Race-Based Spirometry May Lead to Missed Diagnoses Race-Based Spirometry May Lead to Missed Diagnoses
Adjusting for purported racial differences may lead to underdiagnosis and undertreatment of Black patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What is Vocal Cord Dysfunction?
Discussion Vocal cord function involves balancing muscular and neuronal functions. The superior laryngeal nerves (SLN) and recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) are the main nerves responsible for sensation and motor innervation. There are two sides to the larynx and they operate ipsilaterally, therefore one side can be affected while the other is not. Vocal cord paresis or paralysis are “an impairment of the vocal fold motor function that is caused by nerve or neuromuscular abnormalit[ies].” Paresis involves some maintenance of vocal cord movement while paralysis does not. Paresis is also more of a continuum than a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 18, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Docs Debate Home Spirometry
(MedPage Today) -- PHOENIX -- Experts in lung diseases debated at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology here whether at-home spirometry tests and devices, which are now available from multiple companies... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 2, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Longitudinal Analysis of PRISm Conducted in Large Adult Population
Preserved ratio impaired spirometry associated with increased risks for breathlessness and cardiovascular disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lung capacity tests found to be accurate precursor of co-morbidities
One of the largest studies to investigate whether Preserved Ratio Impaired Spirometry (PRISm), an understudied low lung function state, is an early predictor of co-morbidities has found it is strongly associated with an increased risk of death. The analysis, led by University of Bristol researchers and published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, evaluated results of lung spirometry tests in over 350,000 UK adults and followed them up over 12 years. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Poor Lung Function Linked to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death Poor Lung Function Linked to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
Reductions in spirometry measures were a stronger predictor of sudden cardiac death than of nonfatal coronary events in a large population-based study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Spirometry in general practice
The Care Quality Commission has published a mythbuster for Spirometry in general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RA Linked to Restrictive, Obstructive Spirometry Patterns
Compared with controls, rheumatoid arthritis was associated with lower percent predicted FEV1, percent predicted FVC, and FEV1/FVC (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

RA Linked to Restrictive, Obstructive Spirometry Patterns
TUESDAY, May 25, 2021 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with restrictive and obstructive spirometry patterns, with the strongest associations seen for severe patterns, according to a study published online May 13 in Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly $500 million a year in Medicare costs goes to 7 services with no net health benefits
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of “low value” by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — at a cost of $478 million per year.The researchers analyzed national survey data over a 10-year period, looking specifically at seven preventive services given a “D” rating by the task force, and discovered that these services were ordered more than 31 million times annually.BACKGROUNDThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel appointed by the Department of Health and Human Ser...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) for unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 21 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) and granted Priority Review for Esbriet® (pirfenidone) for the treatment of unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (UILD). The FDA is expected to make a decision on approval by May 2021.“Since its US approval, Esbriet has become a standard of care for people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, significant unmet need remains in fibrotic lung diseases, including unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (UILD),” ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and lung function: findings from the general population - Spitzer C, Ewert R, V ölzke H, Frenzel S, Felix SB, Lübke L, Grabe HJ.
OBJECTIVE: Cumulative evidence indicates that childhood maltreatment (CM) is linked to self-reported asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, the relation between CM and objective measures of lung function as determined by spirometry h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Respiratory platform NuvoAir shows high acceptance of its home spirometry
The platform has shared three studies presented at the 2020 North American Cystic Fibrosis (CF) conference. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Home Spirometry Improved CF-Patient Monitoring During Pandemic Home Spirometry Improved CF-Patient Monitoring During Pandemic
Home spirometry was sort of a curiosity in 2019, and then all of a sudden in 2020 it became front and center as the only way to continue with clinical monitoring and research in many cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news