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Endogenous Infection Marker Guides Antibiotic Therapy

The endogenous infection marker procalcitonin can help to guide the use of antibiotics when treating infections. The course of antibiotic therapy is shortened, and its side ef...
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Consuming Sugary Drinks During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk In Mid-Childhood

Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of ...
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CHEST 2017: Respiratory Compromise Institute Highlights Dangers And Growing Incidence Of Respiratory Compromise

Recently, on behalf of the Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI), for which I serve as Executive Director, I was invited to present at CHEST 2017 in Toronto, the annual meeti...
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New TB Drugs Possible With Understanding Of Old Antibiotic

Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old antibiotic by the Universi...
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People Born Premature Have Smaller Airways Causing Respiratory Problems

People born prematurely may have smaller airways than those born at full term, which can cause respiratory problems. That's according to research published in Experimental Phy...
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Featured Synthetic Cannabis-Like Drug Reduces Sleep Apnea

A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug for apnea funded by the Natio...
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Public Health Four Simple Tests Could Help GPs Spot Pneumonia And Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotics

Testing for fever, high pulse rate, crackly breath sounds, and low oxygen levels could be key to helping GPs distinguish pneumonia from less serious infections, according to a...
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New Simple Test Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Find Best Treatment

Several cutting-edge treatments have become available in recent years to correct the debilitating chronic lung congestion associated with cystic fibrosis. While the new drugs ...
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Study Describes The Good And Bad Lung Bacteria In Cystic Fibrosis Patients

A large multicenter study found that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) – who tend to develop chronic lung infections – had more good and bad bacteria in their lungs compared ...
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New Painkillers Reduce Overdose Risk

Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed new opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on par with morphine but do not slow or sto...
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New Guidelines Issued For Diagnosis And Care Of LAM, A Rare Lung Disease

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related...
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Awareness Lung Cancer Awareness Saves Lives

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. It is a preventable disease as 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking, which is cons...
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Allergy Amplifier Implicated In Asthma Also Intensifies Food Allergy

Almost eight percent of children under three years old and four percent of adults suffer food allergies, which trigger not only discomfiting symptoms like dermatitis and diarr...
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Breastfeeding Does Not Protect Children Against Asthma And Allergies

The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University researchers show that breastfe...
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Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoraci...
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What Causes Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations?

Heart failure (HF) affects approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If not properly managed, HF can l...
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Depressed With A Chronic Disease? Consider Alternative Therapies

Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren’t effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a crit...
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Integration Of Smoking Cessation Within CT Lung Cancer Screenings Shows Life-Saving Results

A study that integrated robust smoking cessation programs into an organized low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening program found that the inclusion of both interventions has...
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Virus-Like Particle Vaccine Protects Against RSV Vaccine-Enhanced Respiratory Disease

Researchers have discovered that a virus-like particle vaccine can prime the body's immune response and prevent the severe respiratory disease that results when patients given...
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Eczema Plus Family History Can Mean Longer Hospital Stay For Kids With Asthma

Asthma and allergies are related, and many people who suffer from asthma have allergies that trigger their asthma. Research being presented at the American College of Allergy,...
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Doctors Warn Of A Common Respiratory Illness In Children

Like most moms, Shanisty Ireland had dealt with many bugs being passed between her three children. Last winter, she thought her newborn, Adam, had the same cold that had cause...
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Trumpeter With Transplanted Lungs Lives Out His Dream With Mavs

Tim Ervin drew in a deep breath and flawlessly performed the National Anthem before an 18,000-plus crowd at the Dallas Mavericks game – fulfilling a lifelong dream that almost...
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More Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients Survive the Disease

With the advancement of surgical and radiation therapy strategies for stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), more patients are being treated, resulting in higher survival...
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New Asthma Biomarkers Identified From Lung Bacteria

While the microbiome has gained significant attention for its impact on digestive health in recent years, its effect on lung disease has largely remained unstudied. Dr. Patri...
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On The Watch For Antibiotic-Resistant Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

In the army, a sentinel is a guard who stands to keep watch. In infectious disease, sentinel surveillance programs are designed to watch for dangeroud disease trends. Ken Wai...
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