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Obstructive sleep apnea could lead to atrial fibrillation

May 25, 2017

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk for atrial fibrillation, according to findings recently presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

“Evidence for a causal relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is limited and conflicting,” Tetyana Kendzerska, MD, MSc, PhD, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and colleagues wrote.

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Heated cigarettes release same cancer-causing chemicals as traditional cigarettes

May 23, 2017
Smoke released from heat-not-burn tobacco cigarettes contains the same harmful components as conventional tobacco cigarette smoke, according to data published in JAMA
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Chantix, bupropion, safe in patients with COPD

May 18, 2017
Patients with chronic lung disease who used Chantix — an agent approved to help stop smoking by addressing tobacco dependence — showed no increased risk…
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FDA expands approval of Kalydeco to include additional cystic fibrosis mutations

May 18, 2017
The FDA has extended approval for ivacaftor to treat 23 additional mutations of cystic fibrosis among pediatric patients aged older than 2 years. Previously, ivacaftor…
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Obstructive sleep apnea could lead to atrial fibrillation

May 25, 2017
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk for atrial fibrillation, according to findings recently presented at the American…

In the Journals

Heated cigarettes release same cancer-causing chemicals as traditional cigarettes

May 23, 2017
Smoke released from heat-not-burn tobacco cigarettes contains the same harmful components as conventional tobacco cigarette smoke, according to data…

In the Journals

Chantix, bupropion, safe in patients with COPD

May 18, 2017
Patients with chronic lung disease who used Chantix — an agent approved to help stop smoking by addressing tobacco dependence — showed…

FDA News

FDA expands approval of Kalydeco to include additional cystic fibrosis mutations

May 18, 2017
The FDA has extended approval for ivacaftor to treat 23 additional mutations of cystic fibrosis among pediatric patients aged older than 2 years…

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Children at increased risk for third-hand smoke exposure through contaminated surfaces

May 16, 2017
Children who live in households with smokers exhibited significant levels of tobacco smoke toxins on their hands through contact with contaminated…

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Vitamin D unlikely to lower risk of asthma, atopic dermatitis

May 11, 2017
Increasing vitamin D is unlikely to reduce the risk of pediatric and adult asthma, atopic dermatitis or other allergies, according to study results…

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Men may require more frequent lung cancer screenings

May 11, 2017
Women may go longer between lung cancer screenings than men, according to study results presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference. The U.S…

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Team-based approach reduces readmissions for COPD

May 10, 2017
An interprofessional, multicare setting program led to a nearly 50% reduction in 30-day all-cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease readmissions…

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Acid exposure predicts pulmonary decline after lung transplant

May 6, 2017
CHICAGO — Increased acid exposure time on reflux testing before lung transplantation predicts decline in pulmonary function after…

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VIDEO: Pembrolizumab improves overall survival in nonsmall cell lung cancer

May 5, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Patients with PD-1 positive nonsmall cell lung cancer who were treated with pembrolizumab had improved overall survival and…

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