Pulmonologists may decide to provide a one-time house call after hospitalization, which has been shown to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions, including in patients with COPD.
Incidence has increased for all cancer sites combined and for prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, and leukemia.
Adults with 4 or 5 low-risk lifestyle factors have increased life expectancy when free of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Wildfire smoke was associated with an increase in healthcare utilization, particularly among vulnerable pediatric populations.
The majority of patients with an incidentally detected lung nodule are likely to receive guideline-based evaluation if they are assessed at a multidisciplinary nodule clinic.
The CDC’s Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated recommendations regarding the use of anthrax vaccine in the US.
Significantly higher odds for venous thromboembolism were seen for all 4 components of metabolic syndrome.
Strong associations were found for VO2peak with gray matter volume of left middle temporal gyrus, right hippocampal gyrus, left orbitofrontal cortex, and the bilateral cingulate cortex.
Exposure to air pollution may be associated with increased patient mortality after heart transplantation.
Smoking, asthma, occupational exposures, and living close to major roads may accelerate postbronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-aged adults with a history of low childhood lung function and maternal smoke exposure.
The FDA has approved the first generics of Eliquis tablets.
In lung transplantation, using lungs from donors who are considered high risk for certain infectious diseases has similar outcomes as using lungs from donors with standard risk.
The FDA is requiring new warnings be added to the prescribing information for gabapentinoids about the risk of respiratory depression.
In patients with abnormal vital signs presenting to the emergency department who are suspected of having a pulmonary embolism, a negative focused cardiac ultrasound examination may be associated with reduced odds of a pulmonary embolism diagnosis.
New rules include reimbursing donors for lost wages and tightening standards for organ procurement organizations that collect organs from deceased donors.