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Medical News Today: Asthma and ibuprofen: What are the effects?
Medicines can often interact with pre-existing conditions. In this article, we look at the effects of ibuprofen in people with asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

British Thoracic Society Guideline for Oxygen Use in Adults British Thoracic Society Guideline for Oxygen Use in Adults
These guidelines provide updated recommendations for the use of oxygen in adults in healthcare and emergency settings.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women
(European Lung Foundation) Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nurses welcome hint of shift on pay freeze
Pressure mounts to scrap 1% pay cap Related items fromOnMedica More nurses applying for hardship grants Number of UK nurses and midwives falling Action plan to revive general practice nursing Poor admin support hampering respiratory nurses ’ time with patients Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

E-Cigs May Still Damage Blood Vessels
(MedPage Today) -- Arterial stiffness increased immediately after vaping session (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nurses' regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD
(European Lung Foundation) Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research looking at incidence of the disease in over 55,000 nurses in the USA, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cigarettes linked to increased arterial stiffness, blood pressure and heart rate in humans
(European Lung Foundation) New research, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes, as arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cig refills contain irritants, and people who smoke and use e-cigs suffer more symptoms
(European Lung Foundation) Two new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using e-cigarettes, especially for those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibiotics
(European Lung Foundation) Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function
(European Lung Foundation) Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. An international study of 154,942 European children found a 1.5- to four-fold increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resuscitation Ventilation with CCSV – Experience the Innovation at ERC Congress in Freiburg
(Hamburg) – Medical device manufacturer WEINMANN Emergency has developed a ventilation mode specially designed for resuscitation, Chest Compression Synchronized Ventilation (CCSV). CCSV applies a pressure-controlled mechanical breath synchronously with each chest compression, avoiding the disadvantages of conventional ventilation forms during resuscitation, while simultaneously improving gas exchange and hemodynamics. For the first time, mechanical breaths with a regulated peak pressure are delivered synchronously with chest compressions – a revolution that could replace volume-controlled ventilation as the gol...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Weinmann Medical Technology Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Resuscitation Ventilation with CCSV – Experience the Innovation at ERC Congress in Freiburg
(Hamburg) – Medical device manufacturer WEINMANN Emergency has developed a ventilation mode specially designed for resuscitation, Chest Compression Synchronized Ventilation (CCSV). CCSV applies a pressure-controlled mechanical breath synchronously with each chest compression, avoiding the disadvantages of conventional ventilation forms during resuscitation, while simultaneously improving gas exchange and hemodynamics. For the first time, mechanical breaths with a regulated peak pressure are delivered synchronously with chest compressions – a revolution that could replace volume-controlled ventilation as the gol...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Weinmann Medical Technology Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Airway Mucin Concentrations May Help Predict Chronic Bronchitis
Mean total mucin concentrations up in smokers with severe COPD, those with respiratory exacerbations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Cancer and Alcohol; Insulin Prices; Quick Cancer Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CD101, a long-acting echinocandin, and comparator antifungal agents tested against a global collection of invasive fungal isolates in the SENTRY 2015 Antifungal Surveillance Program.
Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Sep;50(3):352-358. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.03.028. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Effect of tobacco control policies on perinatal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Review of 41 studies found implementation of smoke-free legislation was linked to reductions in rates of preterm birth, hospital attendance for asthma exacerbations, and rates of hospital attendance for all respiratory tract infections and for lower respiratory tract infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key
The farther kids lived from a park, the more symptoms they had over 2 weeks, study found (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
Deaths from lung - related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Fully Funded PhD position: Pattern Recognition Receptors in Antimicrobial Immunity
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Broncus Medical affiliate acquires Uptake Medical
Uptake Medical said yesterday that its InterVapor device for treating emphysema is back on the market in Europe after its acquisition for an undisclosed amount by an affiliate of Broncus Medical. Broncus set its purchase up under a new entity based in Seattle, Uptake Medical Technology, and plans to add markets in Australia and Asia to its commercial footprint in Europe by the end of the year. The InterVapor device uses heated water vapor to reduce lung volume in emphysema patients. Uptake won an expanded CE Mark in the European Union for InterVapor in August 2015. “2018 promises to be an exciting year for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Wall Street Beat Broncus Medical Uptake Medical Source Type: news

