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Asthma mortality rates declining, but ‘epidemic’ looming

December 7, 2017
The mortality rate from asthma decreased 42% between 1999 to 2015, but cases of asthma are increasing, with no plateau or decrease in sight…
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Women underutilize CT scans for lung cancer

November 17, 2017
Women were less likely to use CT scans for lung cancer screening than men, even though they are higher risk than men for the disease, according to a…
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Vitamin D fails to treat restless legs syndrome

November 16, 2017
Vitamin D provided no clinical improvement in patients with restless legs syndrome, according to findings presented at CHEST 2017. “The role…
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VIDEO: Esbriet reduces mortality in patients with IPF

November 17, 2015
MONTREAL — Pirfenidone appeared to reduce mortality associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, as well as all-cause mortality, compared…
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Smoking linked to OSA, possible risk factor

October 28, 2015
MONTREAL — Smoking appeared strongly associated with obstructive sleep apnea and various risk factors for the sleep disorder, according to…
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Lymphovascular invasion, smoking history increase tumor recurrence in early-stage NSCLC

October 28, 2015
MONTREAL — Lymphovascular invasion, central tumor location and smoking history increased the risk for recurrence in patients who underwent…
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Contrary to available evidence, PET imaging frequently used during NSCLC surveillance

October 28, 2015
MONTREAL — Use of PET imaging has more than doubled among survivors of non–small cell lung cancer even though the practice is not…
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Structured aerobic exercise improves asthma control, decreases SABA use

October 28, 2015
MONTREAL — A 12-week structured aerobic exercise program significantly improved asthma control in patients with poor symptom control, according…
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3-D–printed airway model useful in bronchoscopy simulation training

October 27, 2015
MONTREAL — A 3-D model of the tracheobronchial tree outperformed the standard model in the setting of bronchoscopy simulation training among…
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Aspirin reduces the risk for DVT in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients

October 27, 2015
MONTREAL — Current use of aspirin reduced the odds of deep venous thrombosis by more than 50% in a critically ill patient population who…
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