In the Journals

Balloon atrial septostomy potentially beneficial in advanced PAH

August 13, 2019
Balloon atrial septostomy appears to be safe and is associated with hemodynamic improvements in patients with advanced pulmonary artery hypertension…

In the Journals

Artificial intelligence models may predict pulmonary embolism risk

August 12, 2019
New data published in JAMA Network Open suggest that a machine learning algorithm may be able to accurately predict a patient’s risk for…

In the Journals

Effects of IPF combination therapy similar for patients with, without right heart dysfunction

August 7, 2019
Among patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the effects of nintedanib plus sildenafil, as compared with nintedanib alone, on quality of life…

In the Journals

BASEL IX: Pulmonary embolism 'uncommon cause' of syncope

August 6, 2019
Pulmonary embolism appears to be rare in patients presenting with syncope to the ED, according to data published in the Journal of the American

Top pulmonology news from July: FDA updates, antibiotics in cystic fibrosis, treatment of COPD exacerbations

August 2, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of the most-popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in July. See below for…

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 JournalsPerspective

Vena cava filters after major trauma fail to reduce incidence of pulmonary embolism, death

July 8, 2019
Placing an inferior vena cava filter in patients within 72 hours of major trauma did not reduce incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death…

In the Journals

Macitentan reduces pulmonary vascular resistance in portopulmonary hypertension: PORTICO

June 20, 2019
Among patients with portopulmonary hypertension, treatment with macitentan, as compared with placebo, was associated with a 35% decrease in pulmonary…

Meeting News

Combination therapy with treprostinil reduced risk for clinical worsening in PAH: FREEDOM EV

May 29, 2019
DALLAS — Adding treprostinil to monotherapy, as compared with placebo, reduced the risk for clinical worsening events in patients with…

Meeting News

Patients with scleroderma require 'annual screening' for pulmonary arterial hypertension

May 22, 2019
CLEVELAND — Every patient with systemic sclerosis should be screened for pulmonary arterial hypertension every year, as early recognition…

Meeting News

Treprostinil dry powder safe, well tolerated in PAH

May 22, 2019
DALLAS — A dry powder formulation of treprostinil was safe and well tolerated at 2 months, with no drug-related serious adverse events, in…

Meeting News

Early initiation of selexipag results in more pronounced treatment effect: GRIPHON

May 21, 2019
DALLAS — In a post hoc exploratory analysis of the GRIPHON study, treatment with selexipag, compared with placebo, improved clinical outcomes…

In the Journals

PAH diagnostic algorithms vary widely

May 1, 2019
New data show that pulmonary arterhypertension diagnostic algorithms that have been developed using administrative health data differ significantly…

Meeting News

Macitentan improves right ventricular function in PAH

April 15, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Interim data from the REPAIR study show significant improvement in right ventricular function, including reversal of RV…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA: 10 mg doses of Xeljanz increase risk for blood clots, death in RA

February 26, 2019
The FDA has issued a safety alert regarding a clinical study that has found a 10-mg, twice-daily dose of tofacitinib increased the risk for pulmonary…


Chronic diseases account for more than 20% of cancer risk

April 24, 2018
Eight common chronic diseases accounted for more than one-fifth of incident cancer risk, according to prospective study results. These conditions…

In the Journals

Dust cloud exposure, injury on 9/11 led to heart, respiratory disease diagnosis

July 24, 2017
Participants exposed to dust clouds and injury on 9/11 were later diagnosed with respiratory and heart diseases, according to a study published in…

In the Journals

Analysis of hospital discharges: Pulmonary embolism linked with systemic lupus erythematosus

May 25, 2017
Pulmonary embolism was associated with lupus, according to results of a recently published retrospective study. Srinadh Annangi, MBBS, from…

In the Journals

Low risk for pulmonary embolism among children without tachycardia, hypoxia

September 21, 2016
The risk is low for pulmonary embolism in children with an initial suspicion of the condition who are not undergoing estrogen therapy and do not have…

In the Journals

Unnecessary ICU use affects patient costs, care

August 12, 2016
Some institutions unnecessarily utilize ICU care for patients with certain medical conditions who can likely be treated in non-ICU settings…

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