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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Although e-cigarettes are widely promoted and used as a smoking cessation tool, researchers found no data supporting their long-term efficacy and safety.
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Adding genetic information to a former or current smoker’s clinical risk profile results in a reclassification of their risk for lung cancer in about 1-in-4 patients.
Now E-cigarettes Can Give You Malware
The components of e-cigarettes, including their delivery systems, combustion apparatuses, and composition of nicotine, may affect the levels of potentially hazardous substances in their vapor.
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Darya Rudym, MD, lead author of a new study, says severe sepsis is a significant cause of rehospitalization and is as common as more commonly discussed conditions such as pneumonia and heart failure.
pediatric kidney disease
A small retrospective study conducted at Texas Children’s Hospital shows that Caucasian and Hispanic children who undergo lung transplantation seem to be at a greater risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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According to new research, patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which is a procedure used to treat heart disease, are at an increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
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In a study of 2,489 adults with COPD, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), certain scores on the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), and being female were specific risk factors associated with exacerbations of COPD in participants using long-acting controller medication.