Solid fuel cooking linked to higher respiratory death rate
Research makes a 'compelling case to speed up universal access to affordable clean energy' Related items fromOnMedica Climate change poses major threat to health More action needed to treat TB Texting can improve flu jab uptake Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Globally, losing the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Residents report making time for family, pursuing interests, and squeezing in important trips (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Florence ’ s Lingering Threat: Mold
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold
Title: Florence's Lingering Threat: MoldCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis
In this article, the diagnosis, treatment, and impact of nontuberculous mycobacteria infection among patients with cystic fibrosis is discussed.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

More than half of countries are not on track to meet global targets for chronic diseases
(The Lancet) Peer-reviewed / Modelling and review.Cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes were responsible for 12.5 million deaths among people aged 30-70 years worldwide in 2016.Warning as more than half of all countries are not on track to achieve a UN target to reduce by a third the rate of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2030. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Young children exposed to indoor air pollution or cigarette smoke found to have increased risk of respiratory sickness
(Natural News) There are two things in the air that people know to be harmful: air pollution and tobacco smoke. While the particular dangers that each bring are well-documented, the same can’t be said on how both affect expectant mothers and their newborn. These risks were the focus of a study made by the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CSA Medical touts QoL improvements in RejuvenAir chronic bronchitis study
CSA Medical today released early results from a feasibility study exploring the use of its RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray system in treating patients with chronic bronchitis, touting improvements in quality of life for patients treated with the system. Results from the trial were presented at the 2018 European Respiratory Society Congress in Paris, the Boston-based company said. “We are encouraged by these positive safety and feasibility results and we’re moving forward with plans to initiate a worldwide pivotal study of RejuvenAir in chronic bronchitis in 2019. We look forward to advancing this novel therap...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe
Title: Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients BreatheCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among Teens
Title: FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among TeensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Natural salt can help heal you from chronic illness – and modern research is validating this
(Natural News) Salt is not just a condiment or an ingredient used in cooking – it can also help you recover from chronic illness, including cancer. This is done through halotherapy, which uses naturally occurring salt caverns for healing respiratory conditions, as well as skin ailments. It is also used to energize the mind and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 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

Many Middle, High Schoolers Report E - Cigarette Cannabis Use
Use is higher among males, current users of e - cigarettes or other tobacco products (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
Guidance focuses on Americans posted in overseas settings with high ambient levels of air pollution (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non - compliant with requirements (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 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

How a tiny portable hand held device can help patients with chronic breathlessness 
A study of 111 patients with breathlessness, published in the European Respiratory Journal last year, found 82 per cent perceived some benefit when using a fan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a tiny portable hand held device can help patients with chronic breathlessness  
A study of 111 patients with breathlessness, published in the European Respiratory Journal last year, found 82 per cent perceived some benefit when using a fan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No increased risk of lung infections among infants using popular anti-reflux medicines
(University of Otago) New University of Otago research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other international studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Finding Lung Cancer Outside the Airways Just Got Easier
Diagnosing solitary lung tumors located outside of a patient's main airways has long been a challenge, but evidence is building around a technology designed to improve access to such tumors. According to data unveiled this week at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris, Broncus Medical's Archimedes virtual bronchoscopy navigation system helped to more than double the diagnostic yield for nodules with negative bronchus sign or an airway leading to the nodule. The six-year-old, San Jose, CA-based company said the Archimedes System is the only system of its kind offering real-...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Neurologic events, new requirement for dialysis, respiratory complications yield updated estimates (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Vygon leads French investors in funding Canadian startup OxyNov
Single-use medical device maker Vygon said today that it has acquired a 20% stake in OxyNov, a Canadian startup specializing in oxygen therapy and respiratory assistance medical devices. The financial terms of the transaction, in which Desjardins-Innovatech and other private investors in Quebec also participated, were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, OxyNov (Quebec) launched FreeO2, a medical device CE marked in May 2017. FreeO2 automatically and continuously adjusts the flow of oxygen delivered to the patient based on a clinician-defined target for oxygen saturation and patient needs. The French group decided to invest in ...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Add-On Sildenafil Disappoints in IPF With Impaired Gas Exchange
(MedPage Today) -- Trial likely'underpowered'to show benefit, says investigator (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Gala Presents Positive Results from First-In-Human Clinical Trial of RheOx(TM) in Chronic Bronchitis at the European Respiratory Society
Favorable safety profile RheOx treatment resulted in clinical improvement as measured by Quality of Life scores, with treatment effect maintained at 12-month follow-up Improvement in airway biopsies and imaging MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 17, 2018 -... Biopharmaceuticals Gala Therapeutics, RheOx, chronic bronchitis, Bronchial Rheoplasty (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine publishes first Phase III trial for PT010 triple combination therapy in moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
AstraZeneca today announced publication of results from the KRONOS Phase III trial which evaluated the efficacy and safety of triple combination therapy PT010 (budesonide/ glycopyrronium/formoterol fumarate) versus dual combination therapies Bevespi Aerosphere (glycopyrronium/formoterol fumarate), Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide/formoterol fumarate) and PT009 (budesonide/formoterol fumarate) in patients with (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways
Title: Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both WaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Anesthesia drugs: Muscle relaxants increase risk of respiratory complications
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study supported by the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has confirmed the association between use of muscle relaxants and respiratory complications and assessed the chances of the current avoidance strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New guideline recommends weight loss strategies for sleep apnea patients
(American Thoracic Society) A new guideline focused on the role of weight management in treating adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been published online by the American Thoracic Society in the Sept. 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Real-world study reports effects of Spiolto Respimat
Large European real-world study reports effects of Spiolto ® Respimat® for people living with COPD in daily clinical practice1OTIVACTO study reported improvements in both physical functioning and general condition in people living with COPD receiving Spiolto ®(tiotropium/olodaterol) Respimat® therapy14 out of 5 patients reported high satisfaction with their Respimat ® inhaler and tiotropium/olodaterol treatment overall1Data presented at European Respiratory Society International Congress 20181 (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 16, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers
(European Lung Foundation) Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quick and easy test for viral infections reduces hospital admissions and antibiotic use
(European Lung Foundation) A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new research presented to the European Respiratory Society International Congress. The test, which takes just 50 minutes to obtain results, could save hospitals around € 2,500 per patient not admitted to hospital, would help to relieve winter pressures on available beds, and may help to reduce the development of antibiotic resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta
(European Lung Foundation) Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

