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The device has been equipped with special features for the US Armed Forces, including a night vision option and optional NBC filter adaptor.
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During 3 months of observation, 19% of study participants with moderate to severe, but stable, COPD overused their albuterol SABA inhalers more than half of the days.
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Smoking cigarettes was associated with an increased risk for chronic kidney disease in African-Americans participating in a large cardiovascular cohort study.
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Chronic heart failure patients with central sleep apnea are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea.
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The test, known as C-Tb, combines the “field friendliness of the PPD-based tuberculin skin test with the high specificity of interferon gamma release assays, or IGRAs.”
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Children who had a diet that included cow’s milk products, egg, and peanut before age one were less likely to develop sensitization to the corresponding foods.
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Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimize ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to an ATS 2016 study.
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Asthma is overdiagnosed in an estimated 30% of Canadian adults, according to a study presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.
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Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea increased the likelihood and magnitude of cognitive deficits in children, including problems with attention, memory, and language.
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A streamlined approach to tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis requiring a single sputum sample and providing rapid, accurate results to patients proved feasible in rural Uganda.
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Patients with obstructive lung disease who take inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may be at greater risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease (NTM PD).
This file photo provided by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012.
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Patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) develop more severe critical illness and have higher mortality than patients with non-MERS severe acute respiratory infection (SARI).
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A USC study investigating the health impact of the chemical components of air pollution is reporting that two metals -- nickel and vanadium (Ni and V) -- may be damaging to the developing lungs of children.
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Transitions in care that occur when medical residents leave a clinical rotation and turn their patients’ care over to another resident is associated with increased mortality.
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Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased aggressiveness of malignant cutaneous melanoma.
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A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks.
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External stenting expands and stabilizes the airway by suspending its wall to a rigid prosthesis placed around the bronchus or trachea.
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For the first time, researchers were able to demonstrate that children diagnosed with sickle cell disease showed improvement in lung function after treatment with hydroxyurea.
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Administration of aspirin did not significantly reduce the incidence of ARDS at seven days compared to placebo (10.3% vs 8.7%).
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According to a Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) study, persistent childhood asthma may be linked to earlier development of COPD.