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Pulmonology

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 ...

#VisualAbstract: Pharmacotherapy Is Effective for Acute Insomnia But With Worse Side Effect Profiles Than Placebo

Aug 11, 2022

1. Eszopiclone and Lemborexant were more efficacious for acute and long-term insomnia compared to placebo but were associated with more dropouts due to adverse events compared to placebo. 2. In...

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...

In COPD, Triple Inhaler Therapy Not Recommended for Everyone

Aug 04, 2022

Triple inhaler therapy should be reserved for patients with COPD with a history of asthma, multiple recent exacerbations, and poor lung function. In COPD treatment, the step up from a dual bron...

AI Can Help ID Incidental PE on Conventional Chest CT Exams

Aug 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can help identify incidental pulmonary embolism (iPE) on conventional contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography ...

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus Common After Neurotoxic Chemo for Cancer

Aug 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors who received a platinum alone, a taxane alone, or a platinum- and taxane-containing regimen have similar rates of hearing loss and tinnitus, ...

AMA: Nine in 10 Americans Want Their Health Info Kept Private

Aug 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine in 10 Americans believe that medical privacy is a right and their health data should not be for sale, a new survey from the American Medical ...

Risk of Lung Function Impairment & All-cause Mortality Using a DNA Methylation-based Classifier

Aug 02, 2022

Based on DNA methylation at 121 CpG sites, the Epigenetic Smoking Status Estimator (EpiSmokEr) predicts smoking characteristics. In a population of older persons, researchers sought to compare the rel...

Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy Risk Factors for Clinically Significant Complications

Aug 02, 2022

Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) is becoming more used as a way of diagnosing interstitial lung diseases (ILD). For a study, researchers sought to identify risk variables for clinically significa...