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Finding the root cause of bronchiolitis symptoms

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Children's National Health System) 'By treating all bronchiolitis patients with a single agent, we could be comparing apples with oranges,' says Robert J. Freishtat, M.D., M.P.H., chief of emergency medicine at Children's National Health System. The necessary treatment may differ, depending on the underlying cause: Respiratory syncytial virus, rhinovirus or another virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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What is DIOS?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:56:47 +0100

Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are living longer with improved morbidity because of new treatments including lung transplantation but they also are at higher risk of having gastrointestinal problems over th...



Mother issues anxious bronchiolitis warning to parents

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:25:28 +0100

Beth Foster, 21, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, posted a gut-wrenching photo of her baby girl on Facebook along with a strong message to other young parents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Hospitals Vary Widely in Management of Infant Bronchiolitis Hospitals Vary Widely in Management of Infant Bronchiolitis

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:03:35 +0100

According to a new study, almost one third of infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis receive no evidence-based supportive therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Popcorn Lung (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Symptoms, Causes, Life Expectancy

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Popcorn Lung (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Symptoms, Causes, Life ExpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)



World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:38:53 +0100

Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Press Release:Shared decision making and antibiotic use for acute respiratory  infections in primary care (read in Spanish).Improving antibiotic prescribing  in hospitalAntibiotics for preventing recurrent...

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Is Nebulized Hypertonic Saline More Effective for Bronchiolitis? Is Nebulized Hypertonic Saline More Effective for Bronchiolitis?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:53:20 +0100

A multisite pediatric emergency department study compared hypertonic and normal saline nebulizer treatments for bronchiolitis.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Dipstick test children ’s urine before prescribing antibiotics

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Test in infants and children 3 months or older but younger than 3 years with suspected UTI Related items fromOnMedica GPs need support to convince public to stop expecting antibiotics Feedback better than education for cutting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

RCGP supports decision advised in draft guidance Related items fromOnMedica No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course Ear disorders Managing minor illness in primary care – external ear complaints Acute otitis media GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Skip Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis, Experts Say Skip Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis, Experts Say

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:30:29 +0100

Pulse oximetry in young children with bronchiolitis may lead to overdiagnosis of hypoxemia, increased hospital admissions, and longer length of stay, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:35:28 +0100

DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in children. Risk factors include black race, obesity, adenotonsillar hypertrophy, craniofacial abnormalities, neuromuscular disorders, or family history of disordered brea...

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Delayed presentation of button battery ingestion: a devastating complication - Chessman R, Verkerk M, Hewitt R, Eze N.

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:41:25 +0100

A 12-month-old child presented with a prolonged history of fever, cough and difficulty breathing, which was initially treated as bronchiolitis. She was discharged but presented again to Accident and Emergency department 4 days later with worsening symptom.... (Source: SafetyLit)



High-Flow Oxygen May Ward Off Critical Care in Infants With Bronchiolitis High-Flow Oxygen May Ward Off Critical Care in Infants With Bronchiolitis

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:10:19 +0100

High-flow warm humidified oxygen (HFWHO) does not reduce the amount of time infants with bronchiolitis require oxygen support compared to standard therapy, according to an open-label trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)



From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:00:49 +0100

According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as: rapid breathing, nasal flaring, retractions (pulling in of the chest wall) or bluish lips or fingertips (can indicate poor oxygenation). Looking for a pediatrician? Try Find-a...



Overdiagnosis, Overtreatment Too Common in Pediatric Care Overdiagnosis, Overtreatment Too Common in Pediatric Care

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:11:17 +0100

Review suggests the need to reevaluate use of oxygen saturation levels and hypertonic saline for infants with bronchiolitis, antidepressants for adolescents, and head circumference screenings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Second opinion gives unborn baby second chance

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:51:20 +0100

Seven-month-old Charlotte Bent is hitting all of her developmental milestones — smiling, laughing, playing peek-a-boo, bearing weight on her legs. Her parents, Jennifer and Keith, are overjoyed. “It’s a complete 180-degree turn from where we thought we would be this time last year,” says Jennifer. After struggling to conceive their second child, the couple was thrilled when Jennifer became pregnant. The results of genetic testing were normal and confirmed they would be welcoming a daughter in April. Jennifer felt the baby’s first kicks on Nov. 23, 2015. The next day, she was scheduled for an anatomy scan. “At first, everything seemed normal,” recalls Jennifer. But as the obstetrician was helping her from the exam table, he looked at Jennifer. “I have some concerns,” he to...

