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Fungal Cell Walls Disrupted by Two Naturally Occurring Compounds
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:25News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant
Title: Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Consumer Health: It's almost flu season - get your flu shot early
Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza? Influenza is a respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, particularly in young children, older adults and people with certain medical conditions. Flu shots are the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications, but it takes up to two weeks to build immunity after receiving [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medicare Paid $ 1.5 Billion to Replace Faulty Heart Devices
Reasons for replacement included recalls, premature failures, medically necessary upgrades, infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some
Conclusion This review gathers the available trial evidence to address the specific question of whether giving people with asthma vitamin D supplements could have an effect on how many asthma exacerbations they have. The review has many strengths. It only included double-blind trials, where participants and assessors didn't know if people were taking vitamin D or a placebo. Researchers also made careful attempts to gather all relevant data and information on confounding factors, and all but one trial had a low risk of bias. But there are some limitations to bear in mind: With the relatively small number of trials and par...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Cepheid Expands Respiratory Disease Portfolio with Xpert Xpress Strep A
Accurate and Reliable Group A Strep Detection in as soon as 18 minutes(1) SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cepheid announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FD... Diagnostics, FDA Cepheid, Xpert Xpress Strep A, Streptococcus pyogenes (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The 10 best asthma blogs
We have put together the best blogs for asthma that educate, inspire, and support individuals with asthma, as well as their friends and families. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Improving Fungal Disease Management Worldwide
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:35News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Drugs in Clinical Development for Fungal Infections (review includes CD101)
Despite increasing rates of invasive fungal infections being reported globally, only a single antifungal drug has been approved during the last decade. Resistance, toxicity, drug interactions and restricted routes of administration remain unresolved issues. This review focuses on new antifungal compounds which are currently in various clinical phases of development. We discuss two azoles with a tetrazole moiety that allows selective activity against the fungal CYP: VT-1161 for Candida infections and VT-1129 for cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

H & T Presspart to Showcase Respiratory Drug Delivery Devices at CPhi Worldwide
H&T Presspart will be exhibiting at this year's CPhi Worldwide exhibition in Frankfurt. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novamycin: ECCMID poster
New antifungal: click on link below (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Novamycin: short talk from Dr Deborah O'Neill at Boulder Peptide Society
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Novamycin (NP339)
Novamycin ® (NP339) is a novel antifungal peptide developed forfront-line treatment of medically unmet, yeast and mould infections, particularly those caused by Aspergillus spp. and Candida spp. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

ER Risk Score Predicts 30 - Day Mortality in Acute Heart Failure
Risk score based on 13 independent risk factors has excellent discrimination and calibration (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Commercialization of Generics Impacts Adverse Event Rates
Adverse events up for generic users of losartan, valsartan, candesartan in month of commercialization (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

LAMA Plus LABA Tied to Fewer Exacerbations in Stable COPD
Also might result in greater improvement in FEV1 than LABA plus corticosteroids (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks
Asthma sufferers could halve their risk of suffering a severe attack requiring hospitalisation simply by taking a vitamin D supplement, according to a study inThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements may reduce asthma severity
A review of randomized controlled studies suggests that vitamin D supplementation, when combined with standard medication, may reduce asthma severity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Editor's highlight: pulmonary vascular thrombosis in rats exposed to inhaled sulfur mustard - McGraw MD, Osborne CM, Mastej EJ, Di Paola JA, Anderson DR, Holmes WW, Paradiso DC, Garlick RB, Hendry-Hofer TB, Rancourt RC, Smith RW, Burns C, Roe GB, Rioux JS, White CW, Veress LA.
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent. When inhaled, SM causes significant injury to the respiratory tract. Although the mechanism involved in acute airway injury after SM inhalation has been well described previously, the mechanism of SM's contr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Changes in relative fit of human heat stress indices to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal hospitalizations across five Australian urban populations - Goldie J, Alexander L, Lewis SC, Sherwood SC, Bambrick H.
Various human heat stress indices have been developed to relate atmospheric measures of extreme heat to human health impacts, but the usefulness of different indices across various health impacts and in different populations is poorly understood. This pape... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Analysis of the impact of harmful factors in the workplace on functioning of the respiratory system of firefighters - Witt M, Goniewicz M, Paw łowski W, Goniewicz K, Biczysko W.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Firefighters are considered a healthy and fit group of individuals, well-prepared for taking action in disaster situations. While working, they suffer from exposure to certain toxic agents, especially combustion products generat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Arthur Janov, psychologist behind 'primal scream' therapy, dies aged 93
Janov achieved celebrity with the idea that repressed childhood trauma leads to mood disorders, addiction and even epilepsyArthur Janov, a psychotherapist whose “primal therapy” had celebrities screaming to release their childhood traumas and spawned a bestselling book in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.Janov died on 1 October at his Malibu home from respiratory arrest following a stroke, said his wife, France Janov.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Psychology US news Science World news Source Type: news

