Air Pollution, Exercise Combined Affect CVD Risk in Young Adults
Increased physical activity with high exposure to air pollution may increase risk for cardiovascular disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACP Offers Guidance on Antibiotic Duration for Common Infections
Best practices recommend limiting antibiotics to five days for COPD exacerbations, acute uncomplicated bronchitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Global COVID - 19 Death Toll Surpasses 3 Million
Actual number believed to be much higher because some governments may be concealing numbers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

AAN: Stroke Occurs in 2.2 Percent of Patients Admitted to ICU With COVID - 19
Cumulative hazard of death increased in association with hemorrhagic stroke, but not with ischemic stroke (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Conference News, Source Type: news

L.A. ‘ s Oil Wells Could Be Harming Citizens ’ Health
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Europe Surpasses 1 Million COVID - 19 Deaths
WHO wants to emphasize the need for Europe to maintain social distancing and speed up vaccinations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Asthma Exacerbations, ED Admissions Decreased During Lockdown
Nonpharmaceutical interventions to reduce COVID - 19 associated with reduction in admissions for COPD, asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Three - Drug Regimen Treats Cystic Fibrosis in Younger Children
Elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor well tolerated in children aged 6 through 11 years with cystic fibrosis and at least one F508del - CFTR allele (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

First Living Donor Transplant of Lung Tissue to COVID - 19 Patient Announced
Female recipient received lung tissue donated by her husband and son (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

You ’ ve Got Fungi in Your Lungs, and That ’ s OK
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Cases Climb in the Midwest as British Variant Takes Hold in U.S.
Officials warn of fourth wave of COVID - 19 cases this spring due to emergence of more contagious variants. easing of social distancing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

March 2020 to January 2021 Saw 23 Percent Jump in Mortality
Death rate was higher among non - Hispanic Blacks; 72.4 percent of excess deaths were attributed to COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 8, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chest CT Indicates Mortality Risk in COPD
Individuals with higher SAT index had lower risks for mortality, while higher IMAT index linked to higher mortality risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

First U.S. Trachea Transplant Patient Breathing Freely
So far, patient has not had any complications or signs of rejection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

Faster - Spreading COVID - 19 Variant Expanding in United States
New study finds B.1.1.7 variant is 40 to 50 percent more transmissible than versions of the virus that were previously dominant (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Mortality, Readmission Low With COVID - 19 Discharge on Home Oxygen
All - cause mortality rate 1.3 percent; 30 - day readmission rate 8.5 percent among 621 patients discharged on home oxygen (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Frequency of Acute Ischemic Stroke Low in COVID - 19 Patients
Occurrence of acute ischemic stroke in COVID - 19 is associated with increased risk for requiring long - term care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Recovering COVID Patients Show Signs of Long - Term Organ Damage
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Hepatology, News, Source Type: news

Physician Payment Source May Affect Evaluation for Black Lung Disease
Odds of classifying chest radiographs as negative for findings of pneumoconiosis increased when physician was hired by employer (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 31, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tobacco Use Up During Early COVID - 19 Lockdown
Inability to obtain lower - risk products drove some to turn to more readily available cigarettes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 31, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Community Exposures Tied to SARS - CoV - 2 Seropositivity in HCWs
Workplace factors not linked to seropositivity for health care personnel (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 31, 2021 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

COVID - 19 Precautions Cut Transmission of Other Common Viruses
Flu and other common infections down 80 percent compared with similar time periods in previous years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 31, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

​Biden, Top Health Officials Warn of Risk for Another COVID - 19 Surge
As of Sunday, the seven - day average of new virus cases was about 63,000 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 31, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Institutional, Source Type: news

New Coronavirus Can Also Infect Cells in the Mouth
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, ENT, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Socioeconomic Factors Add to Risk for COVID - 19 Positivity
Population density, income, and household size partly explain increased odds for COVID - 19 positivity in Blacks, Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 29, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Is Sending Kids to the ER
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 29, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Short - Term Exposure to Nitrogen Dioxide May Up Mortality Risk
Link to increased risk for daily total, cardiovascular, respiratory mortality seen in 398 cities from 22 low - to high - income countries/regions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Your Mask Might Also Shield You From Allergies
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

States Receive $12.7 Billion for Alternatives to Long - Term Care Homes
Money will only be available over four calendar quarters this year and next (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 25, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Institutional, Source Type: news

When Coal - Fired Power Plants Close, Kids With Asthma Breathe Easier
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 25, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Antibody Response to SARS - CoV - 2 mRNA Vaccine Poor in Transplant Recipients
Anti - S1 or anti - receptor - binding domain antibody detectable in 17 percent of solid organ transplant recipients after first dose (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Fine Particles From Wildfire Smoke Impact Children ’ s Respiratory Health
Effect of PM2.5 attributable to wildfire estimated to be 30.0 percent increase in visits to emergency, urgent care facilities (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 23, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Greater Disability Tied to Worse COVID - 19 Severity in MS Patients
Risk for hospitalization, ICU admission/ventilator support, death increased in multiple sclerosis patients with ambulatory disability, older age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Rate Expected to Reach All - Time High for 2020 - 2021 Season
Two - thirds saying they have or will get vaccine was driven by interest from adults 60 years and older (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Rates of Macrolide Resistance in S. pneumoniae High Across the U.S.
Clinicians should consider alternatives to macrolide monotherapy as empiric therapy for suspected community - acquired bacterial pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Better COVID - 19 Survival
Findings show 53 percent increased survival among patients using statins before hospitalization (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Lung Injury Seen With Vaping Cannabis Versus Vaping, Smoking Nicotine
' Wheezing or whistling'in chest nearly two times higher among teens who had used cannabis in electronic nicotine delivery systems (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 13, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Novavax COVID - 19 Vaccine Highly Effective in Clinical Trials
Company will present the data to regulatory agencies worldwide, including the FDA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 13, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Researchers Differentiate MIS - C From Severe COVID - 19 in Children
Severe cardiovascular or mucocutaneous involvement, more extreme inflammation are among distinguishing features of MIS - C (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

New Models Predict Risk for Ventilation, Death From COVID - 19
Age not a predictor of which hospitalized COVID - 19 patients will require ventilation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 8, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Tobacco Exposure Tied to Hypertension in Children
Findings based on study of more than 8,500 children ages 8 to 19 years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 8, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New First Look at the Tiniest Babies ’ Lungs
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 8, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Research, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Wildfire Smoke Is Especially Toxic to Lungs, Study Shows
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 8, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Feb. 26 - March 1
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 6, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

Six in 10 Heart Failure Patients Readmitted Within One Year
Comorbidities, including kidney dysfunction, lung disease, and psychiatric illness, tied to higher readmission (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Does an Arthritis Drug Help Patients Battling Severe COVID? It Depends on the Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Research, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

​IL - 6 Receptor Antagonists Benefit Critically Ill With COVID - 19 ​
Improved outcomes, including more organ support - free days, reduced mortality, seen with tocilizumab, sarilumab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Face Masks Won ’ t Impede Your Breathing, Study Confirms
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Outcomes No Worse for People With Asthma
Patients with asthma may have a lower risk for becoming infected (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

High Dose of Vitamin D Does Not Cut COVID - 19 Hospital Stay
No significant differences seen for other outcomes among patients hospitalized with moderate - to - severe disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news