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  • National University study looks at chronic disease - psychiatric distress link

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Mental disorders and chronic diseases have been reported to independently affect half of the US population.
  • Enterovirus D68 expected to fade away into winter

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Late every summer and into every fall, enteroviruses bring a host of unpleasant ailments. This year, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been making headlines for its potentially severe symptoms in children, causing some alarm among parents.
  • Quebec food allergy fair boosts awareness about growing disease

    Asthma News
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    … Quebec City. Allergic diseases – including asthma, eczema, hay fever, food allergies …
  • Myth Buster: FiO2 less than 60% is safe

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    One of the myths of respiratory therapy is if we get the FiO2 down to 60% we are safe.  In fact, most of us were taught in school that an FiO2 greater than 60% produced more side effects than an FiO2 less than 60%. This apparently is a myth, and the following is the evidence:Register et al conducted a study with subjects under going open heart surgery, all of whom were breathing room air preoperatively  It was found that in subjects administered FiO2s of 0.50 postoperatively had a greater degree of hypoxemia on room air on postoperative day 2 than those given sufficient oygen to…
  • Are You Allergic to Milk! Buy Organic Milk. Lagos Edo Delta Lekki VI Ikoyi Ajah Magodo Osun Ondo Oyo Ekiti Ogun Anambra Abia Nigeria Africa 08120605854

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    healthbusiness
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Hi Friend COMPANY PROFILE of Sinless Organic Gold Milk. Gold International is a German based multi-national company that is into manufacturing of 1st class milk globally for over 4 decades. Our product; “Organic GOLD MILK” is a specially formulated milk to take care of the health needs of all ages, (0-100yrs). Our product has international recognitions and approvals. I.D.A (International Dispensary Association) approved and use this particular formula as a relief product in crisis and developing countries. OUR VISION To develop the highest number of multi-millionaires in the network…
 
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  • Enterovirus D68 expected to fade away into winter

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Late every summer and into every fall, enteroviruses bring a host of unpleasant ailments. This year, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been making headlines for its potentially severe symptoms in children, causing some alarm among parents.
  • Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    A strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect has been discovered by researchers.
  • Pediatric allergology: Fresh milk keeps infections at bay

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow’s milk are less prone to infection, new research suggests. The authors recommend the use of alternative processing methods to preserve the protectants found in the natural product.
  • Inconsistent achievement of guidelines for acute asthma care found in hospital EDs

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    A study comparing the care delivered to patients coming to hospital emergency departments for acute asthma attacks in recent years with data gathered more than 15 years earlier finds inconsistencies in how well hospitals are meeting nationally established treatment guidelines. While the achievement of most guidelines defining appropriate pharmacologic treatments for particular patients improved over the study period, hospitals did less well in meeting several other guidelines.
  • Key step in allergic reactions revealed

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    By studying the mode of action of the interleukin-33 protein, an alarmin for white blood cells, a team of researchers has been able to evidence truncated forms of the protein that act as potent activators of the cells responsible for triggering allergic reactions. This breakthrough in the understanding of the mechanisms underlying allergy could have important applications in the treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases such as eczema and allergic rhinitis.
 
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  • Myth Buster: FiO2 less than 60% is safe

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    One of the myths of respiratory therapy is if we get the FiO2 down to 60% we are safe.  In fact, most of us were taught in school that an FiO2 greater than 60% produced more side effects than an FiO2 less than 60%. This apparently is a myth, and the following is the evidence:Register et al conducted a study with subjects under going open heart surgery, all of whom were breathing room air preoperatively  It was found that in subjects administered FiO2s of 0.50 postoperatively had a greater degree of hypoxemia on room air on postoperative day 2 than those given sufficient oygen to…
  • Here's how NIV benefits CO2-retaining COPD patients

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    I often tell my patients that nothing I do cures any ailment.  To the contrary, I tell them that the procedures I perform treat acute symptoms, while the doctor and nurse do other things that will provide the cure.A perfect example of this is with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for treatment of acute respiratory distress due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Savi et al, 2014, notes the following:Noninvasive ventilation benefits patients with COPD, and it seems reasonable to expect that NIV would increase tidal volume and improve CO2 elimination, and thus reduce respiratory…
  • Respiratory Therapy Formulas and Normal Values

