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Topic: Respiratory Problems

9/29/2015

 

Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients
But some antibiotics seem to reduce the risk, researchers find

9/21/2015

 

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study
Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

9/16/2015

 

Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide
Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

9/15/2015

 

Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death
Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

9/1/2015

 

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study
Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension

8/17/2015

 

No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts
U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

8/13/2015

 

Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says
Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

8/12/2015

 

Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

8/7/2015

 

NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing
No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

8/7/2015

 

Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

8/6/2015

 

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say
Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

7/31/2015

 

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

7/24/2015

 

New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids
Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

7/16/2015

 

Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds
Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

7/2/2015

 

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study
Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

6/23/2015

 

Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy
Stay indoors

6/22/2015

 

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease
Study shows scans, other tests can help spot respiratory problems early

6/18/2015

 

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

6/11/2015

 

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
Brazilian research found better airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

5/29/2015

 

Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung Disease
LAM affects mostly women of child-bearing age

5/26/2015

 

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

5/21/2015

 

That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
See a doctor if symptoms worsen or persist more than a week, physician advises

5/21/2015

 

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns
Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

5/19/2015

 

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds
Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say

5/14/2015

 

Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants
State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says

5/14/2015

 

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

5/4/2015

 

Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit
More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

5/4/2015

 

Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds
Results help explain recent surge in cases

4/29/2015

 

Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

4/29/2015

 

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

4/29/2015

 

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing
Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

4/24/2015

 

Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?
Playing a wind instrument may help strengthen airways, researchers suggest

4/17/2015

 

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

4/9/2015

 

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

4/3/2015

 

Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

4/2/2015

 

Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients
Smoking near unit can be hazardous, researchers report

3/26/2015

 

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

3/6/2015

 

Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

3/4/2015

 

Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children
Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

3/3/2015

 

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

2/25/2015

 

Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

2/23/2015

 

Troops in Middle East May Be at Risk for Lung Problems
Study found dust exposure poses health hazards

2/11/2015

 

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/4/2015

 

Healthy Diet May Be Linked to Lower Risk of Lung Disease
Consuming less red meat, soda and alcohol tied to lower COPD threat in study

2/4/2015

 

E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice
Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

2/4/2015

 

Women Use More Oxygen for Breathing
Respiratory muscles tested in exercise show women consume more oxygen than men

2/3/2015

 

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma
People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

1/29/2015

 

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

1/26/2015

 

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

1/15/2015

 

Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection
It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving

1/14/2015

 

Health Tip: Exercising With a Lung Condition
May help ease shortness of breath

1/13/2015

 

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

1/9/2015

 

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections
Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

1/8/2015

 

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes
Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

1/7/2015

 

Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

1/6/2015

 

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC
COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

1/2/2015

 

FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

12/20/2014

 

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

12/10/2014

 

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

12/4/2014

 

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

11/26/2014

 

EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

11/19/2014

 

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims
Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

11/18/2014

 

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice
Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

11/13/2014

 

More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC
Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

11/11/2014

 

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

11/7/2014

 

Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows
Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

10/21/2014

 

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

10/21/2014

 

Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage
Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

10/16/2014

 

Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease
Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

10/6/2014

 

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics Later in Day: Study
They tend to 'wear down' and prescribe more as the day progresses, researchers find

10/6/2014

 

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids
Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

9/23/2014

 

Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

9/22/2014

 

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

9/16/2014

 

Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

9/11/2014

 

Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks
Researchers worry that nearby residents may suffer harm too

8/21/2014

 

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants
RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

8/20/2014

 

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

8/20/2014

 

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds
Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

8/19/2014

 

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

8/15/2014

 

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

8/12/2014

 

Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved
Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

8/6/2014

 

Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study
Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

8/4/2014

 

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

8/1/2014

 

Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says
Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

8/1/2014

 

FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

7/31/2014

 

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD
Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

7/30/2014

 

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC
Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

7/30/2014

 

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

7/26/2014

 

Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water
Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

7/22/2014

 

MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn
Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

7/19/2014

 

Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

7/7/2014

 

Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD
Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

6/26/2014

 

Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match
Serious burns may be more likely for those with facial hair, researchers report

6/23/2014

 

Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.
Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

6/17/2014

 

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials
Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

6/11/2014

 

Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis always fatal, but research points to possible cause, potential treatment

