Posts Tagged ‘asthma’

American Thoracic Society – Tighter Air Pollution Standards May Save Thousands of Lives, Greatly Improve Public Health

August 13, 2016

Interesting commentary in
https://www.thoracic.org/about/newsroom/press-releases/journal/tigheter-air-pollution-standards-may-save-thousands-of-lives-greatly-improve-public-health.php

about reducing urban pollution.

In terms of deaths averted per person, NYC comes across very well vs LA & New Haven (10x better!), viz:

City Deaths-Averted City-Population Ratio URL
New Haven 55 130660 0.0004209 http://www.healthoftheair.org/city/06401
Phoenix 598 1513000 0.0003952 http://www.healthoftheair.org/city/85003
LA 1341 3884000 0.0003453 http://www.healthoftheair.org/city/90001
NYC 282 8406000 0.0000335 http://www.healthoftheair.org/city/10021

However, I probably have the wrong values for the relevant populations (ie should have used metro-area).

Has Theraflu been discontinued? | Yahoo Answers

November 13, 2015

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121118202232AAzmnTK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theraflu

Identification of Asthma Phenotypes Using Cluster Analysis in the Severe Asthma Research Program (ATS Journals)

May 30, 2015

Identification of #Asthma Phenotypes Using Cluster Analysis
http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.200906-0896OC#.VWk-gFxViko 5 canonical groups based on lung function, meds usage, &c

Canonical clustering of asthmatic patients into different groups

Noninvasive Analysis of the Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma (ATS Journals)

May 30, 2015

Analysis of the Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.201408-1440OC Consistent blood expression patterns

Noninvasive Analysis of the Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates
Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma (ATS Journals)

Yan, X., Chu, J.-H., Gomez, J., Koenigs, M., Holm, C., He, X., Perez,
M. F., Zhao, H., Mane, S., Martinez, F. D., Ober, C., Nicolae, D. L.,
Barnes, K. C., London, S. J., Gilliland, F., Weiss, S. T., Raby, B.
A., Cohn, L., and Chupp, G. L. “Non-Invasive Analysis of the Sputum
Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma” American
Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2015):
doi:10.1164/rccm.201408-1440OC,

QT:{{"
Conclusions: There are common patterns of gene expression in the
sputum and blood of children and adults that are associated with near
fatal, severe and milder asthma.
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Amazon.com: PiKo-1 Electronic Peak Flow Meter and FEV1 Meter: Health & Personal Care

December 28, 2014

On Amazon but reviews indicate that computer interface is a bit problematic

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002W2A1I

Spiro PD

December 28, 2014

Seems to have a complex computer interface; not available from Amazon

http://spiropd.com/

My Spiroo Can Tell Your Doctor When You’re Out Of Breath | TechCrunch

December 28, 2014

works with iphone but doesn’t appear to available as of Dec-2014

http://www.myspiroo.com/
http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/04/my-spiroo-can-tell-your-doctor-when-youre-out-of-breath/

Lifelogging: Crowdsourcing + life logs = big insights – tech – 10 January 2014 – New Scientist

January 19, 2014

#Lifelogging: Crowdsourcing + lifelogs = big insights => Glow for fertility. Next? Breath for asthma?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129514.800-lifelogging-crowdsourcing–life-logs–big-insights.html HT @sam_c86

The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath – NYTimes.com

November 27, 2013

The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath: Regulation requiring removal of CFCs from #asthma inhalers bumped out generics
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/the-soaring-cost-of-a-simple-breath.html

Smart Clothes—A Wearable Air Quality Sensor « NIH Director’s Blog

July 15, 2013

Next step for a #QuantifiedSelf: New sensor gives real time personal air quality assessments #NIH http://bit.ly/1beCjuQ via @NIHDirector
http://directorsblog.nih.gov/smart-clothes-a-wearable-air-quality-sensor/