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Initial Severity of COVID-19 Is Not Associated with Later Poor Health or Respiratory Complications

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines the recovery of lung function and overall wellness in individuals who had varying degrees of COVID-19 severity. Little is known about lung health following...
5-Jan-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

EPA Attacks Science and Breaks Precedent in Final Data Transparency Rule

The American Thoracic Society opposes the EPA’s final rule on Data Transparency issued in the waning days of the Trump Administration. The final rule, which is the focus of a press conference today, is a continuation of the Trump Administration's...
5-Jan-2021 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls for Global Access to Effective, Affordable COVID-19 Vaccines

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), an organization comprised of the world's leading international respiratory societies, including founding member the American Thoracic Society, calls for urgent access to affordable COVID-19...
17-Dec-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 Preprint Data Rapidly Influenced Critical Care Practice

In a new research letter published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers examine whether preprint data on the use of the corticosteroid dexamethasone influenced clinical...
15-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from prior years in asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits at Boston Children’s Hospital during the spring 2020 COVID-19 surge and...
1-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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To Meet HIV World Health Goals, TB Treatment Must be Maintained During COVID-19 Response

This World AIDS Day, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the ATS is a founding member, is calling on governments, health advocates and non-government organizations to strengthen their response to AIDS and tuberculosis,...
1-Dec-2020 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Living Well with COPD – Everybody, Everywhere: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and cough. There are 300 million current cases of COPD in the world. COPD is currently the third leading cause...
18-Nov-2020 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Home Oxygen Therapy for Adults with COPD and ILD: New ATS Clinical Practice Guideline

The latest clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy addresses long-term and ambulatory oxygen therapy for adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial lung disease and includes the most comprehensive review of the...
17-Nov-2020 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Shared Decision Making in ICUs: An American College of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society Policy Statement

The views expressed in this article represent the official position of the American College of Critical Care M...
30 Oct 2020

Official ERS/ATS clinical practice guidelines: noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure

Noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) is widely used in the acute care setting for acute respiratory failur...
30 Oct 2020

Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls for Global Access to Effective, Affordable COVID-19 Vaccines

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), an organization comprised of the world's leading inte...
17 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Preprint Data Rapidly Influenced Critical Care Practice

In a new research letter published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory...
15 Dec 2020

Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from pr...
04 Dec 2020

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