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Promising decision aid could help cut needless antibiotic prescriptions

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:00:00 +0100

Designed to identify children with respiratory tract infections/cough at low risk of serious illness Related items fromOnMedica Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children Evidence launched to improve antibiotic prescribing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Asthma risk increases when child had bronchiolitis

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:39:13 +0100

Asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene, new research shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Rhinovirus Bronchiolitis: A Sign of Asthma Yet to Come? Rhinovirus Bronchiolitis: A Sign of Asthma Yet to Come?

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:11:55 +0100

The characteristics of rhinovirus bronchiolitis differ from bronchiolitis caused by RSV or a combination of both infections.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



E-cigarettes: Good news, bad news

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:30:51 +0100

Follow me at @JohnRossMD Americans are confused about electronic cigarettes. A recent poll showed that the public was about evenly split between those who thought that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, were less harmful than conventional cigarettes, and those who believed that e-cigarettes were as bad as or worse than regular cigarettes. Unfortunately, there is no long-term safety data about e-cigarettes. What information we do have suggests that e-cigarettes have a complex mix of potential harms and benefits. E-cigarettes: Less deadly than regular cigarettes First, the good news: e-cigarettes are almost certainly less lethal than conventional cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is a uniquely dangerous addiction. In fact, cigarettes might be the only consumer product that kills when used a...



Most UK nurseries’ sickness policies out of step with public health guidance

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0100

Policies likely to be needlessly boosting primary care consultations and antibiotic prescriptionsRelated items from OnMedicaScabies in infants and childrenPoint-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistanceGPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in childrenChildren order fast food from schools, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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Bronchiolitis quality standard

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0100

NICE has published a new quality standard on bronchiolitis. (Source: NHS Networks)



Infant bronchiolitis risk linked to gut flora composition

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:01:00 +0100

Infants with gut flora dominated by the genus Bacteroides have more than four times greater odds of developing bronchiolitis than those with microbiota dominated by Enterobacter and... (Source: Family Practice News)



Distinct Fecal Microbiota Pattern Associated with Infant Bronchiolitis (FREE)

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0100

By Christine Judge Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH A gut microbiota dominated by Bacteroides is associated with elevated risk for bronchiolitis in infants, suggests a case-control study in Pediatrics.Investigators matched 40 infants hospitalized with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



NICE hoping to reduce child admissions for bronchiolitis

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:43:00 +0100

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued advice on spotting and managing bronchiolitis in babies and young children, with the aim of reducing admissions and antibiotic prescribing. (Source: Nursing Times)



NICE releases new quality standard for bronchiolitis in children

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:42:57 +0100

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued a new quality standard to reduce child hospital admissions for bronchiolitis Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)

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NICE urges GPs to restrict antibiotics for bronchiolitis and promote self care

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:42:26 +0100

GPs should arm parents with information so they can self care at home for babies with bronchiolitis, NICE has said in new guidance, which also calls for a crackdown on inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for the viral illness. (Source: GP Online News)



GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0100

Guidance should help cut antibiotic prescribingRelated items from OnMedicaGPs slash total antibiotic scrips by over 7% in a yearPoint-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistanceA fifth of children with persistent cough have whooping cough (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Lung disease in smokers who don’t have COPD

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:30:16 +0100

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 cough and mucus, within 12 months. They will also lower their risk of getting (and dying from) smoking-related illnesses. Though the benefits of stopping smoking are greater at young...



One in six children hospitalized for lung inflammation positive for marijuana exposure

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:02:47 +0100

A new study found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana exposure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

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Acute viral bronchiolitis hospital stay not shortened by hypertonic saline

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:45:27 +0100

The results of two previously published meta-analyses supporting a shortening of hospital length of stay following the use of hypertonic saline in infants with acute viral bronchiolitis are... (Source: Pediatric News)



Bronchiolitis After the ED: Should We Worry About O2 Saturation? Bronchiolitis After the ED: Should We Worry About O2 Saturation?

