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Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Quintupling the dose of inhaled glucocorticoids seems not to be effective for preventing exacerbations among children with asthma, while quadrupling the dose may be beneficial for adolescents and adults, according to two studies published online March 3 i Read More >
Quintupled Glucocorticoid Dose No Help in Pediatric Asthma
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Implementation of a ban on menthol cigarettes results in an increase in those attempting to quit, and an increase in use of other flavored tobacco or electronic-cigarette use, according to a study published online March 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Increase in Other Flavored Tobacco Use After Menthol Ban
Mon, Mar 5, 2018 - Adolescents smoking electronic-cigarettes only have significantly higher excretion of volatile organic chemical compounds than non-smokers, although the levels are lower than among those using cigarettes in addition to electronic-cigarettes, according to Read More >
Excretion of Volatile Organic Compounds Up in Teen E-Smokers
Mon, Mar 5, 2018 - A substantial proportion of acute transfers from nursing facilities to hospitals are potentially avoidable, but symptoms and risk conditions are only weakly predictive of hospital diagnoses, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal Read More >
Determining 'Avoidability' of Nursing Home Transfers Complex
Fri, Mar 2, 2018 - A "Western" diet appears to be associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory symptoms, and decreased lung function, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Read More >
'Western' Diet Associated With Respiratory Symptoms, COPD
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 - Interventions for diet-treated chronic illnesses may increase the risk for disordered eating in children, according to a review published online Feb. 22 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Read More >
Diet-Treated Chronic Illness May Lead to Disordered Eating
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 - Non-adherence to continuous positive airway pressure is tied to higher rates of hospital readmission for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Read More >
CPAP Non-Adherence Tied to CV, All-Cause Hospital Readmissions
Wed, Feb 28, 2018 - Patients with varicose veins have a significantly increased risk of incident deep vein thrombosis, and may have increased risks of pulmonary embolism, and peripheral artery disease, according to a study published in the Feb. 27 issue of the Journal of Read More >
Varicose Veins May Increase Likelihood of Blood Clots