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New Antifungal SCY-078 Showing Promise after Phase 2 Trials
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pulmonology, Radiology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Circassia losses widen after failed clinical trials
Neil Woodford-backed drugmaker to focus on respiratory medication as it takes £75m charge (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA okays Glenmark's first-in-human study for respiratory drug
According to IMS sales data for the 12-month period ending February 2017, annual sales of XOLAIR 150 mg injection was approximately $1.7 billion in the US. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neutrophil - to - Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Mortality in CAP
NLR predicts 30 - day mortality for elderly adults admitted with community - acquired pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ATS-NIH Address Chemical InhalationDisasters
(MedPage Today) -- Report calls for sustained post-9/11 funding for research (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Malaria Doesn ’t Stop This Nurse in Uganda
April 24, 2017Victoria treats a lot of malaria cases. Today, she's both nurse and patient.As a young girl in primary school, Nangobi Victoria admired the smart uniforms the nurses in her community wore. She could see herself in one.  As she completed her secondary education, Victoria began to consider nursing as a career. She liked the idea of delivering health services, of helping people in her community get well. So she enrolled in nursing school. She started as an enrolled nurse and later upgraded her training to become a nursing officer.Now she ’s the assistant in-charge at Busowobi Health Centre III, which ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
Between 9 and 11 April 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Exciting Funding Opportunity at MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at The University of Aberdeen Early Career Research Fellowships – Closing date extended to 12 June 2017
We seek outstanding individuals to develop an early independent research career in medical mycology. Individuals in their final year of PhD or with up to three years postdoctoral research experience will be eligible to apply. Appointed individuals will need to develop a cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary scientific research project involving at least two MRC CMM principal investigators (PI). It is envisaged that these Fellowships will position successful applicants for independent funding applications in the future, such as MRC Career Development Awards. Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Implications of Prevalent Noncardiac Disease in the Cardiac ICU Implications of Prevalent Noncardiac Disease in the Cardiac ICU
"Your cardiac ICU is not your grandfather's'coronary care unit '" in prevalence of respiratory failure, sepsis, and other serious conditions that worsen outcomes but aren't a focus of cardiologist training.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antifungal peptides: a potential new class of antifungals for treating vulvovaginal candidiasis caused by fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans.
Vulvovaginal candidiasis/candidosis is a common fungal infection afflicting approximately 75% of women globally caused primarily by the yeast Candida albicans. Fluconazole is widely regarded as the antifungal drug of choice since its introduction in 1990 due to its high oral bioavailability, convenient dosing regimen and favourable safety profile. However, its widespread use has led to the emergence of fluconazole-resistant C. albicans, posing a universal clinical concern. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The New Antifungal Toolkit 2017: The Pharmacopeia and Beyond
Welcome to This Interactive, Web-Based MSG Education& Research Consortium Activity The New Antifungal Toolkit 2017: The Pharmacopeia and BeyondCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

ISHAM Fungal Respiratory Infections in Cystic Fibrosis
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017Year: 2017Location: Osuna, Seville, Spain. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
Title: Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at SchoolCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D may be your best defense against respiratory infections, new science finds
(Natural News) Vitamin D intake may help keep common colds and flu at bay, British researchers found. Various studies have previously established that vitamin D may help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, and the recent analysis further emphasizes the vitamin’s role in boosting the immune system. To test this, researchers at the Queen Mary University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Dakota Medical Center Tests New Helipad
FARGO -- A blue AirMed helicopter ambulance, its rotors thumping and stirring a small windstorm, touched down in a symbolic first flight to christen the helipad at the new Sanford Medical Center. The flight, which originated minutes earlier at Sanford's downtown medical center on Friday, is part of a multitude of preparations being made to open the new $494 million medical center July 25. The helipad at the new medical center will provide ready access to deliver patients to the emergency department or cardiac catheter lab, for instance, in cases where minutes can make the difference. "Literally, as soon as patients ar...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Olsen, Forum News Service, The Bismarck Tribune Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

North Dakota Medical Center Tests New Helipad
FARGO -- A blue AirMed helicopter ambulance, its rotors thumping and stirring a small windstorm, touched down in a symbolic first flight to christen the helipad at the new Sanford Medical Center. The flight, which originated minutes earlier at Sanford's downtown medical center on Friday, is part of a multitude of preparations being made to open the new $494 million medical center July 25. The helipad at the new medical center will provide ready access to deliver patients to the emergency department or cardiac catheter lab, for instance, in cases where minutes can make the difference. "Literally, as soon as patients ar...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Olsen, Forum News Service, The Bismarck Tribune Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

