American Thoracic Society

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Name: American Thoracic Society
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Power plant pollution is a lung health hazard

(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)Written by Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:59Advocating for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. — PHOTO: CourtesyFew things are more frightening for a parent than racing to the hospital with a child who can’t breathe.Few things are more ... [Published Wisconsin Gazette - 1 hour ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

UTMB researchers develop model to predict COPD hospital readmission

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health & Science Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified predictors of early rehospitalization among patients hospitalized for complications of chronic obstructive ... [Published Pharmacy Choice - 8 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Interventional Pulmonology Award for Cleveland Clinic Doctor

Kyoto, Japan — Dr. Atul Mehta, an Indian American physician with the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, was the recipient of the 2014 Gustav Killian Centenary Award at the recent 18th World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology he ... [Published India-West - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Letter: Pollution reduction a must

Few things are more frightening for a parent than racing to the hospital with a child who can’t breathe. Few things are more difficult for a physician than telling a family that a loved one will not recover from an asthma attack. We work with people who ... [Published Martinsville Reporter-Times - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Carbon pollution limits can help save lives, improve health

Few things are more frightening for a parent than racing to the hospital with a child who can’t breathe. Few things are more difficult for a physician than telling a family that a loved one will not recover from an asthma attack. We work with people who ... [Published Los Alamos Monitor - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Suitors poised to bid for InterMune

Its shares have settled down since takeover rumours began earlier this week but InterMune is bracing itself for offers from suitors across the pharmaceutical industry.A variety of unnamed sources have been reported as saying that InterMune is assessing ... [Published Pharma Times - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Heatlh Bulletin

FDA approves HPV test as initial screen for cervical cancerThe U.S. Food and Drug Adminis-tration recently approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) test as a first step in cervical cancer screening for women aged 25 and older.HPV, a sexually transmitted ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Model to predict COPD hospital readmission developed -- ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified predictors of early rehospitalization among patients hospitalized for complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This study was recently published in the Annals ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

New Model to Predict COPD Hospital Readmissions

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified predictors of early rehospitalization among patients hospitalized for complications of COPD, according to a study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society ... [Published RT Magazine - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Unconventional logic

News Ticker Combined stadium/convention center plan "ridiculous," says expert By Don Bauder, Since the convention-center expansion was thumbed down by the appellate court, the corporate-welfare crowd — particularly the Chargers and U-T San Diego — has ... [Published San Diego Reader - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

The Benefits of Breathing in Beach Air and Surfing

Does the Sea Air Have Curative Powers. Ferkol, the president of the American Thoracic Society and a pediatric pulmonologist at Washington University in St. Breath of Fresh Air Doctors 200 years ago had few therapeutic options for patients with respiratory ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection: Time to Get a Move On?

The effectiveness of isoniazid (INH) monotherapy for the treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infection to prevent active TB was first seen in a U.S. Public Health Service trial in 1962 ( 1 ). After that sentinel trial, over 20 randomized trials ... [Published Annals of Internal Medicine - Aug 12 2014]

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...Roozbeh Sharif. "Guideline-adherent management and early follow up has the potential to reduce early rehospitalization among COPD patients" added Sharif
"We are encouraged by the FDA's support for our larger Phase 3 study. We have already made extensive preparations for both trials, including design of the protocols and identification of CROs (clinical research organizations). Given the encouraging results of the previous trial, clinicians are keen to work with us to enroll patients quickly. We look forward to continuing to work with the FDA on the regulatory review and to sharing interim data from these studies in a timely fashion."
"Associations between various respiratory diseases and lung cancer have been shown in earlier studies, but few of these studies considered multiple respiratory diseases simultaneously" Dr. Ann Olsson, study author of the International Agency for Research in Cancer in Lyon, France, said in a press release...
"Patients with severe asthma currently have limited treatment options and need more effective therapies to control their disease" said Bill Mezzanotte, vice president of inflammation, neuroscience and respiratory drug development at AZ

