Lung colonisation by Aspergillus fumigatus is controlled by ZNF77 gene variant
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:10News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Chest Radiography vs Lung US for Identification of ARDS Chest Radiography vs Lung US for Identification of ARDS
A new study compares the diagnostic performance of lung ultrasound and chest radiography for acute respiratory distress syndrome. How do they measure up?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
2017 to 2018 flu strains hit the very young and elderly especially hard; poor vaccine/strain match - up (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Grip Strength Tied to Pulmonary Function in Older Women
Dose - dependent positive association seen in cohort of community - dwelling Korean women aged ≥ 65 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

10 Year evaluation of patients with severe uncontrolled allergic asthma treated with Omalizumab.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis: long-term follow-up of 10 years or more.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Long term sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis and the factors predicting its development: A clinicoradiological study
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Real-life experience of Omalizumab in adult Cystic Fibrosis patients with allergic severe asthma and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Effectiveness of itraconazole and systemic steroids in the treatment of ABPA
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis: what place is left for thoracic surgery?
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Tecentriq Misses OS Mark in Nonsquamous NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- But study met co-primary endpoint of PFS improvement (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New vaccine against Bovine Respiratory Disease
: Boehringer Ingelheim reaffirms its focus on preventionBovalto ® Respi Intranasal now registered in most European countries for active immunization of cattle against Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) and Bovine Parainfluenza 3 Virus (PI3V), two of the major pathogens involved in Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)BRD is one of the most common diseases1 affecting cattle all over the worldBoehringer Ingelheim reaffirms its focus on prevention and animal well-being (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 27, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by ‘ Pod Mods ’
Small devices deliver addictive nicotine dose without noxious taste; pose danger to adolescents (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tai chi is a low-cost and useful alternative to improve respiratory function in people with COPD
(Natural News) Pulmonary healthcare providers are constantly searching for ways to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improve their respiratory function. Now individuals with COPD can add tai chi as an affordable alternative treatment for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), according to a study published in the journal CHEST. PR is recommended for patients with COPD since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 easy ways to clean up dirty indoor air
(Natural News) Indoor air pollutants can lead to disease. Several conditions are linked to the exposure to these contaminants, including acute and chronic pulmonary disorder, increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms, and enhanced sensitivity of the airways to allergens. Most people remain unaware of the dangers; happy in their states of bliss and misconception that somehow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is bronchopneumonia?
Bronchopneumonia is pneumonia that affects the bronchi of the lungs, causing inflammation. It often results from a bacterial infection, but viruses and fungi can also cause it. Symptoms include coughing, breathing problems, and fever. It can resolve in a few weeks but, if not treated, can be life-threatening. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing TB
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
In multipollutant models, only nitrogen dioxide, PM2.5 remained significant (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Are all pharmaceuticals designed for population control?
(Natural News) What’s the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? Don’t guess heart attacks, cancer, respiratory disease, strokes, diabetes, or traffic accidents. It’s death by prescription. That’s right, doctors in America are pushing “legal” drugs and people are taking them as prescribed and still falling off like flies. On average every year... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma
Title: 5 Tips to Manage Your Child's AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top Picks
(MedPage Today) -- A roundup of must-downloads for providers (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

' Not Going to Screw the Beneficiary': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemrix Vax for 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Tied to More Adverse Events
(MedPage Today) -- But not enough information to establish causation (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Sterigenics faces lawsuit over ethylene oxide emissions
Sterigenics is facing a lawsuit over alleged emissions of ethylene oxide, a highly carcinogenic chemical compound, according to a press release from law firm Power Rogers & Smith of Chicago. The firm alleges that Sterigenic’s Willowbrook, Ill.-based facility has been using ethylene oxide to sterilize its medical devices, pharmaceuticals and food and spice products since 1984. Last month, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services released a consultation letter suggesting that residents of Willowbrook and workers are at an increased risk of cancer and other health problems, including neurological, respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Legal News Sterilization / Calibration Sterigenics International Inc. Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease
Findings include both high - attenuation areas, interstitial lung abnormalities on scans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Local university researchers win $1.8M award to battle viral respiratory infections
A team of researchers at a local university could be making strides in viral respiratory infections research, thanks to new funding. Biology researchers at Wright State University will be receiving approximately $1.8 million over the next five years to fund their viral respiratory infections-focused project. The award was given by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institute s of Health. The team of researchers — led by biology professor Kate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Kyle Source Type: news

4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another fatal case related to the recreational abuse of U-47700 - Strehmel N, D ümpelmann D, Vejmelka E, Strehmel V, Roscher S, Scholtis S, Tsokos M.
The abuse of synthetic opioids has become a major threat in recent years. Several clinical reports and fatal case reports exist discussing life-threatening hypoventilation and fatal respiratory depression following the abuse of trans-3,4-dichloro-N-(2-(dim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Solid fuel cooking linked to higher respiratory death rate
Research makes a 'compelling case to speed up universal access to affordable clean energy' Related items fromOnMedica Climate change poses major threat to health More action needed to treat TB Texting can improve flu jab uptake Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Globally, losing the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Residents report making time for family, pursuing interests, and squeezing in important trips (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Florence ’ s Lingering Threat: Mold
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold
Title: Florence's Lingering Threat: MoldCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis
In this article, the diagnosis, treatment, and impact of nontuberculous mycobacteria infection among patients with cystic fibrosis is discussed.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

More than half of countries are not on track to meet global targets for chronic diseases
(The Lancet) Peer-reviewed / Modelling and review.Cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes were responsible for 12.5 million deaths among people aged 30-70 years worldwide in 2016.Warning as more than half of all countries are not on track to achieve a UN target to reduce by a third the rate of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2030. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Young children exposed to indoor air pollution or cigarette smoke found to have increased risk of respiratory sickness
(Natural News) There are two things in the air that people know to be harmful: air pollution and tobacco smoke. While the particular dangers that each bring are well-documented, the same can’t be said on how both affect expectant mothers and their newborn. These risks were the focus of a study made by the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CSA Medical touts QoL improvements in RejuvenAir chronic bronchitis study
CSA Medical today released early results from a feasibility study exploring the use of its RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray system in treating patients with chronic bronchitis, touting improvements in quality of life for patients treated with the system. Results from the trial were presented at the 2018 European Respiratory Society Congress in Paris, the Boston-based company said. “We are encouraged by these positive safety and feasibility results and we’re moving forward with plans to initiate a worldwide pivotal study of RejuvenAir in chronic bronchitis in 2019. We look forward to advancing this novel therap...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe
Title: Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients BreatheCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among Teens
Title: FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among TeensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Natural salt can help heal you from chronic illness – and modern research is validating this
(Natural News) Salt is not just a condiment or an ingredient used in cooking – it can also help you recover from chronic illness, including cancer. This is done through halotherapy, which uses naturally occurring salt caverns for healing respiratory conditions, as well as skin ailments. It is also used to energize the mind and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 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

Many Middle, High Schoolers Report E - Cigarette Cannabis Use
Use is higher among males, current users of e - cigarettes or other tobacco products (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
Guidance focuses on Americans posted in overseas settings with high ambient levels of air pollution (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non - compliant with requirements (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 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

How a tiny portable hand held device can help patients with chronic breathlessness 
A study of 111 patients with breathlessness, published in the European Respiratory Journal last year, found 82 per cent perceived some benefit when using a fan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news