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Regular Use of Bleach Linked to COPD
Title: Regular Use of Bleach Linked to COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Post-Tuberculous Fibrosing Mediastinitis Post-Tuberculous Fibrosing Mediastinitis
This rare case provides insight into the link between tuberculosis and fibrosing mediastinitis, and discusses diagnostic and treatment strategies.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma drug from the garden center
(University of Bonn) The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers at the University of Bonn have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this widespread respiratory disease. In mice, it almost completely inhibits the characteristic contraction of the airways. The plant itself is not exotic: it can be found in any well-stocked garden center. The study is published in the renowned journal Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Distal Bicep Tendon Rip Tied to Transthyretin Amyloidosis
Findings in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mepolizumab Beneficial in COPD With Eosinophilic Phenotype
Lower annual rate of moderate, severe exacerbations for patients receiving 100 mg mepolizumab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Conference News, Source Type: news

BP, Heart Rate, Arterial Stiffness Up With E - Cigarettes
Significant increases seen in first 30 minutes after smoking electronic - cigarette containing nicotine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
On 30 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of Oman reported one case of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The last report of MERS-CoV from Oman was on 29 November 2016. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
What is hypopnea and how does it differ from sleep apnea? What are the risk factors of hypopnea, how may it be prevented, and what are the complications? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Post-Doctoral Researcher Position available in the Hohl Lab
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

NIH Early Stage and Early Established Investigator Policies
Link: NIH website (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women
Hormone replacement therapy can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What Lung Diseases Cause the Most Hospitalizations?
Title: What Lung Diseases Cause the Most Hospitalizations?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CPAP or NIV in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome CPAP or NIV in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
The preferred mode of respiratory support for obesity hypoventilation syndrome remains controversial.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Telemonitoring and automated messages improve CPAP adherence
(American Thoracic Society) Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Hurricane Irma: Risk of Communicable Diseases in the Affected Countries
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 09/08/2017 This six-page document describes how in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the most immediate risks in the affected areas of the Caribbean are increased transmission of diarrhoeal diseases related to lack of access to safe drinking water, and acute respiratory infection in children accommodated in overcrowded shelters. The risk of an upsurge in cholera cases in areas with previous transmission and flood-specific risks (e.g., tetanus and leptospirosis) should be given priority when adopting mitigating measures. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD
Results come from two trials presented at European Respiratory Society International Congress Related items fromOnMedica Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD Physical activity decreases risk of dying in COPD End-of-life care in COPD Diagnosis of COPD needs to be improved CVD event risk raised soon after COPD exacerbations (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AAO - HNS: Improvement in OSA With Cranial Nerve Stimulation
Decrease in apnea - hypopnea index, and improvement in oxygen saturation, sleepiness, quality of life (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, ENT, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

‘ Modest at Best ’ Discriminatory Ability for CBC Test in Infants
Findings among febrile infants ( ≤ 60 days) with invasive bacterial infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Urology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Online Therapy for Insomnia Linked to Improved Mental Health
University students undergoing online CBT program had reductions in insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Longer Progression - Free Survival for Durvalumab in NSCLC
Longer median progression - free survival from randomization, higher response rate with durvalumab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Left to Their Own Devices: The Promise and Dangers of IoT-Connected Medical Devices
Connected medical technology has arrived at the most opportune time. Insurance companies, now required to cover people with preexisting conditions, have needed some way to lower the costs of healthcare to balance the expense associated with higher-risk individuals. Connected devices help address this exact problem. iRhythm, for instance, manufactures a device that monitors cardiac activity and relies on machine learning for analysis. Products like these help providers treat more patients while consuming fewer resources. There are also offerings that help doctors monitor patient condition remotely so both parties can s...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Catherine Wagner Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

A. tabacinus
Species (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Having a chest infection raises an adult's risk of asthma
Researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands found suffering from a lower-respiratory tract infection before the age of five increases the risk by two to four times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Map of People with Aspergillosis
Add yourself to our worldwide map - no real names needed!World map of Aspergillosis (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma and ibuprofen: What are the effects?
Medicines can often interact with pre-existing conditions. In this article, we look at the effects of ibuprofen in people with asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

British Thoracic Society Guideline for Oxygen Use in Adults British Thoracic Society Guideline for Oxygen Use in Adults
These guidelines provide updated recommendations for the use of oxygen in adults in healthcare and emergency settings.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women
(European Lung Foundation) Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nurses welcome hint of shift on pay freeze
Pressure mounts to scrap 1% pay cap Related items fromOnMedica More nurses applying for hardship grants Number of UK nurses and midwives falling Action plan to revive general practice nursing Poor admin support hampering respiratory nurses ’ time with patients Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

