CHEST Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from the American College of Chest Physicians’ CHEST Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from CHEST, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

Digital inhaler provides insights on uncontrolled asthma, impending exacerbations

October 23, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Usage patterns collected by a digital inhaler suggest that even patients without asthma exacerbations have a high burden of…
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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…
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3D-printed patient-specific airway stents may improve patient outcomes

October 22, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — New data from a small study showed that patient-specific silicone airway stents made using a 3D printer were associated with…
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Macitentan safe, effective for PAH associated with systemic sclerosis

October 22, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — New real-world data demonstrate safety and effectiveness of macitentan for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension…
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Everyday solutions to reduce implicit bias in health care

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Unconscious biases remain pervasive in everyday interactions between health care providers and patients and lead to worse…
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Routine flu vaccination for adults hospitalized with pneumonia can reduce readmissions, mortality

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In-hospital influenza vaccination may reduce 30-day readmissions, mortality, morbidity and health care resource utilization in…
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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…
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Vaping-related lung injury outbreak spotlighted at CHEST

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — As the number of cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use, or vaping, continues to grow, pulmonologists and…
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Smoking tied to more pulmonary embolism, leading to higher readmission rates

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In a new study, hospital readmission rates for pulmonary embolism were increased for active smokers compared with nonsmokers. The…
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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…
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