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ATS 2017 Coverage

Pill-Induced Bronchial Injury: Management and Treatment

Pill-Induced Bronchial Injury: Management and Treatment

A case report describes a woman who presented to the emergency room 12 hours after choking while taking her iron supplement which caused severe cough and wheezing.

IUD Displacement Causes Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath

IUD Displacement Causes Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath

Upon x-ray, clinicians identified a displaced intrauterine device in the patient's abdominal cavity.

Annual In-Hospital COPD Mortality Decreased Since 2005

Annual In-Hospital COPD Mortality Decreased Since 2005

Annual number of patients who died from COPD while in the hospital decreased 62 percent from 2005-2014.

Delayed Anaphylaxis, Hypotension Following Tick Bite

Delayed Anaphylaxis, Hypotension Following Tick Bite

Following multiple tick and mosquito bites, a male patient experienced severe anaphylaxis and hypotention following the ingestion of mammalian meat or dairy products.

Fluticasone Propionate-Induced Myopathy in HIV with COPD

Fluticasone Propionate-Induced Myopathy in HIV with COPD

The patient presented with obesity and reduction in bilateral hip flexion strength and shoulder abduction.

Does ICU Volume Impact Mortality and Length of Stay in ARDS?

Does ICU Volume Impact Mortality and Length of Stay in ARDS?

More than 300,000 individual ICU stays were examined to determine the benefit of ICU volume related to ARDS outcomes.

Directly Observed Therapy Decreases Mortality in Multidrug Resistant TB

Directly Observed Therapy Decreases Mortality in Multidrug Resistant TB

While directly observed therapy is standard care in TB, study data confirms the efficacy of this treatment method.

Assessing Suicide Risk in Patients With Lung Cancer

Assessing Suicide Risk in Patients With Lung Cancer

Lung cancer diagnosis raised the odds of suicide by over four times in comparison to the general population according to a study presented at annual meeting of ATS.

Can Angiotensin II Improve BP in Patients With Vasodilatory Shock?

Can Angiotensin II Improve BP in Patients With Vasodilatory Shock?

Angiotensin II decreased the requirement to use catecholamines in patients with vasodilatory shock.

Improving Lung Function in COPD With Indacaterol/Glycoptrrolate Inhaler

Improving Lung Function in COPD With Indacaterol/Glycoptrrolate Inhaler

Multiple studies presented at ATS 2017 indicated that indacaterol/glycoptrrolate inhaler therapy results in clinically significant improvements in COPD-related quality of life.