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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 May 2018

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Could Combination Tiotropium-Olodaterol Reduce COPD Exacerbations?

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Combination treatment with long-acting bronchodilators is recommended for the reduction of COPD exacerbations. In a multicenter cohort of 7880 patients from various countries, researchers compared the effects of combination tiotropium-olodaterol vs tiotropium alone.

For COPD, Tai Chi is a Viable Alternative Treatment

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Pulmonary rehabilitation requires special facilities, is often costly, and can be difficult to access, whereas Tai Chi requires no special equipment and is increasingly popular worldwide. In a new study, researchers compared the effects of both interventions in patients with COPD.

Smoking Inflates HF Risk in Black Patients

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Although it is well known that cigarette smoking is linked to several factors associated with cardiac dysfunction, its effects on the risk of heart failure-related hospitalization and systolic dysfunction are less clear. In a study of 4129 patient, researchers examined this association further.

AASM: Do Not Treat OSA With Medical Marijuana

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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued a position statement on the use of medical cannabis and/or its synthetic extracts for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

ALA: Air Pollution Is Still at Dangerous Levels

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The American Lung Association investigated the ozone concentration and air quality of cities and counties across the United States for a 3-year period. For the results, read more.