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AASPA 19th CME Meeting & Surgical Update

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Oct. 20 - 27

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Oct. 21 - 24

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American Association for Respiratory Care

Nov. 12 - 15

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New Study May Have The Reason Why Heart Medication Gives Muscle Pain

A study from McMaster University has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop sore, aching muscles. The use of...
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More Heart Valve Patients May Choose Minimally Invasive Procedure

Since August, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, Raj Makka...
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Bongo Rx Reduces Carbon Footprint In The Treatment Of Sleep Apnea

Bongo® Rx, an FDA cleared medical device for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, utilizes no electricity or batteries. This cutting edge medical technol...
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Protecting The Most Vulnerable Patients During Anesthesia

Pediatric anesthesiologists, like Dr. Guelay Bilen-Rosas at UW Health, have long been concerned by how difficult it is to detect breathing problems among young patients during...
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CF Patients Experience Improved Lung Health With Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor But With Caveats

In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI®), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce ...
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β-blockers Build Heart Muscle, May Help Infants With Congenital Heart Disease

Surgery can mend congenital heart defects shortly after birth, but those babies will carry a higher risk of heart failure throughout the rest of their lives. Yet, according to...
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American Journal Of Roentgenology Reviews Vaping-Associated Lung Injury Findings

An ahead-of-print "Clinical Perspective" article in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) summarizing the literature to date details common imaging ma...
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Vaccine Against RSV Could Be In Sight, Researchers Say

A vaccine for the common and sometimes deadly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been elusive, but scientists say a new discovery puts them much closer to success. A new s...
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The E-cigarette Backlash

A string of deaths in the United States linked to the use of electronic cigarettes has stirred concern worldwide about their growing popularity among young people and the heal...
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Developing Electrically Active Materials To Repair Damaged Hearts

When a heart attack occurs, muscle in the heart tissue can be scarred, interfering with electrical activity necessary for healthy heart function. Drug treatments are available...
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Managing Your Child's Asthma In The Fall: What Parents Should Know

Allergies and other environmental factors can make asthma harder to manage when the season changes to fall. It's especially challenging for kids, in part because they have sm...
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Some ICU Admissions May Be Preventable, Saving Money And Improving Care

Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in the A...
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How Effective Is Body Cooling In Patients That Experience Cardiac Arrest?

While body temperature cooling is not a new treatment tactic for patients who experience cardiac arrest, a new clinical trial hopes to better understand the optimal amount of ...
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Careful Monitoring Of Children Following Cardiac Surgery May Improve Long-Term Outcomes

In a medical records study covering thousands of children, a U.S.-Canadian team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concludes that while surgery to correct congenital...
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Physical Activity And Good Fitness Improve Cardiac Regulation In Children

A recent Finnish study showed that more physically active and fit children have better cardiac regulation than less active and fit children. The study also showed that cardiac...
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Cheap, Quick Test Identifies Pneumonia Patients At Risk Of Respiratory Failure Or Sepsis

Madrid, Spain: Spanish researchers in Valencia have identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of respiratory failure and sepsis in ...
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One Third Of Patients With Severe Asthma Are Taking Harmful Doses Of Oral Steroids

Madrid, Spain: A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands, presented ...
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First Patient Enrolled In Novel Stem Cell Trial For Heart Failure Treatment

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute has enrolled its first patient to a clinical trial to determine whether cardiac stem cells reduce inflammation enough to improve heart funct...
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Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review On Respiratory Effects Of Vaping

Four scientists from four leading universities in the United States conducted a comprehensive review of all e-cigarette/vaping peer-reviewed scientific papers that pertain to ...
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Study Finds Simple Cardiac Risk Score Can Predict Early Problems With Blood Flow In The Brain

A simple cardiac risk score can indicate who may have carotid artery plaque and silent strokes which often come before a serious clinical stroke. The findings come from one o...
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Skin-Cells-Turned-To-Heart-Cells Help Unravel Genetic Underpinnings Of Cardiac Function

Genome-wide association studies have uncovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to heart function, everything from heart rate to irregular rhythms that can lead to stroke...
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Nanoparticles Wiggling Through Mucus May Predict Severe COPD

In a proof-of-concept experiment, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully used microscopic man-made particles to predict the severity of patients’ c...
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Women With Asthma Appear More Likely To Have Lower Levels Of Testosterone

Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of “free” (not attached to proteins) testosterone than women who do not have asthma, according to new research publis...
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Wrist-Worn Step Trackers Are As Accurate In Predicting Patient Health As Standardized Clinical Walking Tests, Researchers Find

Determining how far patients with pulmonary disease can walk in six minutes has long been an effective clinical tool to help physicians determine their exercise capacity, as w...
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Researchers Seek Microbial Link Between Two Common And Costly Respiratory Diseases

Asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)—sinus inflammation that lasts for at least three months—are serious and costly diseases, and both are on the rise. According to the Ame...
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