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ABIM updates longitudinal pathway rollout schedule for MOC assessment options
August 28, 2020 - The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced an update to the rollout plan for the new longitudinal pathway that will provide at least two assessment options to complete Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.
Late-breaking study at CHEST 2019: The PRECISION-1 Study
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A prospective single-blinded randomized comparative study of three guided bronchoscopic approaches including the Ion Endoluminal System by Intuitive
The lung is not the only organ affected by air pollution, warns international respiratory group
February 21, 2019 - The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns that air pollution exposure affects many organs beyond the lungs, posing a great risk to health.
American College of Chest Physicians supports new Cook County tobacco ordinance
January 17, 2019 - The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is in full support of the proposed Cook County, Illinois, ordinance to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and tobacco by-products, including vaping products, to 21.
Patient Advocates, Medical Professionals and Industry Stakeholders Unite to Curb Oral Corticosteroid Overexposure in Asthma Treatment
November 15, 2018 - The CHEST Foundation is partnering with allergy and asthma patient advocacy groups, medical professional societies and industry stakeholders to raise awareness of OCS stewardship and develop strategies to curb reliance on OCS.
In septic shock vasopressin not better than norepinephrine
August 11, 2016 - Vasopressin was no better than norepinephrine in preventing kidney failure when used as a first-line treatment for septic shock
Different approaches can combat negative online reviews
August 04, 2016 - Like most physicians, Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith was used to receiving the occasional negative online review about her practice.
GERD and sleep disorders often go hand in glove
July 28, 2016 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease is fertile soil for medical and psychiatric comorbid conditions, with sleep disorders leading the way
Opioid overdose epidemic now felt in the ICU
July 20, 2016 - The opioid overdose crisis in the United States is now plainly evident in intensive care units.
SLEEP TIGHT CPAP may be vasculoprotective in stroke TIA
June 30, 2016 - Long-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for treatment of sleep apnea in patients with a recent mild stroke or transient ischemic attack resulted in improved cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, better neurologic function, and a reduction in the recurrent vascular event rate.
Web app boosts lung cancer survival
June 28, 2016 - A simple Web-based mobile application (web-app) improved survival time and quality of life of patients with advanced lung cancer.
Nighttime extubations carry higher risks of reintubation, death
June 22, 2016 - Mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) have poorer outcomes if extubated during the night instead of during the day.
VIDEO: EVLP may extend lung preservation, quality for transplants
June 13, 2016 - The use of ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) may allow for the safe transplantation of lungs preserved for more than 12 hours.
Survey of pulmonologists regarding inhalational devices yields mixed results
June 13, 2016 - Pulmonologists generally have a high level of knowledge about inhalational devices used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but there are areas where more education would be welcomed.
Dual bronchodilator combination shines in patients with high-risk COPD
June 02, 2016 - It may be time to revise guidelines when it comes to initial treatment of COPD complicated by exacerbations.
Yoga improves asthmatics' quality of life, data review suggests
May 26, 2016 - Yoga seems to improve the quality of life and symptoms of people with asthma.
Azithromycin fails to ameliorate treatment-resistant cough
May 26, 2016 - Azithromycin does not appear to be an effective agent for those with treatment-resistant cough.
Mutation pattern in non–small-cell lung cancer influenced by increased BMI, smoking
May 18, 2016 - The prevalence of mutations in oncogenic driver genes is correlated to smoking dose and body mass index.
ABIM announces plans to offer physicians MOC assessment options in January 2018
May 18, 2016 - The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced plans to begin offering a new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) assessment option in January 2018.
Study reaffirms that maternal flu immunization reduces infants risk of flu
May 11, 2016 - Infants born to mothers who received flu immunization during pregnancy were 70% less likely to contract lab-confirmed influenza and 81% less likely to be hospitalized for flu before age 6 months, compared with infants of unimmunized mothers.
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