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Vitamin D may be your best defense against respiratory infections, new science finds
(Natural News) Vitamin D intake may help keep common colds and flu at bay, British researchers found. Various studies have previously established that vitamin D may help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, and the recent analysis further emphasizes the vitamin’s role in boosting the immune system. To test this, researchers at the Queen Mary University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Dakota Medical Center Tests New Helipad
FARGO -- A blue AirMed helicopter ambulance, its rotors thumping and stirring a small windstorm, touched down in a symbolic first flight to christen the helipad at the new Sanford Medical Center. The flight, which originated minutes earlier at Sanford's downtown medical center on Friday, is part of a multitude of preparations being made to open the new $494 million medical center July 25. The helipad at the new medical center will provide ready access to deliver patients to the emergency department or cardiac catheter lab, for instance, in cases where minutes can make the difference. "Literally, as soon as patients ar...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Olsen, Forum News Service, The Bismarck Tribune Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

North Dakota Medical Center Tests New Helipad
FARGO -- A blue AirMed helicopter ambulance, its rotors thumping and stirring a small windstorm, touched down in a symbolic first flight to christen the helipad at the new Sanford Medical Center. The flight, which originated minutes earlier at Sanford's downtown medical center on Friday, is part of a multitude of preparations being made to open the new $494 million medical center July 25. The helipad at the new medical center will provide ready access to deliver patients to the emergency department or cardiac catheter lab, for instance, in cases where minutes can make the difference. "Literally, as soon as patients ar...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Olsen, Forum News Service, The Bismarck Tribune Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

LIFE Newsletter April 2017
Welcome to LIFE's (Leading International Fungal Education) April newsletter. Pleasefollow this link.Leading feature: The World Health Organisation places itraconazole, voriconazole and natamycin on the Essential Medicines listOther featured news items include:• Prevalence, clinical and economic burden of mucormycosis admissions in USAUpdates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

UK Contribution to Fight Fungal Diseases Overseas Increased
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Vertical Integration Linked to Reduction in Readmissions
Reduction in readmissions in four of six hospitals, with positive effect for limited number of conditions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Don't Use Tramadol and Codeine in Kids Under 12, FDA Warns Don't Use Tramadol and Codeine in Kids Under 12, FDA Warns
The two opioids pose the risk for potentially fatal respiratory depression in young children. The FDA also is restricting their use in older children.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Don ’ t Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA
Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Teva launches AirDuo RespiClick, generic inhaled asthma therapies
Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) said today that it launched the AirDuo RespiClick inhalation therapy and its authorized generic in the U.S. for asthma patients who are uncontrolled on an inhaled corticosteroid. AirDuo RespiClick and the generic are fixed-dose combination therapies contained fluticasone propionate and salmeterol – the same active ingredients as Advair. The therapies are delivered using Teva’s breath-activated RespiClick inhaler. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva launches AirDuo RespiClick, generic inhaled asthma therapies appeared first on Mas...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Risk Up for Some Populations
American - Indians account for 18 percent of case - patients, have higher case - fatality rates than whites (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Teleflex launches connected asthma management device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX ) today launched its AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter, a device designed to help patients with asthma track their lung performance. The Wayne, Penn.-based company’s device integrates with the AsthmaMD smartphone app, which digitally logs peak flow meter readings, symptoms and medications. The app also helps patients share the collected data with their physicians using the cloud-based MyAsthmaMD Physician Portal. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teleflex launches connected asthma management device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teleflex Source Type: news

What do practice nurses need to know about asthma in pregnancy?
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancyYou must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Baby Care Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Asthma in pregnancy
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancyYou must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Baby Care Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Early Career Research Fellowships at MRC Centre for Medical Mycology
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Molecular Mechanisms of Fungal Pathogen-Host Interactions
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017Year: 2017Location: Innsbruck, Austria (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

International Fungal Biology Conference 2017
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017Year: 2017Location: South Korea (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases Physician (Antimicrobial Stewardship)/Clinical Microbiologist
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Menopause linked to accelerated decline in lung function
Menopause is associated with accelerated decline in lung function, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical: Managing asthma in children
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?You must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Children ' s health Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Managing asthma in children
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?You must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Children ' s health Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
Title: Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't ImproveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
Title: 4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty AirCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Chagas Disease Presents Public Health Challenge in the U.S.
Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Single hs - cTnT Measure, Non - Ischemic ECG Can Rule Out AMI
Single hs - cTnT below level of detection plus ECG can rule out acute myocardial infarction in ER (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Menopause Linked to Accelerated Decline in Lung Function
Transitional and post - menopausal women have increased decline in mean FVC and FEV1 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

