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Latest American Thoracic Society Stories

2011-05-18 14:18:29

Children whose mothers or grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of asthma in childhood, but the underlying causes of this are not well understood.

2011-05-18 13:51:35

A Wednesday morning session will explore the inhalational exposures and respiratory outcomes of military deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.

2011-05-18 00:11:24

A new study links the intermittent interruption of breathing that occurs in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to enhanced proliferation of melanoma cancer cells and increased tumor growth in mice.

2011-05-17 13:16:57

Workplace smoking bans are gaining ground globally, and one study has shown that they may have significant health effects.

2011-05-17 13:16:02

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to increase physical activity on a day-to-day basis when exercises classes are combined with a confidence-building program.

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2011-05-17 09:26:05

According to a new study conducted by researchers in Connecticut, the Wii Fit™ offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) an effective workout – and one that, because it is enjoyable, patients are more likely to use.

2011-05-16 21:58:17

A traditional Chinese herbal paste known as Xiao Chuan, or XCP, may help reduce winter exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2011-05-16 21:56:56

The antibiotic linezolid may be more effective than vancomycin in treating ventilated patients who develop methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia as a result of their ventilation.

2011-05-16 21:55:50

African-American children are more likely to report previous emergency room visits, hospitalizations and need for intensive care unit (ICU) management for asthma than Caucasian children on their first visit to an asthma specialist.

2011-05-16 21:54:48

Waiting to seek emergency medical care for asthma exacerbations can result in worse outcomes, including hospitalization.


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