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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.
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The Caire Cash Flow Management Program, which allows providers to purchase a complete oxygen setup for only $54 per month for 36 months with free shipping.
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The ATS and Sunovion released results of a survey of pulmonologists on their knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to COPD management and the use of hand-held small volume nebulizers.
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A long-term study of adults' cardiopulmonary fitness found that participants with sustained or improved fitness experienced the least decline in pulmonary function over 20 years, according to ATS 2016 research.
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A new molecule could significantly reduce the cycles of airway inflammation and infection that eventually result in fatal destruction of the lungs in people with cystic fibrosis.
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Mayo Clinic researchers have identified risk factors for unplanned readmissions following esophageal resection, according to a study presented at the 96th AATS Annual Meeting.
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The discovery may help identify patients at higher risk for COPD progression, who might also show little benefit from standard treatments, according to the study presented at ATS 2016.
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Severe emphysema patients treated with endobronchial coils saw a marked improvement in 6MWT distance after 12 months, according to a study published online by JAMA.
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Nearly half (48%) of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in the TENOR II study still had very poorly controlled symptoms after more than a decade of treatment.
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Symptomatic current or former smokers with preserved lung function, even if they do not meet the criteria for COPD, experience exacerbations and activity limitation.
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A new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and Cystic Fibrosis Canada supports the benefits of newborn screening programs for cystic fibrosis.