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:19:13 +0100

What happens to oxygen saturations in infants with bronchiolitis in the first 72 hours after being discharged from the emergency department, and does this influence return visits? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Bronchiolitis Reanalysis: Hypertonic Saline Does Not Reduce LOS Bronchiolitis Reanalysis: Hypertonic Saline Does Not Reduce LOS

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:44:41 +0100

The new analysis found that outliers were driving previous results that came to the opposite conclusion. Experts say rethinking the oxygen saturation threshold may be the way to reduce length of stay. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)



Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in paediatric patients between 0 and 24 months old

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:26:44 +0100

This Cochrane review was first published in 2005 and updated in 2007, 2012 and now 2015. Acute bronchiolitis is the leading cause of medical emergencies during winter in children younger than two years of age. Chest physiotherapy is sometimes used to assist infants in the clearance of secretions in order to decrease ventilatory effort. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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Oximetry Fails to Predict Future Bronchiolitis CareOximetry Fails to Predict Future Bronchiolitis Care

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:14:25 +0100

Pulse oximetry does not effectively predict which infants diagnosed with bronchiolitis will return for unscheduled medical care after an emergency department discharge. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Pulse Oximetry: Is it Worthwhile in Infants With Bronchiolitis? (CME/CE)

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:35:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Not an effective tool to predict subsequent return for care, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)



Why walking by a main road is as bad for you as smoking

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:30:53 +0100

William Phin, six, from Whitley Bay, north of Newcastle, has obliterative bronchiolitis - which may be triggered by pollution. A lung transplant is the only cure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Prenatal Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Bronchiolitis in InfantsPrenatal Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Bronchiolitis in Infants

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 05:09:01 +0100

A new study examines the association between tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy and the risk for severe bronchiolitis in infants during the first year of life. Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Why your wheezing baby may need TLC, not medication

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:00:45 +0100

Follow me at @drClaire When a baby is sick with fever, cough, and a wheeze, it’s natural to think that what they need is medication — like an antibiotic, or one of the medications used to treat wheezing in children with asthma (such as albuterol). But it turns out that if a condition called bronchiolitis is the culprit, the best treatment is no treatment. Bronchiolitis is a bad cold (caused by various viruses) that settles into the lungs. When it does, it leads to fever, lots of congestion, cough, and noisy or wheezy breathing. It’s incredibly common. In fact, one in five babies under 12 months ends up at the doctor’s office for bronchiolitis — and 2% to 3% end up hospitalized. It can be quite serious, especially when it’s caused by a particular virus called respiratory syncyti...

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Your NEJM Group Today: Viral Bronchiolitis Clinical Pearls, Medical Marijuana & Painful Neuropathy, Detroit Internal Medicine Leadership Opportunity (FREE)

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100

By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:Now@NEJM Blog: Clinical Pearls: Is the course of viral bronchiolitis or … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Hypertonic Saline for BronchiolitisHypertonic Saline for Bronchiolitis

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:00:00 +0100

Recent studies agree that to do less is to do more for the recovery of the child with bronchiolitis. Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)



News Quiz: Top Pediatrics Stories From 2015News Quiz: Top Pediatrics Stories From 2015

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:37:47 +0100

Allergies, vaccines, strep throat, and bronchiolitis were among the most popular topics in pediatrics news in 2015. How well do you remember the news from stories most read by pediatricians? Find out with the short quiz below. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Collaborative Approach Reduces Unneeded Bronchiolitis Care Collaborative Approach Reduces Unneeded Bronchiolitis Care

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:09:00 +0100

A new study expanded quality improvement work from children's hospitals into community hospitals. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Flavouring found in e-cigarettes linked to 'popcorn lung'

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:30:00 +0100

ConclusionThis study shows three chemicals reportedly linked to serious lung damage are present in many flavoured e-cigarettes in the US, raising concerns about their safety. Although the study tested US brands, it's likely similar findings would be found here in the UK, where e-cigarettes are similarly unregulated.However, this issue is not black and white. The researchers' concerns have been rightly raised, and their conclusion that urgent research needs to follow this study seems logical given the apparent lack of knowledge in this area.  Still, much of the potential health risk and alarm factor of this study hangs on the strength of previous reports suggesting these chemicals can cause lung damage. But this particular study didn't address this directly. We don't yet know whether the...

