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Endoscopic treatment of native lung hyperinflation using endobronchial valves in single‐lung transplant patients: a multinational experience
ConclusionsTreating NLH with IBV endobronchial valves leads to clinical improvement in the majority of patients, and the treatment has an acceptable safety. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 15, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Michael Perch, Gerdt C. Riise, Kyle Hogarth, Ali I. Musani, Steven C. Springmeyer, Xavier Gonzalez, Martin Iversen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Influence of oxidative stress, diaphragm fatigue, and inspiratory muscle training on the plasma cytokine response to maximum sustainable voluntary ventilation
In conclusion, increases in plasma IL-1β and IL-6 concentrations during MSVV were not due to diaphragm fatigue or DNA damage in PBMC. Increases in plasma IL-6 concentration during MSVV are attenuated following IMT, and the plasma IL-6 response is dependent upon the level of respiratory muscle work and minute ventilation. (Source: Journal of Applied Physiology)
Source: Journal of Applied Physiology - April 15, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Mills, D. E., Johnson, M. A., McPhilimey, M. J., Williams, N. C., Gonzalez, J. T., Barnett, Y. A., Sharpe, G. R. Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Tracheal occlusion-evoked respiratory load compensation and inhibitory neurotransmitter expression in rats
Respiratory load compensation is a sensory-motor reflex generated in the brain stem respiratory neural network. The nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) is thought to be the primary structure to process the respiratory load-related afferent activity and contribute to the modification of the breathing pattern by sending efferent projections to other structures in the brain stem respiratory neural network. The sensory pathway and motor responses of respiratory load compensation have been studied extensively; however, the mechanism of neurogenesis of load compensation is still unknown. A variety of studies has shown that inhib...
Source: Journal of Applied Physiology - April 15, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Tsai, H.-W., Davenport, P. W. Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Cachectic skeletal muscle response to a novel bout of low-frequency stimulation
While exercise benefits have been well documented in patients with chronic diseases, the mechanistic understanding of cachectic muscle's response to contraction is essentially unknown. We previously demonstrated that treadmill exercise training attenuates the initiation of cancer cachexia and the development of metabolic syndrome symptoms (Puppa MJ, White JP, Velazquez KT, Baltgalvis KA, Sato S, Baynes JW, Carson JA. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 3: 117–137, 2012). However, cachectic muscle's metabolic signaling response to a novel, acute bout of low-frequency contraction has not been determined. The purpose of this s...
Source: Journal of Applied Physiology - April 15, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Puppa, M. J., Murphy, E. A., Fayad, R., Hand, G. A., Carson, J. A. Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Primary ciliary dyskinesia diagnosed on nasal mucosal biopsy in two newborns
We report early diagnosis of PCD on nasal mucosal biopsy in two newborns who presented with prolonged respiratory distress and rhinorrhea. (Source: Pediatrics International)
Source: Pediatrics International - April 15, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jun Yasuhara, Yuji Yamada, Kaori Hara, Rieko Suhara, Yujiro Hattori, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Yusuke Mizuno, Rika Kizu, Masahiro Bamba Tags: Patient Reports Source Type: research

(Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - April 14, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: National Kidney Foundation 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings Abstracts Source Type: research

The nasogastric tube syndrome in infants
Abstract: This series of three patients is the first description of the presentation, clinical course, and endoscopic findings of nasogastric tube-related airway distress, or nasogastric tube syndrome, in infants. We identify key differences in disease features from those described in adults, based on our literature review. Specifically, infant nasogastric tube syndrome presented as significant respiratory distress and postcricoid inflammation without vocal fold immobility. Symptoms resolved more quickly (mean±SD, 2±1 days) than reported in adults. We suggest that nasogastric tube syndrome should be considered in infants...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 14, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jeffrey Harmon, Karthik Balakrishnan, Alessandro de Alarcon, Catherine K. Hart Tags: Case reports Source Type: research

Post-tonsillectomy complications in children less than three years of age: A case–control study
Conclusions: Post-tonsillectomy complication rates were low and no significant difference was observed between the study and control groups. This suggests that postoperative admission for children younger than three years of age may not be necessary in all cases. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 14, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: James Belyea, Youjin Chang, Matthew H. Rigby, Gerard Corsten, Paul Hong Tags: Research papers Source Type: research

