In the Journals

Palivizumab does not improve long-term outcomes in kids with cystic fibrosis

July 19, 2019
Palivizumab — a monoclonal antibody that prevents respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in high-risk infants — did not improve long-term…
FDA News

New digital inhaler receives FDA approval for patients with asthma

July 19, 2019
The FDA has approved a combination therapy digital inhaler for treatment of asthma in patients aged 12 years and older, according to a manufacturer…
In the Journals

ECMO use outpacing mechanical ventilation in lung transplantation

July 19, 2019
In the past decade, the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation has increased significantly, whereas the use…
In the Journals

Upper airway stimulation less effective in lowering BP than positive airway pressure in OSA

July 18, 2019
Positive airway pressure as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea showed greater improvement in blood pressure than upper airway stimulation, but…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
In the Journals

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty compares favorably with riociguat in CTEPH

July 17, 2019
When compared with riociguat therapy, balloon pulmonary angioplasty was associated with more improvement in some parameters of hemodynamics and…
In the Journals

Azithromycin treatment outcomes may differ based on antibiotic type

July 16, 2019
Patients with cystic fibrosis saw a greater increase in FEV1 when given oral azithromycin in combination with certain IV antibiotics for the…
Feature

Q&A: A 10-year review of respiratory effects of air pollution

July 15, 2019
Improvement in morbidity and mortality related to ambient fine particulate matter has been documented across the United States in the past decade…
Meeting News

More proof that healthy lifestyle reduces cognitive impairment, dementia risk

July 15, 2019
Compared to nonsmokers, quitters and minimal stable smokers did not have an increased risk. for cognitive decline, according to study results…
In the Journals

Childhood sleep apnea may persist through adulthood in certain patients

July 15, 2019
Some children may experience complete resolution of obstructive sleep apnea as they transition to adulthood, but persistent disease is more likely in…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to Imfinzi for small cell lung cancer

July 12, 2019
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to durvalumab for the treatment of small cell lung cancer. Durvalumab (Imfinzi, AstraZeneca) — a human…
In the Journals

Reach of court-ordered antismoking ads ‘suboptimal’ in US population

July 12, 2019
Approximately half of current smokers in a recent survey reported seeing federal court-ordered antismoking advertisements, but exposure to these…
In the JournalsPerspective

C-reactive protein testing safely reduces antibiotic use for COPD exacerbations

July 11, 2019
The use of point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein to guide treatment lessened the use of antibiotics for COPD exacerbations without worsening…
In the Journals

Most pneumonia patients prescribed unnecessary, potentially harmful antibiotics

July 10, 2019
Two thirds of hospitalized pneumonia patients receive longer durations of antibiotic therapy than necessary, which may increase their risk for…
In the Journals

Diaphragm dysfunction unable to predict extubation failure

July 10, 2019
New data show that ultrasound-detected diaphragmatic dysfunction does not predict which patients will fail to successfully wean from mechanical…
In the Journals

Bacterial load may predict response to inhaled antibiotics in bronchiectasis

July 10, 2019
Among patients with bronchiectasis, inhaled antibiotics improved quality of life only in those with high bacterial load, according to data published…
Feature

Analysis: AMA’s lawsuit seeks to protect patient-physician relationships, free speech

July 10, 2019
The AMA and two women’s health organizations recently sued the state of North Dakota, claiming North Dakota’s compelled speech laws…
In the JournalsPerspective

Uncontrolled asthma could cost US economy $963.5B over next 20 years

July 9, 2019
The 20-year cost of uncontrolled asthma in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $963 billion, and both adolescents and adults could lose approximately…
In the Journals

Air pollution reduces lung function, increases risk for COPD

July 9, 2019
Air pollution appears to be associated with reduced lung function and an increased risk for COPD, especially among people with lower incomes, new…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…
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