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Early childhood bronchiolitis increases asthma risk in adulthood

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:33:30 +0100

People who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they also demonstrate changes indicative of irreversible airway obstruction, according to a new study. Bronchiolitis and pneumonia are common lower respiratory tract infections in early childhood. During their first year, around 30 per cent of children have bronchiolitis, leading to hospitalization in 1 to 3 per cent. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis: Continuous vs IntermittentPulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis: Continuous vs Intermittent

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:28:40 +0100

A large trial attempts to determine whether intermittent oxygen saturation monitoring can reduce length of stay in young children hospitalized with bronchiolitis. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)



Hypertonic Saline Effective for Infants With BronchiolitisHypertonic Saline Effective for Infants With Bronchiolitis

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:24:51 +0100

Nebulized hypertonic saline is a safe and effective treatment for infants with acute bronchiolitis, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Oxygen saturation levels for infants with bronchiolitis assessed

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:06:07 +0100

Oxygen, as a treatment for infants with bronchiolitis, does not make any difference to symptoms if stopped at stable 90% oxygen saturation as opposed to the current 94% finds research published in the Lancet. The number of admissions to hospital due to bronchiolitis in infants has increased in the past 25 years. Two recent guidelines... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)



Pediatric Bronchiolitis: Intermittent Pulse Oximetry OKPediatric Bronchiolitis: Intermittent Pulse Oximetry OK

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:59:08 +0100

Clinicians can routinely consider intermittent pulse oximetry monitoring for children hospitalized with bronchiolitis who are improving clinically. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): Symptoms, Transmission & Prevention

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:59:50 +0100

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a form of respiratory virus that infects a person's lungs and their breathing passages. Healthy people commonly experience mild, cold-like symptoms and recover within a week or two. Yet RSV may be serious – especially for infants and seniors. In fact, RSV is the most common cause of, 'bronchiolitis,' or inflammation of the small airways in the lung and pneumonia in children who are younger than one year of age in America. RSV is also being recognized more often as a significant cause of respiratory illness in seniors. (Source: Disabled World)



Healthcare Costs and Outcomes for Pediatric Inpatients with Bronchiolitis: Comparison of Urban Versus Rural Hospitals

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:18:08 +0100

Compares quality and costs between rural and urban settings for low severity pediatric bronchiolitis admissions. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)



UCLA's first lung transplant patient marks 25th anniversary of landmark surgery

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:06:32 +0100

Twenty-five years ago, an Orange County woman received the first lung transplant ever performed at UCLA Medical Center.  Today, she is still going strong and dotes on her five grandchildren.  As a result of primary pulmonary hypertension, Julie Hancock, then 26 years old, received a single lung transplant at UCLA on June 12, 1990. Since then, UCLA has performed 887 lung transplants. And UCLA has become one of the largest lung transplant centers in the world with some of the best outcomes.             Courtesy of Julie Hancock Dan and Julie Hancock “What I remember was not being afraid at all but having complete trust in the doctors,” recalled Hancock, whose surgeon was Dr. Hillel Laks. He still operates at UCLA. “I knew the risks, but did not allow myself to think of the...



Variations in Treating Acute Bronchiolitis in the EDVariations in Treating Acute Bronchiolitis in the ED

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:41:38 +0100

How do diagnostic and treatment practices for acute bronchiolitis differ between these key providers? The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Contaminant particles increase hospital admissions for children with respiratory illnesses

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0100

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Particles of less than 2.5 microns emitted by vehicles have negative repercussions for bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis in children. Should their concentrations be reduced to the levels recommended by the WHO, hospital admissions of children with these illnesses would decrease, amounting to a daily saving of 200 euros, according to calculations by researchers from the University of Seville for that city. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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Treating Bronchiolitis in a High-Risk Pediatric PopulationTreating Bronchiolitis in a High-Risk Pediatric Population

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:07:43 +0100

These clinical practice guideline for bronchiolitis could improve patient outcomes in high-risk children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



AAP's Bronchiolitis Guidelines Praised, but ContentiousAAP's Bronchiolitis Guidelines Praised, but Contentious

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:37:08 +0100

AAP's updated bronchiolitis guideline, which calls for less aggressive interventions, draws strong praise and debate from clinicians. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Helmet Bests Mask for Infant CPAP (CME/CE)

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:34:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Babies with bronchiolitis require less intubation, have a lower rate of treatment failure. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)



Intermittent Pulse Oximetry OK for Kids Receiving Room AirIntermittent Pulse Oximetry OK for Kids Receiving Room Air

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:42:34 +0100

Intermittent pulse oximetry was effective for children hospitalized with asthma or bronchiolitis who were stable on room air, but did not decrease the time until the child was ready for discharge. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Infant hospital admissions for severe lung infection soar 60% in a decade

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:15:18 +0100

Lung infection bronchiolitis is the single most common cause of infant hospital admissions in winter months, with premature babies (pictured) particularly at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Why your baby's 'cold' may well be something worse: Infant hospital admissions for severe lung infection soar 60% in a decade

