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New Guidelines Published for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in ICU


The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. The goal of the guidelines is to help physicians and other...
24-Oct-2016 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ATA International and U.S. Members Agree Climate Change Affects Patient Health


A survey of international members of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) found that 96 percent of respondents agreed that climate change is occurring and 81 percent indicated that climate change has direct relevance to patient care. Compared to a...
5-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

As the Thermostat Goes Up, COPD Symptoms May Worsen


High indoor temperatures appear to worsen symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, particularly in homes that also have high levels of air pollutants, according to new research published in the Annals of the American Thoracic...
28-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Clinical Guidelines for LAM, a Rare Lung Disease


The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung disease that primarily affects women of...
15-Sep-2016 12:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COPD Exacerbations Lead to Lung Function Decline, Particularly Among Those with Mild COPD


Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are associated with significant long-term lung function loss, according to research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of...
8-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tighter Air Pollution Standards May Save Thousands of Lives, Greatly Improve Public Health


Aug. 10, 2016─Reducing outdoor concentrations of two air pollutants, ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to levels below those set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would likely save thousands of lives each year, result in...
8-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Save the Date: August 10 Telebriefing New Web Tool Gives County Residents Ability to Search Ozone and PM Levels Where They Live;


WHAT: On August 10, the American Thoracic Society and the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University will share findings from their seminal report on the annual health benefits of meeting more protective air pollution standards as...
9-Aug-2016 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ATS Issues Clinical Practice Guidelines on Diagnosing Persistent Wheeze in Infants


The American Thoracic Society has issued clinical practice guidelines to help pediatricians and pediatric pulmonologists evaluate infants with recurrent or persistent wheezing. “Official ATS American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guidelines:...
1-Aug-2016 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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