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School Aged Kids, Asthma, asthma treatment, medication compliance, Asthma Control

School Supervision of Asthma Meds May Not Improve Asthma Control

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Supervising the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in elementary school children with asthma may not improve asthma symptoms, prevent school absences or reduce health care use, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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ARDS, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, ICU, Intensive Care, Lung Health, lung disorders, Respiratory Disease

Mortality from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Found to Be Lower in High-Volume ICUs

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In a new study that analyzed data from the large French CUB-REA database, high volume intensive care units (ICUs) were found to have lower death rates from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) than low and moderate volume ICUs. The researchers also found that, overall, among the 35 ICUs in the CUB-REA registry, ICU mortality decreased despite an increase in ARDS severity. The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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Smoking, Lung Health, Lung Function, Lung Function Decline, COPD, Pulmonary Function

Muscle Loss May Predict Mortality Risk in Smokers

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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) or not, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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COPD, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Health, Lung Function, Stroke, Heart Attack

COPD Exacerbations in Those With CVD May Increase Heart Attack/Stroke Risk

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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 likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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TB, Tubercolosis, multidrug-resistant, multi-drug resistant TB, Infectious Disease, Tuberculosis treatment, Lung Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Lung Health

Directly Observed Therapy for Multidrug-Resistant TB Decreases Mortality

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Directly observed therapy (DOT) for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was associated with a 77 percent decrease in mortality in the United States, compared to self-administered therapy from 1993 to 2013, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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respiratory ailments, respiratory failure , respiratory conditions, respiratory care, Respiratory Arrest, respiratory chain disease, Ventilating, Ventilation, Ventilators, Mechanical Ventilation

Queen’s University Belfast Co-Lead One of World’s Biggest Trials in Respiratory Health

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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 in one of the biggest clinical trials in the world in the area of respiratory failure.

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ross camidge, University Of Colorado Cancer Center, Lung Cancer, ALK positive lung cancer, Brigatinib, cancer clinical trial

Brigatinib First Drug to Offer Over 1-Year Control of ALK-Positive Lung Cancer Post-Crizotinib

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FDA approves brigatinib as a second-line therapy for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer

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Research Funding, Tobacco Control Policies, tobacco and young adults, Climate Action, Clean Air, Clean Power Plan , Tobacco regulation, Advocacy, Affordable Care Act , affordable health care

ATS Rally to Highlight Recent Proposals That Would Significantly Impact Research Funding and Public Health Priorities

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On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the American Thoracic Society will lead ATS members, pulmonary clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates in the ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs. The rally will bring attention to recent policies that threaten to undermine many of the ATS’s advocacy priorities including: research funding, tobacco regulation, affordable health care, and clean air.

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lung, Lung Cancer, Tumor

Prototype Drug Uses Novel Mechanism to treat Lung Cancers

Lung cancer tumors were prevented in mice by a novel small molecule that directly activates a tumor suppressor protein.

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Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Xavier Suárez-Calvet, The Myositis Association, myositis research, MDA5 autoantibodies, interstitial lung disease (ILD), rare muscle disease, Autoimmune Disease, Global Conference on Myositis 2017

Research May Lead to New Treatments for Dermatomyositis

TMA-funded research fellow Xavier Suárez-Calvet, PhD is putting together pieces of the puzzle of dermatomyositis that may someday lead to more effective treatments for this rare autoimmune disease of the muscles.







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