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roflumilast
New data indicates various doses of roflumilast reduced allergen-induced airway inflammation in asthma patients.
child academics
A study on children's health revealed that fourth and fifth graders exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower GPAs.
flu vaccine
A new study shows that individuals who received the flu vaccine were protected for up to 6 months after the vaccination.
COPD digital platform
Patients with COPD who used a digital health application to report symptoms and receive treatment recommendations experienced less severe COPD exacerbations, according to a new study.
nxTAG
Luminex Corporation has submitted a a 510(k) application to the FDA for its NxTAG respiratory pathogen panel, according to PharmaBiz.
CPR
A University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology study showed the immediate survival rate for CPR is approximately 37% as compared to medical television shows, which was 70%.
san joaquin
In recently released ratings, San Joaquin Community Hospital was rated high performing for COPD care in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care.
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Using nutrition software on GE's Carescape R860, The Jewish Hospital was able to reduce the amount of time ventilated patients remained in the ICU by 28%, which resulted in a cost savings of nearly $9,000 per patient.
legionnaires news
Illinois state officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town.
hospital sepsis care
A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine review reveals research-based guidance to improve compliance when treating sepsis.
RSV study
A new study will infect study participants with a strain of RSV to see how the infections develops and investigate a possible treatment.
senior flu vaccine
A Brown University study of the records of nursing home residents affirms the value of the flu vaccine in senior adults.
cystic fibrosis vaccine
A team of researchers released recommendations against the use of Pseudomonas aeruginosa vaccines in patients with cystic fibrosis.
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The respiratory care program of Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia recently received accreditation, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
paramedic care
In a large pediatric cardiac arrest study, researchers found that survival was highest, particularly among teens, when care was given within 10 to 35 minutes on the scene under the treatment of a paramedic.
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The FDA has fast-tracked Cempra Inc’s solithromycin intravenous and capsules to treat community acquired bacterial pneumonia.
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Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve care quality and to lower costs, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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The FDA has ordered three tobacco companies to stop claiming their cigarettes are "additive-free" or "natural."
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Combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil can significantly reduce the risk of clinical-failure events for pulmonary arterial hypertension patients compared with either drug alone.
medication-and-syringe
Children in nonshockable cardiac arrest who did not receive epinephrine within 5 minutes of the event (21%) had a lower likelihood of survival than children who did (33%).