Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Medical-Legal Consequences of Airway Mismanagement
In the first part of this two-part article, we reviewed the tools and technology available to help ensure proper endotracheal tube placement through the detection and evaluation of end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2). The key takeaway from part one is that we need to understand, use and trust the equipment available and the information we are given. Each time; every time; all the time. When we lose track of that key principle, bad things happen. As healthcare professionals, whether we work outside of hospitals, inside hospitals or between hospitals, our experience often leads us beyond direct patient care. For some, that mean...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Residual Vein Obstruction Down With Compression After DVT
RVO less likely for those receiving compression within 24 hours of diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle - Age Lung Function
Children with frequent asthma, allergies who smoke as adults are most vulnerable group (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pari Pharma lands FDA nod for Lamira nebulizer
Pari Pharma said this week that its Lamira nebulizer won approval from the FDA to deliver Insmed’s Arikayce amikacin liposome inhalation suspension for the treatment of MAC lung disease. The company’s Lamira drug-device combination product is intended to be used as part of a combination antibacterial drug regimen for adult patients with limited or no alternative options for treatment, according to Pari Pharma. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pari Pharma lands FDA nod for Lamira nebulizer appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory paripharma Source Type: news

Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle-Age Lung Function
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- Profiles of childhood respiratory risk factors predict middle-age lung function levels and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) risk, according to a study published in the September issue of the Annals of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

6th International Conference on Mycetoma
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018Year: 2019Location: Khartoum, SudanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Red Tide May Be Cause of Florida Beachgoers ’ Breathing Problems
Red tide can cause symptoms such as breathing problems as well as skin and throat irritation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
For six major diseases, readmission rates up in for - profit versus government, nonprofit hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Ten die of MERS in Saudi Arabia among 32 cases in last three months: WHO
Ten people have died among 32 infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia since June in a series of clusters of the viral disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: Study
Title: Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Sales of Juul E-Cigarettes Skyrocket
Title: Sales of Juul E-Cigarettes SkyrocketCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 1 June through 16 September 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 32 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including 10 deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
About 16.3 million events, totaling $ 173.7 billion in hospitalization costs, could occur in 2017 to 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease — and Death Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

A Secret to 5-Star Ratings: Prescribe Antibiotics A Secret to 5-Star Ratings: Prescribe Antibiotics
A new study confirms what many clinicians suspected: Patients reward and punish them for how they treat respiratory infections, reports Dr Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Mechanism for pH-dependence of flucytosine against Aspergillus revealed
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:50News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

New Drug Approved for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease
Title: New Drug Approved for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic - Resistant Lung Disease
Arikayce approved to treat lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex bacteria (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Use Your Tools and Trust the Technology
“An esophageal intubation is no sin, but there is great sin in not recognizing such a placement.” — Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course (U.S. Special Operations Command) How hard is it take to properly intubate the trachea? Actually, it’s far more difficult than most people think. Recent anesthesia research shows that at least 75 live adult intubations are needed to achieve a 90% initial competency.1 Yes, 75! Not the very limited live number that are experienced in many paramedic schools, and certainly not only practicing with manikins. And how hard is it to intubate the esop...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

NHS pays out £20m to teenager who was starved of oxygen as a baby
An 18-year-old woman has been awarded almost £20million in a record NHS payout. She was oxygen starved after a suffering a respiratory arrest at the University Hospital of Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti - Reflux Surgery Promising in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
In phase 2 study, surgery for abnormal acid GER in IPF patients was safe, well - tolerated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Readmission, Death Risk Higher in COPD With Comorbidities
Patients with COPD and comorbidities have reduced odds of receiving beneficial treatments (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Drug Approved for Antibiotic - Resistant Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

Cohort study of IPA among influenza patients in ICU reports  an overall incidence of 19% and overall mortality of 51%
Cohort study of IPA among influenza patients in ICU reports  an overall incidence of 19% and overall mortality of 51%Mon, 10/01/2018 - 14:30News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

