avoid AllergensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news