Chlamydia pneumoniae and typical bacteria occurrence in adenoid in children qualified for adenoidectomy
Conclusions: The presence of C. pneumoniae in an adenoid was most frequently detected in the children of 10–16 years qualified for adenoidectomy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 14, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Anna Bielicka, Beata Zielnik-Jurkiewicz, Edyta Podsiadły, Joanna Rogulska, Urszula Demkow Tags: Research papers Source Type: research

Routine post-operative intensive care is not necessary for children with obstructive sleep apnea at high risk after adenotonsillectomy
Conclusions: Our data confirm high rates of AE after AT for high risk patients, however, only 8% suffered a severe AE truly necessitating care in ICU. This outcome was very unlikely if an AE did not occur in PACU. We therefore conclude that routine post-operative ICU care for high risk children may be avoided if prolonged monitoring in the PACU is possible, with admission to ICU reserved for high-risk children with an early AE. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 14, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marc Theilhaber, Sarah Arachchi, David S. Armstrong, Margot J. Davey, Gillian M. Nixon Tags: Research papers Source Type: research

Comparison of monolithic capillary electrochromatography and micellar electrokinetic chromatography for the separation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Abstract Atmospheric pollution of anthropic origin is recognized as a major risk factor for health, in particular for respiratory and cardio-vascular systems. Among these pollutants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are placed on the list of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as 'priority' pollutants and four of them are assigned as potential carcinogens by The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In the present work two capillary techniques-micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) and monolithic capillary electrochromatography (CEC)-were compared for the separation of eleven PAHs. ...
Source: Talanta - April 14, 2014 Category: Chemistry Authors: Salwiński A, Delépée R Tags: Talanta Source Type: research

Fatigue and serum testosterone in obstructive sleep apnea patients
ConclusionsOSA‐related fatigue was strongly associated with serum testosterone, together with OSA severity. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Raluca Mihaela Bercea, Traian Mihaescu, Cristian Cojocaru, Bjørn Bjorvatn Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Low Load / High Repetition Elastic Band Resistance Training in patients with COPD – a Randomized Controlled Multicenter Trial
ConclusionRT can increase functional capacity and muscular function but not cycle endurance capacity and HRQOL in patients with moderate to severe COPD (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Andre Nyberg, Britta Lindström, Anette Rickenlund, Karin Wadell Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

ARDS associated with pneumonia caused by avian influenza A H7N9 virus treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Abstract This is a sporadic H7N9 avian influenza case that was the first severe imported case in Beijing and the first case of Hebei province in China. A 61‐year old female who had rapidly progressive pneumonia with respiratory distress and bilateral exduation and consolidation changes on chest X‐ray and CT scan that did not respond to ordinary antibiotics was diagnosed with influenza A (H7N9) infection in our hospital On July 19th 2013. Intravenous peramivir, VV‐ECMO and CVVH were given on the same day of lab‐diagnosis because of severe ARDS and acute renal failure. With antimicrobial therapy and other suppo...
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Xiao Tang, Hangyong He, Bing Sun, Jun Wan, Chengjun Ban, Chunyan Zhang, Shuqin Wang, Jingen Xia, Jie Li, Yingmei Liu, Bin Cao, Zhaohui Tong Tags: Other Source Type: research

Post‐Traumatic Ruptured Gastrothorax Mimicking Chylothorax
Abstract The presence of the stomach in the chest is called gastrothorax. Few cases were reported. Most of them were related to congenital diaphragmatic hernia. (1‐2‐3) We are presenting a case of successful repair of ruptured traumatic gastrothorax which was masqueraded as chylothorax. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sameh I Sersar, AbdulNassir O. Batouk Tags: Other Source Type: research

A new pattern of Pulmonary Graft versus Host disease in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant patient
ConclusionThis is the third case of a patient with biopsy proven GvHD who had NSIP pattern on surgical lung biopsy. We believe this may represent a rare manifestation of pulmonary GvHD. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ali S. Wahla, Irtaza I. Khan, Asif Loya, Robert Chin Tags: Other Source Type: research

