Respiratory Medicine

  • ACIP approves new influenza vaccine recommendations

    on June 23rd, 2017
    FROM AN ACIP MEETING New draft recommendations on influenza vaccines for children and pregnant women were unanimously passed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) after a lengthy debate over specifics regarding recommendations for p[...]
  • Tipoffs that an infant hospitalized with pertussis may require ICU

    on June 21st, 2017
    AT ESPID 2017 MADRID (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Infants hospitalized for pertussis are more likely to develop severe disease requiring pediatric ICU admission if they are experiencing apnea, are unvaccinated against pertussis, or are less than 2 months old, Maria Arranz, MD, reported at the annual[...]
  • MMR vaccine cut hospitalizations for unrelated respiratory infections

    on June 20th, 2017
    FROM HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS The MMR vaccine appears to reduce pediatric hospitalizations not only for measles and mumps, but also for unrelated respiratory infections, said Giuseppe La Torre of the Sapienza University of Rome and his associates. The 2-year retrospective database stu[...]
  • Rest dyspnea dims as acute heart failure treatment target

    on June 19th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM HEART FAILURE 2017 PARIS (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – During the most recent pharmaceutical generation, drug development for heart failure largely focused on acute heart failure, and specifically on patients with rest dyspnea as the primary manifestation of their acute heart fai[...]
  • Teens’ overall tobacco use falls, but e-cigs now most popular product

    on June 19th, 2017
    FROM MMWR Twenty percent of surveyed high school students and 7% of middle school students were using some kind of tobacco product in 2016 – and e-cigarettes were the most commonly used product among those groups, according to an analysis from federal researchers. Current use of any tobacco produc[...]
  • Most arrhythmia clinic patients have undetected OSA

    on June 19th, 2017
    AT SLEEP 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – In a study of patients without a previous diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), 85% of participants in outpatient arrhythmia clinics had undetected OSA. The study, which also excluded patients who had ever been treated for OSA, was presented by[...]
  • Frequent bronchiectasis exacerbations linked to higher mortality

    on June 19th, 2017
    AT ATS 2017 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Bronchiectasis patients with three or more exacerbations per year had twice the mortality during 5-year follow-up as patients with no recent exacerbations, in a prospective registry of nearly 2,600 European bronchiectasis patients. A multivariate a[...]
  • Patients report issues with home O2

    on June 15th, 2017
    AT ATS 2017 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Patient education in the use of home oxygen halves the number of system use issues reported by patients, based on results of a survey of nearly 2,000 patients. Pulmonary clinicians and patients report “intolerable barriers to home oxygen services[...]
  • OSA in pregnancy linked to congenital anomalies

    on June 14th, 2017
    AT SLEEP 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Newborns exposed to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in utero are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with congenital anomalies, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The researchers’ [...]
  • Personalized snoring video boosts CPAP adherence

    on June 13th, 2017
    AT SLEEP 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Showing patients videos of themselves having apneic episodes may convince them to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), suggests the first results of an ongoing randomized clinical trial. The investigators based their research project desig[...]
  • Loud, frequent snoring increases preterm delivery risk

    on June 12th, 2017
    AT SLEEP 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Women who were prepregnancy, frequent, and loud snorers during pregnancy had a significantly higher risk of preterm or early term delivery, in a study presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. “The fact that th[...]
  • Patients’ surrogate decision-makers face stress

    on June 8th, 2017
    AT ATS 2017 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Making health care–related decisions for relatives in the ICU heightens an individual’s risk for psychological stress, a new study showed. While 90% of patients admitted to the ICU lack decision capacity, only 20%-29% of the U.S. population has[...]
  • Noninvasive therapy cut COPD readmissions

    on June 7th, 2017
    FROM ATS 2017 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The addition of noninvasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy regimens correlated with increased time to readmission or death among patients with exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), according to a study presented at an int[...]
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