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In-Hospital COPD Mortality Shows Large Drop From 2005-2014

While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during th...
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Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation Not Inferior To Face-To-Face Rehab

Online pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found to be as effective as face-to-face rehabilitation programs at improvin...
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Loss Of Airway Blood Vessels Is Associated With Risk Of Death In Smokers Without COPD

In a new study, CT-measured vascular pruning – the diminution of distal pulmonary blood vessels (vessels on the outer edges of the lungs) – was associated with increased risk ...
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Severe Pediatric Sleep Apnea In Washington, DC Most Common In Inner City African-American Children From Low Income Families; Diagnosis Often Delayed

Pediatric severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is most common among inner city African-American children from low income families, acco...
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Himalayan Powerhouses: How Sherpas Have Evolved Superhuman Energy Efficiency

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests new researc...
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“Humbling” Hospital Simulations Inspire Stanford Graduate Students To Solve Problems In Health Care Delivery

A recent Biodesign Innovation class got off to an unusual start. Instead of asking students to pull out their laptops and listen to a lecture, organizers handed out envelopes ...
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Viral Acute Respiratory Infections In Infants May Lead To Recurrent Childhood Wheezing Through Inducing Oxidative Stress

Viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs) may lead to oxidative stress in some infants, and play a major role in the development of recurrent wheezing in early childhood, acco...
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Antibiotic Therapy For Nearly One In Four Adults With Pneumonia Does Not Work

Approximately one in four (22.1 percent) adults prescribed an antibiotic in an outpatient setting (such as a doctor’s office) for community-acquired pneumonia does not respond...
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COPD Exacerbations In Those With CVD May Increase Heart Attack/Stroke Risk

After an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, people with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or people at risk for CVD appear more like...
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Muscle Loss May Predict Mortality Risk In Smokers

Smokers with diminished chest muscle may face a greater risk of death than those smokers with more chest muscle, whether they have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
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Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked To DNA Damage In Children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the Jo...
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Queen’s University Belfast Co-Lead One Of World’s Biggest Trials In Respiratory Health

A new technology – ‘dialysis for the lungs’ – which could save thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units is being taken forward by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast i...
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Heart Attack Risk Increases 17-Fold Following Respiratory Infections

The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, University of Sydney research has found. Published in Internal Medic...
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New Lung “Organoids” In A Dish Mimic Features Of Full-Size Lung

New lung “organoids”—tiny 3-D structures that mimic features of a full-sized lung—have been created from human pluripotent stem cells by researchers at Columbia University Med...
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Your current issue of NEWS-Line for Respiratory Care Professionals eMagazine is now posted!

The feature issue of NEWS-Line for Respiratory Care Professionals magazine is now online: https://www.news-line.com/online/2017OL/1705nlPRF/...
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Taming The Trouble With Inhalers: A New Way To Treat Asthma

A common treatment for asthma, which is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease, requires use of an inhaler. But a big problem with inhalers, used to deliver steroids and...
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Testosterone Explains Why Women More Prone To Asthma

An international research team has revealed for the first time that testosterone protects males against developing asthma, helping to explain why females are two times more li...
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Secondhand Smoke Ups Heart Disease In Unique Group Of Female Nonsmokers – Amish Women

New research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that secondhand smoke tends to have somewhat different effects on men and women. The research,...
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Engineering Researcher At MSU Helps Design Artificial Lung Device

Children with chronic lung diseases often must wait months or even years for a transplant, while large, immobile hospital equipment that could help them breathe easier actuall...
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World Hand Hygiene Day: AANA Offers Five Precautions For Hospital Patients And Visitors To Heed

The last thing a patient should have to worry about is a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), courtesy of a family member or friend. In recognition of World Hand Hygiene Day, Ma...
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NIH Research Improves Health For People With Asthma

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who curren...
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Survivors Of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Often Experience Delays In Returning To Work

Forty-four percent of people who held jobs before contracting a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after they were discharged from the ...
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The High Cost Of Surviving Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

According to a new multicenter study, nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge,...
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Study Reveals How Lifebox Pulse Oximeters Lead To Patient Safety Improvement

A new report published today in the journal Anaesthesia reveals the positive impact of the donation of Lifebox pulse oximeters and training to patient safety in Malawi. The ...
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Artificial Intelligence May Help Diagnose Tuberculosis In Remote Areas

Researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas wi...
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