National Influenza Vaccination Week focuses on preventing complications

December 6, 2019
In light of National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is taking place through Saturday, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases is…

In the Journals

COPD mortality rates declining, but total deaths increasing

December 3, 2019
Although COPD mortality rates have declined from 1995 to 2017 in many countries, the total number of deaths attributable to COPD has increased during…

In the Journals

Study links air pollution to nine causes of death

November 26, 2019
A new study has identified nine specific causes of death that are related to exposure to ambient fine particulate matter air pollution. Moreover…

COPD news you may have missed

November 22, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has compiled a list of recent news highlighting research in COPD. Read more about dual bronchodilator therapy vs. monotherapy in…

In the Journals

Methamphetamine use tied to increased rates of pulmonary diseases

November 20, 2019
New data suggest that methamphetamine users may be more likely to be hospitalized for pulmonary diseases such as pneumonia and acute respiratory…

Meeting News

Best of CHEST: Updates in asthma, COPD, bronchoscopy and more

November 18, 2019
This year’s CHEST Annual Meeting, held from Oct. 19 to 23 in New Orleans, highlighted important research and issues in pulmonary, critical care…

Meeting News

Top pulmonology news from October: ERS International Congress coverage, effects of e-cigarettes and more

November 8, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in October. See below for links…

Meeting News

Dual bronchodilator therapy bests monotherapy in COPD patients not using inhaled corticosteroids

November 5, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In a post hoc analysis of pooled data from four phase 3 studies, combination therapy with tiotropium plus olodaterol resulted in…

Meeting News

Triple combination COPD therapy beneficial in patients without exacerbation history

October 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A subgroup analysis of the KRONOS study showed the reduction in COPD exacerbations observed with the triple fixed-dose…

Meeting News

Aclidinium safe, beneficial in COPD patients with, without prior exacerbations

October 22, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In a subgroup analysis of the ASCENT-COPD trial, treatment with the long-acting antimuscarinic bronchodilator aclidinium bromide…

Meeting News

Health care costs increase as COPD exacerbations spike during colder months

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — An uptick in hospitalizations and deaths related to COPD exacerbations during the coldest months of the year — January…

Meeting News

Beta-blocker fails to prevent COPD exacerbations

October 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In patients with moderate to severe COPD without an established indication for beta-blocker use, treatment with metoprolol did…

Meeting News

Bronchodilator testing may prevent COPD overdiagnosis

October 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Use of spirometry with bronchodilator testing can help reduce overdiagnosis of COPD as well as help differentiate COPD from…

In the Journals

Occupational exposure to disinfectants may raise COPD risk

October 18, 2019
New data published in JAMA Network Open showed that the risk for COPD incidence was higher among nurses who regularly performed cleaning and…

Meeting News

CHEST 2019: Innovation in education

October 18, 2019
This year’s CHEST Annual Meeting, which is being held from Saturday to Wednesday in New Orleans, will feature presentations of new research…

Top pulmonology news from September: Updates on vaping-related lung injuries, COPD treatment, sleep medicine

October 14, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of the most popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in September.

In the Journals

Adjusted NEWS2 tool reduces alert frequency for patients admitted with COPD exacerbations

October 8, 2019
Using the National Early Warning Score 2 with an adjusted target saturation among patients admitted to the hospital for COPD exacerbations reduces…

Meeting News

‘Smart shirt’ shows potential to monitor lung disease

October 7, 2019
A “smart shirt,” which gauges the volume of air inhaled and exhaled based on how the wearer’s chest expands and contracts, may…

FDA News

Triple therapy fails to win FDA approval for COPD

October 1, 2019
The FDA has issued a complete response letter regarding the new drug application for PT010 — an inhaled triple-combination therapy — for…

In the JournalsPerspective

Young adults with chronic diseases report more daily marijuana use

September 30, 2019
Patients with medical conditions are more likely to use marijuana than those without, with 11.2% of young adults living with chronic disease using it…

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