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Medical News Today: Restrictive lung disease: Types, causes, and treatment
Restrictive lung disease prevents the lungs from expanding fully. Learn about different types, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include complications of aortic valve surgery, effectiveness of nasal flu vaccination (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

CPAP Doesn ’ t Alter Renal Function in Coexisting OSA, CVD
Continuous positive airway pressure does not alter renal function, occurrence of renal adverse events (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients
FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- Singing? To benefit people with Parkinson's disease? It just may help, a researcher says. " We're not trying to make them better singers, but to help them strengthen the muscles that control swallowing and respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nurse-led screening in GP practices boosts early lung cancer and COPD detection
A nurse-led screening programme in Liverpool is preventing around two cases of lung cancer a month across a dozen practices and driving up early detection of COPD, researchers have found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Personal Physiological Monitoring Systems
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 01/2017 This two-page technical note provides information about personal physiological monitoring systems (PPMS), which allow for continuous, non-invasive monitoring of emergency responders'biometrics or vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and body temperature. Field usage of PPMS may prevent or reduce line-of-duty injuries and deaths, especially those caused by cardiovascular events. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How AI Robots Hunt New Drugs For Crippling Nerve Disease
ALS attacks and kills nerve cells controlling muscles, leading to weakness, paralysis and, ultimately, respiratory failure. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How AI Robots Hunt New Drugs For Crippling Nerve Disease
ALS attacks and kills nerve cells controlling muscles, leading to weakness, paralysis and, ultimately, respiratory failure. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rapid Molecular Panels: What Is in the Best Interest of the Patient? A Review of Patient Outcome Studies for Multiplex Panels Used in Bloodstream, Respiratory, and Neurological Infections
In the clinical microbiology laboratory, the focus when choosing new tests is often on performance, turnaround time, and labor needs. This review examines available rapid, multiplexed tests from a different perspective: that of the patient. It considers whether published evidence supports the notion that use of rapid, on-demand tests (as opposed to batched testing) leads to better patient outcomes and whether broad, syndrome-based, multiplexed panels translate into better patient care than narrower monoplex or duplex assays. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kaede V. Sullivan Source Type: news

Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?
Title: Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Microbiota-activated PPAR-{gamma} signaling inhibits dysbiotic Enterobacteriaceae expansion
Perturbation of the gut-associated microbial community may underlie many human illnesses, but the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis are poorly understood. We found that the depletion of butyrate-producing microbes by antibiotic treatment reduced epithelial signaling through the intracellular butyrate sensor peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor (PPAR-). Nitrate levels increased in the colonic lumen because epithelial expression of Nos2, the gene encoding inducible nitric oxide synthase, was elevated in the absence of PPAR- signaling. Microbiota-induced PPAR- signaling also limits the luminal bioavailability o...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Byndloss, M. X., Olsan, E. E., Rivera-Chavez, F., Tiffany, C. R., Cevallos, S. A., Lokken, K. L., Torres, T. P., Byndloss, A. J., Faber, F., Gao, Y., Litvak, Y., Lopez, C. A., Xu, G., Napoli, E., Giulivi, C., Tsolis, R. M., Revzin, A., Lebrilla, C. B., Ba Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Live Attenuated Flu Vaccine Not Effective for Children in 2015 - 16
Overall, influenza vaccine was 48 percent effective against any influenza illness for 2015 to 2016 season (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ResApp blames data collection problems for failure of Smartcough-C trial
Brisbane, Australia-based digital health company ResApp has been talking up its Smartcough-C study — a multisite, double-blind study of the company’s smartphone-based respiratory analysis software — for a number of months. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

With Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure, Comorbidities Common With Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure, Comorbidities Common
Patients admitted to the ICU with hypercapnic respiratory failure have multiple comorbid diseases. Make the diagnosis before admission, says Dr Holley.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Sleep - Disordered Breathing Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction
Hypoxemia and sleepiness associated with cognitive deficits, with strongest effect in APOE - ε 4 carriers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Antibiotic ineffective at preventing lung complication after stem cell transplant: Study
An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients' risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Top U.S. Hospitals; Deadly Pot; Take #1 Train to Cerebellum
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
Title: Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

urokinase
Title: urokinaseCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Probiotics in Infancy Do Not Reduce Incidence of Eczema
Probiotics in first six months of life do not reduce incidence of eczema at age 2, asthma at age 5 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Azithromycin Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 -- An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients'risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired. French researchers explored the potential of administering the antibiotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

bitolterol mesylate, Tornalate
Title: bitolterol mesylate, TornalateCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Interstitial Pneumonitis (Interstitial Lung Disease)
Title: Interstitial Pneumonitis (Interstitial Lung Disease)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/10/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis)
Title: Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma in children
Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of paediatric asthma, how to get the medication right and lifestyle modifications. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - August 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 8 Care of Children and Young People Source Type: news

U.S. News ranks a Colorado hospital tops in the nation for respiratory care
National Jewish Health recaptured its rank as the top respiratory hospital in the United States, in the new U.S. News& World Report list of the country ’s top hospitals, which was released Monday night. University of Colorado Hospital rose into the top 15 overall institutions nationally and two other Denver-area hospitals jumped into the rankings for specialty care programs, the report also shows. NJH — which is ranked together with its acade mic affiliate, University of Colorado Hospital, held… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