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

Tenth - Graders Use Combustible, Edible, Vaporized Cannabis
Combustible use most prevalent; 61.7 percent of cannabis users report using multiple methods (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Assessment of Sepsis-3 criteria and quick SOFA in patients with cirrhosis and bacterial infections
This journal article describes a piece of research looking at how patients with cirrhosis have a high risk of sepsis, which confers a poor prognosis. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria have several limitations in cirrhosis. Recently, new criteria for sepsis (Sepsis-3) have been suggested in the general population (increase of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) ≥2 points from baseline). Outside the intensive care unit (ICU), the quick SOFA (qSOFA (at least two among alteration in mental status, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg or respiratory rate ≥22/min)) was suggested to screen ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nintedanib Plus Sildenafil No Better Than Nintedanib in IPF
No benefit with sildenafil in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with severe impairment in gas exchange (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Interventions for the eradication of meticillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in people with cystic fibrosis
This review concluded that whilst early eradication of respiratory MRSA in cystic fibrosis with oral trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole combined with rifampicin is possible, the evidence is of low quality to justify use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung colonisation by Aspergillus fumigatus is controlled by ZNF77 gene variant
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:10News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Chest Radiography vs Lung US for Identification of ARDS Chest Radiography vs Lung US for Identification of ARDS
A new study compares the diagnostic performance of lung ultrasound and chest radiography for acute respiratory distress syndrome. How do they measure up?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
2017 to 2018 flu strains hit the very young and elderly especially hard; poor vaccine/strain match - up (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Grip Strength Tied to Pulmonary Function in Older Women
Dose - dependent positive association seen in cohort of community - dwelling Korean women aged ≥ 65 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

10 Year evaluation of patients with severe uncontrolled allergic asthma treated with Omalizumab.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis: long-term follow-up of 10 years or more.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Long term sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis and the factors predicting its development: A clinicoradiological study
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Real-life experience of Omalizumab in adult Cystic Fibrosis patients with allergic severe asthma and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Effectiveness of itraconazole and systemic steroids in the treatment of ABPA
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis: what place is left for thoracic surgery?
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Tecentriq Misses OS Mark in Nonsquamous NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- But study met co-primary endpoint of PFS improvement (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New vaccine against Bovine Respiratory Disease
: Boehringer Ingelheim reaffirms its focus on preventionBovalto ® Respi Intranasal now registered in most European countries for active immunization of cattle against Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) and Bovine Parainfluenza 3 Virus (PI3V), two of the major pathogens involved in Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)BRD is one of the most common diseases1 affecting cattle all over the worldBoehringer Ingelheim reaffirms its focus on prevention and animal well-being (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 27, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by ‘ Pod Mods ’
Small devices deliver addictive nicotine dose without noxious taste; pose danger to adolescents (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tai chi is a low-cost and useful alternative to improve respiratory function in people with COPD
(Natural News) Pulmonary healthcare providers are constantly searching for ways to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improve their respiratory function. Now individuals with COPD can add tai chi as an affordable alternative treatment for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), according to a study published in the journal CHEST. PR is recommended for patients with COPD since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 easy ways to clean up dirty indoor air
(Natural News) Indoor air pollutants can lead to disease. Several conditions are linked to the exposure to these contaminants, including acute and chronic pulmonary disorder, increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms, and enhanced sensitivity of the airways to allergens. Most people remain unaware of the dangers; happy in their states of bliss and misconception that somehow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is bronchopneumonia?
Bronchopneumonia is pneumonia that affects the bronchi of the lungs, causing inflammation. It often results from a bacterial infection, but viruses and fungi can also cause it. Symptoms include coughing, breathing problems, and fever. It can resolve in a few weeks but, if not treated, can be life-threatening. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing TB
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
In multipollutant models, only nitrogen dioxide, PM2.5 remained significant (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Are all pharmaceuticals designed for population control?
(Natural News) What’s the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? Don’t guess heart attacks, cancer, respiratory disease, strokes, diabetes, or traffic accidents. It’s death by prescription. That’s right, doctors in America are pushing “legal” drugs and people are taking them as prescribed and still falling off like flies. On average every year... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma
Title: 5 Tips to Manage Your Child's AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news