INPULSIS-ON shows ofev slows progression of IPF
New study results provide evidence that Ofev ® (nintedanib) slows progression of IPF beyond four years with consistent safetyINPULSIS ®-ON study indicates safety and efficacy of Ofev®(nintedanib) are maintained over the long term and consistent with prior findings from INPULSIS® trials1Results from INPULSIS ®-ON, the open-label extension from the two INPULSIS® Phase III trials, published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine1  (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations
(European Lung Foundation) People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research presented today (Sunday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. The research also suggests that when this group of children grow up, they are less likely to work in certain non-manual occupations such as police officer, clerk or foreman. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
(La Trobe University) New research has found children born during high pollen months may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways
The researchers analyzed data on more than 8,600  people from 12  countries included in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey.  None of the participants was obese when the survey began. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision - Making
Docs should provide risks of both having treatment and not having treatment to minimize loss aversion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 14, 2018 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

Small Reduction in Lung Function With Tx De - Escalation in COPD
No difference in exacerbations with indacaterol/glycopyrronium for non - frequently exacerbating COPD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is delayed with testosterone replacement therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy is linked to delayed progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to research published in Chronic Respiratory Disease. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bacteria passed on in the womb is linked to premature birth and breathing difficulties
(European Lung Foundation) Babies born very prematurely are more likely to harbor Ureaplasma bacteria, according to new research to be presented on Sunday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Testosterone replacement therapy may slow the progression of COPD
(SAGE) GALVESTON, Texas -- Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that testosterone replacement therapy may slow disease progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The paper is currently available in Chronic Respiratory Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study concludes that air pollution is bad for birds as well – evidence points to decreased lung function among avians
(Natural News) Most people understand, for the most part, that long-term exposure to air pollution can be detrimental to their health. However, a study in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences reported that birds are also at risk, with some developing severe conditions such as anthracosis (a chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling too much... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No $$ for Vaccines; Yellow Fever in the Other Congo; Intranasal Flu Vax Promising
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Six - Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Method showed unfavorable traits related to match between supply, demand, access at outpatient clinic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2018 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

FDA clears Masimo ’ s Rainbow acoustic monitors for infants, neonates
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won FDA clearance for its RAS-45 acoustic respiration sensor as part of its Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring system, cleared for use with infants and neonatal patients. With the clearance, the Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring system is now cleared for use with patients of all sizes, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Previously, the system was only cleared for use with adult and pediatric patietns weighing greater than 10 kg, Masimo added. The Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring system is designed to noninvasively and continuously measure respiration rates using an adhesive sensor with an integrated...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 -- Many frequently touched surfaces at airports are contaminated with respiratory virus pathogens, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in BMC Infectious Diseases. Niina Ikonen, from the National Institute for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low-cost monitor uses AI to diagnose heart problems
(University of Cambridge) A Cambridge start-up has developed a low-cost next-generation wearable heart and cardiovascular function monitor which uses AI to diagnose heart rhythm and respiratory problems in real time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news