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The following are the most common respiratory therapy formulas and normal values used by respiratory therapists. 1. Ideal Body Weight (IBW):a. Female: 100 lb for 1st 5ft + 5lbs ea additional inchb. Male: 106 lb for 1st 5 ft + 6lbs ea additional inch2. Static Compliance: (VT/Static pressure – PEEP)a. Normal = 60-100b. less than 60 = lungs becoming less compliantc. greater than 25 is acceptabled. less than 25 is unacceptable3. Desired FiO2 = Desired PaO2 + Known FiO2 divided by known PaO2(Normal PaO2 on 21% or room air = 105)4. Desired Ve= Known Ve*Known PaCO2 divided by desired PaCO25.
  • Happy Respiratory Care Week

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    October 20-26 is Respiratory Care Week.  The theme this year is "Bringing Breath To Life." Some say the best way to celebrate the event is to host activities in honor of respiratory therapists, or to educate people by making awareness of lung diseases like COPD and asthma to the community. I, however, am of the belief the best way to celebrate it is to get free things, and it doesn't matter whether its in the form of knowledge or material items. Happy Respiratory Care Week. RT Cave Facebook PageRT Cave on Twitter
  • 4000-539 B.C.: First civilizations advance medicine, part 3

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Inanna on the Ishtar Vase(French museum Louvre)She was the goddess of love,war, fertility and lust,and was associatedwith the City of Urek.(From  Wikepedia)Everything in ancient Sumeria, Akkadia and Babylonia was created by the gods, even the people.  They were created from the mud of the land, mud that was brought in by the flow of the river, and spread over the land during the floods or inundations. While the floods were feared, they were needed, because the mud contained the fertilizers necessary to fertilize the land so crops could be grown.  The mud was also…
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  • Are You Allergic to Milk! Buy Organic Milk. Lagos Edo Delta Lekki VI Ikoyi Ajah Magodo Osun Ondo Oyo Ekiti Ogun Anambra Abia Nigeria Africa 08120605854

    healthbusiness
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Hi Friend COMPANY PROFILE of Sinless Organic Gold Milk. Gold International is a German based multi-national company that is into manufacturing of 1st class milk globally for over 4 decades. Our product; “Organic GOLD MILK” is a specially formulated milk to take care of the health needs of all ages, (0-100yrs). Our product has international recognitions and approvals. I.D.A (International Dispensary Association) approved and use this particular formula as a relief product in crisis and developing countries. OUR VISION To develop the highest number of multi-millionaires in the network…
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    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Flamingo/Apricot Bloom/Tulip Tawny/Whisper Bronzer 1 Bronzer 2 Shop here.
  • Lung ailment helpline is a vital resource. Featured by Sonoran Allergy and Asthma Center treating patients from Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree, AZ. Phone 480-563-9810.

    allergydoctoraz
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lung ailment helpline is a vital resource. By Terry Daane, Chairman of the American Lung Association Southwest Board of Directors. (Edited) Both for Lung Cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease rank in the top three causes of death in Arizona, both primarily caused by smoking. For Arizonans living with a lung condition, access to information is critical. The more access people have to information, the more lives we can save together. [Be sure and share this article with friends and family. Bookmark this webpage on your computer or smart phone to have the information handy if needed.]…
  • Scientists discover new bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs.

    Healthinnovations
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a previously unknown immunological mechanism that pr
  • Allergies Don't Respect Age

    ykufydewar
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Being relatively allergy-free throughout life doesn’t mean recurrent sniffling and sneezing won’t be a problem later on. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s Asthma and Allergies in Seniors Web site cautions that recurrent symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes may be something more just a “summer cold.” Medical experts say it’s not unusual for an individual to develop pollen- or pet-related allergies after 50 years of age. When allergies or asthma are suspected, it’s important to consult a doctor and ensure that…
 
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  • How to Treat Pet Allergies Naturally?

    admin2
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Most of you must have pets and the obvious choice for these pets is either a dog or a cat or mostly furry animals. Some of you may even have birds and fishes and tarantulas as pets but the first two choices are the most common and they also come with a lot of skin allergies and other allergic problems. How to Identify if it is a Pet Allergy Check beneath their fur to see if the pet has rashes, broken skin or small blisters. If you find something like these then you must treat your pet for allergies. Your cat or dog may be suffering from dandruff and you may not know it. Check to see if the…
  • How to Deal with Food Allergies in Kids?

