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Pulmonology

Pediatric asthma morbidity is associated with geographic location and social determinants of health

Aug 18, 2022

 1. Asthma morbidity and hospital utilization for unscheduled healthcare visits varies significantly (>10-fold differences) across geographic census tracts in Washington, D.C. and suggests locati...

Criteria for low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening omit a high risk population of smokers

Aug 16, 2022

1. A high risk of incident lung cancer exists for smokers that do not meet low-dose computed tomography screening criteria. 2. Early cessation of smoking results in a lower risk of incident lung cance...

Pediatric Asthma Morbidity is Associated With Geographic Location

Aug 16, 2022

 1. Asthma morbidity and hospital utilization for unscheduled healthcare visits varies significantly (>10-fold differences) across geographic census tracts in Washington, D.C. and suggests locati...

Tiotropium bromide safe and effective in treating early childhood wheezing

Aug 16, 2022

1. In a randomized controlled trial, tiotropium bromide was an effective stand-alone treatment for intermittent wheezing in children under the age of 3 and was associated with greater proportion of da...

Tabrecta Gains Full FDA Approval for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Aug 15, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to capmatinib (Tabrecta) for adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC...

Text Message Reminders Promote Receipt of Second Flu Shot

Aug 15, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Text message reminders effectively promote receipt of a second dose of influenza vaccine among children, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in Pe...

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to bring out-of-pocket drug costs down for many U.S. seniors, but most of its benefits are not immediate. Under th...

Most Women With Lung Cancer Report Sexual Dysfunction

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual dysfunction is common in women with lung cancer, according to a study presented at the annual International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer ...

Biden Signs Bill That Helps Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

Aug 11, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- President Biden signed a bill on Wednesday that expands health care benefits for U.S. veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.Known as the PACT Act, the legisl...

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

Aug 09, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflation is putting Americans' health at risk, with nearly two in five struggling to pay for the care they need, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll....

Lung Cancer Risk Increased for Smokers Not Offered Annual Screening

Aug 09, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers for whom annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is not recommended may have a high risk for lung cancer, according to a study publi...

Dexmedetomidine Cuts Perioperative Respiratory AEs in Tonsillectomy

Aug 09, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among children undergoing elective tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, the incidence of perioperative respiratory adverse events (PRAEs) is reduced for those r...

Burden of Disease Attributed to PFAS Exposure High in the U.S.

Aug 08, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The economic burden associated with exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the United States is at least $5.52 billion annually, according...

Cancer Risk Higher for Men Versus Women at Most Shared Anatomic Sites

Aug 08, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for cancer is higher for men than women at most shared anatomic sites, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in Cancer.Sarah S. Jackson, Ph.D.,...

Pharmacy-Led Education Improves Inhaler Technique

Aug 08, 2022

Pharmacists embedded within primary care or specialty clinics can assist patients and their caregivers in teaching proper inhaler technique. Pharmacist-led education on inhaler technique improv...

Smaller Airway Lumen Sizes Seen in Women Versus Men

Aug 05, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Airway lumen sizes are smaller in women than men, according to a study published online Aug. 2 in Radiology. Surya P. Bhatt, M.D., M.S.P.H., from the Unive...

Pediatric Obesity Subtypes ID'd in Latent Class Analysis

Aug 05, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Eight pediatric obesity subtypes have been identified, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in PLOS Digital Health. Elizabeth A. Campbell, from D...

Comparison of systemic corticosteroids with and without nebulized budenoside for management of severe acute asthma

Aug 05, 2022

1. Inhaled corticosteroid administration with systemic corticosteroid in acute asthma presentations to the emergency department was just as effective as systemic corticosteroid therapy alone. Evidence...

Just 8 Percent of Americans Lack Health Insurance, a Record Low

Aug 04, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans without health insurance continues to drop, reaching 8 percent in 2022 -- a record low. That leaves about 26 million people living i...

Racial, Ethnic-Minority Infants Older at First Cystic Fibrosis Evaluation

Aug 04, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) from racial and ethnic-minority groups have an older median age at first event (AFE: age at sweat test, encounter, and/o...