EMT
A USA Today report discusses the high number of health problems experienced by EMS workers who responded to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001, including breathing problems and depression.
respiratory
Pneumonia, acute bronchitis, and asthma were the three most common causes of hospitalization in 2012 for children under the age of 18.
smartphone app
Narhex Life Sciences Ltd is currently recruiting patients for a clinical trial of ResApp, the world's first cough diagnosis smartphone app.
sleep
Research finds that disrupted sleep has an impact on different memory processes and how children learn.
avian flu
Canadian researchers have created a portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms.
PARD3
Researchers have identified the PARD3 gene as a tumor suppressor that is inactivated in lung cancer squamous type.
e-cigarette
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health issued a new risk assessment report on the health risks of nicotine e-cigarettes for users and bystanders.
drive-pure-oxygen-concentrator-505
Designed and manufactured in the USA, the Drive Pure O2 stationary concentrator is available in both oxygen sensing and non-oxygen sensing units.
CPAP
A new study suggests that people with sleep-disordered breathing may be more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment at younger ages than those without the condition.
pregnancy
A study that shows the use of opioid pain relievers during pregnancy may increase the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome in infants following birth.
child-vaccine-africa-500
University of Liverpool scientists have been awarded a grant to study influenza-linked Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) amongst adults and children in Malawi.
ultrasound
A recent study found that diaphragm thickening (but not diaphragm excursion) is a reliable indicator of respiratory effort in patients undergoing assisted mechanical ventilation.
lin lui
The Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases (OCRID) is becoming a focal point for respiratory infectious disease research in the state.
brain
An Austrian Science Fund FWF project is investigating how a good night's sleep can be learned via brain training and who will respond best to this technique.
astra-500
MedCity News reports that AstraZeneca has signed a 5-year agreement with PatientsLikeMe, a patient-powered research network.
respiratory polygraphy
The use of home respiratory polygraphy is reliable and produces comparable results to an in-lab respiratory polygraphy (LRP) and polysomnography (PSG) for the diagnosis of sleep apnea in children.
Intubated patient
Prophylactic probiotics and subglottic endotracheal tubes are cost-effective for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to an analysis in AJRCCM.
pediatric patient
Obesity is associated with increased odds of respiratory events and more frequent need for airway intervention in patients undergoing pediatric procedural sedation.
lung cancer
Researchers examined whether nintedanib offers an added benefit over the proper comparator therapy for adults with non-small cell lung cancer.
medical
Practice Fusion and AstraZeneca have announced a Population Health Management (PHM) program designed to aid healthcare professionals in their efforts to improve care for patients with asthma or COPD.