CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
Significant drop in prevalence of uninsured from 2013 to 2014; variation by occupation in both years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2018 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

8 of the World ’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes, According to Experts
Dozens of people have died, hundreds are missing and many more homes were destroyed after separate volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala that made headlines worldwide in recent months. And although those volcano eruptions are not part of a trend, experts have said, the volcanoes in question are far from the only dangerous ones in the world. When assessing which volcanoes are the most dangerous in the world, however, several factors come into play, including population density surrounding active volcanoes, the types of magma that emerge during eruptions and each volcano’s eruption history. For example, an explosi...
Source: TIME: Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime Volcanoes Source Type: news

Similar Primary Outcome for Lower O2 Sat in Extreme Preterm
No significant difference in composite outcome of death, major disability for extremely preterm infants (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diaphragm spasms and flutters: What to know
A diaphragm spasm is an involuntary contraction of the muscle that divides the upper abdomen and chest. A spasm may feel like a twitch or flutter and can occur with or without pain. A person may also temporarily have trouble breathing. In this article, learn what causes diaphragm spasms and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications
Bibasilar atelectasis is when a lung or lobe in one of the lungs collapses. It is most common when a person is still in the hospital following a surgical procedure. In this article, learn about the symptoms, the obstructive and nonobstructive causes, possible complications, and how doctors treat bibasilar atelectasis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

BD lifts Bard vet DeFord to CTO | Personnel Moves – June 4, 2018
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said last Friday it is lifting former C.R. Bard science, technology and clinical affairs senior VP John DeFord to the role of chief technology officer and exec VP. Since acquiring Bard in a $24 billion deal that closed last December, DeFord has served as BD interventional segment R&D SVP, the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company said. DeFord originally joined Bard as science & tech VP in 2004, and had previously served life sciences managing director for venture capital fund Early Stage Partners and as prez & CEO of Cook Inc, which is now known as Cook Medical. He also curren...
Source: Mass Device - June 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News bectondickinson Cook Medical crbard ectosense integer meddux Merit Medical Systems Inc. Nuvasive Optovue polarityte RenalGuard Solutions Teleflex Vital Connect Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is a tickle in the chest serious?
A tickle in the chest has many possible causes. Colds and seasonal allergies are often behind this symptom, but it can also result from conditions such as anxiety, acid reflux, and arrhythmia. In this article, learn about the range of causes and how to tell if a tickle in the chest is serious enough to need treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Clinical Fellow - Infectious Diseases and Aspergillosis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Time to deliver: report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs
This paper provides possible policy options and interventions on NCDs. Main NCDs include CVD, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes; these are largely preventable through public policies that tackle risk factors - tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet, and inactivity. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Answering your most frequently asked questions
From the desk of Sofia Shakir, MDSofia Shakir, MDHappy Belated Memorial Day! Happy End of School Year! Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim families! May this month be filled with blessings and gratefulness. For this week ’s installment of our practice blog I thought it would be fun to answer a few of the most frequently asked questions by parents.  Although one of the most important objectives of our training as pediatricians is to identify healthy children from sick, most of our time as community pediatricians is spent having conversations with parents and children about their growth and development. One of...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - June 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Volcanic Ash Impacts and Mitigation: Health
U.S. Geological Survey. 05/16/2018 This Web page provides information and guidance about the health effects of volcanic ash, including links to health hazards pamphlets from the International Volcanic Health Hazards Network (IVHHN); and a table detailing volcanic ashfall: overview of health impacts, monitoring, and preventive measures. The column on the left provides links to pages on respiratory effects, eyes and skin, secondary effects, protective measures, volcanic gas guidelines, and case studies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of multi-day ethanol intoxication on post-burn inflammation, lung function, and alveolar macrophage phenotype - Curtis BJ, Boe DM, Shults JA, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ.
Burn patients who consumed alcohol prior to injury have worse clinical outcomes, including longer hospital stays, increased ventilator days, and more respiratory infections. Most alcohol consumers are binge drinkers and not chronic alcoholics and binge dri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cinnamon May Be Safe in Foods, but Is It Safe in E-Cigarettes?
A cinnamon food additive impaired the cilia in human lung cells. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Lungs Respiratory System E-Cigarettes Cinnamon (Spice) Source Type: news