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:42:09 +0100

Lung infection bronchiolitis is the single most common cause of infant hospital admissions in winter months, with premature babies (pictured) particularly at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Toxic lung injury in a patient addicted to "legal highs" - case study - Kulhawik D, Walecki J.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:38:37 +0100

BACKGROUND: Toxic lung injury may manifest itself in many different ways, ranging from respiratory tract irritation and pulmonary edema in severe cases to constrictive bronchiolitis, being a more distant consequence. It is most often the result of accident... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))



Overweight mother loses FIVE STONE after making a pledge with her newborn son

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:09:41 +0100

Anna Lloyd, from Crewe, Cheshire vowed to lose weight in a bid to be healthy for her son Isaac, who, at just 11 days old, suffered a serious case of bronchiolitis. She has now lost five stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Chronic Respiratory Diseases: Challenges in DiagnosisChronic Respiratory Diseases: Challenges in Diagnosis

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:10:31 +0100

Get up-to-speed with the latest on accurately diagnosing COPD, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Couple: Diacetyl In Microwave Popcorn Caused Permanent Lung Disease

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:36:32 +0100

ST. LOUIS - A couple whose lawsuit against popcorn manufacturers was dismissed by an Iowa federal court filed a brief in the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 6 contending that their claims for personal injury related to alleged exposure to diacetyl and pentanedione, the chemicals used to make artificial butter flavoring in popcorn, are valid because "it has been proven" that diacetyl can cause the permanent lung disease known as bronchiolitis obliterans (David Stults, et al. v. American Popcorn Company, No. 14-3658, 8th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Bronchiolitis Guidelines: Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater?

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- AAP's new guidelines favor complexity over familiar treatment options. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)



Parents vow to fight for justice after baby daughter Esme Gloster dies after visiting A&E 

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:41:16 +0100

Alisha Pullen, 20, and Luke Gloster, 19, took baby Esme to Royal Stoke University Hospital in December where doctors diagnosed the infant with bronchiolitis and sent the family home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Biomarker Predictors of Bronchiolitis SeverityBiomarker Predictors of Bronchiolitis Severity

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:00 +0100

Biomarkers of bronchiolitis disease severity in infants might help in clinical management. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



New AAP Bronchiolitis Guideline Drops Call for Certain Tests, Treatments

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:31:00 +0100

The American Academy of Pediatrics made several major changes to its updated evidence-based guideline for diagnosing, managing and preventing bronchiolitis, which the AAFP recently endorsed. (Source: AAFP News)



What Are Risk Factors for Progression To Severe Disease with Bronchiolitis?

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:19:51 +0100

Discussion Bronchiolitis is a clinical disease with following features: begins usually with rhinitis and cough that may progress to also having tachypnea, rales, wheezing and increased work of breathing shown by nasal flaring and/or accessory muscle use. The increased work of breathing may cause problems with feeding and hydration and also with mental status changes. It is usually seen in infants and children < 2 years of age. It is also usually seasonal (winter in upper North America) with 60-70% of cases being caused by respiratory syncytial virus but also human rhinorvirus, human metapneumovirus, influenza, adenovirus, coronavirus and human and parainfluenza viruses. Co-infections also are relatively common. Diagnosis is clinical. Treatment includes secretion removal from the nose, ...

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Onychomycosis and Bronchiolitis Therapeutics Clinical Trial Review H2...

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:20:08 +0100

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Onychomycosis and Bronchiolitis Global Clinical Trials Review H2 2014” to its store. The report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on...(PRWeb December 13, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/bronchiolitis-onychomycos/clinical-trials-review-h2/prweb12392050.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



More breastfeeding 'would save NHS millions'

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:30:00 +0100

ConclusionThis economic model estimates that increasing the number of women who start and continue to breastfeed would save the NHS tens of millions of pounds. These savings would come through reduced incidence of three infectious diseases that occur in infancy, reducing the number of newborns who have necrotising enterocolitis, and reducing the incidence of maternal breast cancer, all of which are beneficial to the health of mother and baby.But these savings, as with all economic models, have been calculated using a number of assumptions, including the estimated rate of breastfeeding in the UK, which was taken from 2005 figures.  As the Infant Feeding Survey is conducted every five years, it is unclear why the more recent figures from the 2010 survey were not used. The 2010 survey indica...



