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New Study Identifies Characteristics of Patients With Fatal COVID-19

In a new study, researchers identified the most common characteristics of 85 COVID-19 patients who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The study reports on commonalities of the largest group of coronavirus patient...
3-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ATS Opposes Trump Administration Roll Back of Vehicle Emissions and Mileage Requirements

The Trump Administration’s decision to roll back emission and mileage standards for cars and trucks is bad for respiratory health.
31-Mar-2020 5:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Relaxing Environmental Rules Shows Poor Judgment in the Midst of COVID-19 Outbreak

Following reports of the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to implement broad changes that would relax environmental rules, the American Thoracic Society expressed disappointment with the plan.
27-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Some COVID-19 Patients Still Have Coronavirus After Symptoms Disappear

In a new study, researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s...
27-Mar-2020 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Thoracic Society Issues Joint Statement to Congress and Trump Administration

Today, the American Thoracic Society and a unified group of critical care societies issued a joint statement urging the Trump administration and congress to strengthen social distancing requirements in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus,...
26-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wuhan Study is First to Describe How Body Positioning Can Improve Breathing in Severe COVID-19 Patients Requiring Ventilation

In a new study of patients with severe COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) hospitalized on ventilators, researchers found that lying face down was better for the lungs. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal...
24-Mar-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls to Advance Prevention as Critical Strategy to End TB

In support of World TB Day, 24 March, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member, urges governments to promote tuberculosis prevention as a critical component of TB...
24-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Three-Drug Combination Reduces COPD Patient Mortality

Once-daily treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with an inhaler combining fluticasone furoate (FF), umeclidinium (UMEC) and vilanterol (VI) reduced all-cause mortality by 42 percent, according to new research...
18-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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