The Lung in RA: Little Progress
(MedPage Today) --'Still a bit of a mess'(Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: Smoking Rates Hit Record Lows
(MedPage Today) -- Americans living outside urban areas twice as likely to smoke (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Lung Disease in Women Getting Increased Scrutiny
(MedPage Today) -- Gender affects both prevalence and effects (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

For Smoking Cessation, Money Whispers Louder than Nicotine Replacement (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trial finds financial incentives most effective -- but nothing very effective (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

LAMA Tx Didn't Up Heart Disease Risk in COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular outcomes similar to placebo-treated patients (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

ATS 2018: Cutting-Edge Research and Hot Topics in Pulmonary Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- New research on role of mitochondrial dysfunction among meeting highlights (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking and Death; Vessels for CABG: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the best blood vessel for cardiac bypass grafts, rates of autism, five healthy lifestyle factors and their impact on mortality, and managing COPD (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

A Break-Up Letter to Z-Pak
(MedPage Today) -- After years together, it's time to say goodbye (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Move on Tobacco Flavorings'Long Overdue '
(MedPage Today) -- Groups urge quick action to ban menthol, other flavorings (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - March 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Symptom Burden Highest 1 Month After Cancer Dx
(MedPage Today) -- Supportive care needed for moderate-to-severe symptoms, especially in oropharyngeal, respiratory cancers (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - March 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break:'20 Years Late'; Drugs in the Dirt; Catching Flu in the Dorm
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pulmonary Embolism Causes < 1% of Syncope in ER, Study Confirms
(MedPage Today) -- Rarity of ER lung clots contradicts PESIT data (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

ID Break: Mathilde Krim Obit; Yelp for Food Poisoning; Dirty Dishwashers
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Statins Improve Pulmonary Function in Subset of COPD Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis sheds light on statin use in COPD (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Best Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Oncology support, speech and hearing assistance, and EGFR testing apps all made the cut (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Kids Who Vape at High Risk of Becoming Smokers (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But teen smoking didn't predict future e-cig use in longitudinal study (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Treating Sleep Apnea May Subdue Seizures
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests CPAP benefit in epilepsy patients with OSA (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Insurance and Cancer Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Patients more likely to survive cancer, so long as they have insurance (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Surgery in Early NSCLC Linked to Better Survival (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Significantly lower 5-year survival seen with targeted radiation (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Measuring FeNo in Asthma: Real Biomarker or Poor Surrogate?
(MedPage Today) -- The pros and cons of fractional exhaled nitric oxide assessment (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

In RA, COPD Admissions Rise (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis had a 47% increased risk of hospitalization for COPD (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: More Than a Mosquito Bite
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 52-year-old man who had returned from an end-of-summer camping trip in Vermont two weeks earlier went to the doctor complaining of a severe headache in the front of his head and a widespread rash of blanching macules. The illness had started a few days earlier with just a mild fever, myalgias, and some loss of appetite. Despite feeling terrible, he joked that his trip was fun, but he's pretty sure the mosquito is the unofficial bird of Vermont. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cigs May Still Damage Blood Vessels
(MedPage Today) -- Arterial stiffness increased immediately after vaping session (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Cancer and Alcohol; Insulin Prices; Quick Cancer Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Tiotropium Boosts Lung Function in Early COPD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher FEV1 at 24 months in Chinese study, but long-term impact unclear (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Airway Mucins May Predict COPD Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sputum concentrations show promise as chronic bronchitis biomarker (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Blocking Post-MI Inflammation Tied to Fewer Lung Ca Deaths (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Finding comes from safety analysis of phase III CANTOS trial (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include complications of aortic valve surgery, effectiveness of nasal flu vaccination (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Top U.S. Hospitals; Deadly Pot; Take #1 Train to Cerebellum
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vince DeVita ’s Oncology Opus
(MedPage Today) -- Medicine and music share center stage in storied career (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Non-Invasive Ventilation Reduces Death from COPD Breathing Failure (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Also reduces need for intubation, Cochrane reviewers find (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Prompt Evaluation of Lung Bleeds Needed in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Low hemoglobin, low C4 and hypoxia are features of poor outcome (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Lymphopenia a Risk for PJP (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with autoimmune disease, independent of steroids (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Interstitial Lung Disease Boosts Mortality in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New study highlights need for early diagnosis, better treatments (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break:'Bulletproof Heart'; Flawed Gun Data; Coconut Oil Freakout
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top iOS Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Pulmonology, plastic surgery, and allergy apps top the list (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Unmet Need: Keeping Patients with SSc-Associated PAH Alive (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Median survival only 4 years, worse with monotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Genomic Testing Helps Cancer Patients -- When Results are Used
(MedPage Today) -- Also, liquid biopsy can ID drug-responsive tumors (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: More Docs on the Way; What Is Botulism? Lap Band Demise
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Ventilation Plus Home Oxygen Works After COPD Exacerbation (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study looked at patients with persistent hypercapnia (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Add-On Nucala Does, and Doesn't, Reduce COPD Exacerbations
(MedPage Today) -- Significant benefit in METREX trial but not in METREO (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

IVC Filters Still a Question Mark for Prevention in Trauma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trends in use don't match up with pulmonary embolism rates (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves ALK-Targeted Drug for NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- Brigatinib for disease that progressed on crizotinib (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

ATS-NIH Address Chemical InhalationDisasters
(MedPage Today) -- Report calls for sustained post-9/11 funding for research (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 1 Billion People Still Smoke Every Day
(MedPage Today) -- Rates are down, but population growth means more people are smoking (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Flu Shot Cut Risk of Flu-Related Death Among Most Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Vax effectiveness lower for kids with underlying medical conditions (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Sudden Rash and Scabbing
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 10-year-old boy living in New York City was brought to urgent care by his parents complaining of a scattered rash of smooth papules, an eschar, and a fever. The symptoms had all appeared over the last few days. His parents said they hoped to move soon out of living conditions that were not very good. Their apartment had a number of mice and insects that they couldn't get the landlord to get rid of. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Doctor Visit, or Why I Love My EHR
(MedPage Today) -- MyChart took the pain out of my ED visit (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - March 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

' I Wish It Were Otherwise': Doc to Doc on End-of-Life Care
(MedPage Today) -- In-depth discussion with Ronald Epstein, MD (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Does Vitamin D Lower Respiratory Infection Risk? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis authors say'yes,'but other experts are skeptical (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news