ResMed closes $225m Propeller Health purchase
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) said yesterday that it completed its $225 million acquisition of Propeller Health and its digital medicine platform. Lead by CEO David Van Sickle, Propeller will continue to operate as a standalone business within ResMed’s respiratory care portfolio, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post ResMed closes $225m Propeller Health purchase appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Propeller Health ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Flu Shot Crucial for Those With COPD
Title: Flu Shot Crucial for Those With COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Cuts Flu - Related Hospitalization in COPD Patients
Flu - positive patients have higher crude mortality and critical illness versus flu - negative patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Manganese activates NLRP3 inflammasome signaling and propagates exosomal release of ASC in microglial cells
In this study, we examined whether Mn2+ activates the multiprotein NLRP3 inflammasome complex to promote neuroinflammation. Exposing activated mouse microglial cells to Mn2+ substantially augmented NLRP3 abundance, caspase-1 cleavage, and maturation of the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β). Exposure of mice to Mn2+ had similar effects in brain microglial cells. Furthermore, Mn2+ impaired mitochondrial ATP generation, basal respiratory rate, and spare capacity in microglial cells. These data suggest that Mn-induced mitochondrial defects drove the inflammasome signal amplification. We found that Mn induc...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarkar, S., Rokad, D., Malovic, E., Luo, J., Harischandra, D. S., Jin, H., Anantharam, V., Huang, X., Lewis, M., Kanthasamy, A., Kanthasamy, A. G. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

South Tyneside ’s Canterbury Tales
The development of integrated care systems signals a move to a different way of working between organisations in the NHS and local authorities Related items fromOnMedica Ealing ’s integrated care journey: learning from international models Integrated mental health care cuts demand for GPs New areas to benefit from joined-up NHS and social care Respiratory disease: a suitable case for integrated care? Practice sees huge benefits from integration (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Flu Shot Crucial for Those With COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, News, Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Getting the best out of the respiratory prescribing dashboard
The respiratory medicines prescribing dashboard highlights variation in respiratory prescribing across CCGs in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Validation of the Wii Balance Board to assess balance modifications induced by increased respiratory loads in healthy subjects - Van Hove O, Van Muylem A, Leduc D, Jansen B, Feipel V, Van Sint Jan S, Bonnech ère B.
BACKGROUND: There is a link between breathing and balance and posture. When the inspiratory loads are increased by pathologies, there is a decrease of postural control. The increase of the inspiratory load on respiratory muscles is a common feature in vari... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Flu at HF Hospitalization Ups Death, Renal, Respiratory Risks Flu at HF Hospitalization Ups Death, Renal, Respiratory Risks
A new analysis documents just how much sicker an influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Essential New Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Must-download apps for medical professionals (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Hypoxia in an Elder
The 82-year-old is observed to be in respiratory distress but denies any symptoms. See the ECG for more information. Your dx? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Predictors of successfully quitting smoking among smokers registered at the quit smoking clinic at a public hospital in northeastern Malaysia
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) In the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health, Nur Izzati Mohammad et al. consider how cigarette smoking is one of the risk factors leading to noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular and respiratory system diseases and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Provisional thumbs up for biological asthma drug
Benralizumab may be more convenient option for severe form of condition that inhalers fail to control, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Parents ’ fertility may influence child’s asthma risk Babies ’ nose bacteria may be linked to respiratory infection and asthma risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer Moonshot Takes Aim at Smoking Cancer Moonshot Takes Aim at Smoking
The federally funded Cancer Moonshot program has $21 million allocated for smoking cessation programs for cancer patients. Here's where and how it's being spent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Number of clinical pneumonia episodes in children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How pulmonary function tests work
Pulmonary function tests check the lungs for issues including asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. Learn more about what pulmonary functions tests are for, and how they work, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

