CHEST Annual Meeting

The latest news from the American College of Chest Physicians, with perspective, researcher interviews and insight on pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

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Initial macitentan, tadalafil combination therapy shows promise for PAH: OPTIMA

October 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Initial combination therapy with macitentan and tadalafil yielded hemodynamic and functional improvements and treatment was well…
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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…
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Inhaler formulary changes may worsen asthma control in children

October 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Switching inhaler types due to insurance formulary changes may lead to reduced lung function in children with asthma, according…
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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…
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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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