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Inhaled Nitric Oxide May Reduce Kidney Complications from Heart Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Administration of nitric oxide gas during and for 24 hours following heart surgery decreased the risk of patients developing acute and chronic kidney problems, a randomized, controlled trial conducted in China found.
19-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Low Neighborhood “Walkability” Linked With Childhood Asthma

Children living in neighborhoods that are not conducive to walking are more likely to develop asthma and to continue to have this condition through later childhood, according to a new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
4-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Immunocompromised Patients with Sepsis May Face Higher Mortality at Hospitals Treating Small Numbers of Such Patients

Immunosuppressed patients with sepsis appear more likely to die if they are treated in a hospital caring for a relatively small number of these patients, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
29-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ban E-cigarette Flavourings and Misleading Ads to Protect Youth, Says International Respiratory Group

In a statement published in the European Respiratory Journal, a coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists from six continents have warned of the dangers posed to children and adolescents by electronic cigarettes [1].
31-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Poor Seniors Less Likely to Survive Nursing Home After ICU Stay

A first-of-its-kind study has found that seniors who are insured by Medicaid are less likely to survive in a nursing home after an ICU stay than seniors covered by Medicare and commercial insurance. The study was presented at the 2018 American...
11-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Widely Used E-cigarette Flavoring Impairs Lung Function

A new study has found that a common e-cigarette flavoring that has chemical characteristics similar to toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke disrupts an important mechanism of the lungs’ anti-bacterial defense system. The study was presented...
11-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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AVATS Surgery Shown to Be Option for Patients Deemed “Inoperable”

A new study demonstrates that awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (AVATS) – a minimally invasive procedure that is done under local anesthesia and sedation – is a safe and effective alternative for patients with poor lung function and...
11-May-2018 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Air Pollution Associated With Acute Respiratory Distress Hospitalization of Elderly

In a new study, researchers found significant associations between seniors’ long-term exposure to two types of air pollution and hospitalization for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic...
11-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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