LVAD Can Restore Full Cardiac Function in Heart Failure Patients
38 percent of study participants had heart function equivalent to that of a healthy man of the same age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Hidden Dangers: Damp in the Home
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Bronchitis Quiz
Title: Bronchitis QuizCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 2/20/2013 12:31:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2017 6:53:16 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pre - Op Training Program Improves Outcomes
Program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Tanzania: Alert to Parents On Childhood Tuberculosis
[Citizen] Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in children is more difficult than in adults. This is because children cannot produce sputum - a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract, typically as a result of infection, especially those under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 -- The widely used antibiotic azithromycin doesn't increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, a new study finds. Azithromycin (Zithromax) is often used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire
Nearly a year after a wildfire devastated Fort McMurray, many firefighters who worked to save the city are facing lingering health problems, according to preliminary findings of new research. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Circassia gives up on allergy after house dust mite study fails
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Circassia Pharmaceuticals is throwing in the towel on allergy investment after a second high-profile clinical trial flop, focusing instead on building a broader respiratory business. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. Navy Bans E-Cigarettes
Title: U.S. Navy Bans E-CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Asthma Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/3/2011 4:21:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2017 6:19:41 PM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin B May Help Mitigate Health Risks From Air Pollution
Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Anthrax Cases Linked to Use of Vintage Shaving Brushes
Renewed interest in vintage and animal - hair shaving brushes may pose new risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Human Cost Of Trump's Rollback On Regulations
WASHINGTON ― If Tom Ward had to die from his work, he’d rather fall off a scaffold than endure the slow death his father did from the debilitating lung disease silicosis. “I would choose to go much quicker,” he said, “rather than to have my family watch me suffer.” Ward fears that other workers will face the same suffocating illness as his father, thanks to the regulatory rollback underway by the Trump administration. Ward’s father spent several years working as a sandblaster in Michigan. It was most likely on that job that he breathed a lethal amount of crystalline silica, a carcinoge...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAFP: Educational Videos Created to Boost Adult Vaccine Uptake
New videos focus on influenza, zoster, and pneumococcal vaccine uptake among adults (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Jeff Clawson, MD, MPDS Creator - Recognized at 2017 NAVIGATOR Conference
It was 38-years ago when Dr. Jeff Clawson created the MPDS System as a young, pre-med student, and the innovative system was introduced to the world in the February 1981 issue of JEMS. Clawson's system of properly (Priority) triaging/dispatching EMS resources on a multi-priority basis based upon information presented by a caller to 9-1-1 (often confused and excited) enabled specially trained dispatchers, utilizing carefully and medically-vetted scripts and questions (originally on alphabetically- ordered by chief complaint on a system of flip cards in a carefully and efficiently-designed flip tray (and now computerized and...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Iconic Moments International Training News Category Operations Source Type: news

Jeff Clawson, MD, MPDS Creator - Recognized at 2017 NAVIGATOR Conference
It was 38-years ago when Dr. Jeff Clawson created the MPDS System as a young, pre-med student, and the innovative system was introduced to the world in the February 1981 issue of JEMS. Clawson's system of properly (Priority) triaging/dispatching EMS resources on a multi-priority basis based upon information presented by a caller to 9-1-1 (often confused and excited) enabled specially trained dispatchers, utilizing carefully and medically-vetted scripts and questions (originally on alphabetically- ordered by chief complaint on a system of flip cards in a carefully and efficiently-designed flip tray (and now computerized and...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Iconic Moments International Training News Category Operations Source Type: news

Innoviva bows to pressure from Sarissa hedge fund, to review executive pay
Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) said yesterday that it plans to review its costs including the salaries of its top executive and board, bowing to pressure from hedge fund and activist investor Sarissa Capital Management. Two weeks ago the fund demanded that Innoviva cut CEO Michael Aguiar’s pay to less than $500,000 a year; Aguiar’s total compensation in 2015 was $3.56 million, according to a regulatory filing. GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), which owns a 29.3% stake in Innoviva, is working with the company to develop a 3-in-1 combination inhaled lung drug called Relvar Ellipta. Get the full story at our sister site...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Sarissa Capital Management Source Type: news

Affection of the respiratory muscles in combined complex I and IV deficiency
We present a 45 years old male MID due to a combined complex I+IV defect of the respiratory chain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Favorable Physiological Effect for Ularitide in Acute Heart Failure
Greater reductions in systolic blood pressure, levels of N - terminal pro - brain natriuretic peptide (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Occurrence Differs Among African - Born, U.S. - Born Blacks
Research suggests differences in environmental, cultural, social, genetic factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

6 Variables Can Predict Mortality Risk in Cardiogenic Shock
Variables from Intraaortic Balloon Pump in Cardiogenic Shock trial ID short - term mortality risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Post-SARS, infection rates in China have steadied, but fast-growing and common infections now need attention
Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have leveled off since 2009. However, better measures are needed to tackle the most common diseases -- including hand, foot and mouth disease, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis -- and those that are rapidly increasing, such as hydatid disease, hepatitis C, syphilis, and HIV. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Residents Rate Enjoyment of Teaching As Key for ICU Doctors
Behaviors of attending physicians rated as important include empathy to patients, ability to explain (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

EnsoData receives FDA clearance for sleep analysis software
Madison, Wisconsin-based EnsoData has received FDA clearance for its sleep analysis software called EnsoSleep, which uses machine learning to analyze sleep quality and aide in diagnosis of sleep or respiratory-related sleep disorders. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news