Diagnostic work up of the patient presenting with respiratory symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS)
Work up and diagnosis of patients presenting with respiratory symptoms, including those indicating COVID-19 infection, during the COVID-19 pandemic requires a structured clinical assessment that minimises the risk for cross-infection. Certain testing procedures – including spirometry – used as part of the diagnostic work up for patients presenting with respiratory symptoms have the potential to increase the risk of transmission of viral infections through droplet or aerosol formation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spirometry Suggests COPD for Many at Lung Cancer Screening
MONDAY, March 16, 2020 -- Many individuals undergoing low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening (LCS) have spirometry findings consistent with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online March... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK study highlights importance of spirometry in diagnosing COPD
(American Thoracic Society) A UK study of patients participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening highlights the importance of spirometry (breathing tests) in the assessment of possible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and demonstrates that over-reliance on radiological changes alone may result in detection of clinically insignificant disease. The new study is published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) in unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 3 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Esbriet ® (pirfenidone) for adults with unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (uILD). The designation was granted based on data from a Phase II trial, which studied the efficacy and safety of Esbriet in uILD[1]. The study represented the first randomised controlled trial to exclusively enroll patients with progressive fibrosing uILD.“Today’s milestone for Esbriet builds on our continued commitment to improving the standard of care ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smoking Fewer Than 5 Cigarettes a Day Damages Your Lungs Almost as Much as Smoking a Whole Pack, Study Says
Health officials have long argued there’s no safe amount of smoking—but, even still, many people assume a cigarette here and there doesn’t hurt. A new study published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine puts that notion to rest: It found smoking just a handful of cigarettes per day causes lung damage similar to smoking more than a pack per day. The study examined the smoking habits and health of more than 25,000 Americans ages 17 to 93. At baseline, each person told the researchers how much they smoked (as well as general information about their health, demographics and lifestyle) and had a spirometry exam...
Source: TIME: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Smoking Source Type: news

Study Backs Recommended Spirometry Cutoff for COPD Diagnosis   Study Backs Recommended Spirometry Cutoff for COPD Diagnosis  
The guideline-recommended FEV1:FVC cutoff of lower than 0.70 accurately diagnoses clinically significant COPD and predicts COPD-related hospitalization and death, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Study of the changes in respiratory function in self-contained underwater breathing apparatus divers - Shopov NG.
This study involved 52 military divers who carri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Underfunding drives practices to stop providing non-core services
Eight GP practices in Buckinghamshire have decided to discontinue the provision of underfunded non-core services.   Writing to Berkshire, Buckinghamshire& Oxfordshire (Bucks, Berks& Oxon) LMCs last December, the practices announced their decision to cease the provision of seven different services by August this year at the latest.  These include ear syringing, 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, spirometry for diagnosis, ECGs, ring pessary, PSA monitoring and MGUS monitoring. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 11, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Monitoring lung function at home in teens with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(IOS Press) Heart and lung complications are responsible for much of the morbidity and mortality associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Although regular monitoring of pulmonary function is recommended in order to detect deterioration, compliance with routine testing, such as hospital-based spirometry, is frequently poor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving the quality of diagnostic spirometry in adults
To improve the diagnosis and monitoring of people affected by respiratory disease, it is essential to conduct high-quality diagnostic spirometry. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Routine Spirometry Measure Useful for Monitoring Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis Routine Spirometry Measure Useful for Monitoring Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis
Peak expiratory flow (PEF) is a simple, efficient method for monitoring progression of idiopathic subglottic stenosis and predicting receipt of surgical intervention, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

NICE: Hospitals should refer patients with suspected COPD to GP-led spirometry
GPs should consider spirometry testing for patients who are incidentally found to have signs of COPD on a chest X-ray or CT scan. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Henry Schein Medical Launches Its New EasyOne Air Spirometer
New Portable Spirometry Solution Uses TrueFlow Ultrasound Technology for Precise and Reliable Diagnosis MELVILLE, N.Y., June 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nas... Devices, Product Launch Henry Schein, EasyOne Air, spirometer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COPD: Working together clinical audit 2017
This report, summarising data from 36,341 hospital admissions, finds various improvements, however the time to delivery of non-invasive ventilation, prescribing of oxygen, recording of spirometry, and delivery of inpatient smoking cessation pharmacotherapy require attention. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple Lung Function Tests in Primary Care Help ID Early COPD
Peak flow meter, microspirometry are optimal, with full spirometry for positive results (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

