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Quvium ’s cough monitor boosts compliance by involving caregivers
When Steven Schmidt worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:VRTX), Eric Olson – the man who led the development of the 1st drug to treat the underlying causes of cystic fibrosis – asked Schmidt to look into ways that families could become more engaged with managing a patient’s condition. Olson pointed towards a publication that showed that involving caregivers added 8 years of life expectancy to children with cystic fibrosis. Schmidt, who now serves as founder and CEO of Quvium, took that idea and began development of a wearable cough monitor that alerts patients’ caregivers when a cough is out of th...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Patient Monitoring Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat quvium Source Type: news

Intersurgical to Attend Euroanaesthesia
Intersurgical has announced it will be showcasing its full respiratory product range on stand 47 at Euroanaesthesia. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - May 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
Title: First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia CasesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?
Title: Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - May 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthma
(Rutgers University) Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First - Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Ventilation Plus Home Oxygen Works After COPD Exacerbation (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study looked at patients with persistent hypercapnia (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New hope for patients with severe lung disease
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) Patients suffering from severe lung disease could see their lives transformed thanks to a 'game-changing' clinical trial carried out by UK experts and led by the team from the Lane Fox Respiratory Service based at Guy's and St Thomas' in London.The HOT-HMV trial (Home Oxygen Therapy-Home Mechanical Ventilation), which involved giving selected patients a breathing machine to be used in their home in addition to oxygen therapy, was found to reduce readmissions to hospital following an acute infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hemodialysis and the intubated salicylate-toxic patient
3.5 out of 5 stars The association of hemodialysis and survival in intubated salicylate-poisoned patients. McCabe DJ, Lu JJ. Am J Emerg Med 2017 Apr 10 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract [Disclosure: the co-authors of this paper are members of the Toxikon Consortium in Chicago, as am I.] This retrospective observational study looked at cases from the Illinois Poison Center over 12 years (2003 thru 2015) to identify intubated patients with recorded serum salicylate levels> 50 mg/dL. The goal was “to describe the impact of hemodialysis on survival rates of salicylate-intoxicated patients . . .”...
Source: The Poison Review - May 20, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical aspirin poisoning enhanced elimination hemodialysis salicylate toxicity Source Type: news

Demystifying Medicine 2017: Current Infectious Disease Challenges
National Institutes of Health. 05/16/2017 This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?
Small study suggests a new approach might one day help those with uncontrolled lung disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, Research, News, Source Type: news

Red Meat Increases Risk of Dying From 8 Diseases
High red meat consumption increased the rate of dying from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, kidney disease and liver disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Meat Alzheimer's Disease Liver Heart Respiratory Diseases Diabetes Source Type: news

Researchers develop t-shirt embedded respiratory sensor, hopeful for future hospital applications
Researchers from the Université Laval in Canada have developed a novel respiration sensor built into a cotton t-shirt, with hopes that future versions could allow hospital patients to be comfortably monitored while free to be mobile. The sensor is composed of multi-material fibers arranged in the form of a spiral antenna, which monitors changes in antenna geometry due to chest expansion and the displacement of the air volume in the lungs, according to the developers. The device can also connect to short-range wireless communication devices, allowing for remote monitoring of respiration, according to a study publishe...
Source: Mass Device - May 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Patient Monitoring Research & Development Respiratory Source Type: news

Libya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention Centers
Field newsLibya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention CentersMay 19, 2017In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving and primary health care to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli.During the first quarter of 2017, more than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centers nominally under the control of the Directorate for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM). Around 1,300 people in detention were treated every month via mobile clinics for conditions including skin disease, dia...
Source: MSF News - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Antifungal Stewardship
Antifingal stewardship (AFS) aims to preserve the future effectiveness of antifungal agents. It has features and challenges that are unique to antifungal agents namely: (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis
Title: Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic FibrosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Codeine use among children in the United States: a nationally representative study from 1996 to 2013 - Livingstone MJ, Groenewald CB, Rabbitts JA, Palermo TM.
Background Concerns regarding the safety of codeine have been raised. Cases of life-threatening respiratory depression and death in children have been attributed to codeine's polymorphic metabolic pathway. International health agencies recommend restric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement
Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of physicians'careers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

ASCO: Early Detection of Cancers Up Since Affordable Care Act
The exception was diagnosis of early - stage prostate cancer, which declined (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Conference News, Source Type: news

FDA OKs Kalydeco for Additional Mutations in Cystic Fibrosis
Decision based on results of laboratory testing and previous clinical trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors the wearer's breathing rate in real time
Researchers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time. This innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Assessed
Estimated 422.7 million prevalent cases of CVD, 17.92 million CVD deaths in 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis
Laboratory evidence used to expand approval (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

