Practices for Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions Explored
Communication emphasized as well as consideration of readmission as proxy for other health factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Patients With Diabetes at Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea
In addition to known predictors of apnea, diabetes - related foot disease, insulin treatment up risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA News: Emphysema May Raise Risk of Ruptured Aneurysms
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Checklist could minimize need for diagnostic testing after known or suspected population exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
Sibling comparison analysis suggested association confounded by specific maternal factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Complex Dosing, Polypharmacy Common With Interstitial Lung Disease
Patients receiving systemic corticosteroids are at high risk for drug - disease interactions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Prenatal High - Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6
No significant difference seen in asthma diagnoses for children in high - dose vitamin D, placebo groups (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

One - Month Regimen Noninferior for Preventing HIV - Related TB
One - month rifapentine, isoniazid noninferior to nine months of isoniazid alone (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Short Regimen Noninferior for Rifampin - Resistant Tuberculosis
Short regimen of nine to 11 months noninferior to 20 - month regimen following WHO guidelines (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Homes With High Ventilation Rates Tied to Respiratory Issues
High rates of air exchange associated with chronic cough, asthma, asthma - like symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bronchiolitis Hospitalization in Infancy Predicts More Admissions
Higher risk seen for future admissions by age 5; link strongest for asthma, wheezing admissions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Blacks, Hispanics Bear Burden of Air Pollution: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Coronary Heart Disease Risk
Association between VO2peak and coronary heart disease crosses the fitness continuum (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically
Latino and black children have poorer academic outcomes than non - Latino whites (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Choking Hazards for Children
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Bilateral Lung Transplant Listing
Unrestricted lung transplant listing strategy may increase transplant rates without affecting survival (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Most readmissions associated with infectious etiologies, as well as GI, CV, pulmonary, renal causes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Electronic Decision Support Tool Can Aid Asthma Care
Use of the tool increased asthma control assessment, creation of asthma action plans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Feb. 22 - 25
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

ATS Issues Practice Guideline for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy
Guidelines are specific to several pediatric lung, pulmonary vascular diseases (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Interventions tied to less prescribing in hospital but did not impact fluoroquinolone discharge treatment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults
New evidence led to development of two new recommendations for combination therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Larger Physician Bonus May Improve Care in Chronic Disease
No further improvement seen with behavioral economic principles of increased social pressure, loss aversion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Are Forests Now Playing a Role in Pollution?
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Minimal Benefit for Decision Aid About Prolonged Ventilation
Web - based decision aid does not improve prognostic concordance between surrogates and physicians (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

January 2019 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Generic Version of Popular Asthma Inhaler Wins FDA Approval
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 31, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

As Air Pollution Increases, so Do ER Visits
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED
In almost 70 percent of bronchiolitis cases, antibiotics prescribed with no concomitant infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 18, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma Undiagnosed in One in Five Urban Adolescents
Odds of being undiagnosed higher for girls, Asian - Americans versus white non - Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Complications Higher Than Expected for Invasive Lung Tests
Complication rates for invasive lung diagnostic procedures higher than those seen in clinical trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Prescription Opioids May Raise Pneumonia Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, AIDS, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

E - Cigarette Aerosol Exposure Tied to Asthma Symptoms
Findings seen among youth reporting asthma diagnosis, secondhand exposure to e - cigarette aerosols (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Considerable increase seen from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct - to - consumer advertising (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, P Source Type: news

Muscle Atrophy Occurs Rapidly in Critically Ill, Ventilated Children
47 percent of cohort experienced ≥ 11 percent decrease in diaphragm thickness after six days (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Single - Family Rooms May Benefit Very Preterm Infants
Reduced sepsis, increased breastfeeding rates observed; no difference in neurodevelopment vs. open bay units (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Cuts Flu - Related Hospitalization in COPD Patients
Flu - positive patients have higher crude mortality and critical illness versus flu - negative patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Flu Shot Crucial for Those With COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, News, Source Type: news

Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Number of clinical pneumonia episodes in children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

December 2018 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Has Good Sensitivity, Specificity
PARS has improved ability over API for predicting asthma in children with mild - to - moderate risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Penalties for Higher Hospital Readmission Rates May Hurt Patients
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Chest CT Can ID Respiratory AE Risk in RA Patients on Biologics
Findings seen among rheumatoid arthritis patients on long - term biological therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Subfertility Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Offspring
Asthma risk also increased with maternal history of miscarriages at 12 weeks or earlier (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a Child
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Sleep Length, Quality Linked to Risk for Falls, Fractures
Women with less than five, more than 10 hours of sleep, poor sleep quality at increased risk for falls (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non - VHAs
When 121 regions were considered together, VHA care was better for 14 of 15 outcome measures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Rural Residence, Poverty Are Risk Factors for COPD
Among never - smokers, rural residence, neighborhood use of coal linked to risk for COPD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions
Infants and children lacking vaccinations, development checks more likely to be admitted (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news