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Omalizumab Protects Against Early, Late Allergic Responses
Significant reduction in early allergic reaction after 4 weeks, with decrease in FEV1, exhaled nitric oxide (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

What Happens to Patients After They Leave the ICU What Happens to Patients After They Leave the ICU
Dr Holley reviews a new study that tracked outcomes at 6 and 12 months post ICU admission for acute respiratory distress syndrome.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

SLEEP: Prolonged Delayed Eating Linked to Weight Gain
Compared with daytime eating, delayed eating also linked to increases in respiratory quotient (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Research Fellowships
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Studentship within the department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester.
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Penicillenols (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2)
Metabolites (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Health System Sees Success With E - Visits Via Patient Portal
Portal offers access to physicians without an office visit for certain common symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, An Source Type: news

APSS: Weekend Sleep Changes Adversely Affect Health Outcomes
For every hour of shifted sleep, an associated 11.1 percent increase in risk of diagnosed heart disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

InCarda touts inhaled flecainide as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation therapy
InCarda Therapeutics touted top-line data today from a Phase I study of its InRhythm inhaled flecainide as a treatment of symptomatic acute episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. InRhythm delivers flecainide via inhalation to get the drug to the heart through the lungs. Flecainide is already approved as an oral anti-arrhythmic drug for patients with PAF. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post InCarda touts inhaled flecainide as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory incardatherapeutics Source Type: news

Lifespan Up With Adoption of Four Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors
Increased survival times for men, women adopting four healthy behaviors versus none or one behavior (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Inpatient Progress Note Content Often Cut and Pasted
About half of the content is pasted from elsewhere by medical students, residents, hospitalists (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Abnormal Chest Radiograph in Active Uveitis Often Sarcoidosis
Fifteen percent of patients with active uveitis of unknown origin have abnormal chest radiographs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: Legionella Present in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing
Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Novavax touts nanoparticle RSV vaccine in women of child-bearing age
Novavax Inc. (NSDQ:NVAX) touted data today from the second Phase II trial of its RSV F nanoparticle vaccine candidate in women of child-bearing age. The research was published in the journal Vaccine. Novavax’s nanomedicine vaccine is being developed to protect infants from the respiratory syncytial virus. The Gaithersburg, Md.-based company presented top-line data from the Phase II trial in April 2014. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novavax touts nanoparticle RSV vaccine in women of child-bearing age appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pediatrics Wall Street Beat Women's Health Novavax Inc. Source Type: news

Unmet Need: Keeping Patients with SSc-Associated PAH Alive (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Median survival only 4 years, worse with monotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

First Balkan Conference on Medical Mycology and Mycotoxicology - Balkan Fungus 2018
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017Year: 2018Location: Timisoara (Romania) (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Perioperative Ventilation in Obese Versus Non-obese Patients Perioperative Ventilation in Obese Versus Non-obese Patients
This study used a novel respiratory volume monitor to better understand differences in metabolic demand in obese patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sometimes It Is Just a Cigar, But the Nicotine?
Nicotine amounts aren't constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Joyce Frieden Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

ASCO: Novel Meds Show Promise in Advanced NSCLC
Results presented from two phase III trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

This wearable patch detects sleep apnea
Results of a definitive clinical trial show that a new, disposable diagnostic patch effectively detects obstructive sleep apnea across all severity levels. [Image from Somnarus, Inc.]A disposable diagnostic patch can detect all types of sleep apnea, according to new clinical trial results. The results showed that the SomnaPatch device had a clinical agreement between the patch and standard polysomnography of 87.4%, with 95% confidence interval of 81.4% to 91.9%, according to its maker Somnarus. SomnaPatch weighs less than 1 ounce and is a diagnostic patch that sticks to the skin. It records nasal pressure, blood oxygen sat...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics MedTech sleep apnea Somnarus Source Type: news

Genomic Testing Helps Cancer Patients -- When Results are Used
(MedPage Today) -- Also, liquid biopsy can ID drug-responsive tumors (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CDC director: Too many Legionnaires cases in health care settings
Over forty years ago, a group of American Legionnaires returning from a convention in Philadelphia were sickened with a mystery respiratory disease. Sadly, some died, and many others were hospitalized. This sudden illness prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch the agency's largest outbreak investigation to date, sending more than twenty disease detectives into the field to try to find the source and activating hundreds at headquarters to evaluate specimens in order to find the source of the severe pneumonia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positive Clinical Effects Seen for Placebos Without Deception
Findings based on five studies involving patients with IBS, depression, allergic rhinitis, back pain, ADHD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Taking NOACs for A - Fib May Not Be Getting Right Dose
Study of newer medications finds 16 percent receive too much or too little (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Three Saudi hospitals report MERS outbreaks since April, WHO says
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three Saudi hospitals have reported outbreaks of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since April 21, with 12 people catching the potentially deadly disease from infected patients who later died, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar
Between 21 April and 29 May 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 25 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including six fatal cases. On 16 May 2017, the IHR NFP of the United Arab Emirates reported two (2) additional case of MERS-CoV. On 23 May 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar reported one additional case of MERS-CoV. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

GCCMID Abstracts deadline
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017Year: 2017Location: Bahrain (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Inhaled Parkinson ’ s treatment improves motor function in Phase III
Shares in Acorda Therapeutics (NSDQ:ACOR) jumped this morning after the company reported that its inhaled Parkinson’s drug significantly improved motor function in a Phase III trial. The investigational drug is being studied as a therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease experiencing “off” periods, or a re-emergence of symptoms. The Phase III Span-Pd trial enrolled 339 patients with Parkinson’s disease and found that 84 milligrams of CVT-301 improved motor function compared to placebo, measured at 30 minutes post-dose after 12 weeks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Deli...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Neurological Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Acorda Therapeutics Source Type: news

