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Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Prognostic in Aortic Stenosis
Conservative strategy results in good prognosis if CPET does not indicate hemodynamic compromise (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Intensive BP Treatment Appears Safe, Well Tolerated
Second study finds intensive systolic blood pressure control is also cost - effective (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Propeller Health, GSK expand partnership, target asthma and COPD
Propeller Health, a company that trains its digital eye on respiratory medicine, first partnered with GSK in 2015. Now, that collaboration is being expanded -- enabling both companies to prepare for, and undertake, commercial activities using the Propeller clip-on sensor and software platform for use with GSK ’s ELLIPTA Inhaler.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Propellor Health, GSK expand partnership, target asthma and COPD
Propellor Health, a company that trains its digital eye on respiratory medicine, first partnered with GSK in 2015. Now, that collaboration is being expanded -- enabling both companies to prepare for, and undertake, commercial activities using the Propeller clip-on sensor and software platform for use with GSK ’s ELLIPTA Inhaler.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Worse LV Global Longitudinal Strain for STEMI With COPD
Patients with versus without COPD have more impaired left ventricular global longitudinal strain (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Africa: African Countries to Enact Policies Protecting Children Exposed to Mercury
[Deutsche Welle] Gold mining in African countries takes place in unlicensed or small scale mines, where thousands of children work in hazardous conditions and end up developing respiratory health problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chronic Cough Often Reveals Underlying Illness in Children Chronic Cough Often Reveals Underlying Illness in Children
Children who continue to cough 4 weeks after an acute respiratory illness often have underlying respiratory pathology, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Trump ’ s Halt on Coal Mining Study Has Asbestos Implications
The U.S. Department of the Interior has ordered a halt to a study on the public health risks of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia — an area ripe with natural asbestos deposits. A letter from the Interior Department on Monday directed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to “cease all work” on the study, citing responsible spending of taxpayer dollars as the reason for the decision. The $1 million National Academies study began in 2016 and was expected to take two years to complete. It aimed to evaluate health risks of a common mining technique for people living near surfac...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 24, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Appalachian Mountains arsenic asbestos exposure Appalachia asbestos exposure coal mining asbestosis coal mining Bill Price Central Appalachia coal mining Appalachia Donald Trump Environmental Health Perspectives Glenda Owens House Co Source Type: news

Propeller Health, GSK expand collaboration for connected inhaler
Propeller Health and GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) said today that the two companies are planning to commercialize GSK’s Ellipta inhaler with Propeller’s clip-on medication sensor and software platform. The companies first announced their partnership in 2015 and in November last year the pair won 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market the Propeller plaftform with the Ellipta dry powder inhaler. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Propeller Health, GSK expand collaboration for connected inhaler appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

Clinical Impact of Multiplex Syndromic Panels in the Diagnosis of Bloodstream, Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, and Central Nervous System Infections
Recent technological advances are revolutionizing clinical microbiology. In place of the traditional diagnostic approach in which a clinician suspecting an infectious disease is required to test for the most likely etiology, perform follow-up testing for rarer causes, and then perhaps be left with a diagnosis of exclusion, many laboratories are now offering multiplex syndromic panels to provide a comprehensive diagnostic approach to bloodstream, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and central nervous system infections. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 24, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: April N. Abbott, Ferric C. Fang Source Type: news

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
Title: Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS is no longer the leading cause of death in Africa
The World Health Organization said the leading cause of death is now lower respiratory tract infections. HIV/AIDS killed 760,000 Africans in 2015, and was the top cause since at least 2000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B6, B12 Supplements May Up Risk of Lung Cancer in Men
Increased odds only seemed to affect men or male smokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Nurse - , System - Related Factors Analyzed in Wrong - Patient Events
In 77 percent of wrong - patient incident reports, the process of identifying the patients was not described (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?
Title: Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Oral Corticosteroids No Benefit for LRI in Non - Asthmatic Adults
No decrease in cough duration, severity for adults without asthma with lower respiratory tract symptom (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Oral Corticosteroids of No Benefit in Nonasthmatic Adults with Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Oral corticosteroids offer no benefit to nonasthmatic adults with acute lower respiratory tract infection, according to a placebo-controlled trial in JAMA … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Case of Worsening Dyspnea and Cough
Bob is a 72-year-old male, with a 40-pack-year smoking history. He quit about 8 years ago, when severe COPD was diagnosed. Until last year, he had been stable on his regimen of Advair 250/50 and Spiriva Handihaler, other than an occasional “bronchitis,” usually treated with an antibiotic and/or steroids. Over the past year or so, however, he has noticed a marked turn for the worse. He no longer can walk up the steps in his house without stopping and gasping for breath. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan Ilowite, MD Tags: Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Couple force to sacrifice conjoined twins to save baby
Jemma Haig and Murray McKirdy, from East Lothian, were told that not all their babies could survive. The conjoined twins were joined at the chest and shared a heart and respiratory system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Benefit for Oral Steroids in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection No Benefit for Oral Steroids in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Oral steroids did not reduce symptom severity or duration in nonasthmatic adults with acute lower respiratory tract infection compared with placebo, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don ’ t have asthma or other chronic lung disease
Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection (or ‘ chest infections ’ ) in adults who don ’ t have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA [22 August]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Emphysema
Title: EmphysemaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/24/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Oral steroid does not reduce lower respiratory tract infection symptoms in nonasthmatic adults
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among adults without asthma who developed an acute lower respiratory tract infection, use of the oral steroid prednisolone for five days did not reduce symptom duration or severity, according to a study published by JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Once - Daily Triple - Tx Improves Lung Function, HRQoL in COPD
Significantly improved FEV1 and St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire scores (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Respiratory depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Respiratory depression is when a person's breathing rate and depth is especially low. This can cause potentially life-threatening complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bronchiectasis: What are the treatment options?
Bronchiectasis is, in most cases, incurable. However, timely treatment can help to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

