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Report Recommends Ways to Improve Response to Toxic Inhalation Disasters


Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an international panel of experts. The report, “Chemical...
21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ATS Foundation Announces $100,000, Two-Year Non-Invasive Ventilation Research Grant


The American Thoracic Society today announced a new $100,000 two-year research fellowship in the area of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The “ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in...
4-Apr-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Register Now for ATS 2017 International Conference


ATS 2017 will feature more than 500 sessions as well as scientific poster sessions and individual presentations of approximately 6,700 scientific and case report abstracts, covering a range of clinical and basic science discoveries that are changing...
28-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Executive Order to Rescind Clean Power Plan Is an Affront to Human Health: American Thoracic Society


"Climate change is real. It is affecting our world and it is having a direct impact on public health, today. The science clearly illustrates how human health is harmed by heat waves, forest fires, extreme weather events and other consequences of...
28-Mar-2017 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mite-Proof Bedcovers May Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups in Children


Bedcovers that form a barrier to house dust mites appear to reduce asthma flare-ups in children, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care...
8-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

ICU Care for COPD, Heart Failure and Heart Attack May Not Be Better


Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care in another type of hospital unit? Unless a patient...
14-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Chinese Air Pollution Linked to Respiratory and Cardiovascular Deaths


In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
7-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Monoclonal Antibody Given to Preterm Babies May Reduce Wheeze Later


Preterm babies given the monoclonal antibody palivizumab to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) also appear less likely to develop recurrent wheeze, at least until the age of six, according to new research published online, ahead of print in...
31-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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