Strategies to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care
This Cochrane Overview is the first publication produced with the support of Cochrane ’s Fast Track service. This service, which is offered by theCochrane Editorial Unit, supports expedited production of high-quality, high-impact Cochrane Reviews. For more information, please visit theFast Track information page.Key findings:A newCochrane Overview has identified effective and safe clinician-focussed interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in primary care.The authors found that point-of-care CRP testing, procalcitonin-guided management and shared decision making probably ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
Title: Statins May Help People With COPD Live LongerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key
Title: For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is KeyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Endobronchial valve treatment appears to improve lung function in patients with severe emphysema
(American Thoracic Society) People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Budget Cuts Threaten Research on Antimicrobial Resistance
Patient safety, international status of the U.S. as leader in combating AMR both at risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Reduced Asthma Exacerbations Seen With Tezepelumab
Reduction seen with three dose levels of tezepelumab regardless of blood eosinophil counts (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tiotropium Effective in Mild to Moderate COPD
Daily inhaled dose tied to improvements in FEV1 compared to placebo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Evidence of perceptive impairment in OSA patients investigated by means of a visual search task - Giora E, Galbiati A, Marelli S, Zucconi M, Ferini-Strambi L.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder characterized by episodes of complete or partial obstruction of respiratory airways during sleep that leads to hypoxaemia and sleep fragmentation. One relevant daytime consequence of OSA is a negati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Long-Acting Inhaler May Help in Early Stage COPD, Too
Title: Long-Acting Inhaler May Help in Early Stage COPD, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma
Title: New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pulmonary Hypertension in ARDS: Inflammation Matters! Pulmonary Hypertension in ARDS: Inflammation Matters!
This editorial discusses the significance of inflammation in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension in acute respiratory distress syndrome.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Knowledge on Primary Prevention ICD Use Found Lacking
Barriers for referral differ for internists, cardiologists, cardiology residents (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New ‘ Biologic ’ Drug May Help Severe Asthma
But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, Research, News, Source Type: news

Long - Acting Inhaler May Help in Early Stage COPD, Too
Doctors may consider starting medications sooner (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Thousands Hit By Malaria, Dengue As South Asia's Worst Floods In A Decade Recede
About 13,000 people are ill with diarrhea and respiratory infections in densely populated Bangladesh. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tezepelumab Significantly Reduced Asthma Exacerbations For A Broad Population Of Patients With Severe Uncontrolled Asthma
Novel Investigational Drug is Designed to Block Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin (TSLP) - An Upstream Driver of Inflammation in Asthma Results Published Today in New England Journal of Medicine and to be Presented at European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress Next Week THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) today announced results from the PATHWAY Phase 2b trial of tezepelumab that showed a significant reduction in the annual asthma exacerbation rate compared with placebo in patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma. Tezepelumab is a novel anti-thymic stromal...
Source: Amgen News Release - September 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tiotropium Boosts Lung Function in Early COPD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher FEV1 at 24 months in Chinese study, but long-term impact unclear (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Airway Mucins May Predict COPD Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sputum concentrations show promise as chronic bronchitis biomarker (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

White Kids More Likely to Receive Inappropriate Antibiotics for Viral Illness White Kids More Likely to Receive Inappropriate Antibiotics for Viral Illness
White children are more likely than black or Hispanic children to receive antibiotics for viral acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) in emergency departments (EDs), according to a retrospective study from the Pediatric Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pulmatrix licenses inhaled COPD drug to Vectura
Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) said today that it licensed its inhaled COPD drug to Vectura. The PUR0200 compound combines tiotropium bromide and Pulmatrix’s iSperse drug-delivery technology. Vectura plans to use its dry powder inhaler device to deliver PUR0200, the company said. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pulmatrix licenses inhaled COPD drug to Vectura appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Pulmatrix Inc. Source Type: news

Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier
Analysis found anti - smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood chest infections, asthma attacks (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria, Fungal, Respiratory, Urinary Tract Infections Hit Makurdi Flood Victims' Camp
[Vanguard] Makurdi -The camp opened for people displaced by the flood disaster in Makurdi town and its environs has been hit by malaria fever, fungal, respiratory and urinary tract infections, due to poor and inadequate toilet facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier
Title: Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe EasierCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Plasma Sphingolipids in HIV-Associated COPD Plasma Sphingolipids in HIV-Associated COPD
Find out about the possible role plasma sphingolipids might play in the development of COPD in persons living with HIV.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 13 and 30 August 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including one death and, and one death from a previously reported case. Detailed information concerning the cases reported can be found in a separate document (see link below). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Racial Variation in Antibiotic Prescribing for Viral ARTI
Non - Hispanic black, Hispanic children less likely than non - Hispanic white children to receive antibiotics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Idylla ™ Respiratory (IFV-RSV) Panel receives 510(k) clearance by US FDA
Non-invasive test developed by Janssen identifies respiratory infection in adult and pediatric patients (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Research Needed for Vitamin D ’ s Cardiac Effect in PCI
Little effect on cardiac biomarker levels; significant effect on mean difference in CK - MB, hs - CRP (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Janssen ’ s respiratory panel wins 510(k) clearance
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Janssen Diagnostics said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Idylla respiratory panel. The diagnostic test, developed in partnership with Biocartis Group, helps physicians identify viral respiratory infections, including infection from respiratory syncytial virus and influenza virus. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Janssen’s respiratory panel wins 510(k) clearance appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat janssendiagnostics johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news