ATS 2017

Pill-Induced Bronchial Injury: Management and Treatment

Pill-Induced Bronchial Injury: Management and Treatment

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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

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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

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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

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

Directly Observed Therapy Decreases Mortality in Multidrug Resistant TB

Directly Observed Therapy Decreases Mortality in Multidrug Resistant TB

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

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

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

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

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?

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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

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

Predicting Reduced 6-Minute Walk Distance in Sarcoidosis-Associated PH

Predicting Reduced 6-Minute Walk Distance in Sarcoidosis-Associated PH

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Data from 150 patients suggested that lung diffusion capacity is the most relevant predictive factor for reduced 6-minute walk distance in SAPH.

Efficacy of Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD Evaluated

Efficacy of Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD Evaluated

Online pulmonary rehabilitation is non-inferior to face-to-face rehabilitation for patients with COPD, according to research presented at ATS 2017.

Asthma Risk Increased With Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution

Asthma Risk Increased With Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution

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Prenatal exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and stress are linked to increased childhood asthma in boys by age 6 years.

Does Benralizumab Effectively Reduce Glucocorticoid Doses in Asthma?

Does Benralizumab Effectively Reduce Glucocorticoid Doses in Asthma?

Researchers compared 4- and 8-week benralizumab vs placebo for asthma.

High Prevalence of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in African Americans

High Prevalence of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in African Americans

Three in 4 study participants had sleep apnea, but only 2.1% of those cases were diagnosed.

Could Antioxidants Prevent Wheezing in Infants Following Viral ARIs?

Could Antioxidants Prevent Wheezing in Infants Following Viral ARIs?

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Oxidative stress may play an important role in the development of recurrent wheezing following viral ARIs in infancy.

Home Oxygen Services Subpar for Patients With Lung Disease

Home Oxygen Services Subpar for Patients With Lung Disease

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A new survey shows that home oxygen services create barriers for patients with lung disease.

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Complications

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Complications

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Risk for serious pregnancy complications, length of hospital stay, and intensive care unit admission are higher in in women with obstructive sleep apnea.

Bronchial Thermoplasty Effective in Severe, Persistent Asthma

Bronchial Thermoplasty Effective in Severe, Persistent Asthma

Compared to the year prior to bronchial thermoplasty (BT) treatment, in the 2 years after BT treatment, patients experienced reduction in severe exacerbations, hospitalizations, and ER visits.

Predicting Survival Trajectories in IPF Using 2 T-Cell Biomarkers

Predicting Survival Trajectories in IPF Using 2 T-Cell Biomarkers

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Researchers found a significant association with declining forced vital capacity and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide with ICOS and CD28.

Elevated Asthma Risk Linked to PCOS Diagnosis in Reproductive-Aged Women

Elevated Asthma Risk Linked to PCOS Diagnosis in Reproductive-Aged Women

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More than 4 million women were included in an examination of the relationship between asthma and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Initial Antibiotic Treatment Ineffective in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Initial Antibiotic Treatment Ineffective in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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Approximately 22.1% adults do not respond to initial antibiotic treatment for community-acquired pneumonia, according to new research presented at ATS 2017.

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