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Using steroid inhalers for respiratory disease may kill you, study finds
(Natural News) The use of steroid inhalers increases the risk of hard-to-treat bacterial infection among older people, a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal suggested. While steroid inhalers are used to help manage the symptoms of asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers from the European Respiratory Society found that they also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

" Pregnancy test " for rapid low-tech detection of fungal pathogens
"Pregnancy test" for rapid low-tech detection of fungal pathogensTue, 09/26/2017 - 15:12News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 25, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. EY is upbeat about the medical device industry: Here’s why The medical device industry is growing, at a healthy and steady pace. This is according to EY’s Pulse of the Industry report, which was released today at Ad...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Keeping a patient ’s lungs clean & expanded after surgery: a Drug Delivery Business News podcast
Every year, more than 1 million patients in the U.S. find themselves suffering from respiratory complications following surgery, according to Hill-Rom. These complications come at a cost – to both the patient and the hospital. A respiratory problem can increase a patient’s time in the hospital by as much as 89%. More people die each year from pulmonary complications than from breast cancer, the Chicago-based company reported. To stop these complications from ever developing, Hill-Rom has developed the MetaNeb System, which combines secretion mobilization, lung expansion therapy and aerosol delivery. D...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Surgical Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Source Type: news

Environmental Triggers of COPD Symptoms Environmental Triggers of COPD Symptoms
Learn which common environmental exposures may trigger COPD exacerbations.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coughing at night: Ten ways to relieve a nighttime cough
Having a persistent cough that occurs at night can be irritating and prevent restful sleep. We look at ten ways to help relieve nighttime coughing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Pulse Ox + Auscultation Reliable for Congenital Heart Screening
The method significantly improves detection rate of major CHD in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing
Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Visit Intersurgical at European Symposium of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) Conference, Vienna
Intersurgical has announced it will be showing its full range of respiratory products at ESICM LIVES, the annual conference from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - September 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression
Title: Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?
Title: Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cognitive performance in transient global hypoxic brain injury due to moderate drowning - Nucci MP, Lukasova K, Vieira G, Sato JR, Amaro Junior E.
INTRODUCTION: Drowning is a serious and frequently neglected public health threat. Primary respiratory impairment after submersion often leads to brain dysfunction. Depending on the period of global hypoxia (respiratory failure), clinical aspects of neurol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Hidden Respiratory Dangers at Home
Household bleach may not lead to COPD, as recently reported in the lay press, but a number of respiratory dangers are present in many US homes. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan Ilowite, MD Tags: Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Montelukast Associated With Nightmares, Depression
Odds of depression, aggressive behavior, suicide ideation, nightmares, headaches all increased (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Chlorine & plus; Pee = Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers
CDC report finds unventilated air around pools can become toxic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Hidden Respiratory Dangers at Home
Household bleach may not lead to COPD, as recently reported in the lay press, but a number of respiratory dangers are present in many US homes. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan Ilowite, MD Tags: Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Could Pests, & nbsp; Dust Lower Kids ’ Odds for Asthma?
Inner - city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Research, Obstetrics, Allergy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Respiratory and Ocular Symptoms Among Employees of an Indoor Waterpark Resort — Ohio, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
On 23 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Type 2 Myocardial Infarction Definition Impacts Prognosis
Use of method that does not require coronary artery disease linked to lower mortality rate (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker
Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters. Hurricane Irma recently swept through the Caribbean and into Florida, only to be quickly followed by Hurricane Maria. “Climate change casts a long shadow over the development efforts of our country,” said Darren Henfield, the minster of foreign affairs of the Bahamas, during a UNGA meeting on Hurricane Irma. “The implications of rising sea levels and atmospheric temperatures signal dire consequences for low-lying...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized climate change climate change health climate change health effects climate change trump climate change united nations global health UNGA United Nations General Assembly what is climate what is climate change Source Type: news

Attempts to Prevent Tongue Swallowing Hinder Resuscitation
In 17 videos, initial intervention after athlete collapse was attempt to prevent tongue swallowing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Following regulatory win, GSK & Innoviva tout data for once-daily triple-med inhaler
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) notched a win this week after the FDA approved its once-daily, triple combination therapy for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last week, an EU agency recommended the inhaler’s approval. Now, the companies are touting results from a late-stage trial of Trelegy Ellipta, which is composed of an inhaled corticosteroid, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist and a long-acting beta agonist. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Following regulatory win, GSK & Innoviva tout data f...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Source Type: news