    admin2
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    If you have stopped your child from taking a bite into that peanut butter cookie then you are not alone and you do not need to feel bad about it. There are more than 12 million children all over the world who are allergic to various food items and their parents have to stop them from eating such things. But the most important thing is to understand what items your child is allergic to. Starting from milk your child could be allergic to almost anything. The most common ones are peanuts, mushrooms, chocolates, prawns, eggplants, cauliflowers, poppy, almonds and even cashew. These are just a few…
  • Alternative Ways of Treating Asthma

    admin2
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    When we talk of a non-drug treatment of curing asthma it is important to think of techniques of increasing the body’s ability to immune itself from the attacks. There have been many success stories in using these treatments though opinions vary across the globe regarding its efficacy. Below given are some of the alternative ways of treating asthma. The Options of Alternative Treatment to Cure Asthma Chinese Herbs Its advisable to take recourse to herbs and vitamins. A Chinese herb called ding-chan tang and Ma-Huang reduces the inflammation and reduces the pain. Coleus Forshkholii contains…
  • Yoga: A Solution to your Asthma Attacks

    admin2
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    When you are suffering from coughing, wheezing and tightness in your chest after a brisk walk or a round of physical exercise you are probably suffering from a bronchial disorder called asthma. Its a misnomer to think that asthma patients should not exert at all. With the help of yoga you can actually find a solution to these asthma attacks. In simple terms, an integrated approach of yoga includes several components: breathing, asanas, pranayama, meditation and devotional sessions. With asthma emerging as a major impediment in elderly (and even not so old) people, yoga has emerged as a…
  • Tips to get Prepared for the Allergy Season

    admin2
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    The arrival of spring season can get bothersome as it is the season of allergy for those who are sensitive to the affects of pollens after being cooped up during the period of winter season. When the flower starts to bloom you can experience runny nose as well as itchy eyes. As per the reports of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 40 millions of populations suffer from indoor and outdoor allergies over the world. Hence to enjoy the beauty of nature without suffering from the pollens and molds, you need to some precautions as follows. Cleaning Dust can be regarded as the most…
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  • Vitamin D 50,000 IU per week together with ICS or ICS/LABA improved FEV1 in asthma after 6 months

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This randomized trial included 130 patients with asthma aged 10 to 50 years from Iran during a 6-month period. Vitamin D was measured before, and 4 and 6 months after the intervention. Patients were divided in 2 groups randomly. Both groups received asthma controllers (budesonide or budesonide plus formoterol) according to their stage. The intervention group received vitamin D supplementation (100,000-U bolus intramuscularly plus 50,000 U orally weekly). FEV1 was significantly better in the intervention group after 6 months. The authors concluded that vitamin D supplementation associated with…
  • Only 15% of YouTube videos for asthma education discussed all steps of correct inhaler use

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) (albuterol, Xopenex, Flovent, Symbicort, Dulera, Alvesco, Qvar) - CDC video:Only 15% of YouTube videos for asthma education discussed all steps of correct inhaler use http://buff.ly/1CrFusv - Our #WISC14 abstract. Are you going to the WAO International Scientific Conference 2014 (WISC) 2014? Share your abstract below in the comments section. http://www.worldallergy.org/wisc2014/The full WISC program is available online. It would be great to see you during any of the sessions I will participate in - see the list here: http://buff.ly/1CrGCMHAlso, I will…
  • Should all patients with asthma get the pneumococcal vaccine?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Should all patients with asthma get the pneumococcal vaccine? The simple answer is yes, unless there are contraindications. The explanation is below. The CDC considers asthmatics at increased risk of pneumococcal disease and therefore have suggested that all asthmatics ages 19 to 64 receive pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23). The Pneumovax 23 package insert states that anyone who is at “increased risk” receive the vaccine. CDC recommendation is based upon a study that showed that asthmatics are at increased risk. CDC website states that asthmatics ages 19 to 64 receive the vaccine. What…
  • Top Asthma Articles for October 2014

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about asthma published recently:What is the best spacer? AeroChamber, toilet paper roll (?!), paper towel roll, rolled paper, plastic bottle spacer, bottle-holding chamber, nebulizer reservoir tubing? Paper towel roll was the best in this study: http://buff.ly/1jtRHCp Infant wheeze: Among children with 3-4 risk factors, 38% had asthma at school age http://buff.ly/1eHUs2qStudy: job strain is probably not an important risk factor for severe asthma exacerbations http://buff.ly/1eHVafVSevere refractory asthma: 2013 update in ERS (free full…
  • Children with highest exposure to allergens and bacteria during first year of life were least likely to have wheeze and allergic sensitization

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study examined a birth cohort at high risk for asthma (n = 560) in Baltimore, Boston, New York, and St Louis. Cumulative allergen exposure over the first 3 years was associated with allergic sensitization, and sensitization at age 3 years was related to recurrent wheeze. Reduced exposure to house dust bacterial content in the first year was associated with higher risk of atopy and atopic wheeze.In contrast, first-year exposure to cockroach, mouse, and cat allergens was negatively associated with recurrent wheeze (odds ratio, 0.60, 0.65, and 0.75,…
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