December 2018 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds
Title: Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Warns About Flu-Like Respiratory Virus
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control has put out a warning about RSV or respiratory syncytial virus. Doctors say RSV can mimic the symptoms of the flu or a cold, but for some people, it can be much more serious. For three month old baby Stella, it all began with a cough, but after a while things didn’t seem to get better. “The first couple of nights, we didn’t get a whole lot of sleep,” said Stella’s mom. She took Stella to the doctor and found out she had RSV, a virus that impacts everyone especially very young and older people. “They can be hospitalized for it there&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen CDC Jim Smith Respiratory Virus RSV Source Type: news

Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 12/2018. This 212-page report explores the potential for the use of elastomeric respirators in the U.S. health care system with a focus on the economic, policy, and implementation challenges and opportunities. It examines the practicability of elastomeric use in health care on a routine basis and during an influenza pandemic or other large aerosol-transmissible outbreak, when demand for respiratory protective devices by U.S. health care personnel may be larger than domestic supplies. It also addresses the issues regarding emergency stockpile management of elastomeric resp...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care: Considerations for Routine and Surge Use
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 12/2018. This 212-page report explores the potential for the use of elastomeric respirators in the U.S. health care system with a focus on the economic, policy, and implementation challenges and opportunities. It examines the practicability of elastomeric use in health care on a routine basis and during an influenza pandemic or other large aerosol-transmissible outbreak, when demand for respiratory protective devices by U.S. health care personnel may be larger than domestic supplies. It also addresses the issues regarding emergency stockpile management of elastomeric resp...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 31 October through 30 November 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported eight additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths. Details of these cases can be found in a separate document (see link below). From 2012 through 30 November 2018, the total number of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases reported globally to WHO under IHR (2005) is 2274 with 806 associated deaths. The total number of deaths includes the deaths that WHO is aware of to date through follow-up with affected member states. (Source: ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Has Good Sensitivity, Specificity
PARS has improved ability over API for predicting asthma in children with mild - to - moderate risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Are Your Patients Using the Apple ECG Watch? Are Your Patients Using the Apple ECG Watch?
The new device can monitor irregular heart rhythms to potentially detect atrial fibrillation.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Microscopic Polyangiitis: Pathogenesis, Features and Therapy Microscopic Polyangiitis: Pathogenesis, Features and Therapy
New findings offer insights into the clinical signs and symptoms of microscopic polyangiitis, available treatment options, and pathogenesis of the disease.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological profile of rose hip
(Bentham Science Publishers) The fruit of genus Rosa, known as 'rose hip,' is frequently used in different traditional medicines. Rose hips have long been used to treat kidney stones, gastroenteric ailments, hypertension and respiratory problems such as bronchitis, cough and cold. This review is focused on the ethnopharmacological uses of rose hip as well as phytochemical and pharmacological aspects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Whooping Cough
-- Whooping cough is an infection of the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, the Nemours Foundation says. The highly contagious infection, typically affecting children. can trigger coughing spells that can last more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peak RSV Season Is Almost Here, How To Protect Against This Respiratory Virus
Each year around the world, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections cause somewhere between 160,000 and 200,000 deaths. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Children are bearing the brunt of this year's flu season, health officials say
Many Canadian children are spending the holidays battling the flu and other respiratory illnesses — and an early start to the flu season might be partly to blame, public health officials say. Doctors say it's not too late to get the flu shot, which they expect to be more effective than last year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function
MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 -- For pregnant smokers, vitamin C supplementation may improve newborn lung function, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Cindy T. McEvoy, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Muscle atrophy among critically ill kids occurs within one week of mechanical ventilation
(Children's National Health System) Children with life-threatening respiratory failure who require mechanical ventilation in a pediatric intensive care unit commonly experience rapid muscle atrophy, according to a study published online Dec. 19, 2018, in PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Housecall: Humidifiers can help -- or hurt -- your health
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Humidifiers and your health? Dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips.?Humidifiers can soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers also can ease symptoms of a cold or another respiratory condition. But be cautious. Humidifiers can make you sick if they aren't maintained properly or if humidity levels stay [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Penalties for Higher Hospital Readmission Rates May Hurt Patients
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Wisconsin EMS Medical Director Approves New Anti-Choking Device as Backup Option
  MADISON, Wis. (WITI)-- A top state health official is giving emergency workers the green light use a new anti-choking device. The inventor said his design was inspired by a sink plunger, but FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn found one big question remains about Lifevac. In the field of emergency medicine, it's not often something entirely new comes along. "It may be a terrific device. We just don't know," said Marc Cohen, executive director of the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association (WEMSA). It's so new, state leaders in EMS response don't even know what to call it. Read more at WITI. (Source...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Polcyn (WITI) Tags: Airway & Respiratory News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Wisconsin EMS Medical Director Approves New Anti-Choking Device as Backup Option
  MADISON, Wis. (WITI)-- A top state health official is giving emergency workers the green light use a new anti-choking device. The inventor said his design was inspired by a sink plunger, but FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn found one big question remains about Lifevac. In the field of emergency medicine, it's not often something entirely new comes along. "It may be a terrific device. We just don't know," said Marc Cohen, executive director of the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association (WEMSA). It's so new, state leaders in EMS response don't even know what to call it. Read more at WITI. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Polcyn (WITI) Tags: Airway & Respiratory News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