Case of Round Pneumonia: Pulmonary infarct and a rare situation that is similar with the lung cancer
We presented this two case, because of resembling pulmonary emboly and oustering of pulmonary malignity in a way of having a homogeneous dansity on a triangle based on pleura in the anteroposterior radyography and computed tomography. These cases were presented because round pneumonia's importance and round pneumonia should be a considered a part of differential diagnosis of pulmonary infarct and malignity. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dilay Çimen, Emel Bulcun, Aydanur Ekici, Ömür Güngör, Mehmet Ekici Tags: Other Source Type: research

Inflammation and infections in asthma
Abstract Asthma is driven by an inflammatory response against normally harmless environmental anorganic and organic compounds in the respiratory tract. The inflammation is characterized by eosinophilia, goblet cell hyperplasia, bronchial hyperresponsiveness which eventually leads to airway remodeling. Immune responses to airborne pathogens such as viruses and bacteria may reduce the allergic responses but are also known to trigger asthma attacks and eventually leading to severe disease condition. The relationship between inflammation and remodeling and the pathogenic role of viral and bacterial infection in the airways of ...
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Adrian Gillissen, Maria Paparoupa Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Consensus statement on the management of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial pneumonia in Asia
Nosocomial pneumonia (NP; encompassing hospital‐acquired, healthcare‐associated, and ventilator‐associated pneumonia) is one of the most common nosocomial infections, and is associated with a mortality rate of 18.7% to 40.8% in Asian countries. The burden of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in Asia is high and approximately 13% of NP cases in Asia are caused by this pathogen. Evidence regarding optimal management of MRSA NP continues to evolve and is complicated by the fact that a significant proportion of cases are likely to be caused by isolates with reduced susceptibility to the main...
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bin Cao, Thuan Tong Tan, Edwin Poon, Jann‐Tay Wang, Suresh Kumar, Chong Kin Liam, Kamal Ahmed, Patrick Moral, Haibo Qiu, Marie Yvette Barez, Latre Buntaran, Oloan Tampubolon, Visanu Thamlikitkul Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Comparison of capnovolumetry‐derived dead space parameters with pulmonary function test in normal adults using histamine provocation
ConclusionsThe dC3/DV and airway dead spaces of capnovolumetry in healthy adults are significantly increased compared to lung function parameters before or after bronchodilator use, suggesting that capnovolumetry is feasible in diagnostic evaluation of airway reactivity, especially for persons who are unable to undertake lung function test. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Xiaoli Sun, Yan Zhang, Wenlan Yang, Jinming Liu Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Factors in People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) varies in European and Asian countries and does not always mirror the prevalence of the general population in a given country. We compared the prevalence of MetS in people with COPD with a comparison group in the United States. The National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey data set (2007-2010) was used to identify 94 people with COPD (mean age = 62). Data for demographic and clinical characteristics were obtained by interview and physical examination. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the ...
Source: Western Journal of Nursing Research - April 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Park, S. K., Larson, J. L. Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Impact of inflammation, emphysema, and smoking cessation on V/Q in mouse models of lung obstruction
Conclusions: Both robust inflammation and extensive airspace enlargement, on their own, were capable of producing V/Q mismatch. As CS cessation resulted in a return of V/Q mismatching and inflammatory cell counts to control levels, lung inflammation is likely a major contributor to V/Q mismatch observed in the cigarette smoke exposure model as well as in COPD patients. This return of V/Q mismatching to control values also took place in the presence of mild airspace enlargement, indicating that emphysematous lesions must be of a larger volume before affecting the lung significantly. Early smoking cessation is therefore crit...
Source: Respiratory Research - April 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Brian JobseCory McCurryMathieu MorissetteRod RhemMartin StämpfliNancy Labiris Source Type: research

Mechanical ventilation drives pneumococcal pneumonia into lung injury and sepsis in mice: protection by adrenomedullin
IntroductionVentilator-induced lung injury (VILI) contributes to morbidity and mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Particularly pre-injured lungs are susceptible to VILI despite protective ventilation. In a previous study, the endogenous peptide adrenomedullin (AM) protected murine lungs from VILI. We hypothesized that mechanical ventilation (MV) contributes to lung injury and sepsis in pneumonia, and that AM may reduce lung injury and multiple organ failure in ventilated mice with pneumococcal pneumonia. Methods: We analyzed in mice the impact of MV in established pneumonia on lung injury, inflammatio...
Source: Critical Care - April 14, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Holger Müller-RedetzkyDaniel WillKatharina HellwigWolfgang KummerThomas TschernigUwe PfeilRenate PaddenbergMichael MengerOlivia KershawAchim GruberNorbert WeissmannStefan HippenstielNorbert SuttorpMartin Witzenrath Source Type: research

