weight loss
Research from the Mayo Clinic reveals that weight loss may have a positive impact on outcomes for lung transplant patients.
medicine
According to new data, the use of ibuprofen or acetaminophen did not affect the length of a hospital stay for children with asthma.
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In three clinical trials, Genentech's new idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis drug Esbriet (pirfenidone) significantly reduced loss of lung function in nearly 50% of participants.
pulmonary
A recent study showed that the incidence of pulmonary hypertension among with patients who had a pulmonary embolism was higher than expected.
dupilumab trial
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi revealed positive results from a study of dupilumab in adult patients with asthma.
veracyte
Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new diagnostic test from Veracyte Inc, can assess a person's risk for lung cancer.
hospital bath
Data from Nebraska Medicine shows that although nurses and primary care technicians knew that chlorhexidine gluconate should be used for bathing patients, adherence was low.
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In a study of 40 newly diagnosed OSA patients, pulmonary rehab helped reduce body mass index, certain body circumferences, and improved pulmonary function.
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Results from the 6-month STELVIO trial validated the safety and efficacy of the Pulmonx Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (EBV) in severe emphysema patients.
school nurse
The school-based program “Building Bridges for Asthma Care” significantly decreased school absenteeism among children with asthma in inner-city schools enrolled in the program.
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Patient-selected music during weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation could benefit patients by decreasing their heart rate and anxiety.
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Regular aspirin use was associated with a significantly slower progression of percent emphysema over 10 years, when compared to those who did not use aspirin.
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Treatment of COPD with inhaled corticosteroids may decrease the risk of dying from pneumonia despite being linked with an increase in pneumonia occurrence.
e-cigarette
Certain flavorings used in electronic cigarette liquid may alter important cellular functions in lung tissue, including cell viability, cell proliferation, and calcium signaling.
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Critically ill patients who have been mechanically ventilated for more than 7 days are at greatly increased risk for functional impairment and mortality at one year following discharge from the ICU.
lung cancer
A new study reveals that a number of lung cancer survivors are at an increased risk of developing another lung cancer or having their cancer return following the completion of treatment.
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Among ICU patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, high-flow oxygen use led to significantly lower rates of 90-day mortality, although only slightly lower rates of subsequent intubation.
vaccine
The California state Senate passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of school vaccine requirements.
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The FDA has issued the first warning letters to e-cigarette companies for illegal claims on their websites, according to an article published in JAMA.
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New research conducted by German and Swiss researchers reports that air pollution directly affects cognition and is not mediated by lung function.