Apotex recalls allergy nasal spray due to glass particles
Apotex yesterday issued a voluntary recall of one lot of fluticasone propionate allergy nasal spray devices, noting that they may contain small glass particles. The company first discovered the issue thanks to a customer complaint. The glass particles could block the device’s actuator, according to Apotex, and impact the pump’s functionality. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Apotex recalls allergy nasal spray due to glass particles appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory apotex Source Type: news

Procalcitonin-Guided Use of Antibiotics for Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
This research article found no significant difference between procalcitonin guided antibiotic group and usual-care in antibiotic-days or proportion of patients with adverse outcomes within 30 days. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance of influenza and other respiratory viruses in the UK: Winter 2017-18
This report describes influenza activity experienced in UK from week 40, 2017 to week 15, 2018 and includes observations and commentary from the childhood vaccination programme and activity of other seasonal and novel respiratory viruses. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wales to host UK ’s first respiratory disease innovation centre
The Welsh government has announced that £2.5m will be invested in a new innovation centre to develop new ways to tackle respiratory disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

VTv Therapeutics inks licensing agreement with Chinese biotech firm
High Point-based vTv Therapeutics has inked an agreement with a Chinese company for rights to develop and commercialize a drug candidate aimed at respiratory and other inflammatory diseases. China’s Newsoara Biopharma Co. Ltd. has acquired rights for HPP737, a selective phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, that has shown therapeutic activity in several animal models for inflammation. It will be able to commercialize the product in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and other Pacific… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lloyd Whittington Source Type: news

Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the Illness
Title: Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the IllnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - June 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Inhalational vs. IV Anesthesia in High Risk Children Inhalational vs. IV Anesthesia in High Risk Children
Can method of anesthesia induction reduce the occurrence of perioperative respiratory adverse events in children at high risk?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Circassia Announces Submission of Duaklir (aclidinium and formoterol) New Drug Application
Oxford, UK – 1 June 2018 Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc (“Circassia” or “the Company”; LSE: CIR), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on respiratory disease, today announces the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

This man proposes a win-win for patients and pharma
Jess Rabourn abandoned a career in investment management nine years ago to focus on making clinical trials of new drugs available to a much broader population of patients. The impetus for the drastic career shift: His father’s diagnosis with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which gradually robs victims of the ability to control their own muscles. Most ALS patients die within three to five years of respiratory failure as their bodies can no longer tell th e lungs to breathe. Rabourn,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
98.4 percent of respondents report moderate, severe shortages of morphine, hydromorphone, fentanyl (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychia Source Type: news

Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the Illness
THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 -- Perhaps assuming that e-cigarettes are " safer " than tobacco, teens with asthma now vape at higher rates than those without the respiratory condition, new research shows. However, " the use of products containing nicotine in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Propeller raises $20m and prepares to extend reach beyond digital inhalers
Digital therapeutics company Propeller Health and drug-delivery device-maker Aptar Pharma are teaming up, yet again, to develop an array of connected drug-delivery devices. The pair has worked together in the past – in 2016, the companies launched the world’s first fully-integrated connected metered dose inhaler. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Propeller raises $20m and prepares to extend reach beyond digital inhalers appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory aptarpharma Propeller Health Source Type: news

