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Clinical Fellow - Infectious Disease
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Green, yellow, or brown phlegm: What does it mean?
The color of phlegm can reveal important things about the state of health a body is in. In this article, learn what the different colors of phlegm mean. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Sunovion divests asthma, allergy tech to Covis Pharma
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals said today that it plans to divest the U.S. market rights for its allergy and asthma products to Covis Pharma, in an effort to narrow its focus to the company’s COPD portfolio. Included in the deal is Sunovion’s Alvesco inhalation aerosol, its Omnaris nasal spray and its Zetonna nasal aerosol. All three products are ciclesonides that are approved to treat either asthma or allergic rhinitis. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sunovion divests asthma, allergy tech to Covis Pharma appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat covispharma Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers overcome suppression of immune response against bacterial pathogens
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin were able to positively influence the immune response in severe viral and bacterial co-infection. Using a human lung tissue model, they were able to show that the immune mechanisms triggered by viral pathogens prevent the tissue from mounting an effective response against a simultaneously occurring bacterial infection. Results from this study have been published in the European Respiratory Journal*. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chest CT Is Increasingly Being Used in COPD Assessment
CT can provide information on comorbidities, including coronary artery disease, osteoporosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mortality Up With Impaired LV Global Longitudinal Strain in CKD
Worse prognosis for patients with severely impaired left ventricular global longitudinal strain (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Doctors Should Also Advise Healthy People on Diet, Exercise
USPSTF urges doctors to talk to low - risk, in addition to high - risk, adults about lifestyle (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Synspira ’s therapy could boost antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria in CF patients
Privately-held Synspira touted a study today of its inhaled glycopolymer-based therapeutic with antibiotics as a potential treatment for pulmonary infection caused by the Burkholderia cepacia complex in patients with cystic fibrosis. The study was published in PLOS One. Synspira’s lead polycationic glycopolymer, SNSP113, was studied in combination with tobramycin and meropenem. These antibiotics, as well as ceftazidime, are often used to treat Bcc infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. However, Synspira said the microbial agents have demonstrated limited efficacy in the past. Get t...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory synspira Source Type: news

More Doubt Cast on CPAP for Reducing CVD Risk in Sleep Apnea Patients
Some find new meta-analysis results disturbing; others say they underscore the need for more focused research. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Salynn Boyles Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Climate Change Delivers ‘ Double Whammy ’ to 4 in 10 Americans
In some regions, smog and high ragweed pollen levels combine to make it hard to breathe (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Allergy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

No Evidence CPAP Reduces Risks of CV Events, Mortality
Findings do not support treatment with goal of prevention of these outcomes, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Does coffee make you live longer?
Conclusion This study, conducted on a large number of people across Europe, was backed up by similar findings in the US. It appears to show some association between people who drink higher amounts of coffee and a reduced risk of death. But the "potentially beneficial clinical implications" need to be considered carefully for a number of reasons: Although the analyses were adjusted for some confounding variables, there may be a number of other factors that differ between the groups that account for the differences in death, such as socioeconomic status, family history, other medical conditions, and use of medic...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE 31 JULY 2017: 14th Congress of the BADV / 2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017Year: 2017 (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases and 14th Congress of the Baltic Association for Dermatovenerologists
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017Year: 2017Location: Academy of Sciences of Lithuania (Gedimino Avenue, 3, Vilnius) (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Asthma: Over the Counter Treatment
Title: Asthma: Over the Counter TreatmentCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/21/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Service Use Unchanged From 1996 - 1997 to 2011 - 2012
Expenditures for various categories of medical services increased in almost every category assessed (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 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

Patients Are Often Recording Doctor ’ s Visits
Patients may be using tapes to remember important details about visits; often share with caregivers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psy Source Type: news

American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by Two Million
Losses in coverage concentrated among younger adults, people buying own health insurance policies (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 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

Several Cups of Coffee a Day May Help Extend Lifespan
Two large studies show potential benefits of coffee; one looked at consumption in all races (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma Breakthrough: Azithromycin Improves Quality of Life for Asthma Patients
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

EMT Firefighter Saves Newborn Baby
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (mypanhandle.com) -  When Panama City Firefighter and EMT, Marty McFaul, loaded up on the engine at 2 a.m., he and his crew expected nothing more than a routine medical call. It wasn't until they got on scene did they realize time was working against them. "A woman just, just had a baby unexpectedly," said McFaul. The new mom is in shock and the baby is too quiet. "The baby is not breathing, it's not moving," said McFaul. "The baby is still." Read more... (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kelsey Peck, MyPanhandle.com Tags: Airway & Respiratory News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Predicted Body Weight for Protective Ventilation Predicted Body Weight for Protective Ventilation
Is predicted body weight an effective lung-protective strategy in acute respiratory distress syndrome -- regardless of patient gender and body size?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Consultant - Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

An ocean away: Care for laryngeal cleft brings Clara to Boston
My husband, Duncan, and I were living in London, England, when Clara was born. Although my pregnancy had started out like any other, I later developed severe polyhydramnios, an accumulation of amniotic fluid that can sometimes indicate the presence of certain congenital issues. After I delivered, it became clear that Clara had a congenital condition called esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). This condition meant that her esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach) hadn’t developed properly and didn’t connect to her stomach, but that her esophagus and windpipe wer...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Natascha Kiernan Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Asbestos Type Has No Effect on Mesothelioma Latency Period
New research from scientists in Germany sheds more light on the unusually long latency period associated with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The study, published earlier this year in the European Respiratory Journal, is the first to track the presence of asbestos fibers in lung tissue over time. Mesothelioma has one of the longest latency periods of any cancer. It typically takes anywhere from 20 to 50 years after a person’s initial exposure to asbestos before symptoms arise. Using the German Mesothelioma Register, researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum discovered the volume of asbestos fibers in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 11, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: amosite amphibole asbestos exposure asbestos fiber burden asbestos fibers in lungs biopersistence of asbestos bronchoalveolar lavage Chrysotile asbestos Chrysotile asbestos fibers European Respiratory Journal German Mesothelioma Regist Source Type: news

