Take Control. Live Well. is the message behind a new COPD campaign launched October 23 by the CHEST Foundation. As part of National COPD Awareness Month in November, the campaign aims to encourage people with COPD to live well by adopting healthy lifestyles, working with their health-care providers to manage their symptoms, and taking charge of their condition on a daily basis.
As the Ebola virus continues to make headlines, more than 4,000 critical care, pulmonary, and sleep medicine clinicians are expected to gather for CHEST 2014, the annual meeting of CHEST. Ebola will be top of mind for all in attendance; and as the situation continues to evolve, CHEST continues to serve as a resource for clinicians throughout the world.
The largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) shows that the rate of mortality dropped significantly over a 16-year period. Advances in critical care medicine are seen as a direct cause of the decline. The study will be presented at CHEST 2014.