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New Bill Intends to Repeal Limits on Physician - Owned Hospitals
Bill introduced in U.S. House of Representatives has bipartisan support with more than 50 co - sponsors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

New Health Care Act Could Result in 23 Million Losing Insurance
While premiums may lower over the long - term, many would face much higher out - of - pocket costs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 27, 2017 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

Remission Up for Mepolizumab in Eosinophilic Granulomatosis
Significantly more weeks of accrued remission for mepolizumab treatment versus placebo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

American Thoracic Society, May 19 - 24
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

ATS: Mortality Down for Patients Hospitalized With COPD in U.S.
Annual number of patients who died from COPD while in the hospital decreased 62 percent from 2005 - 2014 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Path to Empathy Deemed As Vital As Being Empathetic
Conclusion could be especially useful in context of medical professions, researcher says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2017 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

ATS: Bronchial Thermoplasty Has Lasting Benefits for Asthma
Reduction in severe exacerbations, hospitalizations, ER visits in first and second year of follow - up (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD
Better technology may help patients survive complications of the respiratory disease, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Reporting Low Among Individuals Aged ≥ 65
SA reported in 0.3 percent of all office visits; increase from 0.07 to 0.74 percent from 1993 to 2011 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ATS: Online Pulmonary Rehab Non - Inferior for COPD
Online supported PR was non - inferior to face - to - face model for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Mortality Rates Found Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals
Researchers assessed 30 - day survival for older patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

ATS: Lower ARDS Mortality at High - Volume Intensive Care Units
Lower ICU mortality, hospital length of stay for acute respiratory distress syndrome at high - volume ICUs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

ATS: Angiotensin II Improves BP in Vasodilatory Shock
Angiotensin II effective for vasodilatory shock in patients not responding to conventional vasopressors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Filtered Cigarettes May Up Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma
Design of cigarette filters with ventilation implicated in rising rates (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ATS: Benralizumab Reduces Glucocorticoid Doses in Asthma
Significant 75 percent reduction in median final oral glucocorticoid doses from baseline (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

ATS: Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks Often Go Undiagnosed
High prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders seen in study population (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Poverty Affects Severity of Organ Damage Due to Lupus
And, pregnancy complications higher among non - white patients with lupus (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

ATS: First Abx Rx Doesn ’ t Work for ~ 25 % of Pneumonia Cases
One in four adult patients do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Nine of Ten Practices Surveyed Have Dismissed Patients
Reasons include inappropriate behavior toward staff, violation of Rx policies, repeatedly missed appointments (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Patients Often Prescribed Futile Drugs in Last Months of Life
Researchers find many still prescribed long - term disease - preventing medications (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, AIDS, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

KIT Inhibition by Imatinib Helps Severe Refractory Asthma
Improvement in airway hyperresponsiveness seen with imatinib versus placebo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

First - Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?
Small study suggests a new approach might one day help those with uncontrolled lung disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, Research, News, Source Type: news

Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement
Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of physicians'careers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

ASCO: Early Detection of Cancers Up Since Affordable Care Act
The exception was diagnosis of early - stage prostate cancer, which declined (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Conference News, Source Type: news

FDA OKs Kalydeco for Additional Mutations in Cystic Fibrosis
Decision based on results of laboratory testing and previous clinical trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Assessed
Estimated 422.7 million prevalent cases of CVD, 17.92 million CVD deaths in 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis
Laboratory evidence used to expand approval (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

CDC: Slowing of Decline in Number of Uninsured Adults
Uninsured rate was 9 percent in 2016, compared with 9.1 percent in 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 17, 2017 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

Acute MI Risk Significantly Up Following Respiratory Infection
Risk of AMI 17 times higher in week after a respiratory infection, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: Slowing of Decline in Number of Uninsured Adults
Uninsured rate was 9 percent in 2016, compared with 9.1 percent in 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 17, 2017 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

Iron Rx Doesn ’ t Improve Exercise Capacity in Iron - Deficient HFrEF
Findings for high - dose iron supplementation in heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
Even the common cold was linked to a 13 - fold increased risk for about a week (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Hematology, Infections, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Younger Age at Menopause Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure
Women who have never given birth also appear at increased risk for incident heart failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Seniors With Nonbacterial Acute URI Prescribed Antibiotics
46 percent of patients received antibiotic prescription; 69.9 percent for broad - spectrum agents (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program Ups Outcomes
Lower hospital length of stay and postoperative complication rates after implementation of ERAS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Multidrug - Resistant TB Set to Increase Through 2040
Increase in percentage of MDR tuberculosis, XDR tuberculosis in India, Philippines, Russia, S. Africa (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Outcomes Up With Same Hospital Readmissions in Heart Failure
Continuity of care may be more important than speedy treatment, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bundled Payment Initiative Doesn ’ t Cut Readmission in COPD
Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement doesn't cut costs in COPD exacerbation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinical Benefits for CRT - D Over ICD Even With Comorbidity
Absolute risk reduction associated with CRT - D versus ICD was greater in groups with more comorbidity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Testosterone Found to Be Protective Against Asthma
Study findings could explain why airway condition is more common in women (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Only 10 Percent of Daily Salt Intake Comes From Shaker
Processed foods, restaurant meals account for most sodium intake in average U.S. diet (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news