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Smoking & Tobacco Pulmonology

#VisualAbstract: Varenicline improves successful smoking cessation amongst African-American daily smokers: KIS-IV Trial

Jun 29, 2022

1. A double-blinded, randomized controlled trial found that varenicline significantly improved the rate of abstinence from smoking in African American patients up to at least 6 months. 2. The p...

Cigarette Smoking & Its Impact on Hearing Health

Mar 26, 2022

“Fifty percent of adults older than 60 have a clinically meaningful hearing loss, which increases to every 2 out of 3 adults older than 70,” Jennifer A. Deal, PhD, explains. “Hearing loss impact...

CME/CE - Conference Highlights: ATS 2021

Sep 01, 2021

This course discusses the key findings of five studies presented at the 2021 virtual American Thoracic Society International Conference....

Preoperative 18F-FDG SUVmax >6.3 or Size >2.3 cm of primary lesions predict lymph nodes metastasis with higher negative predictive value in peripheral cT1 non-small-cell lung cancer.

Jul 22, 2021

Sublobar resection is suitable for peripheral cT1N0M0 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The traditional PET-CT criterion (lymph node size ≥1.0 cm or SUVmax ≥2.5) for predicting lymph nodes metas...

Oxoplatin-B, a cisplatin-based platinum(IV) complex with photoactive BODIPY for mitochondria specific "chemo-PDT" activity.

Jul 12, 2021

Oxoplatin-B, a platinum(IV) complex [Pt(NH)Cl(L)(OH)] (1) of 4-methylbenzoic acid (HL) functionalized with 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) was prepared, characterized and its antit...

CME/CE: Assessing the Effects of Low-Intensity & Nondaily Smoking on Mortality

Jun 28, 2021

This course discusses a study that assessed the risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in nondaily and daily cigarette smokers....

Conference Highlights: ATS 2021

May 20, 2021

New research was presented at ATS 2021, the virtual American Thoracic Society International Conference, from May 14-19. The features below highlight some of the studies presented via the online confer...

Identification of CXCL13/CXCR5 axis's crucial and complex effect in human lung adenocarcinoma.

Mar 08, 2021

Immune escape and low response to immunotherapy are crucial challenges in present lung cancer treatment. In this study, we constructed a new immune-related classifier based on CXCL13/CXCR5, an importa...

Associations of parental and peer cross-substance use with 12-17-year-old adolescents' problematic alcohol use: A parent-child dyadic gender analysis.

Mar 01, 2021

Adolescent alcohol use was found to be influenced by parental and peer alcohol use. Drinking behaviors also differed by gender. However, previous studies mainly focused on adolescents' substance use i...

A longitudinal study shows intermittent colonization by Staphylococcus aureus with a high genetic diversity in hemodialysis patients.

Dec 31, 2020

Staphylococcus aureus colonization increases the risk of invasive infections in different groups of patients. We analyzed the dynamics and factors associated with S. aureus colonization in hemodialysi...

CME - Conference Highlights: ATS 2020 Virtual

Dec 02, 2020

This course discusses the key findings of five studies presented at the online annual American Thoracic Society International Conference....

CME: The Influence of Parental Marijuana Use on Children

Nov 30, 2020

This course discusses a study that sought to determine whether intergenerational associations are detectable within specific substances, across substances, and across a broad age range of offspring li...

The Road to Vaping: E-cigarette-Only Susceptibility & Curiosity Among Adolescents

Oct 28, 2020

Despite the substantial progress that has been made in reducing conventional cigarette smoking among adolescents in the United States, the use of alternative tobacco products—mainly e-cigarettes –...

CME: Pancreatitis Risk & Tobacco Smoking

Oct 12, 2020

This course discusses a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies on tobacco smoking and pancreatitis to clarify the association between tobacco smoking and increased risk of ...

Nicotine Patches with E-Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation

Sep 18, 2020

Combination nicotine replacement therapy with nicotine patches and e-cigarettes is known to have additive cessation benefits. However, the effects of the therapy have not been well studied. This study...

Assessing the Effects of Low-Intensity & Nondaily Smoking on Mortality

Sep 16, 2020

Cigarette smoking results in approximately 480,000 premature deaths in the United States each year, according to published reports. “Smoking behaviors among U.S. adults have changed over the past fe...

E-Cigarette or Vaping and Lung Injury

Sep 10, 2020

Though the prevalence of cigarette smoking has reduced over the years, the incidence of e-cigarette smoking or vaping has increased. Every year, more than 1,000 e-cigarette or vaping product use-assoc...

Conference Highlights: ATS 2020 Virtual

Aug 17, 2020

New research was presented at ATS 2020 Virtual, the online annual American Thoracic Society International Conference, from August 5-10. The features below highlight some of the studies presented via t...

Study Connects the Dots Between Smoking and Stroke Risk in African Americans

Jun 12, 2020

Risk increases as more cigarettes are smoked According to the Office of Minority Health of the Health and Human Services Administration, African Americans are 50% more likely to have a stroke than th...

Pancreatitis Risk & Tobacco Smoking

Jun 01, 2020

Although several studies have indicated an association between tobacco smoking and increased risk of pancreatitis, others assessing the potential link have not found an association. Research into the ...