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Article ID: 706642

Air Pollution Increases ER Visits for Breathing Problems, but Rate Depends on Age, Pollutant and Lung Disease

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest U.S. study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. The study was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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17-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706521

Prone Positioning Becomes Standard of Care for Patients With ARDS

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

When new guidelines recommend that patients with severe ARDS be face-down most of the day, integrating the logistically challenging repositioning procedure into clinical practice requires a team approach. Christiana Care Health System shares how it made prone positioning the standard of care in its ICUs.

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15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706503

Save the Date! Cover ATS 2019 in Dallas, Texas

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

They say everything is bigger in Texas and this year Dallas is hosting the ATS 2019 International Conference, the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

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15-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706504

Dr. Frederick L. Grover Receives Prestigious John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Surgeon and researcher Frederick L. Grover, MD, of the University of Colorado, was awarded the 2019 John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Houston Academy of Medicine and Harris County Medical Society.

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15-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706415

Vanderbilt Set New Heart, Overall Transplant Record in 2018

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) set a new record for total transplants among its five organ specialties in 2018 with more than 500 transplants.

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14-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706200

Complication rates and costs of invasive lung cancer diagnostic tests may be higher than anticipated

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Complication rates following invasive diagnostic procedures for lung abnormalities were twice as high in community settings compared to those reporter in lung screening trials, according to an MD Anderson study.

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10-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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    14-Jan-2019 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706387

Suicide Risk More Than Quadruples for People with Cancer

Penn State Health

People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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11-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706331

Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers have found a novel, pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in lungs of patients with COPD. These exosomes from activated neutrophils caused COPD damage when they were instilled into the lungs of healthy mice.

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10-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706228

أبحاث الخلايا المُسنّة تتجه إلى تجارب بشرية

Mayo Clinic

روتشستر، مينيسوتا — نشر باحثون من Mayo Clinic، بالتعاون مع باحثين من كلية ويك فورست للطب و مركز العلوم الصحية بجامعة تكساس في سان أنطونيو، نتائج دراسة سريرية حول سلامة وجدوى إزالة خلايا مُسنّة من مجموعة صغيرة من المرضى المصابين بالتليف الرئوي. وعُرِضت نتائج الدراسة في مجلة الطب الحيوي "إي بايو مديسن" EBioMedicine.

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9-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706103

Case Western Reserve’s John “Chip” Tilton, MD, Secures School of Medicine’s Fourth Falk Catalyst Award

Case Western Reserve University

John “Chip” Tilton, MD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will receive $300,000 from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust to develop a virus-based “nanoPOD” (nanoscale PrOtein Delivery) platform to help treat rare genetic diseases. Tilton’s project will address a major challenge in developing nanoscale therapeutics: finding ways to deliver them to the right location inside the body.

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8-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

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