The Gentler Symptoms of Dying
The human body ’ s most compassionate gift is the interdependence of its parts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARA MANNING PESKIN, M.D. Tags: Death and Dying Coma Brain Respiratory System Kidneys Lungs Source Type: news

Rate of Non - Health Care Facility Medication Errors on the Rise
Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix - up (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Increasing BMI Causally Linked to Asthma, Not Hay Fever
Significant correlation for genetic risk score with FEV1, FVC per BMI - increasing allele (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

An Alarming Chemical Reaction Happens When You Pee In The Pool
It can be wee-lly bad for your respiratory system. 😶 (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

An Alarming Chemical Reaction Happens When You Pee In The Pool
It can be wee-lly bad for your respiratory system. 😶 (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips Respironics touts reduced hospitalizations in PAP therapy COPD trial
This study demonstrates the vast opportunity for the industry to further adopt recent innovations for COPD treatment,” Philips respiratory care biz lead Eli Diacopoulos said in a press release. The post Philips Respironics touts reduced hospitalizations in PAP therapy COPD trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory royalphilips Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Air Quality is Poor
Title: Health Tip: When Air Quality is PoorCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Prompt Evaluation of Lung Bleeds Needed in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Low hemoglobin, low C4 and hypoxia are features of poor outcome (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

No Advance Directives for Almost Two - Thirds of U.S. Population
Among 795,909 people in 150 studies, 36.7 percent had completed an advance directive (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Surgery, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise
Researchers find older adults' respiratory systems keep up with demands of cycling regimenSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Seniors, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Opioid Use in Older Adults With COPD May Up Cardiac Events
Odds of ischemic heart disease - related morbidity, mortality increased after new opioid use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Allergy in Offspring
As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in children by age 7 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC
Widely respected in public health circles and politically connected, Dr Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for an initiative to encourage language development in babies.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Maternal sugar intake linked to allergic asthma in offspring
New research examines the link between maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and the risk of the offspring developing allergies and allergic asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Popcorn lung: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is popcorn lung and what causes it? Learn about this rare condition affecting the lungs, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, and how to manage them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Experts urge action to cut child deaths from deadly lung virus
(University of Edinburgh) Vaccines to combat a virus that can lead to fatal lung infections are urgently needed to help prevent child deaths worldwide, research suggests. Experts report that more than 115,000 children under five are dying each year from complications associated with the infection, called Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Around three million are admitted to hospital each year with the virus, which causes breathing difficulties and wheezing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk of Sudden Death Declining in Heart Failure Patients
Researchers attribute decline to better meds, as patients live longer and better (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Increasingly Being Used
Hyperbaric therapy increasing for diabetic wounds, although it is not recommended by ADA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD
Odds of heart - related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

EMS Transport of Service Dogs & Support Animals
Engine 30 and Medic 6 respond to their local shopping mall and find, Nancy, a 38-year old female complaining of tightness in her chest. Nancy is sitting on a sidewalk bus bench with her dog. Bystanders tell you she seemed to get upset when she missed her bus and within minutes began complaining she wasn't feeling well. Nancy is visibly upset, but able to answer your questions appropriately. Her heart rate is 96, strong, regular and corresponds to sinus rhythm on your monitor, with a blood pressure of 156/88 and a respiratory rate of 28, non-labored. The rest of her vital signs and physical assessment are within...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Criss Brainard, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

EMS Transport of Service Dogs & Support Animals
Engine 30 and Medic 6 respond to their local shopping mall and find, Nancy, a 38-year old female complaining of tightness in her chest. Nancy is sitting on a sidewalk bus bench with her dog. Bystanders tell you she seemed to get upset when she missed her bus and within minutes began complaining she wasn't feeling well. Nancy is visibly upset, but able to answer your questions appropriately. Her heart rate is 96, strong, regular and corresponds to sinus rhythm on your monitor, with a blood pressure of 156/88 and a respiratory rate of 28, non-labored. The rest of her vital signs and physical assessment are within...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Criss Brainard, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 24 June and 3 July 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported three additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, and two deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

On Your Bike, Watch Out for the Air
A five-year study aims to find out at what point the harm done by pollution to cyclists might outweigh the health benefits accrued from the exercise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SCHIFFMAN Tags: Traffic Accidents and Safety Bicycles and Bicycling Bridges and Tunnels Roads and Traffic Exercise Respiratory System Air Pollution Lungs Heart Source Type: news

Best Practices in Diagnosing Respiratory Viral Disease
We describe several strategies for using these assays to best serve patient needs while accounting for the infrastructure and resources of the testing facility. In this context, the pros and cons of testing strategies using specific patient-centered approaches, as well as testing strategies using more simplified broad approaches, are discussed. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - July 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Abraham J. Qavi, Neil W. Anderson Source Type: news

Mom's sweet tooth may be linked to child's allergies, study says
Women who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children's risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news