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

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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

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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

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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

GOLD 2017 Report Released with New Recommendations on Assessing COPD, Drug Escalation Strategies, Non-Pharmacologic Treatments and Comorbidities

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The Global Initiative for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) has published its 2017 report online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care...
30-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Oral Devices Reduce Sleep Apnea but May Not Affect Heart Disease Risk Factors

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In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oral appliances that treat the condition by moving the lower jaw forward appear to improve sleep but not reduce key risk factors for developing heart and other cardiovascular disease, according...
24-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Children with Asthma May Be at Higher Obesity Risk

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Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
17-Jan-2017 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clean-Fuel Cookstoves May Improve Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

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Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the...
11-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women

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Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
1-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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