American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Sleep apnea

Losing tongue fat improves sleep apnea

Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene expression ratio may aid rapid pneumonia diagnosis

(HealthDay)—A ratio evaluating the expression of two molecular markers may assist in the rapid diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) on ICU admission, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Increase in chest CT scans leads to more incidental findings

(HealthDay)—The percentage of incidental pulmonary nodules identified increased from 2006 to 2012, according to a study published online July 27 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Health

Intermediate care billing rose from 1996 to 2010

(HealthDay)—From 1996 to 2010 there was a significant increase in intermediate care billing, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Cardiology

COPD tied to increased risk of ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke

(HealthDay)—Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with increased risk of all stroke, ischemic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke, although the risks are attenuated after adjustment for smoking, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fluoroquinolones halt multidrug-resistant-TB in contacts

(HealthDay)—For contacts of individuals with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), fluoroquinolone (FQN) therapy is associated with health system savings and reduced mortality, according to a study published in the ...

Medical research

Phototherapy increases carbon monoxide elimination in mice

(HealthDay)—Phototherapy of exposed lungs increases the carbon monoxide (CO) elimination rate in CO-poisoned mice, according to an experimental study published online July 27 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical ...

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