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Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick obituary
Pioneering physician who played a fundamental role in the development of modern respiratory medicineWhen Margaret Turner-Warwick, who has died aged 92, entered the field of respiratory medicine in the 1950s, it was a time of great change. Effective treatment fortuberculosis had recently been introduced, and the adverse effects of cigarette smoking on the lung were beginning to be appreciated.The focus of academic research had been limited to understanding and measuring lung function, but with her colleagues Jack Pepys andDeborah Doniach, Margaret expanded it to include the immunology of the lung, and particularly of the fi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Newman Taylor Tags: Medical research Science Health Society Health policy Public services policy Politics Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Respiratory Distress?
Title: What Are the Symptoms of Respiratory Distress?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical Use of Nintedanib in Patients With IPF Clinical Use of Nintedanib in Patients With IPF
What do we currently know about the efficacy and safety of nintedanib for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Hospital Quality Independently Impacts Readmission Rates
Readmission rates differ for patients with similar diagnoses admitted to best versus worst hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

‘ Science Spin ’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature
Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks
Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

GSK ’s triple-med COPD inhaler wins recommendation for approval in EU
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) said today that a European Medicines Agency panel recommended marketing authorization for the Trelegy Ellipta triple-combination inhaler for adults with COPD. The device uses fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium and vilanterol to help adults with COPD who are not adequately treated by a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2-agonist. It’s also the first once-daily single inhaler triple therapy to win a positive opinion by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Source Type: news

UMd. Biopark startup making artificial lung looks to raise $3.6 million
Breethe Inc.'s artificial lung technology is intended to improve quality of life for patients living with lung disease and respiratory failure, (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

NICE Publishes Innovation Briefing for Fungitell
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungal sinusitis: A collection
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Should I Get the Pneumonia Vaccine Every Year?
Title: Should I Get the Pneumonia Vaccine Every Year?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Will a Flu Shot Prevent Pleurisy?
Title: Will a Flu Shot Prevent Pleurisy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Assay Can ID M. tuberculosis Resistance Mutations
Assay detects mutations associated with resistance to isoniazid, fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Ablating Non - Pulmonary Vein Triggers Improves A - Fib Outcome
Success rate 81 percent for those with, 8 percent for those without non - pulmonary vein ablation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Swine Flu Tied to T1D Risk (EASD)
(MedPage Today) -- Authors suspect relationship with respiratory infections (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UMd. Biopark startup making artificial lung looks to raise $3.6 million
Breethe Inc.'s artificial lung technology is intended to improve quality of life for patients living with lung disease and respiratory failure, (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Israeli Team Assisting Florida Keys Residents Save Dozens on Tuesday, To Continue Rescue Operations in the Area For the Duration of Mission  
Jerusalem - On Tuesday, the Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah first response teams divided up into two groups with one headed to Key West, and the other headed to Naples. In Naples, the team walked into pandemonium. Houses were completely destroyed and people were without food, water and electricity. The team was warned by local officials that there were groups of looters who had no hesitation to shoot at first responders. Luckily, the group did not encounter any of these groups. They worked with community centers that were taking in displaced people who had stayed in the city during the hurricane but were f...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

Israeli Team Assisting Florida Keys Residents Save Dozens on Tuesday, To Continue Rescue Operations in the Area For the Duration of Mission  
Jerusalem - On Tuesday, the Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah first response teams divided up into two groups with one headed to Key West, and the other headed to Naples. In Naples, the team walked into pandemonium. Houses were completely destroyed and people were without food, water and electricity. The team was warned by local officials that there were groups of looters who had no hesitation to shoot at first responders. Luckily, the group did not encounter any of these groups. They worked with community centers that were taking in displaced people who had stayed in the city during the hurricane but were f...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

High-dose Influenza Vax Reduces Respiratory Illness in Nursing Home Residents
The quadrupled antigen in a high-dose influenza vaccine did reduce morbidity and mortality, but flaws in the recent study prompt questions. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

State blocks admissions at S. Fla. nursing home where 8 patients died
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration placed an immediate moratorium on admissions to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where eight patients died on Sept. 13 in Hurricane Irma's aftermath. Hollywood police officials said the second floor of the nursing home was extremely hot. Dr. Randy Katz, the medical director of Memorial Regional Hospital across the street, said the patients were suffering from respiratory distress, dehydration, and heat-related issues. A criminal investigation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