2018 Medtech Startup Showdown: The Finals
They fought off some stiff competition, and now we have the final two competitors in MD+DI's 2018 Medtech Startup Showdown. It's down to a battle of digital health dynamos Strados Labs vs. Spry Health, and once again, we're asking you to help us decide which upstart medtech company has what it takes to make it in the real world. You know the drill by now: We'll give readers a week to vote, and the company that gets the most votes is the winner. We'll feature the champ in an upcoming profile on MD+DI (see complete rules here). strados_vs_spry.png Company name Strados Labs S...
Source: MDDI - March 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Source Type: news

Another $15M for Spirosure's respiratory analysis device
Pleasanton, California-based Spirosure (previously known as Spirometrix) has raised $15 million in Series C-2 financing for its breath analysis device, according to a statement. The funding round was led by returning investor NGK Spark Plugs Co. Ltd. of Japan, as well as other unnamed investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New NICE asthma guidance ‘clashes’ with established practice
Objective testing, including spirometry and fractional exhaled nitric oxide tests, should be used alongside clinical assessment to help diagnose asthma in primary care, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Theravance Biopharma and Mylan Report Additional Positive Phase 3 Data for Revefenacin (TD-4208) in Multiple Presentations at 2017 CHEST Annual Meeting
Presentations Highlight 24-Hour Serial Spirometry Subgroup Findings from Two Replicate Pivotal Phase 3 Studies; Improvements Observed in St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire and COPD Assessment Test Results DUBLIN and HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTS... Biopharmaceuticals Theravance Biopharma, Mylan, Revefenacin, COPD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased arterial stiffness linked to restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity
(Elsevier) Increased arterial stiffness is a known predictor of cardiovascular diseases in different populations, including healthy subjects and patients with hypertension, diabetes, or renal disease. A new study examining arterial stiffness in a large population determined that both restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) were associated with a higher risk of arterial stiffness not only in men but also in women. The investigators found that arterial stiffness increased fourfold when FVC decreased. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Interpersonal Skills in Healthcare Leaders / Single Spirometry to Diagnose COPD? / Washington Maternal-Fetal Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Catalyst: Insights Report: Interpersonal skills … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Reference Equations for Spirometric Indices Reference Equations for Spirometric Indices
Spirometric measurements from a sample of adult Nigerians provides updated reference data for interpreting pulmonary function test results.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spirometry: What to expect with the lung function test
What are spirometry tests and why are they performed? Learn about the procedure, how the results are read, and what other testing methods may be available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary System Source Type: news

Best Practices in Asthma: Beta-Agonists to Spirometry Best Practices in Asthma: Beta-Agonists to Spirometry
Drs Vega and Adams tackle challenging issues on asthma, including optimal spirometry use, eosinophil measurement, and beta-agonist overuse.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 21, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From new and renewed partnerships to FDA approvals, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Life Spine receives FDA clearance for cervical spacer system Life Spine announced in an April 19 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Plateau-C Ti Cervical Spacer System. The system uses Life Spine’s titanium surface technology, Osseo-Loc, that helps with potential bone growth. Plateau-C Ti also has additional graft windows to help with visibility in-situ and bone graft containment. It entered full-market release on Apri...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Clearflow Condor Getinge Life Spine Lifetrack Medical Mayo Clinic Monitored Therapeutics Owlstone Medical Physio- Source Type: news

PMD ’s at-home spirometry could improve medication adherence in cystic fibrosis patients
PMD Healthcare touted data today from a pediatric cystic fibrosis study which the company said demonstrates the feasibility of at-home spirometry using its Spiro PD device. Cystic fibrosis patients take a variety of medications daily, PMD pointed out, and adherence to complicated regimens can be a challenge. The Allentown, Penn.-based company’s study examined forced expiratory volume, body mass index and treatment burden scores of the intervention group compared to the control group. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post PMD’s at-home spirometry could improve med...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat pmd healthcare Source Type: news

