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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 December 2017

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Body Fat Increases Asthma Risk

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Previous evidence has demonstrated a relationship between obesity and asthma. In a recent study, researchers investigated whether adiposity affects the risk for atopic and non-atopic asthma in children and adults.

Respiratory Failure Outcomes Are Effectively Evaluated With New Tool

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In a recent study, researchers evaluated the efficacy of several measurement instruments in assessing outcomes among patients with acute respiratory failure.

ATS: More Smoking Cessation Interventions Needed in Lung Cancer Screening Setting

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Currently, smoking cessation counseling combined with low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening is recommended in several guidelines.

New ATS Guidelines Address Rare Lung Disease

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The American Thoracic Society, along with the Japanese Respiratory Society, released guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis in 2016. Recently, the 2 societies supplemented their existing guidelines with 4 additional recommendations.


Pneumonia Mortality Among Young Children Has Decreased Globally

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Pneumonia is the second leading cause of death in young children worldwide. However, existing literature contains little information on long-term changes in mortality from pneumonia among children younger than 5 years.