The Weaponization of Narcan
Narcan, the trade name of the opiate antidote naloxone, has become a part of the modern lexicon. It can even be found in the Urban Dictionary. Although initially a noun, it is now a widely used verb as in, “I Narcanned that patient,” or, “I Narcanned your Honor Student.” Narcan is so effective that we have even dreamed up imaginary clinical situations to administer it. YouTube is full of videos of police officers giving themselves or colleagues Narcan for suspected “fentanyl exposure.” A popular video shows a police officer giving Narcan to another officer after exposure to what was late...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news

The Weaponization of Narcan
Narcan, the trade name of the opiate antidote naloxone, has become a part of the modern lexicon. It can even be found in the Urban Dictionary. Although initially a noun, it is now a widely used verb as in, “I Narcanned that patient,” or, “I Narcanned your Honor Student.” Narcan is so effective that we have even dreamed up imaginary clinical situations to administer it. YouTube is full of videos of police officers giving themselves or colleagues Narcan for suspected “fentanyl exposure.” A popular video shows a police officer giving Narcan to another officer after exposure to what was late...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news

Clinical Fellow - Infectious Diseases and Aspergillosis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Consultant in Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Immaculate Regression? Perfect Cervical Ca Test; Chemo Leukemia Risk
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Tobacco Giant Altria Just Made a $12.8 Billion Investment in Juul
With a $12.8 billion investment, Altria, the nation’s leading tobacco company, now owns 35% of Juul Labs, maker of the country’s most popular e-cigarette. With the new investment, Juul is now valued at $38 billion, according to Altria’s announcement. The company will remain independent, though it will now have access to Altria’s “infrastructure and services,” as well as retail space alongside its combustible cigarettes, direct marketing to cigarette customers through pack inserts and mailings and access to Altria’s sales network. The deal has raised eyebrows given Juul’s long...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Restrictive, Obstructive Lung Disease Linked to Dementia Risk
THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 -- Both restrictive and obstructive lung disease are associated with an increased risk for incident dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TIMM2019 abstract deadline
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018Year: 2019Content-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

9th Trends in Medical Mycology
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018Year: 2019Content-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

14th Annual Fungal Update
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018Year: 2018Location: The QE2 Conference Centre, London.Content-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus: the next step
Azole resistance is a concern for the management of diseases caused by Aspergillus fumigatus in humans. Azole fungicide use in the environment has been identified as possible cause for resistance development, and thus increases the complexity and number of stakeholders involved in this emerging problem.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Israel Society of Medical Mycology (ISMM) Meeting
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018Year: 2018Location: Tel Aviv University, IsraelContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

8th FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Human Fungal Pathogens
8thFEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Human Fungal Pathogenswill take place from 18-24th May 2019 in La Colle sur Loup, France.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news