Indoor Air Quality Assessment training
Link: Webpage of seminarsContent-type: links (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

8th Advances Against Aspergillosis: scholarship application deadline
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017Year: 2018Location: Lisbon, PortugalContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

8th Advances Against Aspergillosis: abstract submissions deadline
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017Year: 2018Location: Lisbon, Portugal.Content-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

8th AAA: Abstract Submissions and Scholarship Applications now open
Scholarship Application Deadline: Sunday 15th October 2017Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday 5th November 2017**Scholarship Applicants must submit their abstracts by the scholarship deadline: 15th OctoberFull details can be found atwww.aaa2018.orgWednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:58Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Quiz
Title: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) QuizCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 10/8/2012 5:18:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:59:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
Title: Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eosinophilic asthma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Eosinophilic asthma is a type of severe asthma. It is caused by high levels of certain white blood cells. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations
COPD patients with impaired coordination between breathing and swallowing may be more likely to experience frequent exacerbations.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler raises the risk of hard-to-treat infections
(European Lung Foundation) Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or COPD are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kids' colds linked to asthma, lung problems later
Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Total of 0.21 Years Lost Due to Opioid - Related Poisoning Deaths
Drug - related poisoning deaths up from 2000 to 2015, with most of the increase due to opioid deaths (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Kids ’ Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
But research is too early to confirm a cause - and - effect link (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Half of Repeat Antibiotics in Australia Extend Initial Rx
More than one in five occur at least one month after the initial prescription (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

CPAP Telemonitoring Improves 90 - Day Adherence
However, remote automated education program alone did not significantly improve adherence (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Deaths, Cardiac Arrest Not Rare in Triathlon Participants
Incidence of death or cardiac arrest 1.74 per 100,000 participants; higher incidence in men, with age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 155,000 children in Europe.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coralberry extract could offer better asthma treatment
Recent research suggests that a substance extracted from the leaves of a common ornamental plant may provide an effective treatment for asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Fentanyl, carfentanil and the opioid crisis: where do we stand now?
3.5 out of 5 stars Controversies and carfentanil: We have much to learn about the present state of opioid poisoning. Cole JB, Nelson LS. Am J Emerg Med 2017 Aug 24 [Epub ahead of print] Reference I have argued — both in a post on this blog and a column in Emergency Medicine News — that the idea of a “heroin overdose” is a completely outdated concept that is never coming back. The fact is, when a patient comes in today with a history of shooting or snorting heroin, none of us have any firm idea about exactly what drug or drugs were involved. The chance that such a patient was exposed only to heroin i...
Source: The Poison Review - September 19, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical carfentanil fentanyl opiates opioids Source Type: news

FDA approves GSK ’ s 3-in-1 Trelega Ellipta inhaler
The FDA has approved the triple inhaler developed by GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the companies reported today. The Trelega Ellipta dry powder inhaler uses fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium and vilanterol to help adults with COPD manage the condition. It is the first once-daily product approved in the U.S. that combines three active molecules in a single inhaler for COPD patients. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA approves GSK’s 3-in-1 Trelega Ellipta inhaler appeared first on Mass...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Source Type: news

Management of allergic and chronic pulmonary aspergillosis: part 3
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline breathes easier as U.S. approves triple lung drug
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline's three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, a key new product for the group as it strives to keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sales of the older drug Advair. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smoking Quiz: How to Quit Smoking
Title: Smoking Quiz: How to Quit SmokingCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/30/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 3:46:32 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the Lungs
Title: HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the LungsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study Finds
Title: Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Postmarketing Adverse Events Low for CardioMEMS HF System
Of the 5,500 implants during the first three years after FDA approval, 155 reports described 177 events (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Inovio launches Phase I/IIa trial for MERS infection in South Korea
US-based immunotherapy firm Inovio Pharmaceuticals has launched a Phase I/IIa clinical trial of its vaccine candidate GLS-5300 to treat MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) infection in South Korea. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news