Pulmonology/Critical Care

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CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

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Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients | Feature

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

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Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | Feature

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

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physicians-doctors-nurses

Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians: Who Fares Better? | Feature

Do patient outcomes differ between those treated by male and female physicians? In a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers examined nationally representative data of

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Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | Feature

This video was presented on December 12, 2006 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

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Who Has Grit? Cutting Resident Attrition Rates | Medical Blog

What is grit? In an article in The Guardian, Angela Duckworth, a psychologist often called the guru of grit, defined it as the commitment to finish what

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Physician’s Weekly, LLC, Announces Partnership to Create First-Ever Facebook CME/CE | Feature

Basking Ridge, NJ; (November 13, 2016) – Physician’s Weekly announces the launch of the first-ever CME/CE Facebook Livecast on December 13 in collaboration with Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

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CME/CE: Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

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Conference Highlights: WISC 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at WISC 2016, the World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference, from December 6 to 9 in Jerusalem, Israel. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

New IDSA Guidelines to Diagnose Tuberculosis – Highlights | Feature

Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on

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Strategies for Managing Chronic Cough | Feature

Chronic cough, or cough that persists beyond 8 weeks, has a prevalence of 9% to 33% in all age groups. Chronic cough can cause rib fractures, syncope,

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treatingasthma-olderwomen-feature

Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

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Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

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Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women | Feature

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal

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E-Cigs-CoughReflex-Feature

First-ever study: do e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue? | Feature

Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes, a new study proposes. The study provides the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes

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Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

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CE: Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Feature

In 2011, the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association published an evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis

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pollen-allergy-allergies-sneeze-cold-sick

Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ACAAI 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from November 10 to 14 in San

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CME: Guidance on Treating Unexplained Chronic Cough | Feature

Previous studies indicate that unexplained chronic cough—persistent cough with no identifiable cause after investigation and therapeutic trials—occurs in up to 10% of patients seeking medical assistance for

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