Respiratory societies warn about electronic cigarette use in youth
(American College of Chest Physicians) The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) is a founding member, announced a new position paper on electronic cigarettes and youth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The link between handgrip strength and healthy lungs in older women
(American Geriatrics Society) Research has linked handgrip strength to other health problems in older adults. Losing muscle strength as you age also means losing muscle strength in your respiratory system. However, little is known about the link between handgrip strength and lung function in older adults. A team of researchers recently decided to learn whether testing handgrip strength could help identify lung function in older Korean women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Propeller health announces $20M funding round, strategic partnership with Aptar Pharma
Today, Madison, Wisconsin-based digital respiratory health company Propeller Health announced a $20 million funding round led by a $10 million investment from Aptar Pharma. Existing investors Safeguard Scientifics, Social Capital, Hikma Ventures, 3M Ventures, and SR One comprised the other half of the round. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Progress in Vaccine-Preventable and Respiratory Infectious Diseases-First 10 Years of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, 2006-2015
During its first 10 years (2006-2015), NCIRD worked with partners to improve preparedness and response to pandemic influenza and other emergent respiratory infections, provide an evidence base for addition of 7 newly recommended vaccines, and modernize vaccine distribution. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most Premature Infants Receive Early Antibiotics
Variation across centers in early antibiotic exposures, prolonged antibiotic administration (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Here ’s What Scientists Do—And Don’t—Know About E-Cigarettes
A little more than 3% of American adults regularly use e-cigarettes, and 15% say they have tried them, according to 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That means millions of Americans vape, either consistently or sporadically — and there’s evidence that the number is rising. As they become more prevalent, e-cigarettes — which are typically used as alternatives to traditional cigarettes, or as smoking cessation aids — are coming under increasing scrutiny from doctors and regulatory groups. Youth recreational use, in particular, has drawn the attention of lawmakers an...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Adherium looks to give doctors a window into their patients ’ lives
To control an asthma patient’s symptoms, doctors will prescribe an inhaler to stop symptoms from cropping up and a rescue inhaler to be used if patients find themselves in the middle of an asthma attack. “But if your rescue inhaler doesn’t give you the relief that you need, your next recourse is to go to the emergency room and get a breathing treatment. When you walk in that emergency room, the costs start at about $1,500,” medtech veteran Arik Anderson told Drug Delivery Business News. “These are avoidable healthcare costs.” The root of the issue is that people are not properly tak...
Source: Mass Device - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Adherium Limited AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

Propeller Health Raises $20 Million, Accelerating Development of Digital Medicines for Respiratory Health and Other Diseases
Financing led by Aptar Pharma, with participation from existing investors Safeguard Scientifics, Social Capital, Hikma, 3M Ventures and SR One MADISON, Wis., May 30, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Propeller Health, a leading digital ... Devices, Venture Capital Propeller Health, digital therapeutics, digital medicines (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca drug Fasenra fails to achieve main goal in COPD trial
(Reuters) - AstraZeneca's first respiratory biological medicine Fasenra failed to meet its main target in a second clinical trial treating patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinical Fellow – Infectious Disease and National Aspergillosis Centre
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

As GSK broadens respiratory portfolio, Triangle at the center
As pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline shifts and broadens its respiratory portfolio, the Triangle is at the center of the activity. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

As GSK broadens respiratory portfolio, Triangle at the center
As pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline shifts and broadens its respiratory portfolio, the Triangle is at the center of the activity. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Report identifies characteristics of microorganisms most likely to cause a global pandemic
(Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security) A potential global catastrophic risk-level pandemic pathogen will most likely have a respiratory mode of transmission; be contagious during the incubation period, prior to symptom development, or when infected individuals show only mild symptoms; and need specific host population factors (e.g., immunologically na ï ve persons) and additional intrinsic microbial pathogenicity characteristics (e.g., a low but significant case fatality rate) that together substantially increase disease spread and infection. RNA viruses are the biggest threat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hawaii volcano is pumping out hazardous "vog"
For people with asthma or other respiratory problems, volcanic smog can be dangerous and lead to hospitalization (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
Disease news outbreak for mers in uae. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Obesity May Offer Some Protection When Severe Infection Strikes
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects
Long - term mortality elevated even for mild defects; overall survival improved over time (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

60 - Day Mortality Not Significantly Lower With ECMO in ARDS
No significant drop in mortality with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe ARDS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Science magazine special issue highlights antifungal resistance
Fri, 05/25/2018 - 14:02News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

60-Day Mortality Not Significantly Lower With ECMO in ARDS
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- For patients with very severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), 60-day mortality is not significantly lower with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) than with continued conventional treatment,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pulmonx Closing in On Approval for Valve to Treat Emphysema
Pulmonx has some additional ammunition in its bid to get its severe emphysema treatment valve FDA approval. The Redwood City, CA-based company released positive one-year-results from the LIBERATE pivotal trial of the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve, which shows the study met all primary and secondary endpoints in treating emphysema patients. Emphysema falls under the umbrella of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is characterized by damage to the walls of the lungs between the air sacs, according to the National Emphysema Foundation. This damage causes the sacs to lose their shape and often, the destruction of tho...
Source: MDDI - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung Disease
Title: Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Lung Disease in Women Getting Increased Scrutiny
(MedPage Today) -- Gender affects both prevalence and effects (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Delay of Lactate Draws in Sepsis Ups Risk of In - Hospital Death
Systematic early lactate measurements speed antibiotic administration, improve outcomes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news