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Delayed NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis may cause problems for GPs
NICE guidance on diagnosing asthma could be published this week after nearly five years in development, but looks set to clash with existing advice - potentially leaving GPs unclear over best practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stop Smoking
Title: Health Tip: Stop SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Sputum Color to Identify Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma Sputum Color to Identify Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma
Could sputum color help to assess for the presence of neutrophilic inflammation in asthma?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is paradoxical breathing?
Paradoxical breathing can be a sign of a serious injury or illness in adults, including hormonal shifts and neurological problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Current Practice Not Cost - Effective for Air Medical Triage
And field triage system undertriages more than 20 percent of severely injured trauma patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Teva closes Plan B emergency contraception sale in $2.3B restructuring effort
Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) said today that it closed the $675 million cash sale of its Plan B One-Step product and emergency contraception assets to Foundation Consumer Healthcare. The move is part of Teva’s efforts to restructure its business, narrowing its focus on CNS and respiratory conditions. The company also plans to divest of its oncology and pain businesses in Europe. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva closes Plan B emergency contraception sale in $2.3B restructuring effort appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Gynecological Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Women's Health Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Report: Seven deaths from EpiPen failures this year
Defective EpiPens have been cited in seven deaths this year so far, according to reports made to the FDA and obtained by Bloomberg News. During the same period, the FDA has received 228 reports of EpiPen failures and at least 35 people were hospitalized as a result of those failures. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Report: Seven deaths from EpiPen failures this year appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Mylan Source Type: news

Pneuma Respiratory develops first fully digital soft mist inhaler
(Lindsay, Stone& Briggs) Pneuma Respiratory has developed the first fully digital, soft mist inhaler. Early clinical studies have shown that the platform can effectively deliver a number of different types of medicines to the lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teva closes Paragard sale to CooperSurgical
Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) said today that it closed the $1.1 billion cash sale of its Paragard intrauterine copper contraceptive device to Cooper Cos.‘ (NYSE:COO) CooperSurgical unit. The deal included Teva’s manufacturing facility in Buffalo, N.Y., the pharma company reported. The move is part of Teva’s efforts to restructure its business, narrowing its focus on CNS and respiratory conditions. The company also plans to divest of its oncology and pain businesses in Europe. In September, Teva inked deals to sell off the rest of its women’s health biz. “With completion of the sa...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Gynecological Wall Street Beat Women's Health CooperSurgical Teva Pharmaceuticals The Cooper Cos. Source Type: news

Pneuma Respiratory debuts smartphone-compatible inhaler
North Carolina-based Pneuma Respiratory has announced a fully digital soft mist inhaler device. The inhaler can deliver several different types of medicines directly to the lungs, and by syncing with a mobile app can be used to verify dose delivery in real-time. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A. terreus conidia use dendritic cells to their advantage
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:35News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Anticoagulant Reversal Drugs Stop Patient's Internal Hemorrhage
Pharmacology to the tune of anticoagulant reversal Your EMS flight crew is dispatched by rotor to a remote hospital in the Great Basin Desert for a patient with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The patient was brought in by her grandson. She was vomiting blood as well as suffering from bloody diarrhea. On arrival, you find an 80-year-old female sitting up in a hospital bed, although she's extremely weak. She has a Glasgow coma scale (GCS) of 15 and states she's been throwing up blood all day. She appears pale but is in no obvious distress. Her vital signs are a heart rate of 100 with regular pulse; blood pressure 60/35 mmHg...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brant Jaouen, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Promising Pneumonia Vaccine Under Development
Animal tests showed an immune response to 72 of the 90 - plus known strains of S. pneumoniae (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

