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New Computer-Based Predictive Tool More Accurately Forecasts Outcomes For Respiratory Patients

Are electronic health records and computer calculations a better, more accurate way to predict clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Acco...
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Risk Score Guided Care Can Help Physicians Provide Better Care, Planning, And Services For High-Risk Pulmonary Patients, Study Finds

A new laboratory-based method of estimating outcomes for patients with a severe pulmonary disorder that has no cure can help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, ...
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App Prevents Asthma Attacks And Helps Parents Manage Their Child’s Disease

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted...
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Tulane Professor To Help Find Better Treatment For Respiratory Disease

A Tulane University biomedical engineering professor will share in a $2.6 million grant to research better ways of managing acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as ...
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New Doctors’ DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal In First Year

In just a few short weeks, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors will start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern ye...
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American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Rallies People Nationwide In The Fight Against #1 Cancer Killer Of Women - Lung Cancer

During National Women's Lung Health Week (May 12-18), the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health, is bringing women and their lo...
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UIC To Lead National COPD Clinical Trial

The University of Illinois at Chicago will lead a $14.6 million, multi-center research project to determine which of two drugs — azithromycin, an antibiotic, or roflumilast, a...
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New Approach Shows Regeneration Of Severely Damaged Lungs

Lung transplantation, the only lifesaving therapy for an increasing population of patients with end-stage lung disease, is severely limited by the number of available donor or...
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The Forum Of International Respiratory Societies Calls On Health Care Providers Worldwide To STOP For Asthma

On World Asthma Day, the American Thoracic Society joins the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and other founding members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies...
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Lung Cancer: Less Invasive Surgery For Faster Recovery

Every day, hundreds of Americans receive a diagnosis of lung cancer, the most deadly form of cancer in the country. Some of them will have one of the lobes of a lung removed b...
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Azithromycin Appears To Reduce Treatment Failure In Severe, Acute COPD Exacerbations

The antibiotic azithromycin may reduce treatment failure in patients hospitalized for an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a ran...
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Snoring Causes Injuries And Prevention Of Healing In The Upper Airways

The recurrent vibrations caused by snoring can lead to injuries in the upper airways of people who snore heavily. This in turn, can cause swallowing dysfunction and render ind...
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LG Tackles Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month With 'Home Free' Campaign

LG Electronics USA is joining forces with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to kick off Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month in May by launching the new "LG Hom...
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New Noninvasive Ventilation Strategy Allows Preterm Infants To Breathe Freely

Preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and prolonged hospitalization, particularly if they progress to deve...
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The Lung Cancer Research Foundation And Pfizer Announce Collaboration In Lung Cancer Research

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) and Pfizer Global Medical Grants today announced a collaboration to fund over $1 million in research grants through a Competitive Re...
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Large Genome-Wide Association Study Is First To Focus On Both Child And Adult Asthma

Asthma, a common respiratory disease that causes wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide. A new study, publishe...
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Sugar Entering The Brain During Septic Shock Causes Memory Loss

The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and enters the brain durin...
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What Happens When The Patient Is The Harasser?

“Why don’t you just leave the pretty girl here until you get back?” he asked. “I’m sure I could find plenty of things to do with her all day.” Olivia Killeen, M.D., still rem...
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Non-VA Healthcare Providers Are Uncertain How To Care For Veterans

A study published in Family Practice indicates that healthcare providers outside of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department are uncertain how to address veterans' needs. The stud...
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Critical Errors In Inhaler Technique Common In Children With Asthma

In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma -- the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma -- researchers found ...
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Link Found Between C-Sections And Asthma, Allergies

Babies born via cesarean delivery may have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies, according to research out of the University at Albany School of Public He...
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You Can’t Exercise If You Have Asthma – And Other Myths You Should Know

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – the perfect time to bust some asthma myths that have been around for many years. “Asthma is a serious condition that affects more ...
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Hospital Study Finds Substantial Proportion Of Patients And Healthcare Workers Shed Flu Virus Before Symptoms Appear

New research examining influenza transmission in a tertiary hospital finds that a substantial proportion of patients and healthcare works shed the flu virus before the appeara...
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Safety-Net Hospitals Fare Better Under New Medicare Reimbursement Rules

New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief to safety-net hospitals, shifting the burden of financial penalties toward hospitals serving wealthier patient populations...
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Neighborhoods Can Affect The Need For Urgent Asthma Care

In a new study presented at CHEST 2017, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York aimed to determine if the associations between combustion-related air p...
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