COVID - 19 Death Toll Nears 200,000 in the United States
Conceivable that death toll could reach 300,000 if Americans start to relax social distancing measures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Releases COVID - 19 Vaccine Trial Plans
Serious neurological illnesses have led the company to halt its trials twice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC Removes New COVID - 19 Guidelines Just Days After Posting Them
Updated guidelines were posted Friday but removed Monday because they were posted in error (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Guard Yourself Against the Health Dangers of Wildfire Smoke
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

CDC: Adult Obesity Increasing, Tied to Worse COVID - 19 Outcomes
Racial and ethnic disparities in obesity reported, with highest prevalence for non - Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Drug May Reduce Need for Ventilators in COVID - 19 Patients
85 percent of study population was Hispanic, Black, Native American, other ethnic or racial minorities (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Details Emerge on Unexplained Illness in AstraZeneca COVID - 19 Vaccine Trial
Healthy 37 - year - old woman'experienced confirmed transverse myelitis'after receiving second dose of vaccine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

ATS Issues Recommendations for Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD
Use of nocturnal NIV suggested as well as usual care for patients with chronic stable hypercapnic COPD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Suggests Smoking Causes Fatal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Large, long - term twin study reveals link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Survey: About Seven in 10 Adults Interested in COVID - 19 Vaccine
Willingness to receive the vaccine lower among Black respondents (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Substance Use Disorder Linked to Increased Risk for COVID - 19
Increased risk especially strong for those with opioid use disorder, tobacco use disorder (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health
Findings strongest for development of vertebral fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Wildfires Ravage Land, and Lungs, Across the U.S. West
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Doctors Should Watch for Punctured Lungs in COVID Patients
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Suspected for Surge in Medical Visits at End of 2019
Excess seen for visits with cough in outpatient clinics, ED; hospitalizations with acute respiratory failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Considerable Adverse Outcomes Reported for Young Adults With COVID - 19
Young adults hospitalized with COVID - 19 have substantial rate of adverse outcomes; 2.7 percent died (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Time to Decannulation Shorter if Based on Suctioning Frequency
Suctioning frequency plus continuous oxygen better indicator in critically ill with tracheostomy tube (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Drug Companies Say Ethical, Scientific Standards Will Be Followed in Making COVID - 19 Vaccines
The pledge issued Tuesday is meant to increase public confidence in any approved vaccines (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Median of 36 Days Found From COVID - 19 Symptom Onset to Viral Clearance
Slight increase in time from symptom onset to viral clearance seen with increasing age, disease severity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Child Hospital, ICU Admission Rates Similar for COVID - 19, Flu
But more clinical symptoms reported at the time of diagnosis for children with COVID - 19 versus flu (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Surgery May Be Viable Option for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Palatal and tongue surgery reduces apnea, hypopnea events in patients with OSA who fail routine therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Four Studies Indicate Benefits of Steroids for COVID - 19
Three randomized trials and a meta - analysis show benefits for critically ill patients, severe COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AKI Common in Hospitalized Patients With COVID - 19
AKI occurred in 46 percent of hospitalized patients, linked to increased risk for in - hospital mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chief of U.S. Vaccine Initiative Says October Timeline ‘ Extremely Unlikely ’
Slaoui says there is'no intent'to introduce a COVID - 19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Likely Deficient Vitamin D Status Linked to COVID - 19 Risk
Risk for testing positive for COVID - 19 increased for likely deficient versus likely sufficient vitamin D groups (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma May Not Boost Odds of Severe COVID - 19
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Poll: Americans Now More Likely to Get COVID - 19 Vaccine
However, only 27 percent said they would get a vaccine within the first three months of it being available (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Imaging Manifestations of E - Cig, Vaping Lung Injury Described
Most commonly presents on CT as acute lung injury with multifocal ground - glass opacity, consolidation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Toxins Form When E - Cigarette Chemicals Mix, Study Says
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Multiple Studies Confirm Steroids Can Fight Severe COVID - 19
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Face Shields No Good as Substitute for Masks, Study Shows
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

In - Hospital Heart Failure Deaths Down With Routine Vaccinations
Patients with heart failure receiving flu, pneumonia vaccinations have lower in - hospital mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

August 2020 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Lung - Specific Risk Factors Linked to Hip Fracture in Smokers
Authors say incorporating lung - specific risk factors would improve hip fracture risk prediction models (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Model Says COVID - 19 Deaths Could Surpass 317,000 by December
Since January, there have been more than 5 million COVID - 19 cases in the U.S. and more than 180,000 deaths (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease May Increase Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Findings seen for both seropositive and seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, but only among nonsmokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Infection May Initially Present as Acute Pancreatitis
Rates of acute pancreatitis higher among Blacks, Hispanics versus Whites hospitalized with COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Low Rates of Severe Disease, Death Reported for Children With COVID - 19
Fatigue, headache, myalgia, sore throat, low platelet count, lymphadenopathy more often seen in MIS - C (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Use of Empiric Antibacterial Therapy Common in COVID - 19
Likelihood of receiving antibiotics higher for more severe illness, at for - profit hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines Save Lives of Heart Failure Patients: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Increase in Hospital Bed Use Tied to COVID - 19 Deaths in Seven Days
1 percent increase in ICU bed use tied to more than twofold increase in COVID - 19 deaths in seven days (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Electronic Alert May Cut Excessive SABA Prescribing in Asthma
Repeat SABA prescribing for patients with asthma decreased in the 12 months following the alert (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

More Nighttime Coughing May Indicate Worse Asthma Control
Increase in coughing measured via smartphone app tied to worse control for same, subsequent week (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Heart Events Observed for ~ 12 Percent of Adults Hospitalized With Flu
Acute heart failure and acute ischemic heart disease are most common cardiovascular events (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Approves Wider Use of Plasma as COVID - 19 Treatment
President Donald Trump announced emergency approval as'breakthrough'treatment during a news briefing Sunday (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Institutional, Source Type: news

School - Located Influenza Vaccine Intervention Beneficial
SLIV intervention linked to drop in incidence of influenza hospitalization in school - aged children, adults (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinical Impact of Remdesivir in Moderate COVID - 19 Unclear
Significant difference seen in clinical status versus usual care for five - day, but not 10 - day, course (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bee Healthy: Honey May Beat Cold Meds Against Cough
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Research, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

Extract From Deadly Plant Touted as COVID - 19 Cure
Scientists warn that ingesting even a tiny bit of the toxic shrub from which the compound is extracted can be deadly (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

White House Blocks FDA ’ s Power to Regulate Lab Tests
FDA staunchly opposes the change, arguing that such authority is critical during a public health emergency (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news