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No Evidence Use of SEP - 1 Bundle Ups Survival in Sepsis
Neither the sepsis management bundle nor its interventions improve survival for adults with sepsis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Odds of ARDS Up After Cardiac Surgery During Flu Season
Cardiac surgery during flu season is independent risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Accelerated Lung Function Decline for Women Who Clean
Faster decline in women responsible for cleaning at home, occupational cleaners, but not for men (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Long - Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use May Raise Fracture Risk
Long - term inhaled corticosteroid use for COPD tied to small increased risk of hip, upper extremity fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017 - 2018 Season
Vaccine effectiveness estimated at 25 percent against A(H3N2) (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care
EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Think Extermination Ends Your Bedbug Woes? Think Again
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Nursing, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Injury Scene Characteristics Linked to Injury Mortality
Increased odds of death for patients injured at locations farthest from level 1 or 2 trauma centers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Rooming - In May Up Outcomes in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Reduction in pharmacotherapy use, length of stay for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Prenatal, Early Life Fructose Intake Associated With Asthma
High intake of sugar - sweetened beverages during pregnancy and early childhood linked to asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Persistent Respiratory Issues in Youth May Decline Lung Function
Respiratory symptoms also associated with increased odds of incident and restrictive physiology (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Just How Bad Is This Flu Season? Experts Weigh In
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

January 2018 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Mortality Impacted by Treatment Modality, Age in Early Lung CA
Mortality differed between surgery and radiotherapy; increased age had higher mortality after surgery (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Non - Sleep Specialists May Offer Similar Quality Sleep Apnea Care
Findings based on review comparing OSA care by non - sleep specialists vs. sleep specialist physicians (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Prevalence of PE Low for Patients Presenting to ER With Syncope
Prevalence varied from 0.06 to 0.55 percent for all patients, 0.15 to 2.1 percent for hospitalized patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fainting Rarely Tied to Blood Clot, Study Finds
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Hematology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Most ICU Patient Alarms Not Clinically Accurate or Relevant
Definition and measurement of clinical relevance varies by study (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Pre - Op Physical Therapy May Cut Pulmonary Complications
Patients undergoing elective upper abdominal surgery may benefit from breathing exercise training (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening More Efficient for Those at Higher Risk
Initial screens were least effective and least efficient for veterans with lowest lung cancer risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Anticoagulation Guidance Issued for Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Recommendations for heparin dosing and monitoring, contraindications and alternatives, reversal (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Rising BMI Has Slowed Improvement in U.S. Mortality
Increase in maximum lifetime BMI estimated to have cut life expectancy by 0.9 years at age 40 in 2011 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Spontaneous Pharynx Perforation After Forceful or Stifled Sneeze
Case report: 34 - year - old describes popping sensation and swelling in neck after trying to halt a sneeze (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Wildfires Can Affect Air Quality Far From the Flames
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Serial Intralesional Steroids May Improve Tracheal Stenosis Sx
Prolonged surgery - free interval after serial steroid injection for subglottic/proximal tracheal stenosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Prenatal PPI, H2 Blocker Use Linked to Asthma Risk in Child
Maternal use of proton pump inhibitors, histamine - 2 receptor antagonists raises asthma risk in offspring (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Neurodevelopment Not Impacted by Glucocorticoids in Preemies
However, mortality rate higher among extremely preterm infants receiving budesonide (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Barriers to Initial Chemo, Radiation for Small - Cell Lung CA
Twenty percent of patients received neither treatment early, which was linked to poorer survival (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Kidney Injury Common After Non - Kidney Transplants in Children
High risk of AKI in first year after non - kidney solid organ transplant; in turn, increases CKD risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Home Physical Activity Coaching May Up Physical Activity in COPD
More patients in coaching group were persistently active than those receiving usual care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

For Hospitals, No Benefit for Early Adoption of Financial Incentives
Hospitals with early adoption do not have better process scores, lower mortality than late adopters (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathol Source Type: news

Impaired Survival With LVEF < 60 Percent in Aortic Stenosis
Poorer outcomes seen for LVEF (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Silent Myocardial Infarction Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Silent and clinically manifested MI both correlated with future risk of heart failure in adjusted models (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pre - Op Accelerometry Can Assess Cardiopulmonary Fitness
Accelerometry variables correlate with cardiopulmonary exercise variables (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Fractional Exhaled NO Moderately Accurate to Diagnose Asthma
FeNO measurement performs better in diagnosing non - smokers, children, and steroid - naive patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

December 2017 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Plasma Volume Changes May Mediate Effects of Empagliflozin
Findings suggest reduced CV mortality risk mediated by effects on markers of plasma volume (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Survival Down With Ventricular Arrhythmia Early Post CF - LVAD
Findings from retrospective review of patients with contemporary continuous flow LVAD implantation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Dietary Factors May Play Role in Preserving Lung Function
Apple, banana, tomato intake linked to slower decline in forced vital capacity in ex - smokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Greater Asthma Impairment in Preschoolers
But responsiveness to inhaled corticosteroids is not reduced for overweight/obese preschoolers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Self - Reported Symptoms in Elderly Predict Readmission
Frail, elderly adults with shortness of breath, anxiety, depression, drowsiness more likely to be readmitted (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Switching Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Beneficial After ACS
Greatest benefit seen in patients with low on - treatment platelet reactivity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

STEMI Patient Perceptions Impact Emergency Medical Services Use
Self - transport patients more likely to perceive EMS as slower, express concerns over resource use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

RA Exposure In Utero Tied to Increased Disease Risk
Children exposed to maternal rheumatoid arthritis have higher risk of thyroid disease, epilepsy, RA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Day - Care Centers Have More Allergens Than Homes
Findings show mite, mouse, cat, and dog allergens common in day - care centers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Stereotactic Body Radiation Can Cut Ventricular Tachycardia
Reduction from baseline of 99.9 percent in episodes of ventricular tachycardia in five patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

ASH: Oral Edoxaban Noninferior to Dalteparin for CA - Linked VTE
Oral edoxaban found noninferior for recurrent venous thromboembolism or major bleeding (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news