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Wildfires Can Affect Air Quality Far From the Flames
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Serial Intralesional Steroids May Improve Tracheal Stenosis Sx
Prolonged surgery - free interval after serial steroid injection for subglottic/proximal tracheal stenosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA revises label on opioid cold meds to limit pediatric use
The FDA this week announced that it’s mandating labeling changes to cut the use of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone in kids under 18 years of age. The agency wrote in a statement that the risks of these drugs outweigh their potential benefits for children. The medications will also receive an expanded Boxed Warning notifying users about the risks of abuse, addiction and death. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA revises label on opioid cold meds to limit pediatric use appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Source Type: news

UK research investment analysis shows HIV and TB are relatively well funded, but pneumonia is neglected
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:05News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

GP workload soars as seasonal illness compounds growing flu crisis
Last week's huge rise in flu presentations was matched by similar increases in other respiratory diseases including asthma and acute bronchitis, piling yet more pressure onto GP workloads, the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag
Title: Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price TagCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma costs America more than $80 billion a year
The new CDC data shows the respiratory disease, affecting around 15.4 million Americans, is almost as costly to the nation as cancer, which absorbs $87 billion of healthcare spending. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Past exposures shape immune response in pediatric acute respiratory infections
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses. Better understanding how early infections influence long-term immune response has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of young patients who suffer from acute respiratory tract infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prenatal PPI, H2 Blocker Use Linked to Asthma Risk in Child
Maternal use of proton pump inhibitors, histamine - 2 receptor antagonists raises asthma risk in offspring (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Neurodevelopment Not Impacted by Glucocorticoids in Preemies
However, mortality rate higher among extremely preterm infants receiving budesonide (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Barriers to Initial Chemo, Radiation for Small - Cell Lung CA
Twenty percent of patients received neither treatment early, which was linked to poorer survival (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

R.S.V.? She Hadn ’ t Heard of It. Then Her Child Was Hospitalized.
More than 57,000 children under 5 are hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus each year, on average. Many parents have no idea what it is. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Babies and Infants Respiratory System Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Source Type: news

R.S.V.? She Hadn ’ t Heard of It. Then Her Child Was Hospitalized
More than 57,000 children under 5 are hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus each year, on average. Many parents have no idea what it is. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Babies and Infants Respiratory System Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Source Type: news

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Spring Conference 2018
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018Year: 2018Location: QEII Conference Centre, LondonContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

MERS antibodies produced in cattle safe, treatment well tolerated in phase 1 trial
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An experimental treatment developed from cattle plasma for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection shows broad potential, according to a small clinical trial led by National Institutes of Health scientists and their colleagues. The treatment, SAB-301, was safe and well tolerated by healthy volunteers, with only minor reactions documented. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Illnesses caused by recreation on the water costs $2.9 billion annually in the US
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Swimming, paddling, boating and fishing account for more than 90 million cases of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses per year in the US with an estimated annual cost of $2.9 billion, according to a new report by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney Injury Common After Non - Kidney Transplants in Children
High risk of AKI in first year after non - kidney solid organ transplant; in turn, increases CKD risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Another $15M for Spirosure's respiratory analysis device
Pleasanton, California-based Spirosure (previously known as Spirometrix) has raised $15 million in Series C-2 financing for its breath analysis device, according to a statement. The funding round was led by returning investor NGK Spark Plugs Co. Ltd. of Japan, as well as other unnamed investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Medical Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Get up-to-date on the latest treatment strategies for pulmonary arterial hypertension.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Faculty Position in Fungal Pathogenesis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Health Tip: Want to Stop Smoking?
Title: Health Tip: Want to Stop Smoking?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Best Ways to Quit Smoking, Cut Your Lung Cancer Risk
Title: Best Ways to Quit Smoking, Cut Your Lung Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia
Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Respiratory Virus Lurks as Wintertime Worry
SUNDAY, Jan. 7, 2018 -- A common respiratory virus that circulates in winter can pose a serious threat to children, an expert warns. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) " is the most important respiratory virus of infants and young children, " said Dr.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Home Physical Activity Coaching May Up Physical Activity in COPD
More patients in coaching group were persistently active than those receiving usual care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

For Hospitals, No Benefit for Early Adoption of Financial Incentives
Hospitals with early adoption do not have better process scores, lower mortality than late adopters (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathol Source Type: news

