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13th Annual Fungal Update
Date: Monday, July 24, 2017Year: 2018Location: The Great Hall, St Bartholomew's Hospital West Smithfield London EC1A 7BE (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Consultant - Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Niti Aayog's healthcare PPP needs clarity: Hospitals
Niti Aayog ’s proposal pushes for PPPs focussed on cancers, heart conditions and respiratory tract diseases in non-metros. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Patients Receive Rx for Smoking Cessation Meds After MI
Ninety - seven percent of smoking patients with MI received counseling, but few have SCM use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pollutant Exposure May Lead to Multi - Generational Asthma Risk
Elevated susceptibility to allergic asthma persists into F2, and with lesser magnitude, into F3 mice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma During Pregnancy: Exacerbations, Management, Outcomes Asthma During Pregnancy: Exacerbations, Management, Outcomes
Find out the best ways to manage pregnant women with asthma -- to optimize outcomes for both mother and baby.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Dose Flu Vax Linked to Less Hospitalization Among Elderly (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower rates of hospitalization for respiratory illness vs standard doses (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

More Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA
Insurer approval rates rose from ~ 85 percent before Affordable Care Act to ~ 95 percent after (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

NCI - Designated Care Often Excluded in Narrow Health Plans
Oncologists affiliated with NCI - Designated or NCCN Cancer Centers more likely excluded in narrow plans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Catalent, Rutgers partner to study pediatric drug formulation and delivery
The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute said today that it inked a deal to work with the dept. of pharmacy practice at Rutgers University in an effort to identify and address the challenges linked to pediatric drug formulation and delivery. The collaboration plans to focus on the development and administration of medicines to children by identifying conditions that have a high need for kid-friendly formulations. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Catalent, Rutgers partner to study pediatric drug formulation and delivery appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Catalent rutgersuniversity Source Type: news

ASCO Addresses Cancer Drug Pricing
New drugs routinely cost more than $ 100K per year; prices on many existing treatments continue to rise (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Heart Failure Risk Rises As Weight Increases
But losing some weight might help decrease the damage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

California Wildfire Destroys 45 Structures
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The fire on Thursday was threatening about 1,500 homes and other buildings, after already destroying 45 structures. It's not clear what type of buildings burned. The flames are near Highway 49, a historical route winding through Sierra Nevada foothills dotted with little towns that drew gold miners to California in the 1800s. More than 3,000...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Smith, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

California Wildfire Destroys 45 Structures
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The fire on Thursday was threatening about 1,500 homes and other buildings, after already destroying 45 structures. It's not clear what type of buildings burned. The flames are near Highway 49, a historical route winding through Sierra Nevada foothills dotted with little towns that drew gold miners to California in the 1800s. More than 3,000...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott Smith, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Masimo wins CE Mark for RPVi
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its RPVi, a multi-wavelength version of the currently available Pleth Variability Index designed to provide enhanced specificity to changes in fluid volume compared to PVi. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that the RPVi is a noninvasive, continuous measurement designed to show dynamic changes in perfusion index that occur during respiratory cycles, which can reflect physiologic factors including vascular tone, circulating blood volume and intrathoracic pressure excursions. “Masimo rainbow technology, first announced in 2005...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

Hemovent expands Series A
Hemovent said today it received an undisclosed amount of funding as part of an oversubscribed Series A expansion round. The funds came from all existing investors, the Aachen, Germany-based company said, as well as newly invested 1st Capital Partner. Hemovent said that the funding comes shortly after it completed the 1st series of in vivo trials of its artificial lung technology platform which it is developing for a range of indications including extracorporeal CO2 removal and extracorporeal life support. “The fact that all Hemovent investors participated in this new round, and that 1st Capital Partner is an exp...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Hemovent Source Type: news

Akorn shareholders approve merger deal with Fresenius Kabi
Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) shareholders voted yesterday to approve its $4.75 billion merger deal with German healthcare company Fresenius (ETR:FRE). Fresenius’ Kabi division announced in April that it inked a deal to acquire the generic drugmaker, bringing with it a portfolio of ophthalmic drugs, ear drops, nasal sprays, respiratory drugs and medical creams. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Akorn shareholders approve merger deal with Fresenius Kabi appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Akorn Fresenius Source Type: news

Mylan, Theravance ’ s inhaled COPD therapy proves safe in late-stage trial
Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) and Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NSDQ:TBPH) touted safety data yesterday from the late-stage trial of its once-daily inhaled bronchodilator, revefenacin, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If approved, revefenacin would be the first nebulized long-acting muscarinic antagonist on the market for COPD patients in the U.S. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Mylan, Theravance’s inhaled COPD therapy proves safe in late-stage trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Mylan Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Theravance Source Type: news

Global Aspergillosis Statistics
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