Wash. Hospital Conducts Ebola Simulation at New Special Pathogens Unit
Spokane, Wash. - Sacred Heart Medical Center was the hospital selected for the Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho region to receive a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to build a new special pathogens unit. Hospital staff can care for two Ebola patients or up to 10 patients with other highly infectious diseases. Paramedics wore waterproof suits with respirators as they unloaded a patient at the Sacred Heart Medical Center parking garage Wednesday morning. The back of the ambulance had been covered in plastic from floor to ceiling, and the patient was zipped into a plastic isolation ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rachel Alexander, The Spokesman-Review Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Scientists create T-shirt that monitors breathing rates
Researchers at Universite Laval in Quebec have developed a smart T-shirt that is capable of monitoring the wearer's respiratory rate in real time. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extensive BioloMICS course including scripting
Where: Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute Uppsalalaan 8, 3584 CT Utrecht The Netherlands Program: - Tuesday June 20th 2017 Morning: Management of biologial data in BioloMICS Afternoon: Database structure, Data import, Data export - Wednesday June 21st 2017 Morning: Data analysis tools Afternoon: Web version of BioloMICS - Thursday June 22nd 2017 Morning: Scripting Afternoon: Time for specific questions regarding personal databases and other questions. What to bring? Own laptop to be able to join the practical parts of the course. Costs: €800 per attendee Where to register?Courses& Workshops (Source: Th...
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Queen's University Belfast co-lead one of world's biggest trials in respiratory health
(Queen's University Belfast) A new technology -- 'dialysis for the lungs' -- which could save thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units is being taken forward by researchers at Queen's University Belfast in one of the biggest clinical trials in the world in the area of respiratory failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors the wearer's breathing rate in real time
(Universit é Laval) Researchers at Universit é Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Center for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time. This innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asbestos Blocked for 6th Time from Hazardous Substances List
The fight to impose tough trade restrictions on chrysotile asbestos — a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma cancer and other serious health conditions — will have to wait at least another two years. For the sixth consecutive time, a handful of countries blocked the inclusion of the carcinogenic mineral from the Rotterdam Convention Hazardous Substances list (Annex III). Chemicals on the list are subject to restrictions that prevent the export of a product without the consent of the importing country. Representatives from 157 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the eighth Conference of the Parties (CO...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 17, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Andrew Dettmer Annex III asbestos ban in canada asbestos ban in united states Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos export regulations Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Belarus Chrysotile asbestos fibers Conference of the Source Type: news

Acute MI Risk Significantly Up Following Respiratory Infection
Risk of AMI 17 times higher in week after a respiratory infection, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Researchers identify changes in lung cells following infections
When people develop a respiratory infection, recovery from their illness leaves behind an immunological memory that influences how they will respond to later infections. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that recovery from bacterial pneumonia changes the tissue that was infected, seeding the lungs with immune cells called resident memory T (TRM) cells. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patient Engagement Survey: How to Hardwire Engagement into Care Delivery Processes
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Can I Eat Food That is a Bit Mouldy?
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
Title: Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Researchers identify changes in lung cells following infections
(Boston University Medical Center) When people develop a respiratory infection, recovery from their illness leaves behind an immunological memory that influences how they will respond to later infections. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that recovery from bacterial pneumonia changes the tissue that was infected, seeding the lungs with immune cells called resident memory T (TRM) cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Warm weather increases risk of serious surgical site infections
Rates of infection post surgery rise in summer and fall in winter, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Global language of drug-resistant infections 'must change' NICE says new prisoners should be tested for infections Raised risk of serious infections for people with schizophrenia Sexually transmitted infections Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Iron Rx Doesn ’ t Improve Exercise Capacity in Iron - Deficient HFrEF
Findings for high - dose iron supplementation in heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
Even the common cold was linked to a 13 - fold increased risk for about a week (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Hematology, Infections, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Common Cold, Heart Attack, Infectious Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 -- The risk of heart attack increases sharply after a respiratory infection, a new study finds. But the absolute risk that any one episode will cause a heart attack is low, the Australian researchers added. The researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

IRRESPONSIBLE: Doctors are prescribing antibiotics for the common cold
(Natural News) A stuffy nose, rattling cough, and fever are the typical symptoms of a common cold. While rest and strengthening the immune system are the best medicines to fight an army of sick-making viruses, many doctors unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics to treat the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections such as acute bronchitis and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staying healthy during WorldPride 2017
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) ECDC has published a rapid risk assessment to assess the risk of outbreaks and transmission of communicable diseases during the WorldPride festival period taking place in Madrid in June 2017. For respiratory and vector-borne diseases, the risk is considered low, for food and waterborne diseases the risk is low to moderate, for vaccine-preventable diseases, it is moderate and for sexually transmitted infections, the risk is moderate to high. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable
(Hoffman& Hoffman Worldwide) More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners. In 2015, more than two-thirds -- some 855,000 10- to 19-year-olds -- died in low- and middle-income countries of the African and South-East Asia Regions. Road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections and suicide are the biggest causes of death among adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Red Meat Increases Risk of Dying From 9 Diseases
High red meat consumption increased the rate of dying from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, Alzheimer ’ s disease, kidney disease and liver disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Meat Alzheimer's Disease Liver Heart Respiratory Diseases Diabetes Source Type: news

Heart attack risk increases 17-fold following respiratory infections
The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, research has found. The increased risk peaks in the first 7 days and gradually reduces but remains elevated for one month. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Database FunResDB - azole resistance (A. fumigatus)
Link: Database linkLink to paper describing database (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Respiratory infections increase heart attacks by 17 times
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that pneumonia or bronchitis pose the biggest heart attack risk, but even a common cold raises your susceptibility by up to 13.5 times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genoa raises $62m Series A for inhaled lung drug
Genoa Pharmaceuticals said today that it raised $62 million in a Series A round to support the development of inhaled therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other severe pulmonary conditions. The round was led by F-Prime Capital Partners and Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners. Novo AS, RiverVest Venture Partners and TPG Biotech also invested in the round. The Seattle-based biotech added that venture capitalists Dr. Ketan Patel, Dr. Naveed Siddiqi, Tiba Aynechi, Niall O’Donnell and Dr. Heather Preston joined the baord of directors. Dr. Bruce Montgomery was named CEO and the company’s founder, Mark...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory genoapharmaceuticals Source Type: news