ATS 2018: Cutting-Edge Research and Hot Topics in Pulmonary Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- New research on role of mitochondrial dysfunction among meeting highlights (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

With World's Worst Air, Kanpur Struggles to Track Pollution With World's Worst Air, Kanpur Struggles to Track Pollution
In the world's most polluted city, Kanpur in northern India, the biggest hospital is so overcrowded with patients with respiratory ailments that they are often bedded in the ophthalmology ward.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Auris Health, Ethicon ’ s NeuWave ink robot-assisted bronchoscope ablation dev deal
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics, said today it inked a cooperative development and commercialization deal with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) division Ethicon’s NeuWave Medical subsidiary looking to develop systems for the robotically-assisted bronchoscopic ablation of lung lesions. Through the agreement, both companies will help develop an integrated system for robotic control, navigation and application of bronchoscope-delivered microwave ablation. The bronchoscope in development will be equipped with a small camera and accessory channel to allow tools to enter the lungs through the...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Ethicon johnsonandjohnson NeuWave Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Randomised controlled trial tests azithromycin efficacy for asthma exacerbation
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:05News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

MIMS Respiratory and Allergy Learning workshops 2018 - new Liverpool date announced
A free full-day MIMS workshop in Liverpool has just been announced for GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals, looking at the latest guidance in respiratory and allergy primary care management. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: MIMS Source Type: news

Millions Try E-Cigarettes, But Many Stop
Title: Millions Try E-Cigarettes, But Many StopCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

The Human Respiratory Microbiome: Implications and Impact The Human Respiratory Microbiome: Implications and Impact
A better understanding of the respiratory microbiome and its impact on lung diseases could have important therapeutic implications.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems
(University of Waterloo) A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.The study, which involved researchers from Waterloo's Faculties of Applied Health Sciences and Engineering, found that the data from wearable sensors and artificial intelligence that assesses changes in aerobic responses could one day predict whether a person is experiencing the onset of a respiratory or cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers Discover Deadly New Pig Virus That Could Spread to Humans
(KDKA/CBS Local) – Researchers say they have identified a new pig virus that could be a threat to humans. The virus was found to easily make its way into laboratory-cultured cells of humans and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about potential outbreaks in people. Researchers at The Ohio State University and Utrecht University in the Netherlands collaborated to better understand the new virus identified as porcine deltacoronavirus. Their study appears online in the journal PNAS. Scientists say the virus was first discovered in pigs in China in 2012. It was first detected in the United States in 201...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV talkers Source Type: news

13 Ways Being a Night Owl Could Hurt Your Health
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Asthma Triggers
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Asthma TriggersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - May 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Report: Next Pandemic Will Likely Be Respiratory-Based Virus
(MedPage Today) -- Experts argue that increased surveillance on a clinical and public health level is critical (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's Drug Fasenra Flops in COPD Trial AstraZeneca's Drug Fasenra Flops in COPD Trial
AstraZeneca's said its first respiratory biologic medicine Fasenra (benralizumab) failed to meet its target in a clinical trial treating patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Ansun BioPharma secures $85 million in Series A Financing
SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ansun BioPharma, Inc., a leading biotechnology company focused on the development of novel broad spectrum anti-viral biologic therapeutics to combat severe viral respiratory tract infect... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital, Personnel Ansun BioPharma, DAS181, parainfluenza (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspergillus Website Privacy Policy
Confidentiality/PrivacyThe Aspergillus Website collects some personal information (e.g. name,  email address) when users register and this information is stored in a secure database. NOTE: This is an insecure way of sending information so be careful to use non-sensitive details that cannot be misused.Post date: 14 May 2018 - 11:48am (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Even the briefest exposure to air pollution can trigger an acute respiratory infection in young children
(Natural News) Even the shortest exposure to air pollution can cause an acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI ) in young children, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. A team of researchers from Intermountain Healthcare, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah primarily aimed to determine if there... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Initiative Cuts Overuse of Tests, Treatments for Bronchiolitis
Reductions in ordering of chest radiographs, respiratory viral testing, bronchodilators (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Japanese cataract patient has respiratory failure from his eye drops
Doctors in Yamanashi - 79 miles (127km) west of the capital Tokyo - believe it is the first recorded case of a such a reaction. They fear he was allergic to levofloxacin - one of the most widely used drops. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's drug Fasenra flops in COPD trial
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's said its first respiratory biologic medicine Fasenra failed to meet its target in a clinical trial treating patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novel Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Route Identified
THS exposure route ID'd from partitioning of surface volatile organic compounds into aerosol phase (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