LIFE Worldwide Newsletter published
Welcome to LIFE's (Leading International Fungal Education) July newsletter. Please  follow this link.Leading feature: Randomised trial establishes amphotericin B as best therapy forTalaromyces marneffei in HIVOther featured news items include:Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D does not prevent colds in winter
Daily high-dose vitamin D during the winter months did not reduce the incidence of viral upper respiratory tract infections among children, according to a study published inJAMA.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Asthma Complexities
Title: Asthma ComplexitiesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/10/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

High-dose influenza vaccine leads to lower hospitalizations in nursing home residents
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high-dose flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season. The study found a 12.7 percent relative reduction in the incidence of hospitalization for respiratory illness and an 8.5 percent reduction of all-cause hospitalizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High - Dose Vitamin D No Help for Winter URIs in Children
High dose supplementation did not reduce overall wintertime upper respiratory tract infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

High Rates of Respiratory Problems Linked to Indoor Lifeguard Work High Rates of Respiratory Problems Linked to Indoor Lifeguard Work
Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This DRAFT guidance advises that acute sore throat (including pharyngitis and tonsillitis) is self-limiting and usually triggered by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Complications are rare, and withholding antibiotics is unlikely to lead to complications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D 'doesn't prevent colds and flu in kids'
Conclusion This study found giving a high dose of vitamin D to healthy children in the winter doesn't reduce their overall risk of upper airway infections compared with the standard recommended dose. This well-designed study used several measures to ensure the results were robust. For example, researchers: used randomisation to split the children into groups blinded parents as to which treatment the child was receiving to make sure this knowledge couldn't affect their perception of their child's health used laboratory tests to confirm that the child did have a viral infection There was a reduction in flu with high-...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

ISMA Early Bird Registration and Abstract Deadline
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017Year: 2017Location: Luxembourg (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

International Symposium on Molecular Allergology
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017Year: 2017Location: Luxembourg (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

No Benefit with High-Dose D for Kids' Respiratory Infections (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Number of wintertime infections higher with daily 2,000 IU (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - July 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

High Court Rules Against Interstate Medical Liability
Case involves doctor providing care to football player in Idaho, who then died after injury in Washington (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Source Type: news

No Advantage to Using High-Dose Vitamin D in Young Kids to Prevent Respiratory Illness (FREE)
By the Editors High-dose vitamin D supplements provide no advantage over standard doses in preventing viral upper respiratory tract infections in young children, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High rates of respiratory problems linked to indoor lifeguard work
(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn ’ t Harm Patients: Study
Obamacare guidelines may mean better follow - up after discharge, researchers suggest (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

NT - proBNP Improves Heart Failure Prediction in T2DM
Meaningful improvement in five - year risk - predictive performance with addition of NT - proBNP (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

High - Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids ’ Colds
Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

14th International Workshops on Opportunistic Protists
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017Year: 2017Location: Cincinnati, USA (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Kids' Colds in Winter High-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Kids' Colds in Winter
High-dose vitamin D supplementation during the winter months did not lower the incidence of viral upper respiratory tract infections in children aged 1 to 5 years, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fungal Disease expert urges Government to review house building regulations
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Create Your Own Quit-Smoking Plan
Title: Create Your Own Quit-Smoking PlanCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Risk of Heart, Respiratory Disease Up in 9/11 Survivors
Intense exposure on first day of disaster tied to substantially increased risk of future disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Maternal Uncontrolled Asthma Ups Risk of Asthma in Offspring
Association seen for early - onset persistent and transient asthma in children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Non-Invasive Ventilation Reduces Death from COPD Breathing Failure (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Also reduces need for intubation, Cochrane reviewers find (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Organizational Changes Encouraged for Safer Prescribing
Doctors describe swimming against tide of patient expectations, Rx culture, organizational constraints (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

COPD vs. Asthma (Differences and Similarities)
Title: COPD vs. Asthma (Differences and Similarities)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

COPD vs. Asthma (6 Differences and 6 Similarities)
Title: COPD vs. Asthma (6 Differences and 6 Similarities)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

9/11 survivors may be at increased risk of heart and lung disease years later
(BioMed Central) People who were exposed to the dust cloud or sustained physical injuries during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 may be at increased long-term risk of asthma, other respiratory diseases and heart attack, according to a study published in the open access journal Injury Epidemiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher Inpatient Spending Tied to Better Outcomes
While downstream spending at skilled nursing facilities found to be strong predictor of mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Long Working Hours May Increase Risk of Developing A - Fib
Could help explain previously observed increased risk of stroke among those working long hours (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Meds + Risk Factors Contribute to QTc Interval Lengthening
Combined with risk factors, QT prolonging meds tied to greater QTc lengthening than QTPM alone (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news