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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

WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor
Governments must step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions, according to a new WHO report released today. Limited national progress has been made in the fight against NCDs – primarily cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes – which are the world’s biggest killers, and claim the lives of 15 million people aged 30 to 70 years annually. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts 3-year Alair follow-up study results
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released 3-year follow-up cohort results from the post-FDA approved PAS2 clinical trial of its Alair system designed for bronchial thermoplasty to treat severe persistent asthma, touting reduced severe asthma attacks, hospitalizations and ER visits. Results from the trial were recently published in the European Respiratory Journal, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The PAS2 trial is an open-label study which enrolled patients at 27 North American centers, with 95% of the recruited patients considered severe asthmatics. Boston Scientific said that data from the cohort co...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Boston Scientific Source Type: news

A Novel Approach to Fighting Fungal Infection
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:12News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pneumonitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
Pneumonitis is a condition caused by inhaling certain substances, leading to an allergic reaction in the lungs. Learn about the symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

HealthSouth names CEO for new Shelby County hospital
HealthSouth has chosen a CEO to lead its new hospital in Shelby County. Robert Russell has been appointed CEO of the new HealthSouth inpatient rehabilitation center in Pelham, according to the Shelby County Reporter. Russell has a background as a respiratory therapist and leadership experience in the healthcare industry. The 34-bed healthcare facility is slated to o pen in Oak Mountain Commons Lane in Pelham in March 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick obituary
Pioneering physician who played a fundamental role in the development of modern respiratory medicineWhen Margaret Turner-Warwick, who has died aged 92, entered the field of respiratory medicine in the 1950s, it was a time of great change. Effective treatment fortuberculosis had recently been introduced, and the adverse effects of cigarette smoking on the lung were beginning to be appreciated.The focus of academic research had been limited to understanding and measuring lung function, but with her colleagues Jack Pepys andDeborah Doniach, Margaret expanded it to include the immunology of the lung, and particularly of the fi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Newman Taylor Tags: Medical research Science Health Society Health policy Public services policy Politics Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Respiratory Distress?
Title: What Are the Symptoms of Respiratory Distress?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical Use of Nintedanib in Patients With IPF Clinical Use of Nintedanib in Patients With IPF
What do we currently know about the efficacy and safety of nintedanib for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Hospital Quality Independently Impacts Readmission Rates
Readmission rates differ for patients with similar diagnoses admitted to best versus worst hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

‘ Science Spin ’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature
Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 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

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks
Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

GSK ’s triple-med COPD inhaler wins recommendation for approval in EU
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) said today that a European Medicines Agency panel recommended marketing authorization for the Trelegy Ellipta triple-combination inhaler for adults with COPD. The device uses fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium and vilanterol to help adults with COPD who are not adequately treated by a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2-agonist. It’s also the first once-daily single inhaler triple therapy to win a positive opinion by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Source Type: news

UMd. Biopark startup making artificial lung looks to raise $3.6 million
Breethe Inc.'s artificial lung technology is intended to improve quality of life for patients living with lung disease and respiratory failure, (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

NICE Publishes Innovation Briefing for Fungitell
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungal sinusitis: A collection
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Should I Get the Pneumonia Vaccine Every Year?
Title: Should I Get the Pneumonia Vaccine Every Year?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Will a Flu Shot Prevent Pleurisy?
Title: Will a Flu Shot Prevent Pleurisy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Assay Can ID M. tuberculosis Resistance Mutations
Assay detects mutations associated with resistance to isoniazid, fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Ablating Non - Pulmonary Vein Triggers Improves A - Fib Outcome
Success rate 81 percent for those with, 8 percent for those without non - pulmonary vein ablation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Swine Flu Tied to T1D Risk (EASD)
(MedPage Today) -- Authors suspect relationship with respiratory infections (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UMd. Biopark startup making artificial lung looks to raise $3.6 million
Breethe Inc.'s artificial lung technology is intended to improve quality of life for patients living with lung disease and respiratory failure, (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Israeli Team Assisting Florida Keys Residents Save Dozens on Tuesday, To Continue Rescue Operations in the Area For the Duration of Mission  
Jerusalem - On Tuesday, the Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah first response teams divided up into two groups with one headed to Key West, and the other headed to Naples. In Naples, the team walked into pandemonium. Houses were completely destroyed and people were without food, water and electricity. The team was warned by local officials that there were groups of looters who had no hesitation to shoot at first responders. Luckily, the group did not encounter any of these groups. They worked with community centers that were taking in displaced people who had stayed in the city during the hurricane but were f...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

Israeli Team Assisting Florida Keys Residents Save Dozens on Tuesday, To Continue Rescue Operations in the Area For the Duration of Mission  
Jerusalem - On Tuesday, the Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah first response teams divided up into two groups with one headed to Key West, and the other headed to Naples. In Naples, the team walked into pandemonium. Houses were completely destroyed and people were without food, water and electricity. The team was warned by local officials that there were groups of looters who had no hesitation to shoot at first responders. Luckily, the group did not encounter any of these groups. They worked with community centers that were taking in displaced people who had stayed in the city during the hurricane but were f...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

High-dose Influenza Vax Reduces Respiratory Illness in Nursing Home Residents
The quadrupled antigen in a high-dose influenza vaccine did reduce morbidity and mortality, but flaws in the recent study prompt questions. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

State blocks admissions at S. Fla. nursing home where 8 patients died
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration placed an immediate moratorium on admissions to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where eight patients died on Sept. 13 in Hurricane Irma's aftermath. Hollywood police officials said the second floor of the nursing home was extremely hot. Dr. Randy Katz, the medical director of Memorial Regional Hospital across the street, said the patients were suffering from respiratory distress, dehydration, and heat-related issues. A criminal investigation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

State blocks admissions at Hollywood nursing home where 8 patients died
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration placed an immediate moratorium on admissions to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where eight patients died Wednesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Hollywood police officials said the second floor of the nursing home was extremely hot. Dr. Randy Katz, the medical director of Memorial Regional Hospital across the street, said the patients were suffering from respiratory distress, dehydration, and heat-related issues. A criminal investigation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Outbreaks of whooping cough are on the rise in the US. Review the diagnosis, prevention, and optimal treatment of this potentially serious respiratory infection in this article.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinicians ‘failing to ask 75% of smokers’ about quitting
More than 25% of patients are not being asked by healthcare professionals if they smoke when they come into hospital in the UK, despite acute services having a higher concentration of people dependant on tobacco than the general population, a respiratory doctor has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clinician-targeted interventions to influence antibiotic prescribing behaviour for acute respiratory infections in primary care: an overview of systematic reviews
This Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to identify which types of intervention or intervention components are most effective at influencing antibiotic prescribing behaviour for acute respiratory infection (ARI) in primary care. Moderate-quality evidence suggested that the following interventions likely have an important effect on reducing antibiotic prescribing: C-reactive protein point-of-care testing in general practice to reduce antibiotic prescribing with no differences in symptom duration, patient satisfaction, or reconsultation; shared decision making in the management of ARI in general practice to reduce a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repurposing auranofin as an antifungal: In vitro activity against a variety of medically important fungi.
Wiederhold NP, Patterson TF, Srinivasan A, Chaturvedi AK, Fothergill AW, Wormley FL, Ramasubramanian AK, Lopez-Ribot JL.Virulence. 2017 Feb 17;8(2):138-142.Abstract:  Repositioning old drugs can significantly decrease the time and effort that it takes to develop novel antifungal therapeutics, which represents a pressing and unmet clinical need due to the devastating nature of fungal infections. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Disease Maps: Aspergillosis Stakeholders
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news