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Intranasal Omalizumab Does Not Increase Serum IgE Levels
No relevant change in allergen - specific/total IgE levels for subjects challenged with omalizumab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher β - Blocker Dose Linked to Lower Mortality Risk
Effect is larger in chronic heart failure patients with diabetes than CHF patients without diabetes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Increased Repolarization Dispersion Seen in SCD Survivors
Detected by non - invasive electrocardiographic imaging, but not standard ECG, after exertion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chronic Conditions Increasing Among Childbearing Women
Identification of at least one chronic condition rose from 66.9 to 91.8 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

SMS Reminders Moderately Effective for Flu Vaccination
One additional high - risk patient immunized for every 29 SMSs sent, costing $ 3.48 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Positive End - Expiratory Pressure No Benefit in ARDS
Outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome no better with higher PEEP than lower PEEP (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Tied to Reduced Respiratory Papillomatosis Rate
Reduction in incidence of juvenile - onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis from 2012 to 2016 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Simpler Tool Promising for Atherosclerosis Prediction
Fuster - BEWAT score similar to ideal cardiovascular health score in predicting subclinical disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

PCP Care in Hospital Linked to Resource Use, Outcome
Patients cared for by own primary care physician have longer length of stay, lower 30 - day mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event
Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high - intensity statins (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

U.S. May Still Benefit From Climate Accord
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

AHA: Methamphetamine - Related Heart Failure on the Rise
Among veterans, prevalence of heart failure related to meth increased linearly from 2005 to 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

Extended Breastfeeding May Cut Later Flexural Dermatitis Risk
But breastfeeding promotion not tied to measures of atopic eczema, asthma on questionnaire (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Eating More Nuts Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk
Both total intake of nuts and consumption of peanuts/tree nuts and walnuts tied to lower risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Inhaled Corticosteroids Not Linked to Fracture in Children
Systemic, but not inhaled, corticosteroids associated with higher fracture risk in pediatric asthma patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Soluble Interleukin 2 Receptor IDs Sarcoidosis in Uveitis
sIL - 2R has slightly better diagnostic value than ACE for sarcoidosis in patients with uveitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Linked to Drop in Cases of Rare Childhood Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Evidence Scant for Treatment of Cough With the Common Cold
Update recommends against nonsteroidal anti - inflammatory agents for adults, codeine for children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sodium Oxybate Promising for Parkinson ’ s, Daytime Sleepiness
Improvements in subjective sleep quality, objectively measured slow - wave sleep duration (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Intensity of Exercise Affects Impact on Mortality Risk
Findings support recommendation of moderate - to vigorous - intensity physical activity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rates of IVC Filter Placement Decreased from 2010 to 2014
Increase seen from 2005 until 2010, followed by decrease from 2011 to 2014 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Current Practice Not Cost - Effective for Air Medical Triage
And field triage system undertriages more than 20 percent of severely injured trauma patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

RA Associated With Higher Risk of COPD Hospitalization
Risk is 47 percent higher in RA patients than general population after adjustment for confounders (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Promising Pneumonia Vaccine Under Development
Animal tests showed an immune response to 72 of the 90 - plus known strains of S. pneumoniae (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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

PFA - 100 - Measured Aspirin Resistance Linked to CV Events
Strong correlation between aspirin resistance, CV events at 5 - year follow - up in aspirin - treated patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

E - Cigarettes Alter Defense Proteins in Airway Secretions
Levels of innate defense proteins associated with COPD found to be elevated in e - cigarette users (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Incretin Tied to Better Outcomes in NOCS - Diabetes
Prognosis for T2DM patients with NSTEMI, coronary artery stenosis improves with incretin (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Gifts From Pharma Companies Influence Prescribing Behavior
Clinicians who receive gifts write more prescriptions per patient, more costly and branded prescriptions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 26, 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

Diabetes Tied to Worse Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients
However, long - term prognosis has improved in heart failure patients regardless of diabetes status (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Smoking Alters Genetic Relationship with Parkinson ’ s
Smoking, HLA - DRB1 may be involved in common pathways, possibly neuroinflammation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sudden Death Most Common CV Death in T2DM/ASCVD
27 percent of CV deaths in diabetes patients with atherosclerotic CVD are categorized as sudden death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Kids, Don ’ t Touch the Toys at the Doctor ’ s Office
Pediatricians'group updates infection - prevention guidelines for medical offices (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

MRI Findings Prognostic for Long - Term Recovery in Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral functional network connectivity shows potential in anoxic - ischemic encephalopathy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Appropriate Use Criteria Developed for Aortic Stenosis Tx
SAVR or TAVR appropriate for most patients with symptomatic AS at intermediate or high surgical risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Men Now Comprise ~ 10 Percent of RN Workforce
About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 18, 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

Kneeling Posture Impacts Chest Compressions ’ Effectiveness
Efficacy of CPR compressions better in self - adjusted, nearest kneeling postures versus farthest (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Guidelines Needed for 6MWT in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
No specific guidelines for use of six - minute walk test in growing population with IPF (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

2004 to 2014 Saw Increases in Risk Factors in Ischemic Stroke
Increases in prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking, and drug abuse in AIS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Six - Month Tai Chi Program Improves Physical Activity in CHD
Improvements in activity, weight, QoL for patients with coronary heart disease refusing cardiac rehab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical License Questions Sway Doctors ’ Mental Health Help
Asking only about current mental health may encourage help - seeking behavior (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 12, 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

Adding Albumin to Risk Score Improves Mortality Prediction
In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, low albumin tied to higher mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

2016 Physician Quality Reporting System Reports Available
Physicians should review reports to know whether they are subject to 2018 PQRS payment adjustment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 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

Injured Patients Want More Info on Safety Improvement Efforts
Eighteen of 30 patients and family members reported the CRP experience to be positive overall (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 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

Medicare Paid $ 1.5 Billion to Replace Faulty Heart Devices
Reasons for replacement included recalls, premature failures, medically necessary upgrades, infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

ER Risk Score Predicts 30 - Day Mortality in Acute Heart Failure
Risk score based on 13 independent risk factors has excellent discrimination and calibration (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Commercialization of Generics Impacts Adverse Event Rates
Adverse events up for generic users of losartan, valsartan, candesartan in month of commercialization (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

LAMA Plus LABA Tied to Fewer Exacerbations in Stable COPD
Also might result in greater improvement in FEV1 than LABA plus corticosteroids (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

MI Incidence Down With CT Angiography in Suspected CAD
But no reduction in mortality, cardiac hospitalizations for CCTA versus functional stress testing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news