From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:26:37 +0100

According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as: rapid breathing nasal flaring retractions (pulling in of the chest wall) bluish lips or fingertips (can indicate poor oxygenation) Prevention is key Of course, the ideal is to p...



NICE issues draft guidance on common infant breathing disorder

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:25:00 +0100

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued draft recommendations to provide best practice advice on the care of babies and young children with bronchiolitis. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)



Bronchiolitis: The Rationale Behind the New AAP GuidelineBronchiolitis: The Rationale Behind the New AAP Guideline

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:27:58 +0100

Shawn Ralston, MD, lead author of the new AAP guideline on bronchiolitis, speaks with Ricardo Quinonez, MD, about the evidence considered in the document and the remaining clinical questions. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Practice Variation in Treatment for Bronchiolitis in Infants

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:00:00 +0100

Variation in evidence - based supportive therapies by site, ranging from 6 to 99 percent (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Pediatrics Group Issues New Guidelines for Bronchiolitis (FREE)

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100

By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The American Academy of Pediatrics has stopped recommending use of a trial dose of a bronchodilator in treating bronchiolitis in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



AAP Updates Guidelines on Bronchiolitis in Young ChildrenAAP Updates Guidelines on Bronchiolitis in Young Children

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:48:04 +0100

Updated AAP guidelines for bronchiolitis in children aged 1 to 23 months no longer include testing for specific viruses or a trial dose of a bronchodilator. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)



Nurses asked to help boost awareness of infant bronchiolitis

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0100

Community and hospital nurses are being urged to help prevent emergency admissions this winter by raising awareness of bronchiolitis among parents with very young children. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)



Nebulized Saline for BronchiolitisNebulized Saline for Bronchiolitis

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:19:10 +0100

Why did these 2 trials have such disparate findings? What does it mean for clinicians? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)

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Send Kids With Bronchiolitis Home on O2?Send Kids With Bronchiolitis Home on O2?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:17:04 +0100

A study evaluates the outcomes of sending children with bronchiolitis home from the ED with oxygen. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)



Serum level of substance P in patients with lung injuries due to sulfur mustard - Najafian B, Shohrati M, Harandi AA, Mahyar S, Khaheshi I, Ghanei M.

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:31:38 +0100

BACKGROUND: Chronic bronchiolitis is the most important problems of chemical victims of mustard gas. Diverse studies suggest that substance P (SP) as a member of tachykinin neuropeptides, has a significant role in the neurogenic inflammation processes of t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))



Review of clinical treatment of bronchiolitis in infants reveals over-reliance on one test

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:17:01 +0100

The importance of physicians using all available clinical assessment tools when considering how to treat patients is the focus of a new article. The study examined how pediatric emergency medicine physicians treat a respiratory tract infection called bronchiolitis in infants, and how they incorporate factors such as respiratory exam, imaging tools and blood tests when deciding on treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Overreliance on Pulse Oximetry in Managing Infant Bronchiolitis? (FREE)

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100

By Kelly Young Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Pulse oximetry should not be the sole factor in deciding whether to admit an infant presenting with bronchiolitis, the authors of a JAMA study suggest. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

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Overreliance on Oximetry for Infants in ED, Study SuggestsOverreliance on Oximetry for Infants in ED, Study Suggests

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:22:57 +0100

A new study has reinforced previous research findings regarding oxygen saturation readings playing a major role in hospitalization decisions for children with bronchiolitis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Acute and subacute chemical-induced lung injuries: HRCT findings - Akira M, Suganuma N.

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:01:57 +0100

Lung injury caused by chemicals includes bronchitis, bronchiolitis, chemical pneumonitis, pulmonary edema, acute respiratory distress syndrome, organizing pneumonia, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, acute eosinophilic pneumonia, and sarcoid-like granulomatous... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))



Saline in the ED: Mixed Results for Tots' Breathing (CME/CE)

Thu, 29 May 2014 03:13:01 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- For infants and toddlers with bronchiolitis, nebulized hypertonic saline in the emergency department reduced hospital admissions in one trial but didn't ease breathing in another. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)



Hypertonic Saline for Bronchiolitis in the ED: Studies Give Conflicting Results (FREE)

Tue, 27 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100

By Amy Orciari Herman Two studies in JAMA Pediatrics offer conflicting results for using hypertonic saline to treat young children presenting to the emergency department with bronchiolitis. Looking for guidance, editorialists turn to a recent systematic review.In the first study, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Inhaling hypertonic saline decreases hospital admissions in children with bronchiolitis

