Pulmonology/Critical Care

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Asthma-COPD-Overlap-Feature

Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with ACOS also had higher rates of comorbidities, disability, hospitalizations, and ED visits.

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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pollen-allergy-allergies-sneeze-cold-sick

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: WISC 2016

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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A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues

Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below

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AgainstMedicalAdvice1

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | Feature

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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pollen-allergy-allergies-sneeze-cold-sick

CME/CE – 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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Managing-Adult-RSV-Feature

CME/CE: Managing Adult Respiratory Syncytial Virus | Feature

While it is often thought of as a disease in children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections cause significant illness and death in older adults every year. Clinicians

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vegetables

What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | Feature

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

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asthma

Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia | News Brief

Early administration may block infection of important cells deep in the lungs. Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a

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asthma-inhaler-elderly-woman

Late‐Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients. Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes of

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pneumonia-diagnosis

New Guidelines: Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society have released joint clinical practice guidelines on the management of adults with hospital-acquired pneumonia, or HAP,

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Chest2015-Feature

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los

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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

Analyzing Factors That Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | Feature

Patients with CRS and GERD appear to be more likely to have atopic conditions and asthma when compared with patients who have CRS but not GERD. Recent

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stethoscope-gavel-malpractice-lawsuit

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications | Medical Blog

A study of over 890,000 Medicare beneficiaries shows that states with malpractice environments unfavorable to physicians do not see improved postoperative outcomes for 11 different types of

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doctor-burnout-depressed-doctor-stressed-physician-angrey

Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

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Emergency--Management-of-Sepsis

5 Things to Know for New Sepsis Treatment Guidelines | News Brief

In January, the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines updates were released and published.   Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that affects more than 1 million patients a year in

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lungs-pneumonia-xray

Community-Acquired Pneumonia Can Spread Year-Round | News Brief

New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition

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smoking-smoke-cigarettes

Study: How Much Does Smoking Really Cost? | News Brief

Americans collectively spend more than $300 billion on cigarettes. Not only is smoking bad for your health, but it’s burning a hole through your wallet as well.

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doc_patient7242

CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients | News Brief

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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doc_patient7242

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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