One step closer in explaining MS relapse during upper respiratory infection
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) For most of us, the flu is just the flu. We suffer through it for several days, and eventually bounce back. But for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases, the flu can trigger a cascade of immune responses that result in a full-blown relapse of the disease. In a recent study, Illinois researchers shed light on what may be happening in the brains of MS patients during upper respiratory infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance Provided for Preventing Practice Billing Errors
Practices should have a compliance plan and policy and someone responsible for enforcing it (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology Source Type: news

Previous Asthma Exacerbations Predict Future Events in Mild, Moderate Disease
Study authors propose a new asthma patient “phenotype” in which a previous severe event is the sole predictor of another one. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Lipid Levels Linked to Inflammation in Atopic Asthma
Results of a recent study into the role of lipids in atopic asthma could help identify new targets for therapy. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Kaleo launches program to get Auvi-Q allergy auto-injector into schools
Kaleo said today that it launched a new program to offer its epinephrine auto-injector, Auvi-Q, free-of-charge to all public elementary schools in the U.S. The program is slated to give up to four Auvi-Q cartons per school each academic year. Each carton has two auto-injectors and a training device. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Kaleo launches program to get Auvi-Q allergy auto-injector into schools appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Kaleo Inc Source Type: news

Occupational Exposures Linked to Interstitial Lung Disease
Job exposure matrix score increase in vapors, gas, dust, fumes exposure ups high attenuation areas (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Epidemiology of Acute Otitis Media Changed From 2006 - 2016
Change in proportion of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis causing AOM (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Teva wins FDA nod for Qvar RediHaler device
Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) said today that the FDA approved its Qvar RediHaler breath-actuated inhaler for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients ages 4 and older. The device, which is not indicated for acute bronchospasm, is slated to become commercially available during the first quarter of 2018. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva wins FDA nod for Qvar RediHaler device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physiological response to firefighting activities of various work cycles using extended duration and prototype SCBA - Kesler RM, Ensari I, Klarenc RE, Motl RW, Hsiao-Wecksler ET, Rosengren KS, Fernhall B, Smith DL, Horn GP.
Firefighters'self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs) protect the respiratory system during firefightingbut increases the physiological burden. Extended duration SCBA (>30min) have increased air supply, increasing the duration of firefighting work cycles... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Pulmatrix beats Q2 EPS by a penny
Shares in Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) fell last week even though the biopharmaceutical company beat expectations on Wall Street with its second quarter results. The Lexington, Mass.-based company posted a net loss of -$5.6 million with no revenue for the 3 months ended June 30, for bottom-line growth of 39% compared with the same period last year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pulmatrix beats Q2 EPS by a penny appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations MassDevice Earnings Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Pulmatrix Inc. Source Type: news

Scientists find new way to attack antibiotic-resistant lung infections
Canadian scientists have discovered a possible way to break through the defences of some antibiotic-resistant respiratory infections. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, Vancenase, Beconase
Title: beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, Vancenase, BeconaseCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over - the - Counter Meds
Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Neurology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Diabetes, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Cardiac arrest secondary to lightning strike: case report and review of the literature - Rotariu EL, Manole MD.
Lightning strike injuries, although less common than electrical injuries, have a higher morbidity rate because of critical alterations of the circulatory system, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Most lightning-related deaths occur immediatel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fluticasone Furoate Slows Loss of Lung Function in COPD
Alone or in combination, reduces rate of FEV1 decline in those with moderate COPD and high risk of CVD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Researchers develop stem cell therapy to fight inflammatory lung conditions
Credit: NC State / UNC Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and North Carolina State University showed that they could harvest and multiply lung stem cells in volumes sufficient for human therapy.  In a second study, the team used their cell therapy to treat a model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The scientists reported that they are in talks with the FDA to prepare for an initial clinical trial with IPF pat Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers develop stem cell therapy to fight inflammatory lung conditions appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Research & Development Respiratory Stem Cells Source Type: news

General Care of the Pregnant Patient in the ICU General Care of the Pregnant Patient in the ICU
Caring for pregnant women admitted to the ICU requires special considerations. Find out what clinicians need to know.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cell aging in lung epithelial cells
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Pulmonary fibrosis can possibly be attributed to a kind of cellular aging process, which is called senescence. This has been shown by researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen, partner in the German Center for Lung Research. As they report in the European Respiratory Journal, they have already successfully counteracted this mechanism in the cell culture with the help of drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Change in Conversion Definition May Improve TB Detection
Increase from IFN γ0.7 IU/mL would improve identification of those at risk of tuberculosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

BD shares fall on Q3 sales miss
Shares in Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) have fallen today after the medical device maker narrowly topped earnings per share expectations but missed sales consensus on Wall Street with its 3rd quarter results. The Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company posted losses of $165 million, or 75¢ per share, on sales of $3 billion for the 3 months ended June 30, for negative bottom-line growth of 142.3% while sales shrunk 5.1% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were $2.46, just ahead of the $2.44 consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see s...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat bectondickinson Source Type: news

New dust sources from a shrinking Salton Sea have negative ecological and health impacts
(University of California - Riverside) Scientists at the University of California, Riverside investigating the composition of particulate matter and its sources at the Salton Sea have found that this shrinking lake in Southern California is exposing large areas of dry lakebed, called playa, that are acting as new dust sources with the potential to impact human health. Dust emissions from playas increase airborne PM mass, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Downregulation of miR - 126 Augments DNA Damage Response
Reduced miR - 126 levels in lungs from mice exposed to cigarette smoke, smokers'lung epithelial cells (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

High-dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents High-dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents
Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccination, high-dose influenza vaccination reduces the number of U.S. nursing home residents who require respiratory-related hospital admissions, according to results from a cluster-randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news