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Few Patients Receive Rx for Smoking Cessation Meds After MI
Ninety - seven percent of smoking patients with MI received counseling, but few have SCM use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pollutant Exposure May Lead to Multi - Generational Asthma Risk
Elevated susceptibility to allergic asthma persists into F2, and with lesser magnitude, into F3 mice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

More Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA
Insurer approval rates rose from ~ 85 percent before Affordable Care Act to ~ 95 percent after (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

NCI - Designated Care Often Excluded in Narrow Health Plans
Oncologists affiliated with NCI - Designated or NCCN Cancer Centers more likely excluded in narrow plans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

ASCO Addresses Cancer Drug Pricing
New drugs routinely cost more than $ 100K per year; prices on many existing treatments continue to rise (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Heart Failure Risk Rises As Weight Increases
But losing some weight might help decrease the damage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

High - Dose Vitamin D No Help for Winter URIs in Children
High dose supplementation did not reduce overall wintertime upper respiratory tract infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Doesn ’ t Up Mortality Rates
ACA guidelines may mean better follow - up after discharge, researchers suggest (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

High Court Rules Against Interstate Medical Liability
Case involves doctor providing care to football player in Idaho, who then died after injury in Washington (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 19, 2017 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

High - Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids ’ Colds
Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn ’ t Harm Patients: Study
Obamacare guidelines may mean better follow - up after discharge, researchers suggest (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

NT - proBNP Improves Heart Failure Prediction in T2DM
Meaningful improvement in five - year risk - predictive performance with addition of NT - proBNP (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk of Heart, Respiratory Disease Up in 9/11 Survivors
Intense exposure on first day of disaster tied to substantially increased risk of future disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Maternal Uncontrolled Asthma Ups Risk of Asthma in Offspring
Association seen for early - onset persistent and transient asthma in children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Organizational Changes Encouraged for Safer Prescribing
Doctors describe swimming against tide of patient expectations, Rx culture, organizational constraints (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Inpatient Spending Tied to Better Outcomes
While downstream spending at skilled nursing facilities found to be strong predictor of mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Long Working Hours May Increase Risk of Developing A - Fib
Could help explain previously observed increased risk of stroke among those working long hours (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Meds + Risk Factors Contribute to QTc Interval Lengthening
Combined with risk factors, QT prolonging meds tied to greater QTc lengthening than QTPM alone (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Idarucizumab Shows Reliable Reversal of Dabigatran
Effective for dabigatran reversal among patients with uncontrolled bleeding, undergoing urgent surgery (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Conference News, Source Type: news

Large Study Shows Eating Better at Any Age Can Prolong Life
Researchers suggest it's never too late to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chest CT Is Increasingly Being Used in COPD Assessment
CT can provide information on comorbidities, including coronary artery disease, osteoporosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mortality Up With Impaired LV Global Longitudinal Strain in CKD
Worse prognosis for patients with severely impaired left ventricular global longitudinal strain (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Doctors Should Also Advise Healthy People on Diet, Exercise
USPSTF urges doctors to talk to low - risk, in addition to high - risk, adults about lifestyle (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Climate Change Delivers ‘ Double Whammy ’ to 4 in 10 Americans
In some regions, smog and high ragweed pollen levels combine to make it hard to breathe (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Allergy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

No Evidence CPAP Reduces Risks of CV Events, Mortality
Findings do not support treatment with goal of prevention of these outcomes, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Service Use Unchanged From 1996 - 1997 to 2011 - 2012
Expenditures for various categories of medical services increased in almost every category assessed (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 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

Patients Are Often Recording Doctor ’ s Visits
Patients may be using tapes to remember important details about visits; often share with caregivers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psy Source Type: news

American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by Two Million
Losses in coverage concentrated among younger adults, people buying own health insurance policies (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 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

Several Cups of Coffee a Day May Help Extend Lifespan
Two large studies show potential benefits of coffee; one looked at consumption in all races (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rate of Non - Health Care Facility Medication Errors on the Rise
Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix - up (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Increasing BMI Causally Linked to Asthma, Not Hay Fever
Significant correlation for genetic risk score with FEV1, FVC per BMI - increasing allele (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

No Advance Directives for Almost Two - Thirds of U.S. Population
Among 795,909 people in 150 studies, 36.7 percent had completed an advance directive (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Surgery, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

New Opioid Use in Older Adults With COPD May Up Cardiac Events
Odds of ischemic heart disease - related morbidity, mortality increased after new opioid use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Allergy in Offspring
As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in children by age 7 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk of Sudden Death Declining in Heart Failure Patients
Researchers attribute decline to better meds, as patients live longer and better (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Increasingly Being Used
Hyperbaric therapy increasing for diabetic wounds, although it is not recommended by ADA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD
Odds of heart - related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

June 2017 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

EPO Doping Has Little Effect on Real - World Cycling Performance
Appears to improve high - intensity performance, not endurance or road race performance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Doctors Urged to Take Care With Electronic Communications
Sensitive information should be discussed in person or over the phone (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 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

Health of the Nation Presented in 40th Annual CDC Report
Report includes trends of data for past 40 years, with increase in life expectancy, drop in infant mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 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

Higher IQ in Childhood Associated With a Longer Life
Lifestyle choices may explain why children with a higher IQ tend to outlive their peers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACA Health Insurance Expansion Tied to Fewer Cardiac Arrests
' Extraordinary reduction'seen among middle - aged adults after enactment of health care law (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Even Low Levels of Pollution Raise Mortality Risk for Seniors
Research suggests blacks, men, and the poor are especially vulnerable (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

E - Cigarette Use Ups Odds Teens Will Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes
Strong e - cigarette regulation could limit future population - level burden of cigarette smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Number of Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Declining
But blacks still face far greater odds than whites, researchers find (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Shift Work May Affect the Body ’ s Ability to Repair DNA Damage
Lower levels of 8 - hydroxydeoxyguanosine noted in the urine of those who worked at night (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Racial Disparity With Medicare Advantage
More racial disparity versus traditional Medicare for hospital readmissions for six major surgeries (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Frequency - Selective Silencing Device Beneficial for ICU Patients
Device removes alarm sounds while allowing patients to hear everything and communicate (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Anti - TNF - α Rx Improves Sleep Quality in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Patients see reduction in PSQI scores, but no change in polysomnography parameters (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news