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More than 40 Percent of Women with Asthma May Develop COPD, but Risk May Be Reduced

More than 4 in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
7-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Forum of International Respiratory Societies Commemorates and Supports Those Impacted by Lung Cancer

On World Lung Cancer Day, the American Thoracic Society, alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorate and support those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS continues to support the grassroots efforts of the lung...
31-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Cannabis Does Not Improve Breathlessness During Exercise in Patients With Advanced COPD

Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a randomized controlled trial published...
24-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Tobacco Regulation Advocates Get Support from Medical Professional Organizations in Court Filing

The American Thoracic Society led 10 medical professional organizations in filing an amicus brief last week regarding the FDA’s failure to apply pre-market review to new tobacco products. The brief was submitted in support of the American...
25-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Supplemental Oxygen Eliminates Morning Blood Pressure Rise in Sleep Apnea Patients Following CPAP Withdrawal

Supplemental oxygen eliminates the rise in morning blood pressure experienced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who stop using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the standard treatment for OSA, according to new research published...
18-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Supplemental Antioxidants May Reduce Exacerbations in Cystic Fibrosis

An antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease respiratory exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to new research published online in April in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
2-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Higher Doses of Rifampin Appear More Effective in Fighting TB Without Increasing Risk of Adverse Events

Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, killed more TB bacteria in sputum cultures, and the higher doses did so without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a randomized controlled trial...
26-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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