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Power plant pollution is a lung health hazard [Published Wisconsin Gazette - 1 hour ago]
UTMB researchers develop model to predict COPD ... [Published Pharmacy Choice - 8 hours ago]
The Promise of Regional CRE Surveillance Networks [Published Diabetes Care - Aug 20 2014]
Interventional Pulmonology Award for Cleveland ... [Published India-West - Aug 19 2014]
Letter: Pollution reduction a must [Published Martinsville Reporter-Times - Aug 19 2014]
EPA plan supported by ALA, ATS [Published Bryan County News - Aug 19 2014]
AstraZeneca's Asthma Drug in Focus, Phase III S... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Aug 18 2014]
AstraZeneca's Asthma Drug in Focus, Phase III S... [Published Zacks.com - Aug 18 2014]
Insmed Provides Regulatory Update for ARIKAYCE [Published Pharmacy Choice - Aug 18 2014]
Carbon pollution limits can help save lives, im... [Published Los Alamos Monitor - Aug 15 2014]
Lung Cancer Risk Increases For Patients Previou... [Published Medical Daily - Aug 15 2014]
Limit Carbon Pollution Limits For Power Plants [Published Cutting Edge News - Aug 15 2014]
AZ takes asthma antibody into phase III [Published PMLive - Aug 15 2014]
Suitors poised to bid for InterMune [Published Pharma Times - Aug 14 2014]
Severe Asthma Drug Advances to Phase 3 [Published Drug Discovery and Development - Aug 14 2014]
AstraZeneca Advances Tralokinumab for Severe As... [Published PharmaceuticalProcessing - Aug 14 2014]
Heatlh Bulletin [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Aug 14 2014]
AZ severe asthma drug tralokinumab goes into Ph... [Published Pharma Times - Aug 14 2014]
Model to predict COPD hospital readmission deve... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 14 2014]
Veracyte's (VCYT) CEO Bonnie Anderson on Q2 201... [Published Seeking Alpha - Aug 14 2014]
New Model to Predict COPD Hospital Readmissions [Published RT Magazine - Aug 13 2014]
UTMB researchers develop model to predict COPD ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Aug 12 2014]
Unconventional logic [Published San Diego Reader - Aug 12 2014]
The Benefits of Breathing in Beach Air and Surfing [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 12 2014]
Treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infec... [Published Annals of Internal Medicine - Aug 12 2014]
Treating hospital-acquired pneumonia [Published Hospital Pharmacy Europe - Aug 08 2014]
InterMune Announces Additional Pirfenidone Data... [Published AndhraNews.net - Aug 08 2014]
FDA Grants Orphan Status To Genoa’s IPF Drug [Published Bioresearch Online - Aug 07 2014]
Asthma study trials antibiotic therapy [Published University of Newcastle Australia - Aug 07 2014]
CT proves value for pulmonary embolism in pregn... [Published AuntMinnieEurope - Aug 07 2014]
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Late Night: Two More Reasons to Reschedule Mari... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 17 2014]
cross posted at mlaw Part 1 More medical evidence demonstrates why the USA must reschedule cannabis. Scientists in England are reporting what could be a significant breakthrough in the treatment of all forms of cancer stating that their research ...
A Step Toward Cleaner Air and Healthier Communi... [Published White House.gov Blog Feed - Jun 11 2014]
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released a vital component of the President’s Climate Action Plan – proposed common-sense carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Since air pollution from power plants can worsen asthma and ...
Coal Lobby Isolated by Broad Support for Carbon... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jun 05 2014]
Pete Altman, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director, Washington, D.C. Support for the President’s Climate Plan and the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is pouring in from ...
EPA's Clean Power Plan: A Breath of Fresh Air f... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jun 03 2014]
Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, New York This is a historic week for the health of the American people, and our future generations. The Obama administration announced yesterday its Clean Power Plan proposal for working with states to set national ...
[News] 2014 American Thoracic Society Internati... [Published The Lancet Respiratory Medicine online - May 29 2014]
Results of two trials of nintedanib offer new hope for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). “The drug is a small molecule tyrosine-kinase inhibitor, and in particular the drug is targeting three tyrosine kinases, which are called the vascular ...
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Experts to Discuss Data from Three IPF Trials o... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - May 23 2014]
Pulmonary Fibrosis Experts to Address Positive ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - May 22 2014]
Continuing progress in accelerating late stage ... [Published AstraZeneca - May 15 2014]
Corrected - Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Announces P... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - May 15 2014]
Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - May 14 2014]
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