No signs of asthma found in third of adults diagnosed with it
For those diagnosed with asthma within the past five years, a JAMA study has found a current diagnosis could not be established in about one third of supposed asthma sufferers. We talked to the study's lead author, Shawn Aaron from the University of Ottawa, to find out what doctors and patients should do to ensure they're not getting misdiagnosed. ResearchGate: Could you briefly introduce your study and findings? Shawn Aaron: Our study set out to determine how often we could confirm or alternatively rule out active asthma in adults who had recently been diagnosed by physicians. We recruited 701 adults who had been diagno...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

No Benefit to Incentive Spirometry After Bariatric Surgery No Benefit to Incentive Spirometry After Bariatric Surgery
Incentive spirometry has no effect on postoperative hypoxemia or oxygen saturation level following bariatric surgery and therefore should not be routinely recommended, researchers in Massachusetts say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A third of adults treated for asthma 'may not have the disease'
Conclusion The study results show being diagnosed with asthma at one point in your life doesn't necessarily mean you need to take asthma medication forever. This study has some limitations. It was carried out in Canada, where the health service is different and doctors may use different practices to diagnose asthma. That means we don't know if the results are applicable to the UK. Also, many people invited to take part did not do so, which means the participants may not be representative of the general population of people with asthma. Not all doctors provided records of diagnosis, so we don't know how many people actua...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

This Lung Disorder Tends To Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults
(Reuters Health) ― As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually weaned them off the drugs over four clinic visits to see how well their lungs worked without treatment. The evaluations ruled out asthma in 203 of the participants, or 33 percent. After one year of follow-up, 181 of these people still did too well on lung tests to be diagnosed with asthma, researchers rep...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Lung Disorder Tends To Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults
(Reuters Health) ― As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually weaned them off the drugs over four clinic visits to see how well their lungs worked without treatment. The evaluations ruled out asthma in 203 of the participants, or 33 percent. After one year of follow-up, 181 of these people still did too well on lung tests to be diagnosed with asthma, researchers rep...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Propeller inks deal with Italian spirometer maker
Propeller Health said today that it inked a collaborative deal with Medical International Research to integrate MIR’s mobile and clinical spirometers into the Propeller system. Spirometry, measuring lung function by how much air is inhaled and exhaled, can help provide a physiological measurement for disease progression in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Regular assessment can enable patients and their healthcare providers to monitor the patient’s progress and evaluate how they respond to a particular treatment. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Busine...
Source: Mass Device - December 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations mHealth (Mobile Health) Respiratory Propeller Health Source Type: news

Improving the quality of diagnostic spirometry: FAQs
This set of FAQs should be read in conjunction with the competency assessment framework “Improving the quality of diagnostic spirometry: the National Register of certified professionals and operators” published in September. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 24, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New register for nurses who carry out spirometry
Primary care nurses will be able to prove their ability to perform spirometry, under a new certification and registration scheme set to be brought in over the next five years. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 5, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Improving the quality of diagnostic spirometry in adults
The Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) and partner agencies have published Improving the quality of diagnostic spirometry in adults: the National Register of certified professionals and operators. This document, aimed at commissioners and providers of diagnostic spirometry, sets out a framework for assessing and certifying the competence of healthcare professionals and operators who perform and/or interpret diagnostic spirometry. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assess Those Small Airways With FEV3 Assess Those Small Airways With FEV3
The COPDGene study produces valuable data on use of a novel spirometric method to identify a subset of current or former smokers with small airway disease.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Critical Care Commentary Source Type: news

