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London’s 1952 Great Smog May Have Increased Childhood and Adult Asthma

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July 8, 2016─London’s Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma, according...
8-Jul-2016 12:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Depression Decreases Adherence to COPD Maintenance Medications

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A recent study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were newly diagnosed with COPD, adherence to maintenance medications decreased with new episodes of...
22-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Failure Patients with Predominant Central Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk for Serious Complications Than Those Who Also Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), whether or not they receive adaptive...
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Easy-To-Use TB Test Achieves Accuracy Comparable to IGRAs in Phase III Trials

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A new skin test for tuberculosis infection has proven safe, easy to administer and accurate in two Phase III clinical trials, according to research presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Monthly Resident Handoff of Patients May Increase Risk of Dying

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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, according to new research presented at the ATS 2016 International...
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease

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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), according to new research presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hydroxyurea Improves Lung Function in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

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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, a treatment that is underused despite its demonstrated benefits. The...
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

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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. The potential therapy, tested in mice, may hold...
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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