UCLA-led research finds vaccines against anthrax, plague and tularemia are effective in mice
Anthrax, plague and tularemia are three potent agents terrorists would be likely to use in an attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each is highly and quickly lethal to humans. But there are no licensed vaccines for tularemia and plague, and although there is an anthrax vaccine, it requires a burdensome immunization schedule and has severe side effects.Now, a UCLA-led group of researchers may have found a solution that, if found to be safe and effective in humans, could protect people from all three bacteria. The team used molecular engineering to develop vaccines against each that use a comm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Diarrhea and Acute Respiratory Infection, Oral Cholera Vaccination Coverage, and Care-Seeking Behaviors of Rohingya Refugees — Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October–November 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

'Smoke-Free' Rooms Still Loaded With Smoke Residues, Study Finds
Title: 'Smoke-Free' Rooms Still Loaded With Smoke Residues, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

The Kilauea Eruption Has People Worried About Volcanic Smog. Here ’s How Dangerous ‘Vog’ Really Is
Thinking of Hawaii typically brings to mind pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear seas. In contrast to these picturesque scenes, however, is the Kilauea Volcano, situated on the state’s Big Island, which saw a major explosion this week and has some reports warning of a volcanic smog (or “vog”). Since it started continuously erupting in 1983, Kilauea has each day pumped out at least 300 metric tons of sulfur dioxide gas, a pollutant also produced by power plants and industrial manufacturing operations. Over the course of a year, Kilauea’s sulfur dioxide production is equivalent to somewhere b...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environmental Health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Use Decreases Voriconazole Concentration
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:17News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Postdoctoral position available at washington university in saint louis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Respiratory Management in Patients With Severe Brain Injury Respiratory Management in Patients With Severe Brain Injury
What are the best ways to approach the respiratory management of brain injury patients in the ICU?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Online Western Blot training
Link: Lambda UContent-type: links (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Philips Expands its Sleep & Respiratory Care Portfolio with the Acquisition of NightBalance
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a digital health scale-up company based in the Netherlands, that has developed an innovative, easy to use device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Chemical synapses without synaptic vesicles: Purinergic neurotransmission through a CALHM1 channel-mitochondrial signaling complex
Conventional chemical synapses in the nervous system involve a presynaptic accumulation of neurotransmitter-containing vesicles, which fuse with the plasma membrane to release neurotransmitters that activate postsynaptic receptors. In taste buds, type II receptor cells do not have conventional synaptic features but nonetheless show regulated release of their afferent neurotransmitter, ATP, through a large-pore, voltage-gated channel, CALHM1. Immunohistochemistry revealed that CALHM1 was localized to points of contact between the receptor cells and sensory nerve fibers. Ultrastructural and super-resolution light microscopy ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Romanov, R. A., Lasher, R. S., High, B., Savidge, L. E., Lawson, A., Rogachevskaja, O. A., Zhao, H., Rogachevsky, V. V., Bystrova, M. F., Churbanov, G. D., Adameyko, I., Harkany, T., Yang, R., Kidd, G. J., Marambaud, P., Kinnamon, J. C., Kolesnikov, S. S. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

