Top pulmonology news from November: ACAAI coverage, pneumonia research and more

Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in November.

See below for links to updated CDC guidance on diagnosis and treatment of electronic cigarette-associated or vaping-associated lung injury, research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, advances in pneumonia prevention and more.

Childhood asthma linked to family history of cancer

HOUSTON — Children with a family history of cancer may be more likely to develop asthma, according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more

CDC updates guidance on vaping-associated lung injury in wake of flu season

As the outbreak of electronic cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injuries, or EVALI, continues, CDC has updated its interim guidance to help clinicians diagnose and treat patients with the condition in light of the approaching 2019-2020 influenza season. Read more

Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in November.
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Study identifies markers for pneumonia complications

Researchers have found three microRNAs that may predict respiratory failure and sepsis among patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Read more

Robotic bronchoscopy improves diagnostic yield for peripheral pulmonary nodules

NEW ORLEANS — When compared with existing technologies, robotic bronchoscopy increased the ability to localize and successfully puncture small peripheral pulmonary nodules, researchers reported. Read more

Five things expecting parents should be told regarding asthma, food allergies

HOUSTON — Women who are pregnant, and their spouses, or those who have recently become new parents, are likely to have many questions about asthma and food allergy, according to a panel at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more

Study links air pollution to nine causes of death

A new study has identified nine specific causes of death that are related to exposure to ambient fine particulate matter air pollution. Read more

Synthetic lung surfactant inhalation improves bronchial asthma

HOUSTON — New data from Russia indicate that patients with bronchial asthma experienced significant improvement in clinical symptoms and lung function parameters after treatment with inhaled synthetic lung surfactant in addition to inhaled corticosteroids. Read more

Prophylactic antibiotics decrease ventilator-associated pneumonia risk after cardiac arrest

A 2-day course of prophylactic antibiotic therapy lowered the incidence of early ventilator-associated pneumonia among patients treated with target temperature management after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to results from the ANTHARTIC trial. Read more

Say yes — and no — to eliminate physician burnout

HOUSTON — The ability to say yes and no can make a significant difference in the ability to prevent or eliminate physician burnout, according to several panelists here at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more

E-cigarette use high among US children, teens

New data published in JAMA from a nationally representative sample show that self-reported electronic cigarette use was high among high school and middle school students in 2019, with many reporting use of flavored products. Read more

Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in November.

See below for links to updated CDC guidance on diagnosis and treatment of electronic cigarette-associated or vaping-associated lung injury, research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, advances in pneumonia prevention and more.

Childhood asthma linked to family history of cancer

HOUSTON — Children with a family history of cancer may be more likely to develop asthma, according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more

CDC updates guidance on vaping-associated lung injury in wake of flu season

As the outbreak of electronic cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injuries, or EVALI, continues, CDC has updated its interim guidance to help clinicians diagnose and treat patients with the condition in light of the approaching 2019-2020 influenza season. Read more

Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in November.
Source: Shutterstock

Study identifies markers for pneumonia complications

Researchers have found three microRNAs that may predict respiratory failure and sepsis among patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Read more

Robotic bronchoscopy improves diagnostic yield for peripheral pulmonary nodules

NEW ORLEANS — When compared with existing technologies, robotic bronchoscopy increased the ability to localize and successfully puncture small peripheral pulmonary nodules, researchers reported. Read more

Five things expecting parents should be told regarding asthma, food allergies

HOUSTON — Women who are pregnant, and their spouses, or those who have recently become new parents, are likely to have many questions about asthma and food allergy, according to a panel at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more

Study links air pollution to nine causes of death

A new study has identified nine specific causes of death that are related to exposure to ambient fine particulate matter air pollution. Read more

Synthetic lung surfactant inhalation improves bronchial asthma

HOUSTON — New data from Russia indicate that patients with bronchial asthma experienced significant improvement in clinical symptoms and lung function parameters after treatment with inhaled synthetic lung surfactant in addition to inhaled corticosteroids. Read more

Prophylactic antibiotics decrease ventilator-associated pneumonia risk after cardiac arrest

A 2-day course of prophylactic antibiotic therapy lowered the incidence of early ventilator-associated pneumonia among patients treated with target temperature management after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to results from the ANTHARTIC trial. Read more

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Say yes — and no — to eliminate physician burnout

HOUSTON — The ability to say yes and no can make a significant difference in the ability to prevent or eliminate physician burnout, according to several panelists here at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more

E-cigarette use high among US children, teens

New data published in JAMA from a nationally representative sample show that self-reported electronic cigarette use was high among high school and middle school students in 2019, with many reporting use of flavored products. Read more