Spike in flu cases as fears grow over NHS winter pressure
GP consultations for flu-like symptoms rose in all UK countries in the final week of 2017, while hospital admissions for influenza soared to 'very high' levels, as signs grew that flu could put the NHS under growing pressure this winter. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Clean Air Act May Be Saving More Lives Than Thought
Title: Clean Air Act May Be Saving More Lives Than ThoughtCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Infections in Early Life and Development of Celiac Disease Infections in Early Life and Development of Celiac Disease
Might respiratory or gastrointestinal infections in early childhood contribute to the development of celiac disease?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Preventing and treating acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Acute chest syndrome (ACS), a potentially severe lung complication of sickle cell disease, increases a child's risk of respiratory failure, chronic lung disease, and prolonged hospitalization if not recognized early and treated effectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impaired Survival With LVEF < 60 Percent in Aortic Stenosis
Poorer outcomes seen for LVEF (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Bellerophon brings inhaled nitric oxide into Ph2 pulmonary hypertension trial
Bellerophon Therapeutics (NSDQ:BLPH) has enrolled the first patient in a Phase IIb study assessing its INOpulse device in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to interstitial lung disease. The company’s placebo-controlled study is slated to evaluate the safety and efficacy of pulsed, inhaled nitric oxide in patients with PH-ILD, including those with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Bellerophon reported. Get the full story at out sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bellerophon brings inhaled nitric oxide into Ph2 pulmonary hypertension trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Bellerophon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Cold or flu? Top 10 cold myths debunked
A survey released by Merck Manuals found that 88 percent of Americans are confident when it comes to treating cold symptoms, but many buy into age-old myths about the common cold that could affect their treatment. Misreading symptoms or failing to seek appropriate treatment can lead to serious health issues, with more than 200,000 people in the U.S. hospitalized each year for respiratory and heart conditions associated with seasonal influenza virus infections. Making the wrong decision also impacts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Reducing avoidable hospital based care: re-thinking out of hospital clinical pathways
This report is intended as a guide for all stakeholders to improve clinical pathways and develop models of care that are less dependent on acute hospitals. Its recommendations are relevant to both acute and long term condition pathways. The report provides a detailed guide to managing acute symptoms and acute conditions out of hospital where safe and appropriate to do so. It also provides detailed guidance on effective common city based pathways for three common long term conditions: heart failure, respiratory conditions and patients living with and beyond cancer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold or flu? Top 10 cold myths debunked
A survey released by Merck Manuals found that 88 percent of Americans are confident when it comes to treating cold symptoms, but many buy into age-old myths about the common cold that could affect their treatment. Misreading symptoms or failing to seek appropriate treatment can lead to serious health issues, with more than 200,000 people in the U.S. hospitalized each year for respiratory and heart conditions associated with seasonal influenza virus infections. Making the wrong decision also impacts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Cold or flu? Top 10 cold myths debunked
A survey released by Merck Manuals found that 88 percent of Americans are confident when it comes to treating cold symptoms, but many buy into age-old myths about the common cold that could affect their treatment. Misreading symptoms or failing to seek appropriate treatment can lead to serious health issues, with more than 200,000 people in the U.S. hospitalized each year for respiratory and heart conditions associated with seasonal influenza virus infections. Making the wrong decision also impacts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Invicta Medical raises $21m for sleep apnea device
Sleep apnea device developer Invicta Medical has raised approximately $21 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, founded in 2013, has not yet revealed the technology behind its development but claims that its solution to treating obstructive sleep apnea is non-invasive, customizable to meet patient needs and affordable, according to its website. The company has not yet officially stated how it plans to spend funds raised in the round. The round was joined by 6 anonymous investors, with the first sale in the round dated on December 20, 20...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory invictamedical Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea dev Invicta Medical raises $21m
Sleep apnea device developer Invicta Medical has raised approximately $21 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, founded in 2013, has not yet revealed the technology behind its development but claims that its solution to treating obstructive sleep apnea is non-invasive, customizable to meet patient needs and affordable, according to its website. The company has not yet officially stated how it plans to spend funds raised in the round. The round was joined by 6 anonymous investors, with the first sale in the round dated on December 20, 20...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory invictamedical Source Type: news

Silent Myocardial Infarction Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Silent and clinically manifested MI both correlated with future risk of heart failure in adjusted models (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Posaconazole Pharmacokinetics in Adults with Invasive Fungal Infections
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:39News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Invasive Aspergillosis in Heart Transplant Recipients
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:08News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Dead is dead: Drug for helping smokers quit found to increase risk of heart attack AND self-harm
(Natural News) Pfizer’s flagship smoking cessation drug varenicline, sold under the brand names Chantix in the United States and Champix in Canada and Europe, may do more harm than good as recent research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine showed that the medication was associated with an increased likelihood of suffering from cardiovascular conditions. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mycocon Pre-Conference Workshop
Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018Year: 2018Location: New Delhi, IndiaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Mycocon 2018
Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018Year: 2018Location: New Delhi, IndiaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Artificial lung dev Breethe raises $3m
Artificial lung developer Breethe raised approximately $3 million in an equity financing round, according to an SEC filing posted late last month. Funds raised during the round will cover the sales and issuance of Series Seed-4 preferred stock and the underlying common stock convertible from it, according to the filing. The Baltimore-based company is developing the Oxy-1 ambulatory artificial lung system which is designed for home use for patients who suffer from acute and chronic lung failure, according to its website. The system includes a portable pack, which contains the unit’s batteries, oxygen source and p...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory breethe Source Type: news

Pre - Op Accelerometry Can Assess Cardiopulmonary Fitness
Accelerometry variables correlate with cardiopulmonary exercise variables (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Fractional Exhaled NO Moderately Accurate to Diagnose Asthma
FeNO measurement performs better in diagnosing non - smokers, children, and steroid - naive patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

December 2017 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

How to Kick the Smoking Habit for Good
Title: How to Kick the Smoking Habit for GoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news