Spiked helmet sign: An under-recognized electrocardiogram finding in critically ill patients
Ajay Agarwal, Timothy G Janz, Naga V GarikipatiIndian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2014 18(4):238-240A 77-year-old male patient presented with rhabdomyolysis. He developed progressive respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome during his hospital stay requiring mechanical ventilation. An electrocardiogram during mechanical ventilation showed findings suggestive of ST elevation myocardial infarction. Closer review showed dome and spike findings that have been likened to a "spiked helmet." This finding has been associated with significant mortality. We discuss this under-recognized finding and...
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - April 14, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Ajay AgarwalTimothy G JanzNaga V Garikipati Source Type: research

Guillain-Barre syndrome complicated by acute fatal rhabdomyolysis
We present the case of GBS with marked elevation in serum creatine kinase, serum myoglobin levels and persistent hyperkalemia as a result of associated acute rhabdomyolysis. (Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - April 14, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Amrish SaxenaVineeta SinghNitin Verma Source Type: research

Atypical manifestations of organophosphorus poisoning following subcutaneous injection of Dichlorvos with suicidal intention
Supradip GhoshIndian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2014 18(4):244-246Current case report describes a 37-year-old female patient who was admitted to the hospital following subcutaneous injection of Dichlorvos with an insulin syringe. The only peripheral cholinergic sign observed on admission was excessive salivation with bilateral pyramidal tract signs. Locally she had necrosis of skin and subcutaneous tissue with surrounding blisters. In the subsequent course of her illness, she developed respiratory arrest requiring ventilator support. She also had delayed extrapyramidal manifestations. Relevant literature is reviewed...
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - April 14, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Supradip Ghosh Source Type: research

Characterization of an autotransporter adhesin protein shared by Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei
BpaC, an autotransporter adhesion protein found in the pathogenic species Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei, mediates adherence to respiratory epithelial cells and is expressed in vivo during the course of aerosol infection. (Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations)
Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations - April 14, 2014 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Eric R LafontaineRachel BalderFrank MichelRobert J Hogan Source Type: research

Congenital lethal motor neuron disease with a novel defect in ribosome biogenesis
Conclusion: We report a patient with a SMARD phenotype due to a mutation in LAS1L, a gene important in coordinating processing of the 45S pre-rRNA and maturation of the large 60S ribosomal subunit. Similarly, the IGHMB2 gene associated with SMARD type 1 has been suggested to have an important role in ribosomal biogenesis from its role in processing the 45S pre-rRNA. We propose that disruption of ribosomal maturation may be a common pathogenic mechanism linking SMARD phenotypes caused by both IGHMBP2 and LAS1L. (Source: Neurology)
Source: Neurology - April 14, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Butterfield, R. J., Stevenson, T. J., Xing, L., Newcomb, T. M., Nelson, B., Zeng, W., Li, X., Lu, H.-M., Lu, H., Farwell Gonzalez, K. D., Wei, J.-P., Chao, E. C., Prior, T. W., Snyder, P. J., Bonkowsky, J. L., Swoboda, K. J. Tags: Anterior nerve cell disease, Peripheral neuropathy, Neonatal, All Genetics ARTICLE Source Type: research

Predictors of hippocampal atrophy in critically ill patients
ConclusionsThis analysis suggests that high levels of procalcitonin and interleukin‐6 in the blood serum of critically ill patients are associated with a high likelihood of hippocampal atrophy irrespective of the severity of disease measured by ICU scoring systems and other inflammatory parameters. (Source: European Journal of Neurology)
Source: European Journal of Neurology - April 13, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: A. Lindlau, C. N. Widmann, C. Putensen, F. Jessen, A. Semmler, M. T. Heneka Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Respir Care; +104 new citations
104 new pubmed citations were retrieved for your search. Click on the search hyperlink below to display the complete search results: Respir Care These pubmed results were generated on 2014/04/13PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - April 13, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Report Source Type: research