Grass Pollen SLIT Slows Course of Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma
Tx associated with slower AR progression, less frequent asthma onset, slower asthma progression (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bartlett company 'alights' to South Korea to help MERS epidemic
In 2015, Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, was hit with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic. Meanwhile, Dylan Daniels, senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s Memphis office, was in Memphis meeting with service disabled veteran business owner Clayton Poff in an attempt to get more veteran-owned business owners expor ting. Poff owns Energy Cost Reducers LLC, which handles federal contracting for Lumalier,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michelle Corbet Source Type: news

Bartlett company 'alights' to South Korea to help MERS epidemic
In 2015, Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, was hit with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic. Meanwhile, Dylan Daniels, senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s Memphis office, was in Memphis meeting with service disabled veteran business owner Clayton Poff in an attempt to get more veteran-owned business owners expor ting. Poff owns Energy Cost Reducers LLC, which handles federal contracting for Lumalier,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michelle Corbet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bronchitis: Is it contagious?
There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic. While both involve a wet, persistent cough, their causes can be different. When are they contagious? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

U.S. Emergency Departments Commonly Overcharging Patients
Minorities and uninsured are the most affected, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Short - Term Benefits for Immunothx in Allergic Asthma
Reductions seen in short - term symptom scores and medication scores, with evidence of publication bias (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

How Our Environment Can Induce Allergies Even Before We're Born
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ways to Pay for Low-Priority Drug Trials
The last decade has seen many pharmaceutical companies successfully expand their research and development operations, resulting in robust pipelines of promising new therapies in the early stages. However, with thecost of the clinical trial process for a drug today as high as $115m, drug makers must deal with the reality that they do not have the resources to develop every asset in their overflowing pipelines in a timely manner.Without the capital to invest, many promising but lower-priority therapies are sitting on a shelf, potentially losing companies billions each year in lost revenues. Delayed clinical trials result in ...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben van der Schaaf Source Type: news

Medication Adherence Up With Refill Synchronization Model
Improvement in medication - taking behavior; cost savings over one year for HTN, DM, hyperlipidemia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Excess Weight Increases Costs Across Health Care Settings
Percentage increases in costs associated with obesity were highest for medications, higher for women (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

MicroRNA Biomarker Signature Identified for Allergic Asthma
Biomarker signature with seven miRNAs identified in training cohort of 20 asthma patients, nine controls (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

'All Scientific Hands On Deck' To End The Opioid Crisis
By Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA) and Francis Collins (Director, NIH) In 2015, 2 million people had a prescription opioid use disorder and 591,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder; prescription drug misuse alone cost the nation $78.5 billion in health care, law enforcement, and lost productivity. But while the scope of the crisis is staggering, it is not hopeless. We understand opioid addiction better than many other drug use disorders; there are effective strategies that can be implemented right now to save lives and to prevent and treat opioid addiction. At the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA las...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute alcohol intoxication in an eight weeks old infant - Frenkel Rutenberg T, Benacun M.
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol intoxication in infants is a life-threatening condition which requires early diagnosis and treatment. It may lead to multi-system injury, including mental deterioration, respiratory depression, cardiac arrhythmia, metabolic disorders ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Progressive Dyspnea
Medic 15 is called to a residential address for an 81-year-old female with shortness of breath. You and your partner arrive on scene at a single-story house. The patient is with her daughter, and both are able to provide you with a history-recurrent breast cancer, currently on chemotherapy and congestive heart failure. The patient notes she's developed worsening shortness of breath over the past 2-3 days. She denies having chest pain, upper back pain, cough, upper respiratory symptoms, fevers, chills or lower extremity swelling. You place the patient on the monitor and find her to be in sinus tachycardia with a pulse of 12...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elizabeth K. Powell, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

May 2017 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy not associated with neonatal problems at 2-4 weeks
(Northwestern University) Babies exposed to an antidepressant or a mood disorder during fetal life did not have any more signs of irritability, difficulty feeding, sleep disturbances and respiratory problems two to four weeks after birth than babies who were not exposed. Instead, the major factor associated with newborn problems was preterm birth, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Case 3: Respiratory Distress and Tachycardia in a Preterm Neonate
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - June 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: McCrary, A. W., Page, L. C., Tatum, G. H., Greenberg, R. G., Wechsler, S. B., Balikcioglu, P. G. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 31, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. J&J’s DePuy Synthes touts 4-year Attune knee revision data Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes today touted 4-year data from a large registry study showing that its Attune knee implant had a lower revision ...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Modified Vancomycin May Help Fight Bacterial Resistance
New form of vancomycin attacks bacteria in three ways, helping curb threat of microbial resistance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medtronic launches opioid-induced respiratory depression study
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it’s starting a large study on the effect of pulse oximetry and capnography in opioid-induced respiratory depression, using its Capnostream device. The 1,650-patient Prodigy study aims to create a tool to score the risk of OIRD in patients being treated with opioids for pain, using Capnostream’s continuous pulse oximetry and capnography monitoring over 48 hours. The study is slated for a final data collection for the primary outcome in February 2018 and an estimated completion date a month later, according to ClinicalTrials.gov. Get the full story at our siste...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Covidien Medtronic Oridion Systems Ltd. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?
What are the causes and types of bronchitis, and what might be the symptoms of bronchitis? What home remedies are recommended to ease bronchitis? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news