Health Experts Zero in on Camels to Fight Deadly MERS Virus Health Experts Zero in on Camels to Fight Deadly MERS Virus
The fight against the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has killed at least 722 people over the past five years, is honing in on its target: camels.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

MI Incidence Down With CT Angiography in Suspected CAD
But no reduction in mortality, cardiac hospitalizations for CCTA versus functional stress testing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Immune Cells Trigger Spore Suicide, Stopping Fungal Infection
Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:20News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

GPs left with larger stocks of unused flu vaccine following 2016/17 season
Over two fifths of practices were left with unused stocks of flu vaccine at the end of the 2016/17 season, with more than half of these saying they were left with bigger surplus stocks than the previous year, according to a poll of GP partners. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Switch From Smoking to Vaping Could Save Over 6 Million U.S. Lives
Title: Switch From Smoking to Vaping Could Save Over 6 Million U.S. LivesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (409)
This week’s articles describe a stem cell–based therapy for chronic kidney disease and targets for treating diabetic nerve pain and acute respiratory distress in critically ill patients. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
A new study ’s lead author notes, however, that lack of significant effect may have been secondary to important study limitations. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Later Asthma
Lower respiratory infections in children seem to predispose to poor adult lung function, but causation and directionality have yet to be determined. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Skipping Breakfast Tied to Increased Odds of Atherosclerosis
Odds of noncoronary, generalized atherosclerosis up independent of traditional, dietary CV risk factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tdap Given in Pregnancy Protects Infants From Pertussis
Multivariable vaccine effectiveness estimate 77.7 percent for Tdap administered during third trimester (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
Montelukast for 8 weeks appeared to reduce daily symptoms scores and number of puffs of albuterol relative to placebo, but the results did not reach statistical significance. But....there are caveats. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Later Asthma
Lung function in childhood is most likely related to lung function in adulthood, a new study suggests. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Health experts zero in on camels to fight deadly MERS virus
GENEVA (Reuters) - The fight against the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has killed at least 722 people over the past five years, is honing in on its target: camels. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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

Medical News Today: Head cold: Symptoms and home remedies
A head cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is usually a mild illness, but it can have a significant impact on everyday activities. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Embezzlement Widespread in Medical Practices
Red flags include employee being secretive about their work, working late, not wanting to share tasks (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

End - Stage Renal Disease Patients ’ Readmission Rate High
And a small proportion of patients account for a large number of readmissions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pioglitazone Improves Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
Both whole - body and myocardial insulin sensitivity improved in type 2 diabetes patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: More Than a Mosquito Bite
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 52-year-old man who had returned from an end-of-summer camping trip in Vermont two weeks earlier went to the doctor complaining of a severe headache in the front of his head and a widespread rash of blanching macules. The illness had started a few days earlier with just a mild fever, myalgias, and some loss of appetite. Despite feeling terrible, he joked that his trip was fun, but he's pretty sure the mosquito is the unofficial bird of Vermont. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Plague – Madagascar
On 23 August 2017, a 31-year-old male from Tamatave, visiting Ankazobe District in central highlands, developed malaria-like symptoms. On 27 August, he developed respiratory symptoms during his journey in a shared public taxi from Ankazobe District to Tamatave (via Antananarivo). His condition worsened and he died. His body was prepared for a funeral at the nearest hospital, Moramanga District Hospital, without safety procedures. Additionally, 31 people who came into contact with this case either through direct contact with the primary case or had other epidemiological links, became ill, and four cases of them died. (Sourc...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, COPD, Lung Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 -- The number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates. From 1980 through 2014, more than 4.6 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
Title: Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have SoaredCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Flooding - a perfect storm for mould-related disease?
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 01:00News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms - to - Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three - quarters of cases in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news