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Challenges in Diagnosing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Addressed in Latest Guidelines for Clinicians

Aug. 3, 2020─ More than 30 years after the last guidance on the clinical evaluation of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), the American Thoracic Society – in collaboration with the Asociación Latinoamericana de Tórax or ALAT and the Japanese...
3-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Press Register Now; ATS 2020 Virtual Starts Aug. 5

Join us on Aug. 5-10 2020 for ATS 2020 Virtual, when the American Thoracic Society will host a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Press are invited to attend (see press guidelines) and may register...
28-Jul-2020 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ATS Publishes New Guidance on Safely Restoring Elective Pulmonary and Sleep Services

An American Thoracic Society-led international task force has released a guidance document to help guide clinicians on restoring elective in-person pulmonary and sleep services as COVID-19 incidence decreases in their communities. The new guidance,...
16-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts Strongly Recommend Varenicline Over the Patch for Adult Smokers Hoping to Quit

Smoking cessation initiatives notwithstanding, along with provocative public health campaigns and clinical guidance, quitting tobacco has remained elusive for many smokers. The American Thoracic Society’s new clinical practice guideline on...
15-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Black Individuals at Higher Risk for Contracting COVID-19, According to New Research

Results of an analysis published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that Black individuals were twice as likely as White individuals to test positive for COVID-19. The average age of all participants in the study was 46. However,...
9-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Move to Withdraw U.S. from WHO During Global COVID-19 Pandemic Very Concerning

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s action today to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO).
8-Jul-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies: We Must Continue to Be Vigilant to Control the Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally. Some countries are still dealing with large epidemics, while others are at various stages of reopening society. Many countries are fearful of a second wave of infection, as a consequence of restrictions...
6-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Air Pollution’s Impact on Interstitial Lung Disease is Critical to Minimizing its Effects

More research must be done to investigate the role of air pollution on the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), in order to develop strategies that minimize the effects of these pollutants, according to a new article...
1-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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