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ATS, CDC, ERS and IDSA Publish New Clinical Guideline for the Treatment and Prevention of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an official clinical guideline on the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis...
18-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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All Asthma Patients Should Have a Plan for an Asthma Attack

ATS Offers Educational Resources for Establishing a Plan to Deal with an Attack and Information to Achieve Daily Control of Symptoms
12-Nov-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Respiratory Groups Call for An End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths

In support of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a member, calls for an end to preventable pneumonia deaths, ensuring equitable access to interventions for...
12-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Black and Elderly Patients Less Likely to Receive Lung Cancer Treatments

Only about 6 in 10 lung cancer patients in the United States receive the minimal lung cancer treatments recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American...
29-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Despite Progress, TB Remains the Leading Global Infectious Killer: WHO Report

Following today’s release of the World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, the American Thoracic Society joins the WHO in calling for redoubled efforts to end the global TB pandemic by 2030, the goal set by the global...
17-Oct-2019 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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CF Patients Experience Improved Lung Health with Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor But with Caveats

In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI®), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce the need for intravenous antibiotic treatment, according to a French...
8-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Some ICU Admissions May Be Preventable, Saving Money and Improving Care

Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
2-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ATS/IDSA Publishes Clinical Guideline on Community Acquired Pneumonia

The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an official clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the ATS’s Oct. 1 American Journal of...
1-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The American Thoracic Society improves global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 to combat TB, the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases.

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