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Telemonitoring and Automated Messages Improve CPAP Adherence

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Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a...
12-Sep-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Endobronchial Valve Treatment Appears to Improve Lung Function in Patients with Severe Emphysema

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People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic...
5-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Top Health Considerations for Entering a Flooded Home

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We have all seen and felt the destruction caused by hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm that made landfall on August 25th. Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States and it has created devastating flooding in and around...
5-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioid Crisis Impacts ICUs with More Admissions, Deaths

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The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased admissions to hospital intensive care units and in increased numbers of ICU deaths from opioid overdoses, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of...
8-Aug-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOT Decision to Withdraw Sleep Apnea Screening Puts Us All At Risk: ATS

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The American Thoracic Society is extremely disappointed with the Department of Transportation’s decision to withdraw an advance notice of a proposed rule regarding screening commercial truck drivers and train engineers for sleep apnea. Abundant...
10-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Forum of International Respiratory Societies Continues Grassroots World Lung Cancer Efforts

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On World Lung Cancer Day, August 1, the American Thoracic Society and fellow members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS continues to support the...
31-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s May Increase Sleep-Disordered Breathing Cognitive Impairment

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People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print...
18-Jul-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lung Benefits of Caffeine Therapy in Preemies Persists Into Mid-Childhood

Premature babies treated with caffeine have better lung function in mid-childhood than preemies not treated with caffeine, according to a randomized controlled trial published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and...
11-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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