More Cash - Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Trend is requiring providers to proactively develop comprehensive policies (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Source Type: news

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End - of - Life Talks With Patients
Additional training, reimbursement may foster these critical conversations, authors say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Case Volume Affects Mortality for Immunosuppressed With Sepsis
Risk of death from sepsis up at hospitals with lowest volume of immunosuppressed patients with sepsis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Breathe Easier in a Volcano Zone
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, FYI, Source Type: news

Think Twice About Tonsil, Adenoid Removal
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes
AAFP and other signatories also call on FDA to apply the proposal to other combustible tobacco products (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
Significant drop in prevalence of uninsured from 2013 to 2014; variation by occupation in both years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 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

Similar Primary Outcome for Lower O2 Sat in Extreme Preterm
No significant difference in composite outcome of death, major disability for extremely preterm infants (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
98.4 percent of respondents report moderate, severe shortages of morphine, hydromorphone, fentanyl (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychia Source Type: news

Most Premature Infants Receive Early Antibiotics
Variation across centers in early antibiotic exposures, prolonged antibiotic administration (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Obesity May Offer Some Protection When Severe Infection Strikes
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects
Long - term mortality elevated even for mild defects; overall survival improved over time (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

60 - Day Mortality Not Significantly Lower With ECMO in ARDS
No significant drop in mortality with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe ARDS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Delay of Lactate Draws in Sepsis Ups Risk of In - Hospital Death
Systematic early lactate measurements speed antibiotic administration, improve outcomes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

E - Cigarette Flavoring Agent May Impair Airway Defense System
Flavoring commonly used in e - cigarettes suppresses cilia beat frequency, lasting for 60 minutes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
Pediatricians should advocate for age - appropriate life support training as part of school curriculum (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplement Tied to Less Wheezing in Black Preemies
Reduced risk of recurrent wheezing at 12 months'adjusted age for black infants born preterm (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Dupilumab Reduces Rate of Severe Asthma Exacerbations
And, add - on dupilumab reduces glucocorticoid dose in patients with glucocorticoid - treated asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii Eruptions
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Bioengineering Feasible for Airway Reconstruction
Bioengineered tracheal and bronchial reconstruction reported using stented aortic matrices (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Conference News, Source Type: news

Two Novel Immune - Response Clusters Identified to RSV
Cluster characterized by higher type - 2 and type - 17 cytokines tied to first - , second - year recurrent wheeze (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Proportion of Drug - Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.
No difference in survival between recipients of organs from drug - intoxicated donors, other donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking
Findings for both increased risk of being a smoker and higher number of cigarettes smoked daily (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Initiative Cuts Overuse of Tests, Treatments for Bronchiolitis
Reductions in ordering of chest radiographs, respiratory viral testing, bronchodilators (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Novel Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Route Identified
THS exposure route ID'd from partitioning of surface volatile organic compounds into aerosol phase (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

If Kids Exposed to Pot, Tobacco Smoke, ER Visits Rise
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids
Findings among children for both incident asthma and ongoing asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

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

Disagreement Seen Over Barriers to Kids ’ Daily Use of Asthma Meds
Children, caregivers, clinicians cite different barriers, including medication running out, being'pain to take'(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose - Death Donors
Outcomes similar for ODD recipients, recipients of organs from trauma - death, medical - death donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 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

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $ 500 Billion Annually
After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $ 2,000 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 16, 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

Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor
More average life years gained from cessation, and more treatment costs averted for poorest 20 percent (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Smoke Exposure Tied to Higher CV, Cerebrovascular ER Visits
Increased risk of all - cause cardiovascular, cerebrovascular ER visits, especially for over - 65s (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Increasing burden of various diseases depending on state; overall death rates declined (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 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

Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD
Tai chi found to be as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Enrollees have more chronic conditions, health care use versus other privately insured individuals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, P Source Type: news

Girl ’ s Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years Later
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

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

Simple Lung Function Tests in Primary Care Help ID Early COPD
Peak flow meter, microspirometry are optimal, with full spirometry for positive results (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rate of MI, Stroke Higher After Respiratory Infection
Substantially increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke in week after S. pneumoniae or influenza (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Liquids in E - Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic
The more chemicals in e - liquid, the more toxic it is likely to be; vanillin tied to higher toxicity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 29, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

As Pot Smoking Rises, Users Might Also Turn to Cigarettes
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

1980 to 2014 Saw Decrease in U.S. Mortality From Infectious Diseases
Leading cause of infectious disease mortality in 2014 was lower respiratory infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Infectious Diseases Decline, But Not Everywhere
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infections, AIDS, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
Creation of a huddle board represents one method to address issues in a timely manner (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 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

Measles in Childhood Affects Airflow Obstruction in Midlife
Findings show the effect is in combination with adult asthma, smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news