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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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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Simultaneous use of CPAP, at-home testing effectively identifies incompletely treated OSA

October 27, 2015
Combined use of continuous positive airway pressure and an at home sleep testing device accurately identified elevated apnea-hypopnea indexes in…
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Spiriva Respimat reduces risk for asthma worsening, regardless of underlying allergic inflammation

October 27, 2015
Spiriva Respimat, as an add-on to inhaled corticosteroids or long-acting beta2 agonists, reduced the risk for severe asthma exacerbation in patients…
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Few pulmonary-related clinical trials report race, ethnicity

October 26, 2015
MONTREAL — A significant amount of pulmonology-based relevant clinical trials from 2008-2012 failed to report the race or ethnicity of its…
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Yoga is an effective treatment for COPD

October 26, 2015
MONTREAL — Yoga proved as effective as traditional pulmonary rehabilitation programs in the improvement of pulmonary functions and 6 minute…
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Follow-up rate low among children with asthma who have universal health care

October 26, 2015
MONTREAL — Despite their access to universal health care, about 50% of children of military parents who visited the ED for asthma exacerbation…
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Smoking rate high among physicians in training, those who work long hours

October 26, 2015
MONTREAL — Physicians appeared more likely to smoke as they trained for a specific specialty and when they worked long hours, according to…
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