6/5/2014

 

Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

6/4/2014

 

Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection
The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

6/4/2014

 

Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study
These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

5/28/2014

 

Man Dies of Lung Disease After Working With Countertops, Doctors Report
But maker of product says patient could have inhaled particles many other ways

5/28/2014

 

CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm
Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

5/21/2014

 

COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says
Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report

5/21/2014

 

Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients
Study suggests healthy eating might help improve lung function

5/19/2014

 

Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital
He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

5/19/2014

 

Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest
Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

5/19/2014

 

Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease
Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

5/19/2014

 

2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease
Doctors have had little to offer patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

5/19/2014

 

Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports
He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

5/19/2014

 

Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests
Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

5/19/2014

 

Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

5/15/2014

 

Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

5/14/2014

 

MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO
U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

5/13/2014

 

2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill
Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

5/12/2014

 

2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.
Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

5/7/2014

 

E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles: Review
Raises concerns about safety of e-cig chemicals, but industry representative says they're safe

5/6/2014

 

Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy
Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

5/5/2014

 

FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair
Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

5/5/2014

 

1st U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say
He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93

5/5/2014

 

1st U.S. MERS Patient May Be Released From Hospital Soon
He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed more than 100

5/2/2014

 

1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.
Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93, CDC says

5/1/2014

 

Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths
Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

4/25/2014

 

Smoke-Free Laws May Help Prevent COPD Hospitalizations
Kentucky patients 22 percent less likely to need to be admitted in counties with stricter laws, study finds

4/24/2014

 

FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations
Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

4/18/2014

 

Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

4/16/2014

 

Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant
Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

4/15/2014

 

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

4/9/2014

 

Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications
Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for lung disease, study says

4/7/2014

 

Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay
Hospitalized patients who'd been on mechanical ventilators were studied up to 2 years after discharge

3/27/2014

 

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

3/22/2014

 

Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

3/21/2014

 

Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

3/20/2014

 

For Heart Failure Patients, Shortness of Breath When Bending May Signal Problem
Newly identified 'bendopnea' might mean condition is worsening, study suggests

3/19/2014

 

Device May Restore Speech to People on Breathing Tubes
Doctors say 'electrolarynx' eased frustration for patient on mechanical ventilator

3/18/2014

 

COPD May Damage Aging Brain
Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

3/13/2014

 

Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

3/6/2014

 

2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD
Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition

2/25/2014

 

MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels
The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

2/14/2014

 

Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

2/8/2014

 

Old Wood Stoves a Costly Way to Keep Warm, Experts Say
Newer heating units use one-third less wood and produce 60 percent less air pollution than older models

2/6/2014

 

Ventilatory Abnormalities Persist for Adults Born Prematurely
May have clinical consequences such as disordered sleep

2/5/2014

 

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission

2/5/2014

 

Preemie Breathing Problems Might Linger in Adulthood
Small study suggests people born prematurely might have trouble with altitude changes

2/4/2014

 

Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

2/3/2014

 

January 2014 Briefing - Pulmonology

1/31/2014

 

CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

1/30/2014

 

Preterm Birth Tied to Increased Risk of Childhood Wheeze
Association persists after adjustment; particularly pronounced for children born very preterm

1/29/2014

 

Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?
Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

1/28/2014

 

Case Series Describes Critical Illness Linked to MERS-CoV
Patients present with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure; most have extrapulmonary manifestations

1/28/2014

 

Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood
Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

1/28/2014

 

Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study
Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery

1/24/2014

 

ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals
Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

1/22/2014

 

Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

1/16/2014

 

Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

1/15/2014

 

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies
But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds

1/14/2014

 

When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

1/14/2014

 

Peptide Boosts Drug Efficacy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Homing peptide targets vasodilators in rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension

1/13/2014

 

Disease Severity Factors ID'd for Human Rhinovirus
Coinfection with RSV and comorbidities associated with disease severity in young children

1/10/2014

 

U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

1/2/2014

 

December 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

12/18/2013

 

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD
Medication combines two bronchodilators, experts say

12/18/2013

 

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD
Inhaled medication combines umeclidinium and vilanterol

12/18/2013

 

Anoro Ellipta Approved for COPD
Drug relaxes lung airways

12/16/2013

 

Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

12/11/2013

 

Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/11/2013

 