Improving the quality of diagnostic spirometry in adults
Today sees the publication of a competency assessment framework for diagnostic spirometry. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 12, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 1, 2016
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. Nestle poaches Fresenius CEO Schneider Nestle lured the CEO of Fresenius, Ulf Mark Schneider, to the corner office this week. Fresenius promoted CFO Stephan Sturm to replace Schneider. Read more   4. Biotronik wins...
Source: Mass Device - July 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Spirometrix lands $17m Series C for breath-based diagnostic device
Spirometrix said yesterday that it raised $17.4 million in the 1st tranche of its Series C round for the breath-based diagnostic device it’s developing for asthma patients. Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (SHA:600196) led the round, joined by prior investors NGK Spark Plug, South Valley Angels, Iconical, Ohio Innovation Foundation and Carmen Innovation, Spirometrix said. The Fenom Pro device is designed to measure the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in exhaled breath, a biomarker for asthma. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company, founded in 2011, said the device is based on sensor techno...
Source: Mass Device - July 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Funding Roundup Respiratory Wall Street Beat Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Spirometrix Source Type: news

Mannkind taps medtech reps after Sanofi deal fails
Mannkind chief commercial officer Michael Castagna is trying to resuscitate the inhaled insulin maker after its co-marketing agreement with Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) was cancelled at the beginning of the year due to disappointing sales. He’s fielding a team of about 70 people to sell the company’s Afrezza insulin inhaler, with about ⅓ coming from the medical device industry. “We are looking to build a high energy nimble company that reflects the speed of the medical device industry, articulation of the science from biotech and a relentless focus on helping patients suffering from diabetes,” Castagna told ...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Varun Saxena Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Mannkind Corp. Sanofi-Aventis newtag Source Type: news

Lung disease in smokers who don’t have COPD
This study affirms that these people can experience serious health consequences, even without COPD. This finding also brings into question how we should classify chronic respiratory disease. So far, we haven’t determined a way of classifying those who have symptoms but don’t quite meet the usual criteria for COPD, and we also don’t have much data or guidance on how best to treat them. In the meantime, quitting smoking remains the best way to lower your chances of getting COPD — and the best way to lessen any respiratory symptoms you’re having. Most smokers who stop will feel better, with less ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Health Lung disease Smoking cessation COPD Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Pain Management CME, Lung Symptoms with Normal Spirometry, Ohio Family Medicine Opportunities. (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: In … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 20, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Researchers develop algorithm to turn any phone into a clinically-accurate spirometer
A research team from the University of Washington has adapted a smartphone-based spirometry test to work with any kind of phone, including feature phones and landline phones, and to deliver clinically accurate results.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 4, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Using Impulse Oscillometry in Clinical PracticeUsing Impulse Oscillometry in Clinical Practice
When spirometry isn't enough, impulse oscillometry can be a powerful tool for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease. Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Commentary Source Type: news

What is Spirometry and Why is it Done?
What kind of lung test is spirometry, what does it measure, what are normal values and what conditions can it be used to diagnose? (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - March 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: lungcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Half of all childhood asthma cases are 'overdiagnosed'
ConclusionThis study suggests that around half of children aged 6 to 17 in the Netherlands diagnosed with asthma, or using an inhaler year-round to treat it, don’t actually have asthma.  The media headlines say the same is happening in the UK, but the study provides no direct evidence to support this. We should not be complacent, though. The situation in the UK could be the same, or even worse, so needs proper investigation. The Netherlands may have specific issues leading to more or less overdiagnosis compared to the UK. For example, the study authors say, lung function tests on children are not often performed...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Newer Spirometry Reference Standards Can Improve Asthma TreatmentNewer Spirometry Reference Standards Can Improve Asthma Treatment
Switching from the older Zapletal reference values to the newer Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) values can result in improved asthma treatment, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 24, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

BTG wins FDA 510(k) for radiopaque beads, touts PneumRx coil study
BTG said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its LC Bead Lumi radiopaque embolic beads designed for embolization of hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations and touted results from the Renew study of its PneumRx endobronchial coil implant. The Lumi was designed with radiopacity tech that allows for  real-time tracking of bead location during embolization procedures, London-based BTG said. “Embolization procedures using precisely calibrated microspheres such as LC Bead have delivered real benefits for patients, but to date we’ve only been able to measure the accuracy of the...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Clinical Trials BTG Source Type: news

Yoga Program Matches Conventional COPD Rehab (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Spirometry, function, QOL outcomes all similar (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 29, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

FPs Find FeNO Useful in Asthma Exacerbations (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Most helpful versus symptoms alone, less so versus spirometry (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 26, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news