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Responsive Respiratory Adds New Store ‘N StayTM D/E Cardboard Cylinder Rack to Offering
St. Louis, Missouri – Responsive Respiratory Introduces Store ‘N Stay Cylinder Rack. The Store ‘N Stay rack is an economical alternative to a metal or plastic rack for the storage of cylinders in the patient’s home. The heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard rack features a simple set-up with a pop-open and lock into place design for ease of use and durability. RRI President Tom Bannon explains, “The new Store ‘N Stay rack was designed to meet the needs of our customers who are currently purchasing our corrugated Tote ‘N Go carriers and prefer the simplicity and affordability ...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Practical Approach to Non-invasive Ventilation in Acute HF Practical Approach to Non-invasive Ventilation in Acute HF
This primer reviews acute respiratory failure in acute heart failure syndromes and the use of non-invasive ventilation in these patients. When is it appropriate, and which modality is best?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tamoxifen and raloxifene slow down the progression of muscular dystrophy
(Elsevier) Steroids are currently the only available treatment to reduce the repetitive cycles of inflammation and disease progression associated with functional deterioration in patients with muscular dystrophy (MD). A study reported in The American Journal of Pathology showed that a new treatment approach using the selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) tamoxifen and raloxifene significantly improved cardiac, respiratory, and skeletal muscle functions and increased bone density in both male and female mice with the same gene defects as a subset of patients with MD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Binge Drinking in US Runs Up Public Health Tab Binge Drinking in US Runs Up Public Health Tab
A first-of-its-kind study looks at the big picture of US binge drinking by age, education, and other factors. Researchers also offer solutions to curb the individual and public health impact.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Virus risk on planes is lower than you might think, study says
Unless, that is, you ’re directly next to an infected person, or a steward is contagiousFlyers who live in fear of catching bugs on every flight, take heart: the risk of picking up respiratory infections while cruising at 35,000 feet may be slimmer than you think.Scientists used a computer model to crunch information on how people moved around aircraft on flights lasting three-and-a-half to five hours. They found that passengers sitting one row in front, or one row behind, a person with flu had an 80% risk of catching the bug.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Health Flu Flu pandemic Air transport World news Source Type: news

BD to divest stake in Vyaire Medical to Apax Partners in $435m deal
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said today it agreed to divest itself of its minority stake in respiratory solutions joint venture Vyaire Medical to joint manager Apax Partners in a deal worth $435 million. The sale will put Vyaire Medical, which Apax and BD formed in 2016 around BD’s ventilation, respiratory diagnostics, vital signs and AirLife businesses, under direct control by the Apax Funds. “Since the Apax Funds acquired a majority stake in Vyaire Medical in October 2016, strong progress has been made by the business. A new senior management team led by CEO Dave Mowry has established key functi...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Apax Partners bectondickinson Vyaire Medical Source Type: news

SIR: Better tactics needed to avert respiratory failure
Better strategies are needed for the prevention and management of respiratory...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: Holography platform boosts reader confidence for aneurysms SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option SIR: Prostate artery embolization effective long term SIR: MRI debunks venoplasty for treating MS SIR taps new president, bestows 3 gold medals (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fungal Infections in Transplant Recipients
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:04Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Controversies in Antifungal Management in SOT
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:02Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Pathogenesis of Ocular Fungal Infections
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:00Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Fungal Sensitisation in Children
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:58Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Biomarkers in Fungal Diagnosis: Diagnostic Interpretation
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:56Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Antifungal Use in Allergic Fungal Disease
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:53Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Need for Revised Criteria for ABPA and Indian Scenario
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:49Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Epidemiological evidence and possible mechanisms for the association between cigarette smoking and injuries (part 1) - Knapik JJ, Bedno SA.
Surveys indicated that 24% of military personnel are current cigarette smokers. Smoking is well known to increase the risk of cancers, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, reproductive problems, and other medical maladies, but one of the little known e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health Tip: Quit Smoking
Title: Health Tip: Quit SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New jab protects unborn babies from a potentially lethal virus
Hundreds of expectant mothers in Britain are currently testing the jab designed to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – an infection responsible for a sixth infant hospital admissions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hemodynamic Parameters Predict Outcome in PH - HFpEF
Tied to mortality, hospitalization in pulmonary hypertension in HF with preserved ejection fraction (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Reduced Cortical Thickness ID ’ d in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Female OSA patients had multiple regions of reduced cortical thickness in superior frontal lobe (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bellerophon Therapeutics misses EPS estimates in Q4
Shares in Bellerophon Therapeutics (NSDQ:BLPH) fell slightly today after the company missed earnings expectations on Wall Street with its fourth-quarter and full-year results. The Warren, N.J.-based company posted a net loss of -$24.2 million, or -44¢ per share, for the 3 months ended Dec. 31. The company’s bottom-line losses grew -227% compared with the same period last year. Analysts were expecting earnings per share of -24¢. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bellerophon Therapeutics misses EPS estimates in Q4 appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Bellerophon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Study: Wearable AI-powered biosensors show promise for HF detection
Wearable biosenors with artificial intelligence-based analytics can provide accurate early detection of impending rehospitalization similar to implanted devices, according to data from a new study backed by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The trial explored the ability of wearable sensors, developed by VitalConnect, supported by AI-driven analytics, developed by PhysIQ, to effectively predict heart failure events. Results from the trial were presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th annual scientific session and expo. A total of 100 subjects were enrolled across four US VA hospitals, with each provided...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring physiq Vital Connect Source Type: news