Peds Bronchiolitis Guideline Can Cut Resource Use, Costs
Implementation of bronchiolitis guideline beneficial for infants in emergency department setting

12/10/2013

 

Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds
Risk is greatest for those in construction industry

12/5/2013

 

Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

12/5/2013

 

Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

12/2/2013

 

November 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

11/22/2013

 

Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
Shots are given to boost lung development

11/19/2013

 

Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses
Study found male noses were 10 percent larger, on average, to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass

11/18/2013

 

AAP/CDC Update Antibiotic Guidance for Pediatric URIs
Use of stringent diagnostic criteria is advised to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections

11/8/2013

 

Study Probes Why Exercise Leaves Women More Breathless Than Men
Females' smaller lungs and airways lead to differences between the sexes, researchers say

11/6/2013

 

American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 26-31

11/1/2013

 

October 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

10/31/2013

 

Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC
Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

10/30/2013

 

Health Tip: When Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes Symptoms
See your doctor immediately

10/29/2013

 

ATS Issues Top Five Choosing Wisely Recommendations
Researchers consider evidence, prevalence, cost, relevance, innovation of each item

10/28/2013

 

Health Tip: Participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Rehab for your lungs

10/25/2013

 

Investigational Drug Effective for Asthma and COPD
Drug is an effective bronchodilator, bronchoprotector, and anti-inflammatory

10/23/2013

 

Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study
Researchers looked at Washington state hospitalizations, mortality for 50,000 babies

10/23/2013

 

Opsumit Approved for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
New drug relaxes lung arteries

10/23/2013

 

FDA Approves Opsumit for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Opsumit (macitentan) relaxes the pulmonary arteries, decreasing blood pressure in the vessels

10/9/2013

 

Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
New drug works to ease high blood pressure in lung arteries

10/9/2013

 

FDA Approves Adempas to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
Adempas is among a class of drugs called soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators

10/1/2013

 

September 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

9/30/2013

 

Mobile Devices Can Facilitate Universal Vital Sign Monitoring
Could promote access to pulse oximetry, allowing diagnostic and tx applications into every home

9/18/2013

 

Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections
Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

9/9/2013

 

Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

9/6/2013

 

Arsenic Exposure Tied to Decreased Lung Function
Impaired function evident even at low-to mid-dose range of exposure

9/5/2013

 

U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern: CDC
Bacteria in plumbing systems, groundwater persist in causing outbreaks

9/2/2013

 

August 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

8/28/2013

 

Macitentan Cuts Morbidity, Death in Pulmonary Arterial HTN
Significant reductions in primary composite end point with 3-mg and 10-mg doses of macitentan

8/28/2013

 

CPAP Impacts Mortality in Patients With COPD, Sleep Apnea
Time spent on continuous positive airway pressure therapy improves mortality risk in 'overlap syndrome'

8/26/2013

 

Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis
Findings may help determine if person has the lung disease or is a carrier, and might aid treatment

8/15/2013

 

IPPV Doesn't Beat CPAP in Very-Low-Birth-Weight Preemies
Survival to 36 weeks postmenstrual age without bronchopulmonary dysplasia no different

8/14/2013

 

Respiratory Therapy May Lower Death Risk for Some Sleep Apnea Patients
Study looked at those who also have the respiratory condition COPD

8/14/2013

 

Test of Preemie Breathing Treatments Finds Similar Complication Rates
Two noninvasive methods deemed equivalent

8/8/2013

 

Burning Incense Generates Harmful Air Pollutants
Also produces an inflammatory response in lung cells

8/7/2013

 

Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

8/6/2013

 

Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows
Researchers say this practice can cause response similar to secondhand cigarette smoke

8/1/2013

 

July 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

8/1/2013

 

Bigger Lungs Improve Odds of Transplant Survival, Study Finds
New formula used in calculations

7/31/2013

 

Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications
Adjusting ventilator settings could shield patients from conditions like pneumonia, study finds

7/31/2013

 

Lung-Protective Ventilation Ups Outcomes Post-Abdominal Op
Improved clinical outcomes, shorter length of stay versus non-protective mechanical ventilation

7/30/2013

 

Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study
A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say

7/26/2013

 

Study Yields Genetic Clue to Rare Lung Disease
Finding offers insight into pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers say

7/26/2013

 

Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study
But Middle East respiratory virus has high death rates among people with chronic illnesses

7/26/2013

 

COPD Linked to Increased Risk of Cerebral Microbleeds
Higher occurrence of microbleeds in deep or infratentorial locations for those with COPD

7/25/2013

 

Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients
Study found too-high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution

7/24/2013

 

New Mutation Identified in Pulmonary Arterial HTN
Two additional studies show improved exercise capacity with riociguat in pulmonary HTN

7/22/2013

 

Cough in Adolescent Boys May Signal Aspirated Blowgun Dart
Instructions for making blowgun darts found on 20 websites, but only a few give safety warnings

7/22/2013

 

Plain Brown Cigarette Packs May Help Some Smokers Quit: Study
After Australia mandated such packaging in 2012, most users found cigarettes 'less satisfying'

7/22/2013

 

Use of Radiographs Increasing for Children With Asthma
Second study shows hospital-wide variation in use of diagnostic testing for children with pneumonia

7/19/2013

 

COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds
Likelihood increases with illness severity, researchers say

7/12/2013

 

2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study
Rises in ozone caused by humans mostly to blame, researchers say

7/3/2013

 

H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds
But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

7/1/2013

 

Early Respiratory Infections Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Risk
Infections in the first year of life linked to increased risk of islet autoantibody conversion

7/1/2013

 

June 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

7/1/2013

 

Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study
Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

7/1/2013

 

Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050: Study
With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says

6/28/2013

 

Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities
U.S. Forest Service measured pollution-busting impact of 'urban forests'

6/28/2013

 

Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood
Continued disease, quality-of-life issues remain more likely, study found

6/19/2013

 

Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years

6/19/2013

 

Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads
Infectious-disease experts went to Middle East to gather information on often deadly MERS virus

6/12/2013

 

On-Demand Inhalation Effective in Bronchiolitis
Adrenaline or saline inhaled on-demand more effective than fixed-schedule in infants

6/11/2013

 

Education, Audit, Feedback Improve Antibiotic Rx
Findings based on pediatricians prescribing behaviors for bacterial respiratory infections

6/11/2013

 

Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups
Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function

6/11/2013

 

Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds
Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

6/11/2013

 

Inflammatory Biomarkers Up Risk of Exacerbations in COPD
Elevated levels linked to increased risk of exacerbations, even for those with milder COPD

6/3/2013

 

May 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

5/29/2013

 

One in 600 Flights Involves Medical Emergency, Study Says
Physician passengers assist in nearly half of cases

5/28/2013

 

American Thoracic Society, May 17-22, 2013

5/23/2013

 

Long-Acting Bronchodilators Up Cardiovascular Risk in COPD
Findings among older adults newly prescribed long-acting β-agonists or anticholinergics

5/22/2013

 

ATS: Genetic Variant Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease
Association not affected by smoking history, although association heightened with age

5/22/2013

 

3-D Printed Tracheal Splint Implanted Into Infant
Bioresorbable splint from polycaprolactone used for infant with localized tracheobronchomalacia

5/22/2013

 

ATS: High Prevalence of COPD Misdiagnosis Among Uninsured
Only 17.5 percent of patients had spirometry before diagnosis; nearly half had no obstruction

5/22/2013

 

ATS: Azithromycin Delays Next Hospitalization in COPD
Significant prolongation of time to next respiratory hospitalization with antibiotics

5/22/2013

 

COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured
Patients thought to have lung condition were re-evaluated in small study

5/21/2013

 

Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD
Narcotic pain relievers frequently used by patients with chronic lung condition, study finds

5/21/2013

 

ATS: Short Steroid Course Non-Inferior for COPD Exacerbations
Five-day systemic glucocorticoid tx non-inferior to 14-day tx for reexacerbations within 180 days

5/21/2013

 

No Effect of Tracheostomy Timing on Mortality
Mortality similar for early or late tracheostomy in patients on mechanical ventilation

5/21/2013

 

Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
Taking azithromycin for a year cut down on re-hospitalizations for disease flare-ups, study found

5/21/2013

 

COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids
Coming off meds sooner means fewer harmful side effects, study author says

5/20/2013

 

Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks, specialist adds

5/20/2013

 

ATS: Early Prone Positioning Reduces Mortality in ARDS
Significant reductions in 28- and 90-day mortality in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome

5/20/2013

 

ATS: Patient-Directed Music Cuts Anxiety, Sedation in ICU
Reductions noted in anxiety score, sedation intensity and frequency versus usual care

5/20/2013

 

Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

5/20/2013

 

Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

5/14/2013

 

Materials in Some Household Products Tied to Lung Damage
Breathing in 'nanomaterials' seems to cause inflammation, study contends

5/13/2013

 

FDA Approves Breo Ellipta for Treatment of COPD
Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in the United States

5/10/2013

 

Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD
Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in U.S.

