American Thoracic Society

Type: Organization
Name: American Thoracic Society
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 2 reports

Welch Allyn Adds Spirometry Module to Connectivity-Ready Electrocardiograph Device

Technology designed to help office-based practices efficiently perform pulmonary function tests that meet American Thoracic Society standardsSkaneateles Falls, NY - Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation ... [Published Dotmed - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

Ontarians with rare lung disease finally given the chance to breathe

IPF patients in other provinces hope publicly-funded access to first and only treatment isn't far behindTORONTO, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontarians affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – a rare, progressive and fatal lung disease – have finally ... [Published Canada NewsWire - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Rebuttal From Drs Pellegrino and Brusasco

There are major reasons for testing acute bronchoreversibility in clinical practice. For instance, finding large increments in FEV 1 > 400 mL is of great value to confirm the diagnosis of asthma and support therapy. Evaluating whether airflow obstruction ... [Published CHEST - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

AJRCCM Releases Perspective on Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Ebola Virus Disease

The largest-ever Ebola virus disease outbreak is ravaging West Africa, but with more personnel, basic monitoring, and supportive treatment, many of the sickest patients with Ebola virus disease do not need to die, note the authors of a new paper published ... [Published Infection Control Today - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

UA professor receives award for asthma research

By Max Lancaster | Published 1 hour ago| Updated 1 hour agoLynn Gerald, health promotion sciences professor and the Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair at the College of Public Health, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society for ... [Published Arizona Daily Wildcat - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

UA Professor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Lynn Gerald, PhD, MSPH (Source: U of A College of Public Health) TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -For her research on asthma, one U of A professor has received a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Lynn Gerald, PhD, MSPH received her award from the American ... [Published KOLD-TV - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Power plant pollution is a lung health hazard

(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)Written by Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:59Advocating for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. — PHOTO: CourtesyFew things are more frightening for a parent than racing to the hospital with a child who can’t breathe.Few things are more ... [Published Wisconsin Gazette - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

UTMB researchers develop model to predict COPD hospital readmission

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health & Science Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified predictors of early rehospitalization among patients hospitalized for complications of chronic obstructive ... [Published Pharmacy Choice - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Letter: Pollution reduction a must

Few things are more frightening for a parent than racing to the hospital with a child who can’t breathe. Few things are more difficult for a physician than telling a family that a loved one will not recover from an asthma attack. We work with people who ... [Published Martinsville Reporter-Times - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Carbon pollution limits can help save lives, improve health

Few things are more frightening for a parent than racing to the hospital with a child who can’t breathe. Few things are more difficult for a physician than telling a family that a loved one will not recover from an asthma attack. We work with people who ... [Published Los Alamos Monitor - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 4 reports

AZ takes asthma antibody into phase III

AstraZeneca (AZ) has continued a positive run of pipeline news by announcing the start of phase III trials of its anti-interleukin-13 (IL-13) drug tralokinumab in severe asthma.Tralokinumab is another drug to emerge from the pipeline of AZ subsidiary ... [Published PMLive - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

New Model to Predict COPD Hospital Readmissions

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified predictors of early rehospitalization among patients hospitalized for complications of COPD, according to a study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society ... [Published RT Magazine - Aug 13 2014]

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...related subspecialty physicians for many of this nation's most vulnerable citizens," pointed out David A Fleming, MD, MA, FACP, president of ACP. "It will ensure sufficient payment for primary care services and vaccinations, and to the physician specialties and subspecialties that deliver them, is essential to providing access for the 65 million women, men, adolescents and children enrolled in Medicaid."
...Medical studies also link tuberculosis , pneumonia , and chronic bronchitis to smoking. "In 2009, it was estimated that 9.9 million Americans reported a physician diagnosis of chronic bronchitis ..." The most common cause was cigarette smoke...
"The INPULSIS trials have already illustrated that nintedanib can significantly slow disease progression in patients with IPF. This sub-analysis further underlines its efficacy by demonstrating effect in a range of patients with differing lung function impairments at baseline."
"We were surprised to find that as many as 1 in 2 patients dying in US hospitals had sepsis" the authors said in a release

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Analysis of Phase III Trials Examines the Impac... [Published Drugs.com - Sep 16 2014]
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Marijuana & Antidotes: GSK & CEMP Nursing Pulmo... [Published Seeking Alpha - Sep 12 2014]
Data shows that nintedanib slowed lung function... [Published Medical News Today - Sep 11 2014]
Sepsis Contributes to 1 in Every 2 to 3 Deaths [Published ThirdAge - Sep 11 2014]
Surviving Sepsis Campaign: The Takeaways [Published General Medicine eJournal - Sep 10 2014]
Meet Jennifer, A Woman With Cystic Fibrosis Who... [Published Think Progress - Sep 09 2014]
Withdrawal of Inhaled Glucocorticoids and Exace... [Published New England Journal of Medicine - Sep 09 2014]
Welch Allyn Adds Spirometry Module to Connectiv... [Published Dotmed - Sep 08 2014]
Spirometry Module Added to Connectivity-Ready E... [Published Medical Design Technology - Sep 08 2014]
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Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity does ... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 05 2014]
A minimally invasive, high-performance interven... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 04 2014]
Ontarians with rare lung disease finally given ... [Published Canada NewsWire - Sep 03 2014]
Ontarians with rare lung disease finally given ... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 03 2014]
How is the quality of medical research graded? ... [Published Medical News Today - Sep 03 2014]
Rebuttal From Drs Pellegrino and Brusasco [Published CHEST - Sep 02 2014]
OSA Update [Published Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine - Sep 01 2014]
AJRCCM Releases Perspective on Caring for Criti... [Published Infection Control Today - Aug 29 2014]
What's Going to Be Hot at ERS 2014 [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 29 2014]
AJRCCM Releases 'Caring for Critically Ill Pati... [Published Newswise - Aug 29 2014]
Endurance Cycle Ergometry and 6-Minute Walk Dis... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 29 2014]
UA professor receives award for asthma research [Published Arizona Daily Wildcat - Aug 28 2014]
American Heart Association raises concerns abou... [Published AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the t ... - Aug 27 2014]
DAUGHTERS GOING PURPLE FOR PULMONARY FIBROSIS [Published Wall Street Select - Aug 26 2014]
UA Professor receives Lifetime Achievement Award [Published KOLD-TV - Aug 25 2014]
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Meet Jennifer, A Woman With Cystic Fibrosis Who... [Published Think Progress - Sep 09 2014]
When I speak to Jennifer Causor for the first time, she rings with enthusiasm as she describes her new exercise program. It’s a “boot camp” themed program, “which is something I never thought I’d be able to do,” Jenn tells me over the phone. “It is so ...
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Late Night: Two More Reasons to Reschedule Mari... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 17 2014]
cross posted at mlaw Part 1 More medical evidence demonstrates why the USA must reschedule cannabis. Scientists in England are reporting what could be a significant breakthrough in the treatment of all forms of cancer stating that their research ...
A Step Toward Cleaner Air and Healthier Communi... [Published White House.gov Blog Feed - Jun 11 2014]
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released a vital component of the President’s Climate Action Plan – proposed common-sense carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Since air pollution from power plants can worsen asthma and ...
Coal Lobby Isolated by Broad Support for Carbon... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jun 05 2014]
Pete Altman, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director, Washington, D.C. Support for the President’s Climate Plan and the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is pouring in from ...
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Experts to Discuss Data from Three IPF Trials o... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - May 23 2014]
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