RA Associated With Higher Risk of COPD Hospitalization
Risk is 47 percent higher in RA patients than general population after adjustment for confounders (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Theravance Biopharma and Mylan Report Additional Positive Phase 3 Data for Revefenacin (TD-4208) in Multiple Presentations at 2017 CHEST Annual Meeting
Presentations Highlight 24-Hour Serial Spirometry Subgroup Findings from Two Replicate Pivotal Phase 3 Studies; Improvements Observed in St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire and COPD Assessment Test Results DUBLIN and HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTS... Biopharmaceuticals Theravance Biopharma, Mylan, Revefenacin, COPD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preclinical Evaluation of the Stability, Safety and Efficacy of CD101, a Novel Echinocandin
Fungal infections pose a significant public health burden with high morbidity and mortality. CD101 is a novel echinocandin under development for the treatment and prevention of systemic Candida infections. Preclinical studies were conducted to evaluate the metabolic stability, plasma protein binding, pharmacokinetics, toxicity, and efficacy of CD101 at various dose levels. CD101 was stable to biotransformation in rat/monkey/human liver microsomes and rat/monkey/dog/human hepatocytes. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

October 2017 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Postdoctoral research positions
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Postdoctoral Research Associate I
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

PFA - 100 - Measured Aspirin Resistance Linked to CV Events
Strong correlation between aspirin resistance, CV events at 5 - year follow - up in aspirin - treated patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Jekyll-and-Hyde yeast makes chocolate taste great but also causes opportunistic infections
Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:43News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Climate Change in the Air at APHA 2017 Climate Change in the Air at APHA 2017
Researchers at the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting will report on the effects of climate change on health outcomes and healthcare systems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Philips highlights wearable tech in healthcare with pitch competition
Entrepreneurs joined Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) executives and other players in the medical device industry last week at Philips’ Wearables & Chronic Care Challenge to tout their novel wearable technology and compete for a chance to win $10,000. It was the second time that Philips has hosted the event, in-line with the two-year anniversary of the company’s connected sensing unit, led by Ravi Kuppuraj. “We’re almost like a little startup within Philips so we bring that startup mentality and attitude, enthusiasm, speed and lean principles,” he told MassDevice.com. Philips’ Conn...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Hospital Care mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat bolddiagnostics leukolabs nanowear Raiing Medical royalphilips Source Type: news

When It Pays to Quit, More People Stop Smoking
Title: When It Pays to Quit, More People Stop SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite Asthma
Title: Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

MRC PhD studentship: Definition of the key fungal components that trigger dendritic cells to mediate allergic inflammation
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

E - Cigarettes Alter Defense Proteins in Airway Secretions
Levels of innate defense proteins associated with COPD found to be elevated in e - cigarette users (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

British Thoracic Society Standards for Home Oxygen Use British Thoracic Society Standards for Home Oxygen Use
The British Thoracic Society provides guidance on the standards of care for home oxygen use in adults.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Measuring FeNo in Asthma: Real Biomarker or Poor Surrogate?
(MedPage Today) -- The pros and cons of fractional exhaled nitric oxide assessment (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Incretin Tied to Better Outcomes in NOCS - Diabetes
Prognosis for T2DM patients with NSTEMI, coronary artery stenosis improves with incretin (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Salter Labs acquires InnoMed Technologies, Parker Medical, IntuBrite
Salter Labs acquired a trio of medical device companies: Innomed Technologies, Parker Medical and IntuBrite for undisclosed amounts. Coconut Grove, Fla.-based InnoMed makes non-invasive ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure masks. Parker Medical, based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., makes tips for endotracheal tubes. IntuBrite makes laryngoscopes and is based in Vista, Calif. Lake Forest, Ill.-based Salter Labs makes respiratory therapy devices for the home and healthcare provider markets. “With these acquisitions, Salter offers a wide range of innovative, clinically-preferred airway management product...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory innomed intubrite parkermedical salterlabs Source Type: news

Could gamers help tackle aflatoxins?
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 13:57News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Drug safety update: Gabapentin (Neurontin): risk of severe respiratory depression
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update for Gabapentin... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gifts From Pharma Companies Influence Prescribing Behavior
Clinicians who receive gifts write more prescriptions per patient, more costly and branded prescriptions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 26, 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