LIFE Newsletter April 2017
Welcome to LIFE's (Leading International Fungal Education) April newsletter. Pleasefollow this link.Leading feature: The World Health Organisation places itraconazole, voriconazole and natamycin on the Essential Medicines listOther featured news items include:• Prevalence, clinical and economic burden of mucormycosis admissions in USAUpdates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

UK Contribution to Fight Fungal Diseases Overseas Increased
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Vertical Integration Linked to Reduction in Readmissions
Reduction in readmissions in four of six hospitals, with positive effect for limited number of conditions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Don't Use Tramadol and Codeine in Kids Under 12, FDA Warns Don't Use Tramadol and Codeine in Kids Under 12, FDA Warns
The two opioids pose the risk for potentially fatal respiratory depression in young children. The FDA also is restricting their use in older children.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Don ’ t Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA
Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Teva launches AirDuo RespiClick, generic inhaled asthma therapies
Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) said today that it launched the AirDuo RespiClick inhalation therapy and its authorized generic in the U.S. for asthma patients who are uncontrolled on an inhaled corticosteroid. AirDuo RespiClick and the generic are fixed-dose combination therapies contained fluticasone propionate and salmeterol – the same active ingredients as Advair. The therapies are delivered using Teva’s breath-activated RespiClick inhaler. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva launches AirDuo RespiClick, generic inhaled asthma therapies appeared first on Mas...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Risk Up for Some Populations
American - Indians account for 18 percent of case - patients, have higher case - fatality rates than whites (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Teleflex launches connected asthma management device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX ) today launched its AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter, a device designed to help patients with asthma track their lung performance. The Wayne, Penn.-based company’s device integrates with the AsthmaMD smartphone app, which digitally logs peak flow meter readings, symptoms and medications. The app also helps patients share the collected data with their physicians using the cloud-based MyAsthmaMD Physician Portal. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teleflex launches connected asthma management device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teleflex Source Type: news

What do practice nurses need to know about asthma in pregnancy?
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancyYou must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Baby Care Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Asthma in pregnancy
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancyYou must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Baby Care Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Early Career Research Fellowships at MRC Centre for Medical Mycology
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Molecular Mechanisms of Fungal Pathogen-Host Interactions
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017Year: 2017Location: Innsbruck, Austria (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

International Fungal Biology Conference 2017
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017Year: 2017Location: South Korea (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases Physician (Antimicrobial Stewardship)/Clinical Microbiologist
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Menopause linked to accelerated decline in lung function
Menopause is associated with accelerated decline in lung function, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical: Managing asthma in children
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?You must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Children ' s health Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Managing asthma in children
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?You must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Children ' s health Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
Title: Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't ImproveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
Title: 4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty AirCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Chagas Disease Presents Public Health Challenge in the U.S.
Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Single hs - cTnT Measure, Non - Ischemic ECG Can Rule Out AMI
Single hs - cTnT below level of detection plus ECG can rule out acute myocardial infarction in ER (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Menopause Linked to Accelerated Decline in Lung Function
Transitional and post - menopausal women have increased decline in mean FVC and FEV1 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

LVAD Can Restore Full Cardiac Function in Heart Failure Patients
38 percent of study participants had heart function equivalent to that of a healthy man of the same age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Hidden Dangers: Damp in the Home
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Bronchitis Quiz
Title: Bronchitis QuizCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 2/20/2013 12:31:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2017 6:53:16 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pre - Op Training Program Improves Outcomes
Program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Tanzania: Alert to Parents On Childhood Tuberculosis
[Citizen] Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in children is more difficult than in adults. This is because children cannot produce sputum - a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract, typically as a result of infection, especially those under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 -- The widely used antibiotic azithromycin doesn't increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, a new study finds. Azithromycin (Zithromax) is often used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire
Nearly a year after a wildfire devastated Fort McMurray, many firefighters who worked to save the city are facing lingering health problems, according to preliminary findings of new research. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Circassia gives up on allergy after house dust mite study fails
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Circassia Pharmaceuticals is throwing in the towel on allergy investment after a second high-profile clinical trial flop, focusing instead on building a broader respiratory business. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. Navy Bans E-Cigarettes
Title: U.S. Navy Bans E-CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news