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Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure appears to be associated with airflow obstruction in children who have asthma.

E-Cigarette Nicotine Levels and Smoking Trends in Adolescents

E-Cigarette Nicotine Levels and Smoking Trends in Adolescents

Adolescents who use electronic cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine may progressively increase the frequency and intensity of smoking.

Prevalence of Tobacco Use in US Adults

Prevalence of Tobacco Use in US Adults

Current use of 2 or more tobacco products was highest among installation, maintenance, and repair workers.

Lung Cancer Screening Endorsed by Pulmonary and Primary Care Providers

Lung Cancer Screening Endorsed by Pulmonary and Primary Care Providers

Researchers surveyed knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, barriers, and facilitators related to screening patients for lung cancer.

Adverse Respiratory Effects From Prenatal Exposure to Phenols and Phthalates in Young Boys

Adverse Respiratory Effects From Prenatal Exposure to Phenols and Phthalates in Young Boys

Prenatal exposure to certain phenols and phthalates may have adverse effects on children's respiratory health.

Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates Increase From 1980 to 2014

Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates Increase From 1980 to 2014

Mortality rates and changes in mortality rates for chronic respiratory diseases in the United States varied by county, sex, and particular disease type.

Switching to Electronic Cigarettes May Reduce Deaths

Switching to Electronic Cigarettes May Reduce Deaths

Replacing smoking with vaping would result in "substantial" life-year gains.

Preventing Childhood Adverse Respiratory Outcomes With Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Preventing Childhood Adverse Respiratory Outcomes With Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Early initiation of folic acid or prenatal vitamin supplementation may protect the offspring of mothers who have a history of atopy from adverse childhood respiratory outcomes.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Trends in Work vs Non-Work-Related Asthma

Pneumococcal Vaccination Trends in Work vs Non-Work-Related Asthma

Fewer than half of patients with asthma have received a pneumococcal vaccination.

E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Linked to Arterial Stiffness

E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Linked to Arterial Stiffness

E-cigarettes that contain nicotine may cause arterial stiffness and increase blood pressure and heart rate.

Particulate Matter and Kidney Damage: Is There a Link?

Particulate Matter and Kidney Damage: Is There a Link?

Even in levels below EPA limits, particulate matter can damage kidneys.

Appropriate Thromboprophylaxis Not Increased With Electronic Alerts

Appropriate Thromboprophylaxis Not Increased With Electronic Alerts

A computer-based alert system does not increase thromboprophylaxis among patients in general medical wards at hospitals.

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.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits in COPD, Lung Cancer, and Other Respiratory Conditions

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits in COPD, Lung Cancer, and Other Respiratory Conditions

Recent research suggests that perioperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation improves outcomes in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.

Can A Vaccine Prevent the Common Cold?

Can A Vaccine Prevent the Common Cold?

There is no conclusive evidence to support the use of vaccines for preventing the common cold.

Does High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents?

Does High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents?

Influenza and pulmonary-related hospitalizations were lower in elderly patients who received the high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine vs the standard dose.

Effect of Conservative Fluid Management on Mortality in ARDS Patients

Effect of Conservative Fluid Management on Mortality in ARDS Patients

Researchers examined the efficacy of conservative vs liberal fluid management in ARDS on disease mortality.

Early Simvastatin Tx Does Not Decrease Delirium Duration in Criticall Ill Patients

Early Simvastatin Tx Does Not Decrease Delirium Duration in Criticall Ill Patients

Incidence of delirium and coma were not prevented with early initiation of simvastatin in patients on mechanical ventilation.

FDA Examines Regulatory Standards for Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

FDA Examines Regulatory Standards for Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

In an effort to reduce nicotine to "non-addictive" levels, the FDA will begin a public dialogue.

Seqirus Ships 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccinations

Seqirus Ships 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccinations

Vaccinations include Fluad, Flucelvax Quadrivalent, Afluria Quadrivalent, and Fluvirin,

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