Teens Often Think E-Cigs, Hookah Pipes Harmless: CDC
Title: Teens Often Think E-Cigs, Hookah Pipes Harmless: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
Title: FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers
(University of Liverpool) Research from the University of Liverpool, published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, identifies a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles alert in Detroit, Newark and Memphis airports
People who visited airports in Detroit, Memphis and Newark may have been exposed to measles, a respiratory infection that can be deadly in children under the age of five and adults over the age of 20. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Harms Than Benefits for E - Cigarettes at Population Level
Estimated 168,000 never - smoking young people could become daily smokers after starting e - cigs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Exposure to Air Pollution Adds to CVD Risk for Blacks
Higher rate of incident CVD events, all - cause mortality in blacks partly due to PM2.5 exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Teens Using Tobacco Don ’ t Self - Identify As Users
Those in denial often single product users of roll - your - own, pipe, e - cigarette, cigar, or hookah tobacco (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Be Tied to Brain Dysfunction From Sepsis
Presence of bacteria is associated with higher neuroinflammatory markers in mice, humans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

The Future is Here: What ’s New and Exciting in Medical Materials
The medical device industry is at the peak of innovation, believes Asmita Khanolkar, manager, manufacturing engineering, CeQur. To meet the requirements of today’s complex devices, new materials are needed, she said. Key areas of research include advances in biomaterials, medical electronics, soft materials, and new raw materials for rapid prototyping and additive and subtractive manufacturing, she told MD+DI. Khanolkar will be exploring emerging materials in the upcoming BIOMEDevice Boston April 18 session, “What’s New & Exciting in Medical Materials.” She’ll look at 5- and 10-year t...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Materials Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Doing More Harm Than Good: Study
Title: E-Cigarettes Doing More Harm Than Good: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
Disease news outbreak for MERS_CoV in Oman. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs
Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

Hookah Smoking Carries a Poisoning Risk
Title: Hookah Smoking Carries a Poisoning RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cluster of Lung Disease Cases Found Among Dentists
Title: Cluster of Lung Disease Cases Found Among DentistsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Accuracy of fungal disease prevalence estimates from LIFE
Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:21News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean when your left lung hurts?
Pain ranging from mild to severe sometimes occurs around the left lung. Learn more about the condition and the many potential treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Rare and deadly respiratory infection that can cross species found in dog shelter in Wisconsin
(Natural News) Dog owners in Wisconsin are on their toes after a rare and deadly respiratory infection left two dogs in an animal shelter dead. The dogs that lived in Ozaukee, caught strep zoo, a fatal infection that in rare cases, can spread to humans. Strep zoo, or streptococcus zooepidemicus, is a bacterial infection which “is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An itch you can't scratch: Researchers find 'itch receptors' in the throats of mice
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have found previously known skin itch receptors in the airways that appear to contribute to bronchoconstriction and airway hypersensitivity, hallmarks of asthma and other respiratory disorders. The investigators' experiments in mice suggest that the receptors' activation directly aggravates airway constriction and--if the same process is active in people--may be a promising new target for the development of drug therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antigen study supports new approach to vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus
(University of California - Santa Cruz) Medical researchers have been trying to develop a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for more than 50 years, without success. New findings by researchers at UC Santa Cruz, however, point to a promising route for designing an effective vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Current Tobacco Smoke Exposure Doesn ’ t Obstruct Peds Airflow
However, prenatal smoking is associated with airflow obstruction among children with asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Severe Sleep Apnea During REM Sleep Tied to Acute CV Events
Findings among those with apnea during REM sleep and with preexisting cardiovascular disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Symptom Burden Highest 1 Month After Cancer Dx
(MedPage Today) -- Supportive care needed for moderate-to-severe symptoms, especially in oropharyngeal, respiratory cancers (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - March 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections
This review (32 eligible RCTs; individual participant data from 26 trials n=6,708) concludes that use of procalcitonin in this context results in lower risks of mortality, antibiotic consumption and risk for antibiotic-related side effects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ban Menthols to Help Some Smokers Quit
Title: Ban Menthols to Help Some Smokers QuitCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Emerging Concepts in Evidence-Based Asthma Management Emerging Concepts in Evidence-Based Asthma Management
Emerging concepts in the management of asthma may lead to new and improved strategies for the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the disease.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Adenovirus Type 4 Respiratory Infections Among Adults Adenovirus Type 4 Respiratory Infections Among Adults
Find out what there is to know about acute respiratory disease associated with human adenovirus type 4 among civilian adults.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Older Man with Cough and Shortness of Breath: A Surprising Diagnosis
Sometimes two things happen simultaneously. In this patient's case, the ECG offers clues to an event that happened to occur during an episode of bronchitis. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Myocardial Infarction Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news