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Pulmonology

Assessing Vaccination Status by Self-Report Versus Source Documentation

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that self-reported COVID-19 vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic may benefit quick assessments of vaccine effectiveness (VE) when source material, suc...

COVID-19 Doses Against Omicron- And Delta-Related Outpatient Illness, October 2021 To February 2022

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate the efficacy of 2 and 3 mRNA COVID-19 vaccination doses in adults against SARS-CoV-2 Delta and Omicron disease symptoms in US outpatient settings. Between O...

SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 mRNA Booster Vaccination Has Triggered Antibody Elevation

Aug 31, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that infection control is a significant public health issue during COVID-19 epidemics in nursing homes. The antibody responses in nursing home residents b...

Nicaraguan Pediatric Metapneumovirus Burden and Seasonality Over 5 Years

Aug 31, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that Human metapneumovirus substantially impacts respiratory infections in children (hMPV). In order to evaluate the frequency and seasonality of symptoma...

ACS Issues Nutrition, Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

Aug 28, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a guideline issued by the American Cancer Society and published in the May/June issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, recommendations are present...

Mepolizumab reduced exacerbations in children with exacerbation-prone eosinophilic asthma

Aug 24, 2022

1. There was a 27% reduction of severe asthma exacerbations in children treated with mepolizumab compared to control. 2. There were more frequent adverse events in the treatment group; however, these ...

Switching from cigarettes to e-cigarette alternatives not associated with improvement in cardiovascular outcomes

Aug 24, 2022

1. An improvement in cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes was found at 3 months and 6 months after smoking cessation, but with no difference in individuals randomized to treatments such as nicotine-c...

Risk for ILD/Pneumonitis Examined for Trastuzumab Deruxtecan

Aug 22, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients receiving trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) monotherapy, the incidence of adjudicated drug-related interstitial lung disease (ILD)/pneumonitis is 15...

Pathogenic Germline Variants ID'd in Patients With Lung Cancer

Aug 22, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A total of 14.9 percent of patients with lung cancer have pathogenic germline variants (PGV), most of which are potentially clinically actionable, according t...

Asthma Risk May Be Increased in Oil Spill Response, Cleanup Workers

Aug 22, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For oil spill response and cleanup workers, total hydrocarbons (THCs) and benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, o-, m-, and p-xylenes and n-hexane (BTEX-H) chemical...

inDEPTH: Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine

Aug 22, 2022

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Day Care Tied to Morbidity in Children Born Preterm With BPD

Aug 20, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For children born preterm with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), those attending day care have increased likelihood of emergency department visits and syst...

Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis improves nutritional outcomes

Aug 19, 2022

 1. In this retrospective study, newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in the United States lead to improve nutritional status with higher weight and height percentiles in the first year of life, an...

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...