The FDA has released enhanced recommendations on the production and disinfection of reusable medical devices, according to a press release.
In patients with non-CF bronchiectasis, macrolide maintenance treatment can effectively reduce frequency of exacerbations, attenuate lung function decline, decrease sputum volume, improve quality of life.
A new anti-smoking ad released by the CDC will feature a lung-collapse survivor who cites both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes.
A New Mexico student collaborated with a laboratory at MIT to develop an automated cough monitor that aims to alert parents of children afflicted with cystic fibrosis to a coughing spasm.
Surveillance of all antibiotic use in a level 3 neonatal ICU indicated the majority of antibiotic prescriptions were narrow-spectrum and would not be monitored by most stewardship programs.
Fifteen additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus have been reported in Saudi Arabia, including 3 deaths, the World Health Organization reports.
GlaxoSmithKline has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for Encruse Ellipta to treat COPD. The drug has already been approved in the US and Canada under the trade name Incruse Ellipta.
According to research from the Icahn School of Medicine, a lung ultrasound may be a better first step in diagnosing pediatric pneumonia than a chest X-ray.
A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change may also be a significant contributor to the rise in individuals sniffling, sneezing, and wheezing during allergy season.
There have been more than 60 confirmed cases of tuberculosis in US elephants, which total 446. The disease poses risks to humans because while most infectious diseases are not easily passed between species, tuberculosis is an exception.
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that an international traveler, who attended a conference in Central Florida and spent time in South Florida, had the measles.
Mutation in the gene IRF7 could prevent children from producing a protein that helps fight off the flu virus, which could lead to death in some cases.
A 3-dimensional model of human respiratory tissue has been shown to be an effective platform for measuring the impact of chemicals, like those found in cigarette smoke, or other aerosols on the lung.
Nihon Kohden has procured a group purchasing agreement for physiological monitoring with Premier Inc, a leading healthcare improvement company representing 3,400 US hospitals and 110,000 other providers.
The company's C-MAC S USB Video Laryngoscope System was selected as one of EMS World magazine’s Top 20 Innovations for 2014 in the magazine's February issue.
Pictorial health warnings are more effective than text messages only. Warnings are also more effective when showing harm to others.
The use of continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure in the PACU for patients with sleep apnea is a debated topic. While some recommend the technology’s use, others have called its benefits uncertain.
In addition to an increased risk for Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other illnesses, obese patients often experience acute respiratory distress syndrome. But treating obese patients with ARDS presents its own challenges, specifically with intubation and ventilation.
New research presented at the European Association of Urology conference shows that current smokers, and smokers who quit less than 10 years previously, have twice the risk of a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery.
Just over 24% of adults with COPD say they cannot work, compared to about 5% of adults in the general population, and 38% said they found it difficult to walk or climb stairs.