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Nearly 500 Supporters Joined ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs

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In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent policies that threaten to undermine...
24-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bronchial Thermoplasty Helps Asthma Patients Reduce Severe Attacks, Hospitalizations and ER Visits

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In a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, adult asthma patients treated with bronchial thermoplasty (BT) had fewer severe exacerbations and were able to reduce their ER visits and hospitalizations in...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Machine Learning May Help in Early Identification of Severe Sepsis

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A machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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 that same time, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017...
15-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Among All Cancers, Lung Cancer Appears to Put Patients at Greatest Suicide Risk

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A lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
15-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Loss of Airway Blood Vessels Is Associated with Risk of Death in Smokers Without COPD

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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 of death in smokers without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation Not Inferior to Face-to-Face Rehab

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Online pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found to be as effective as face-to-face rehabilitation programs at improving patients’ exercise capacity and symptom control, according to new...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Severe Pediatric Sleep Apnea in Washington, DC Most Common in Inner City African-American Children From Low Income Families; Diagnosis Often Delayed

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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, according to a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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