Mon, 26 May 2014 22:26:44 +0100

Infants with bronchiolitis who were treated with inhaled hypertonic saline in the emergency department (ED) were less likely to require admission to the hospital compared to infants treated with normal saline. Bronchiolitis is a respiratory infection common in infants and young children that results in approximately 150,000 hospitalizations each year, with an estimated cost of $500 million. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

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Conflicting conclusions in 2 bronchiolitis studies; editorial explains why

Mon, 26 May 2014 04:00:00 +0100

(The JAMA Network Journals) Children with bronchiolitis (a common respiratory tract infection that can result in hospitalization) who were treated in the emergency department showed less clinical improvement after receiving nebulized 3 percent hypertonic saline than infants who received normal saline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Inhaling hypertonic saline decreases hospital admissions in children with bronchiolitis

Mon, 26 May 2014 04:00:00 +0100

(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) A team of researchers, led by physicians from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, have found that infants with bronchiolitis who were treated with inhaled hypertonic saline in the emergency department were less likely to require admission to the hospital compared to infants treated with normal saline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Bronchiolitis Guidelines Tied to Fewer X-rays, Same OutcomesBronchiolitis Guidelines Tied to Fewer X-rays, Same Outcomes

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:26:01 +0100

Use of bronchiolitis clinical practice guidelines was linked to reduced use of chest X-ray, bronchodilators, steroids, and length of stay without affecting 7-day all-cause readmissions. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)



Bronchiolitis Guidelines Cut Emergency Department UseBronchiolitis Guidelines Cut Emergency Department Use

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:18:30 +0100

Emergency department use fell significantly after guidelines for managing bronchiolitis in infants were implemented. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



AAP Guidance Tied to Less Intensive Bronchiolitis ManagementAAP Guidance Tied to Less Intensive Bronchiolitis Management

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:44:32 +0100

After the American Academy of Pediatrics published practice guidelines for bronchiolitis, pediatric use of chest radiography, steroids, and bronchodilators dropped significantly. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Ella’s legacy: Turning tragedy into an international advocacy network for PVNH

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:53:44 +0100

By Yolaine Dupont Ella She was born in Vancouver, British-Columbia at 39 weeks, weighing 5 lbs. and 7 oz. With a nearly flawless APGAR score, her father’s mouth and nose, along with my eyes and full set of dark hair. Just as I imagined she would be, Ella was picture perfect. Still, I had an uneasy feeling. Ella was frail, and her breathing seemed off. I mentioned it to her doctor and nurse, only to be quickly reassured that all was okay. After five days, I took her home. But that upsetting feeling would not go away. The old expression “Mom knows best” turned out to be true. By Ella’s second month, she was admitted to the emergency room and was diagnosed with bronchiolitis, following a few tests. After a short stay, we were sent home. Two weeks later, cutting our trip to introd...



Dexamethasone May Help Atopic Infants With Bronchiolitis Dexamethasone May Help Atopic Infants With Bronchiolitis

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:58:34 +0100

Oral dexamethasone for 5 days reduced hospital stay length for infants with bronchiolitis and eczema or a family history of asthma, according to results from a placebo-controlled trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Infant Wheezing Episodes Impact Lungs Later (CME/CE)

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:01:09 +0100

BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Children who suffer through a bout of bronchiolitis can end up with lungs early in adulthood that look like those of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)



Infants With Bronchiolitis: What Treatment Is Best?Infants With Bronchiolitis: What Treatment Is Best?

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:10:44 +0100

A lack of consensus on inhalation therapy for infants with bronchiolitis prompted this study evaluating 4 different approaches. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Low Sodium Makes Matters Worse in Bronchiolitis (CME/CE)

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:06:57 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Children admitted to intensive care for bronchiolitis did significantly worse if they also had low sodium levels, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)

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Timing of Inhaled Adrenaline Matters in Infant BronchiolitisTiming of Inhaled Adrenaline Matters in Infant Bronchiolitis

Fri, 14 Jun 2013 02:18:27 +0100

When it comes to giving inhalation therapy to an infant with acute bronchiolitis, timing may be everything. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)



Adrenaline No Help for Infant Bronchiolitis (CME/CE)

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:01:41 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Infants hospitalized with acute bronchiolitis didn't benefit from inhaled racemic adrenaline given on a fixed schedule, when compared with inhaled saline, a randomized trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)