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Hospitals Have Ethical Obligation to Care for Unvaccinated Severe COVID-19 Patients

A new opinion piece published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society provides an exhaustive examination of the ethics of using hospital resources on unvaccinated-by-choice COVID-19 pneumonia patients, versus patients with other...
2-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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On World AIDS Day, COVID-19 Vaccines Are Critical

Dec. 1, 2021— People living with HIV experience more severe outcomes and have higher comorbidities from COVID-19 than people not living with HIV, according to the 2020 UNAIDS Global Update. In mid-2021, most people living with HIV did not have...
30-Nov-2021 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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"Helping the World to Breathe," a Respiratory Health Docuseries by the American Thoracic Society and dBase Media, Premieres Nov. 18, 2021

New York, NY – Nov. 18, 2021— The American Thoracic Society, a global leader in respiratory health, is premiering an inspiring docuseries about the Society’s commitment to advancing global respiratory health through multidisciplinary...
18-Nov-2021 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Clinical Practice Guideline on Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) to Help Guide Asthma Treatment

In its latest clinical practice guideline on evaluation and treatment of asthma, an American Thoracic Society expert guidelines panel has addressed the use of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) to guide the treatment of asthma. The guideline was...
17-Nov-2021 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Healthy Lungs – Never More Important: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies

World COPD Day, Nov. 17, 2021, is an annual global initiative run by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a...
17-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Global Efforts Must Be Strengthened to End the Preventable Burden of Pneumonia: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies

On World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member, calls for urgent and expedited progress to end the preventable burden of pneumonia.
11-Nov-2021 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Critical Care and Pulmonary Societies Encourage Flu Shots Amid COVID-19 Spread

The members of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative, which includes the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and Society of Critical Care Medicine, strongly urge...
19-Oct-2021 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Claims E-cigarettes Are a Harm Reduction Tool Unproven;

Oct. 13, 2021 – “The ATS reiterates our long-held position – e-cigarettes are not ‘safe’ and the claims that e-cigarettes are a harm reduction tool remain unproven. All e-cigarettes have significant health risks including nicotine...
13-Oct-2021 1:30 PM EDT 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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