State blocks admissions at Hollywood nursing home where 8 patients died
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration placed an immediate moratorium on admissions to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where eight patients died Wednesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Hollywood police officials said the second floor of the nursing home was extremely hot. Dr. Randy Katz, the medical director of Memorial Regional Hospital across the street, said the patients were suffering from respiratory distress, dehydration, and heat-related issues. A criminal investigation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Outbreaks of whooping cough are on the rise in the US. Review the diagnosis, prevention, and optimal treatment of this potentially serious respiratory infection in this article.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinicians ‘failing to ask 75% of smokers’ about quitting
More than 25% of patients are not being asked by healthcare professionals if they smoke when they come into hospital in the UK, despite acute services having a higher concentration of people dependant on tobacco than the general population, a respiratory doctor has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clinician-targeted interventions to influence antibiotic prescribing behaviour for acute respiratory infections in primary care: an overview of systematic reviews
This Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to identify which types of intervention or intervention components are most effective at influencing antibiotic prescribing behaviour for acute respiratory infection (ARI) in primary care. Moderate-quality evidence suggested that the following interventions likely have an important effect on reducing antibiotic prescribing: C-reactive protein point-of-care testing in general practice to reduce antibiotic prescribing with no differences in symptom duration, patient satisfaction, or reconsultation; shared decision making in the management of ARI in general practice to reduce a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repurposing auranofin as an antifungal: In vitro activity against a variety of medically important fungi.
Wiederhold NP, Patterson TF, Srinivasan A, Chaturvedi AK, Fothergill AW, Wormley FL, Ramasubramanian AK, Lopez-Ribot JL.Virulence. 2017 Feb 17;8(2):138-142.Abstract:  Repositioning old drugs can significantly decrease the time and effort that it takes to develop novel antifungal therapeutics, which represents a pressing and unmet clinical need due to the devastating nature of fungal infections. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Disease Maps: Aspergillosis Stakeholders
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Regular Use of Bleach Linked to COPD
Title: Regular Use of Bleach Linked to COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Post-Tuberculous Fibrosing Mediastinitis Post-Tuberculous Fibrosing Mediastinitis
This rare case provides insight into the link between tuberculosis and fibrosing mediastinitis, and discusses diagnostic and treatment strategies.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma drug from the garden center
(University of Bonn) The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers at the University of Bonn have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this widespread respiratory disease. In mice, it almost completely inhibits the characteristic contraction of the airways. The plant itself is not exotic: it can be found in any well-stocked garden center. The study is published in the renowned journal Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Distal Bicep Tendon Rip Tied to Transthyretin Amyloidosis
Findings in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mepolizumab Beneficial in COPD With Eosinophilic Phenotype
Lower annual rate of moderate, severe exacerbations for patients receiving 100 mg mepolizumab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Conference News, Source Type: news

BP, Heart Rate, Arterial Stiffness Up With E - Cigarettes
Significant increases seen in first 30 minutes after smoking electronic - cigarette containing nicotine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
On 30 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of Oman reported one case of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The last report of MERS-CoV from Oman was on 29 November 2016. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
What is hypopnea and how does it differ from sleep apnea? What are the risk factors of hypopnea, how may it be prevented, and what are the complications? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Post-Doctoral Researcher Position available in the Hohl Lab
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

NIH Early Stage and Early Established Investigator Policies
Link: NIH website (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women
Hormone replacement therapy can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What Lung Diseases Cause the Most Hospitalizations?
Title: What Lung Diseases Cause the Most Hospitalizations?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CPAP or NIV in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome CPAP or NIV in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
The preferred mode of respiratory support for obesity hypoventilation syndrome remains controversial.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Telemonitoring and automated messages improve CPAP adherence
(American Thoracic Society) Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Hurricane Irma: Risk of Communicable Diseases in the Affected Countries
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 09/08/2017 This six-page document describes how in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the most immediate risks in the affected areas of the Caribbean are increased transmission of diarrhoeal diseases related to lack of access to safe drinking water, and acute respiratory infection in children accommodated in overcrowded shelters. The risk of an upsurge in cholera cases in areas with previous transmission and flood-specific risks (e.g., tetanus and leptospirosis) should be given priority when adopting mitigating measures. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD
Results come from two trials presented at European Respiratory Society International Congress Related items fromOnMedica Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD Physical activity decreases risk of dying in COPD End-of-life care in COPD Diagnosis of COPD needs to be improved CVD event risk raised soon after COPD exacerbations (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AAO - HNS: Improvement in OSA With Cranial Nerve Stimulation
Decrease in apnea - hypopnea index, and improvement in oxygen saturation, sleepiness, quality of life (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, ENT, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

‘ Modest at Best ’ Discriminatory Ability for CBC Test in Infants
Findings among febrile infants ( ≤ 60 days) with invasive bacterial infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Urology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Online Therapy for Insomnia Linked to Improved Mental Health
University students undergoing online CBT program had reductions in insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Longer Progression - Free Survival for Durvalumab in NSCLC
Longer median progression - free survival from randomization, higher response rate with durvalumab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Left to Their Own Devices: The Promise and Dangers of IoT-Connected Medical Devices
Connected medical technology has arrived at the most opportune time. Insurance companies, now required to cover people with preexisting conditions, have needed some way to lower the costs of healthcare to balance the expense associated with higher-risk individuals. Connected devices help address this exact problem. iRhythm, for instance, manufactures a device that monitors cardiac activity and relies on machine learning for analysis. Products like these help providers treat more patients while consuming fewer resources. There are also offerings that help doctors monitor patient condition remotely so both parties can s...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Catherine Wagner Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

A. tabacinus
Species (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Having a chest infection raises an adult's risk of asthma
Researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands found suffering from a lower-respiratory tract infection before the age of five increases the risk by two to four times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Map of People with Aspergillosis
Add yourself to our worldwide map - no real names needed!World map of Aspergillosis (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news