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New "Pan-Can" Model More Accurately Predicts Lung Cancer Risk

New "Pan-Can" Model More Accurately Predicts Lung Cancer Risk

PanCan study effectively identified patients who eventually developed early-stage lung cancer, compared to other predictive models.

No Associations Exist Between 6MWD and VO2peak in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

No Associations Exist Between 6MWD and VO2peak in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Results indicate that further study of the relationship between the 6-minute walk distance test and functional capacity in PAH is necessary.

Negative TB Test, Malnutrition, Age Linked to In-Hospital Mortality

Negative TB Test, Malnutrition, Age Linked to In-Hospital Mortality

The relationship between negative tuberculin skin test and in-hospital mortality has not been previously studied.

Diagnostic Test Can Identify Biomarkers to Detect Lung Cancer

Diagnostic Test Can Identify Biomarkers to Detect Lung Cancer

A new diagnostic test and algorithm may be able to diagnose lung cancer from tumor-educated platelets.

Does CT Scan at Follow-up Improve Resected NSCLC Survival?

Does CT Scan at Follow-up Improve Resected NSCLC Survival?

Recommendations to include CT scans as standard follow-up procedure is based on poor evidence.

Prediction of Short-, Long-Term Mortality in Elderly With Stable Acute PE

Prediction of Short-, Long-Term Mortality in Elderly With Stable Acute PE

Charleston comorbidity index is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism.

COPD Diagnosis by Physician vs Spirometry: A Validation Study

COPD Diagnosis by Physician vs Spirometry: A Validation Study

Questions involving physician-diagnosed COPD have a low sensitivity and a high specificity.

Lung Cancer Screening CT Scans in High-Risk Smokers Increase Cessation Rates

Lung Cancer Screening CT Scans in High-Risk Smokers Increase Cessation Rates

Patients who underwent lung CT screening had a higher 2-week smoking cessation rate vs patients who did not undergo screening.

Inaccuracy of Traditional vs Digital Influenza Tests

Inaccuracy of Traditional vs Digital Influenza Tests

Researchers examined the efficacy of digital immunoassays vs rapid influenza diagnostic tests for diagnosing influenza.

Diagnostic Accuracy of NICE Asthma Algorithm Poor in Children

Diagnostic Accuracy of NICE Asthma Algorithm Poor in Children

A new algorithm developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was not useful for diagnosing asthma in children and adolescents.

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