E-Cigs May Still Damage Blood Vessels
(MedPage Today) -- Arterial stiffness increased immediately after vaping session (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nurses' regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD
(European Lung Foundation) Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research looking at incidence of the disease in over 55,000 nurses in the USA, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cigarettes linked to increased arterial stiffness, blood pressure and heart rate in humans
(European Lung Foundation) New research, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes, as arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cig refills contain irritants, and people who smoke and use e-cigs suffer more symptoms
(European Lung Foundation) Two new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using e-cigarettes, especially for those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibiotics
(European Lung Foundation) Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function
(European Lung Foundation) Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. An international study of 154,942 European children found a 1.5- to four-fold increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resuscitation Ventilation with CCSV – Experience the Innovation at ERC Congress in Freiburg
(Hamburg) – Medical device manufacturer WEINMANN Emergency has developed a ventilation mode specially designed for resuscitation, Chest Compression Synchronized Ventilation (CCSV). CCSV applies a pressure-controlled mechanical breath synchronously with each chest compression, avoiding the disadvantages of conventional ventilation forms during resuscitation, while simultaneously improving gas exchange and hemodynamics. For the first time, mechanical breaths with a regulated peak pressure are delivered synchronously with chest compressions – a revolution that could replace volume-controlled ventilation as the gol...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Weinmann Medical Technology Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Resuscitation Ventilation with CCSV – Experience the Innovation at ERC Congress in Freiburg
(Hamburg) – Medical device manufacturer WEINMANN Emergency has developed a ventilation mode specially designed for resuscitation, Chest Compression Synchronized Ventilation (CCSV). CCSV applies a pressure-controlled mechanical breath synchronously with each chest compression, avoiding the disadvantages of conventional ventilation forms during resuscitation, while simultaneously improving gas exchange and hemodynamics. For the first time, mechanical breaths with a regulated peak pressure are delivered synchronously with chest compressions – a revolution that could replace volume-controlled ventilation as the gol...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Weinmann Medical Technology Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Airway Mucin Concentrations May Help Predict Chronic Bronchitis
Mean total mucin concentrations up in smokers with severe COPD, those with respiratory exacerbations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Cancer and Alcohol; Insulin Prices; Quick Cancer Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CD101, a long-acting echinocandin, and comparator antifungal agents tested against a global collection of invasive fungal isolates in the SENTRY 2015 Antifungal Surveillance Program.
Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Sep;50(3):352-358. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.03.028. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Effect of tobacco control policies on perinatal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Review of 41 studies found implementation of smoke-free legislation was linked to reductions in rates of preterm birth, hospital attendance for asthma exacerbations, and rates of hospital attendance for all respiratory tract infections and for lower respiratory tract infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key
The farther kids lived from a park, the more symptoms they had over 2 weeks, study found (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
Deaths from lung - related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Fully Funded PhD position: Pattern Recognition Receptors in Antimicrobial Immunity
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Broncus Medical affiliate acquires Uptake Medical
Uptake Medical said yesterday that its InterVapor device for treating emphysema is back on the market in Europe after its acquisition for an undisclosed amount by an affiliate of Broncus Medical. Broncus set its purchase up under a new entity based in Seattle, Uptake Medical Technology, and plans to add markets in Australia and Asia to its commercial footprint in Europe by the end of the year. The InterVapor device uses heated water vapor to reduce lung volume in emphysema patients. Uptake won an expanded CE Mark in the European Union for InterVapor in August 2015. “2018 promises to be an exciting year for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Wall Street Beat Broncus Medical Uptake Medical Source Type: news

Strategies to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care
This Cochrane Overview is the first publication produced with the support of Cochrane ’s Fast Track service. This service, which is offered by theCochrane Editorial Unit, supports expedited production of high-quality, high-impact Cochrane Reviews. For more information, please visit theFast Track information page.Key findings:A newCochrane Overview has identified effective and safe clinician-focussed interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in primary care.The authors found that point-of-care CRP testing, procalcitonin-guided management and shared decision making probably ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
Title: Statins May Help People With COPD Live LongerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key
Title: For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is KeyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Endobronchial valve treatment appears to improve lung function in patients with severe emphysema
(American Thoracic Society) People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Budget Cuts Threaten Research on Antimicrobial Resistance
Patient safety, international status of the U.S. as leader in combating AMR both at risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news