Diabetes Tied to Worse Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients
However, long - term prognosis has improved in heart failure patients regardless of diabetes status (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Did Ötzi the Iceman have aspergillosis?
Did Ötzi the Iceman have aspergillosis?Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:46News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Toxic warning: Cleaning CAN kill you, eventually, unless you use natural solutions
(Natural News) A recent report has revealed that toxic chemicals commonly found in cleaning products have detrimental effects on human health. The researchers have pointed out that exposure to toxic fumes from cleaning products — such as bleach, floor cleaners, fabric softeners, and detergents — may increase the risk of developing respiratory issues and adverse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4-Year-Old Patient Reunites With Paramedic Who Treated Him 2 Years Ago
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (11Alive.com) -- Four-year-old Dominic Mikowski has allergies to certain foods - eggs, in particular. It was 2 years ago that he had a bad reaction after eating pancakes, which triggered an interesting odyssey that has Dominic already considering a career as a paramedic. "He was at school and instead of giving him the breakfast we provided, they made a mistake and accidentally gave him the school breakfast," said Marie Sinclair, Dominic's mother. Read more... (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Ashcroft, 11Alive.com Tags: Airway & Respiratory News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

SonarMed raises $3m in Series C
SonarMed said today it raised $3 million in a Series C round of financing to support continued commercialization and R&D of its pediatric products and gathering of outcomes data from user case studies. The round was led by South Coast Angel Network and joined by existing investors VisionTech Partners, Spring Mill Venture Partners and BioCrossroads and newly invested Queen City Angels, Hyde Park Angels, Baylor Angel Network and Central Texas Angels Network. “We have been involved with SonarMed from the beginning and believe the company is being led by a strong management team with a valuable technology already rev...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory SonarMed Inc. Source Type: news

59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017Year: 2017Location: Atlanta, USAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2017
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017Year: 2017Location: Indianapolis, USAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

British Thoracic Society Summer Meeting 2018
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017Year: 2018Location: Manchester, UKContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

41st European Cystic Fibrosis Conference
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017Year: 2018Location: Belgrade, SerbiaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

44th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017Year: 2018Location: Lisbon, PortugalContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Smoking Alters Genetic Relationship with Parkinson ’ s
Smoking, HLA - DRB1 may be involved in common pathways, possibly neuroinflammation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sudden Death Most Common CV Death in T2DM/ASCVD
27 percent of CV deaths in diabetes patients with atherosclerotic CVD are categorized as sudden death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

NLM Resources on Asthma in Multiple Languages for Respiratory Care Week 2017
October 22-28 is Respiratory Care Week 2017, and the National Library of Medicine offers patient handouts in multiple languages on prevention and care for asthma and other lung diseases through HealthReach. Multilingual resources related to asthma include handouts on asthma triggers, nebulizer treatments, peak flow meter, and more. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Finds No Need to Expand Mesothelioma Palliative Care
Earlier palliative care for patients with pleural mesothelioma failed to improve quality of life or extend survival time in a recent study presented at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Yokohama, Japan. The randomized control study took place in Australia and the United Kingdom, disputing an earlier recommendation by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that called for expanding palliative care for mesothelioma patients. “Blindly offering palliative care to all, that doesn’t appear to be a benefit,” Dr. Fraser Brims, study presenter from Curtin University in Perth, Australia, told Asbest...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Society of Clinical Oncology Curtin University Dr. Fraser Brims epithelioid GHQ-12 Institute for Respiratory Health mesothelioma palliative care Perth Australia pleural mesothelioma quality-of-life variables Sir Charles Gardne Source Type: news

United Therapeutics wins FDA nod for third-gen Tyvaso TD-300/A nebulizer
United Therapeutics (NSDQ:UTHR) said today that its third-generation inhalation device designed for use with its Tyvaso treprostinil inhalation solution won FDA approval. Tyvaso first won FDA approval in 2009 as a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension, the company said, with an ultrasonic nebulizer. United Therapeutics touted its drug-device combo as the most-prescribed inhalation therapy for PAD in the U.S. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post United Therapeutics wins FDA nod for third-gen Tyvaso TD-300/A nebulizer appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat United Therapeutics Source Type: news

Kids, Don ’ t Touch the Toys at the Doctor ’ s Office
Pediatricians'group updates infection - prevention guidelines for medical offices (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news