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COPD Is Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Death, But Not Risk of Stroke

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is associated with increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease such as heart failure or a heart attack, as well as diseases not associated with the heart. However, COPD is not by itself...
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Inhaled Corticosteroids for COPD Decrease Mortality Risk from Pneumonia and Other Causes

ATS 2015, DENVER ─ Treatment of COPD with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may decrease the risk of dying from pneumonia and from other causes despite being associated with an increase in the occurrence of pneumonia, according to a new meta-analysis...
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Music Helps Patients Undergoing Daily Weaning From Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation

Patient-selected music during weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation could benefit patients by decreasing their heart rate and anxiety, according to a study presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Mechanical Ventilation Associated with Long-Term Disability

Critically ill patients who have been mechanically ventilated for more than seven days are at greatly increased risk for functional impairment and mortality at one year following discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a new study...
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

COPD Is More Prevalent in Poor and Rural Areas of the U.S.

Living in a rural area and being poor are risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), said Sarath Raju, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, lead author of a study presented at the 2015 American Thoracic...
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Smoking a Significant Predictor of Lung Cancer Recurrence in Survivors

A new study has shown that many lung cancer survivors are at high risk for developing another lung cancer or having their cancer return after completing treatment. Conducted by researchers in the U.S., the study specifically looked at lung cancer...
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Readmissions in Severe Sepsis Are as Common as Those in Heart Failure and Pneumonia

\Severe sepsis is a significant cause of rehospitalization along the lines of nationally recognized outcome measures and more commonly discussed conditions such as heart failure (HF) and pneumonia, said Darya Rudym, MD, New York University School of...
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

New School-Based Program Helps Reduce Absentee Rate for Urban Minority Children with Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, and it can only be managed, not cured. It affects a disproportionally higher percentage of low-income, urban minority children, and is also the most common disease-related reason for...
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

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