5/10/2013

 

Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease
Study finds hay fever increases frequency of respiratory problems in COPD patients

5/8/2013

 

Guidelines Issued for Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction
Evidence-based guidelines developed for diagnosis and appropriate management of EIB

5/8/2013

 

Palivizumab Cuts Number of Days of Wheezing in Preemies
Monoclonal antibody given to prevent RSV tied to reduction in days of wheeze during first year

5/8/2013

 

Reducing Respiratory Virus in Preemies Lessens Wheezing: Study
But preventing respiratory synctial virus comes with a hefty price tag

5/7/2013

 

Ambrisentan Not Effective in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Increased risk of disease progression, respiratory hospitalizations with ambrisentan treatment

5/7/2013

 

Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

5/7/2013

 

For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs
Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

5/6/2013

 

PAS: Prenatal Vitamin C Cuts Wheeze in Infants of Smokers
Vitamin C seems to have greatest effect on infants born to pregnant smokers with rs16969968 allele

5/3/2013

 

Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests
Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

5/1/2013

 

April 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

4/26/2013

 

EB: Sleep Restriction Affects Respiratory, Vascular Control
With sleep restriction, central chemosensitivity increases and endothelial function decreases

4/24/2013

 

Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report
But some cities continue to have dangerously high levels of ozone and soot

4/23/2013

 

Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

4/22/2013

 

Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects
Researchers warn that highly cited kids' 'challenge' can land them in the ER

4/22/2013

 

Dangers of the 'Cinnamon Challenge' Need Emphasis
Attempt to swallow dry cinnamon carries risk of aspiration; inhalation can cause lung inflammation

4/12/2013

 

Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

4/3/2013

 

Monkey Research Gives Insights Into New SARS-Like Virus
Coronavirus strain has so far infected 17, killed 11 worldwide

4/2/2013

 

Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

4/1/2013

 

March 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

3/29/2013

 

EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards
Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

3/28/2013

 

Valley Fever Fungal Infection on Rise in Southwest
Flu-like symptoms can last weeks or months, CDC researchers say

3/27/2013

 

Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

3/26/2013

 

Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk
It works by measuring bacteria balance in the gut, researchers say

3/25/2013

 

Inhaler Approved for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Antibiotic device treats Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections

3/22/2013

 

Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients
Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

3/22/2013

 

Clarithromycin May Be Linked to Cardiovascular Events
Findings for hospitalized patients with acute exacerbations of COPD, pneumonia

3/16/2013

 

Expert Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Bathroom
And 3 million good reasons to keep your toothbrush covered

3/15/2013

 

Sinuses Near Nose Not Just 'Evolutionary Leftover'
New study finds they help give nose shape and get air to the lungs more quickly

3/15/2013

 

Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke
Steer clear to avoid breathing problems

3/12/2013

 

Lung Transplant Hazard May Rise With Obese Recipients, Smoking Donors
Study found more 'primary graft dysfunction,' which is tied to higher death risk

3/1/2013

 

Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids
While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

3/1/2013

 

February 2013 Briefing - Pulmonology

2/27/2013

 

Home-Based Telehealth Not Effective for Chronic Conditions
No benefit on quality of life, psych outcomes for patients with COPD, diabetes, heart failure

2/25/2013

 

Resilient Personality Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Personality has no effect on energy expenditure at rest or during normal walking

2/22/2013

 

Early Life Lung Function Tied to Persistent Wheezing to Age 18
Persistent childhood wheezing tied infant atopy, maternal asthma, active smoking

2/22/2013

 

A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids
Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

2/19/2013

 

Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study
But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

2/18/2013

 

Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

2/18/2013

 

Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

2/13/2013

 

Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital
Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

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