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Severe Pediatric Sleep Apnea in Washington, DC Most Common in Inner City African-American Children From Low Income Families; Diagnosis Often Delayed

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Pediatric severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is most common among inner city African-American children from low income families, according to a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

SAVE THE DATE: May, 23, 2017 ATS Rally to Highlight Recent Proposals That Would Significantly Impact Research Funding and Public Health Priorities

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the American Thoracic Society will lead ATS members, pulmonary clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates in the ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs.
22-May-2017 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Apnea May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
15-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High Levels of Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure and Stress Increase Childhood Asthma Risk

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A new study has found that children, especially boys, whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of outdoor particulate air pollution at the same time that they were very stressed were most likely to develop asthma by age six. The study was...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients with Lung Disease Say Current Home Oxygen Delivery Systems Do Not Meet Their Needs, Increase Their Isolation

According to a new survey, patients with lung disease report that they are unable to obtain home oxygen equipment that meets their needs thereby forcing them to become isolated. The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Investigational Biologic Appears to Reduce Oral Corticosteroid Use in Severe Asthma

An investigational biologic may reduce the need for adults with severe asthma to take an oral corticosteroid to control their asthma, according to a randomized controlled trial presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. Study findings are...
15-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Viral Acute Respiratory Infections in Infants May Lead to Recurrent Childhood Wheezing Through Inducing Oxidative Stress

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Viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs) may lead to oxidative stress in some infants, and play a major role in the development of recurrent wheezing in early childhood, according to a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk for serious pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and even admission to the ICU than mothers without the condition, according to a new study of more than 1.5 million...
15-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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