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Adult survivors of childhood cancer at increased risk for late pulmonary complications

October 5, 2016

Survivors of childhood cancer face pulmonary complications long after initial diagnosis, resulting in limited daily activity and poorer quality of life, according to a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Despite improved survival rates, late mortality among childhood cancer survivors from pulmonary events — including lung fibrosis, chronic cough and exercise-induced dyspnea — continues to increase up to 25 years after diagnosis among those treated with chemotherapy, radiation or both.

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Airway-centered fibroelastosis identified as distinct entity

February 12, 2016
Researchers in France identified progressive airway-centered disease as a distinct entity occurring in non-smoking women aged between 40 and 60 years, according to…
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Swallowing therapy appropriate for chronic aspiration in those with normal airway anatomy

November 30, 2015
Children who aspirated thin or thickened liquids achieved resolution of swallowing dysfunction after a year of therapy, according to study results. “Most pediatric…
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Pregabalin plus speech pathology treatment benefits patients with chronic refractory cough

November 19, 2015
The addition of the centrally acting neuromodulator pregabalin to speech pathology treatment significantly improved symptoms of chronic refractory cough, according to…
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Cystic Fibrosis and CRMS Screening: What the Primary Care Pediatrician Should Know

Pediatric Annals, December 2010, Volume 39 Issue 12
“Every physician’s first duty is to diagnose — accurately and promptly.” This mantra is taught…
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VIDEO: Targeted therapy, checkpoint inhibitors show promise for lung cancer–associated brain metastases

June 12, 2017
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