If Kids Exposed to Pot, Tobacco Smoke, ER Visits Rise
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Halogen inhalation-induced lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome - Zhou T, Song WF, Shang Y, Yao SL, Matalon S.
OBJECTIVE: Exposure to halogens, such as chlorine or bromine, results in environmental and occupational hazard to the lung and other organs. Chlorine is highly toxic by inhalation, leading to dyspnea, hypoxemia, airway obstruction, pneumonitis, pulmonary e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The New Health Care: It ’ s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana ’ s Risks
You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Marijuana Drug Abuse and Traffic Law and Legislation Smoking and Tobacco Mental Health and Disorders Respiratory System Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent E coli Infection
-- Escherichia coli(E. coli) is a bacterium that's found in the environment, foods and intestines of people and animals. Many strains are harmless, but some can make you very sick, causing diarrhea, urinary tract infection, respiratory illness and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking and Death; Vessels for CABG: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the best blood vessel for cardiac bypass grafts, rates of autism, five healthy lifestyle factors and their impact on mortality, and managing COPD (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Correlation between secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke exposure and children ED visits
The objective of this study was to determine association between SHMS exposure and rates of emergency department visitation, and rates of tobacco sensitive conditions (asthma, otitis media and viral respiratory infections). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids
Findings among children for both incident asthma and ongoing asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten home remedies for wheezing
Wheezing can be caused by respiratory problems, such as asthma, allergies, and colds. A person can stop or manage wheezing at home without an inhaler by using different natural remedies and medications. In this article, learn more about the causes of wheezing in adults and babies, and home treatments for wheezing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

CDC: Draft-National Occupational Research Agenda for Respiratory Health; Extension of Comment Period
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending the comment period to July 13, 2018 for responses to thedraft agenda of the National Occupational Research Agenda for Respiratory Health. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Report: FDA plans reorganized “ super office ” for device regulation
The FDA is planning a new “super office” for its Center for Devices and Radiological Health department and the soon-to-be created Office of Product Evolution and Quality, according to a Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society report. The new office will aim to support a new dynamic and overcome existing separations of functionality within the FDA to create “more organic connections and information sharing,” CDRH head Jeffrey Shuren said, according to the report. The change comes as the federal watchdog looks to shift its monitoring to taking into account the total product lifecycle of medical devic...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Source Type: news

Inspire Medical prices up-sized $108m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems yesterday up-sized its initial public offering to $108 million, or some $124 million if the underwriters option is exercised in full. Maple Grove, Minn.-based Inspire, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007, makes devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The company had said it planned to issue 5 million shares at $14 to $16 apiece, which would have fetched $75 million at the midpoint. But in a regulatory filing yesterday, Inspire said it sold 6.75 million shares at $16 apiece and put an underwriters option on the table that’s worth another $16.2 million. Ins...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Respiratory Wall Street Beat Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Even brief particle pollution spikes tied to respiratory infections
(Reuters Health) - People may be more likely to develop acute lower respiratory infections after even brief increases in air pollution, and babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lung Disease
Title: Health Tip: Recognizing Lung DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court Says
Title: Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Management Goals in Stroke Care
Blood pressure management goals in stroke care You arrive at a small rural emergency healthcare facility to transport a 72-year-old female who presents to the ED with the worst headache of her life. She’s to be transported to a tertiary center with neurosurgical services. Upon further questioning you determine her headache was sudden onset with maximum intensity. When reviewing her history and medications, you note that she’s currently on Coumadin (warfarin) with an international normalized ratio (INR) of 3.5, with the following vital signs noted on the monitor upon entering the room: blood pressure of 209/75 m...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ken Davis, BA, EMT-P, FP-C Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Gene Signatures Show Why Boys are Predisposed to Asthma
New study highlights why males are more prone to respiratory disorders than females, especially during early life.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

World Asthma Day: Itraconazole is Effective Against Acute-Stage ABPA
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:55News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

World Asthma Day: UK Asthma Deaths Rise 20%
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:35News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news