Sex Differences in Remifentanil Requirements for Preventing Cough during Anesthetic Emergence.
CONCLUSION: When using remifentanil TCI for cough prevention during anesthetic emergence, patient sex should be a considered for appropriate dosing. PMID: 24719152 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Yonsei Medical Journal)
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - April 13, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Soh S, Park WK, Kang SW, Lee BR, Lee JR Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research

Docosahexaenoic acid attenuates breast cancer cell metabolism and the Warburg phenotype by targeting bioenergetic function
This study provides rationale for enhancement of current cancer prevention models and current therapies by combining them with dietary sources, like DHA. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Molecular Carcinogenesis)
Source: Molecular Carcinogenesis - April 12, 2014 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Michael Mouradian, Keith D. Kikawa, Brian P. Dranka, Steven M. Komas, Balaraman Kalyanaraman, Ronald S. Pardini Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Evaluating national guidelines for the prophylactic treatment of respiratory syncytial virus in children with congenital heart disease
ConclusionHaving CHD increased the rate and estimated relative risk of being hospitalised for RSV. The guidelines were not followed for about half of the children born before an RSV season, and a quarter of the children born during a season, and need updating.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - April 12, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Elin Granbom, Eva Fernlund, Jan Sunnegårdh, Bo Lundell, Estelle Naumburg Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Non-neurological, steroid-related adverse events in very low birth weight infants: a prospective audit.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of steroids was significantly associated with severe short-term adverse events - most importantly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and thrombus formation. These complications must be taken into consideration when administering steroids to VLBW infants. PMID: 24706463 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Swiss Medical Weekly)
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - April 12, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Röhr SB, Sauer H, Gottschling S, Abdul-Khaliq H, Gortner L, Nunold H, Gräber S, Meyer S Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research

Respiratory activity in the 6-hydroxydopamine model of Parkinson's disease in the rat.
Abstract Respiratory disturbances accompany Parkinson's disease. Weakness of the respiratory muscles or lowering of central respiratory drive might be responsible for respiratory disability. Striatal injection of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) simulates motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease in the rat. Present study investigated whether unilateral infusion of 6-OHDA into the striatum may evoke respiratory disorders and therefore be a model for the study of the respiratory aspects of Parkinson's disease. Two weeks after the infusion the animals were anesthetized, vagotomized, paralyzed and artificially ventilated. Neura...
Source: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis - April 12, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Budzinska K, Andrzejewski K Tags: Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) Source Type: research

Chromogenic in situ hybridisation (CISH) is a powerful method to detect ALK-positive non-small cell lung carcinomas
Conclusions CISH is a very reliable, convenient and inexpensive method to detect ALK-positive NSCLC. CISH success rate is comparably high as with qPCR, and it detects all ALK break apart events in a single assay. It is of special value when RNA quality is poor, or when small biopsies with a very limited amount of tumour cells have to be analysed. (Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology - April 12, 2014 Category: Pathology Authors: Wagner, F., Streubel, A., Roth, A., Stephan-Falkenau, S., Mairinger, T. Tags: Immunology (including allergy), Lung cancer (oncology), Lung cancer (respiratory medicine), Clinical diagnostic tests Original article Source Type: research

Tobacco industry argues domestic trademark laws and international treaties preclude cigarette health warning labels, despite consistent legal advice that the argument is invalid
Conclusions Governments should not be intimidated by tobacco company threats and unsubstantiated claims, and carefully craft HWL laws to withstand the inevitable tobacco industry lawsuits with the knowledge that the companies’ own lawyers as well as authoritative bodies have told the companies that the rights they claim do not exist. (Source: Tobacco Control)
Source: Tobacco Control - April 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Crosbie, E., Glantz, S. A. Tags: Online article Source Type: research

Creating demand for foreign brands in a 'home run' market: tobacco company tactics in South Korea following market liberalisation
Conclusions Governments engaging in trade negotiations that may lead to the opening of domestic tobacco markets need a fuller understanding of previous industry activities for expanding into emerging markets as well as how the domestic industry can change accordingly. To protect public health, the adoption of comprehensive tobacco control measures, guided by WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, are needed as part of such negotiations. (Source: Tobacco Control)
Source: Tobacco Control - April 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lee, S., Lee, K., Holden, C. Tags: Online article Source Type: research