AstraZeneca, MedImmune and Ethris to develop mRNA treatments for respiratory diseases
AstraZeneca, along with its global biologics research and development unit MedImmune, and German biotech Ethris have entered a strategic research collaboration to develop stabilised non-immunogenic modified messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) therapies … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California's hemp farms producing massive tonnage of toxic chemical runoff, polluting thousands of acres of land
(Natural News) Illegal marijuana farms in California have left acres of land so contaminated with toxic chemicals and fertilizers that a quarter-teaspoon could kill a bear. Already five law enforcement officers have been sent to the hospital for severe skin rashes and respiratory problems. This, after just touching a polluted area. Government officials say that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'There are hundreds of sick crew': is toxic air on planes making frequent flyers ill?
Kate Leahy used to work as cabin crew, until she was signed off sick. Then a young colleague died in 2014. She talks to the former staff looking for answersThree years ago, Matt Bass, 34, died suddenly in his sleep. According to his father, Charlie, he had been feeling unwell for a few months. He ’d lost weight, had digestive and respiratory problems, and suffered from severe fatigue. Doctors thought he might haveCrohn ’s disease, but were struggling to reach a diagnosis.Matt was cabin crew forBritish Airways, and on the day he died had returned overnight from Accra, Ghana (by cabin crew standards, a relatively...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Leahy Tags: Aeronautics Air transport British Airways Boeing Virgin Atlantic Science Death and dying Business Source Type: news

Procalcitonin Testing Not Impacting Antibiotic Rx for COPD
Findings among patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

GBD: 3.2 Million COPD Deaths Worldwide in 2015 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Asthma is most common respiratory disease, COPD is most deadly (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection
FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 -- As kidney function declines, infection risk rises, a new study shows. Infections facing people with advanced kidney disease include lower respiratory tract disease, urinary tract infections and blood poisoning, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Using VAP Rates as a Health Care Quality Indicator Using VAP Rates as a Health Care Quality Indicator
Are reported rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia an accurate indicator of the quality of ICU care?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CKD Tied to Higher Risk of Community-Acquired Infections (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower respiratory tract, UTIs, sepsis more prevalent with severe CKD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Global Disease Burden of COPD, Asthma Quantified
More deaths due to COPD than asthma worldwide in 2015; increase in COPD deaths since 1990 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Highlights Readmit Factors Post Atrial Flutter Ablation
Readmission rate found to be 18.19 percent (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 4 July and 12 August 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 26 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including six deaths, and two deaths among previously reported cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD
Title: Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD
In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year from Asthma, COPD
In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, COPD, International Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sulfur Used as Pesticide Linked to Lung Problems in Children Sulfur Used as Pesticide Linked to Lung Problems in Children
According to a new study, use of elemental sulfur as a pesticide may be linked to development of respiratory disease in children living in agricultural communities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards
No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

Studies Used for FDA Approval of Device Changes Often Low Quality
And, efficacy of drugs granted accelerated approval often confirmed only years after approval (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Exposure to Particulate Matter Linked to Metabolic Alterations
Higher exposure to particulate matter ≤ 2.5 µ m linked to increases in cortisol, cortisone, epinephrine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Aradigm lands NIH grant for inhaled, liposomal products
Aradigm Corp. (NSDQ:ARDM) said today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the NIH awarded the company a grant to study the treatment of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteria infections with Aradigm’s inhaled liposomal ciprofloxacin products, Linhaliq and Lipoquin. The two-year grant is worth approximately $972,000, according to the Hayward, Calif.-based company. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Aradigm lands NIH grant for inhaled, liposomal products appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Aradigm Corp. Source Type: news

Regeneron to Discontinue Development of Suptavumab for Respiratory Syncytial Virus
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that a Phase 3 study evaluating suptavumab (REGN2222), an antibody to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), did not mee... Biopharmaceuticals Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, suptavumab, respiratory syncytial virus, RSV (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia in suicide attempters - Tsypes A, James KM, Woody ML, Feurer C, Kudinova AY, Gibb BE.
Although suicide attempts (SA) occur across a broad range of diagnoses as well as in the absence of a diagnosable disorder, most studies to date have focused on them within a single, specific disorder. Consistent with the NIMH RDoC initiative to identify b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Does Stress Cause Asthma?
Title: Does Stress Cause Asthma?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is sputum?
Sputum is a kind of thick mucus that is produced by the lungs when they are diseased or damaged. Learn about the types of sputum, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news