American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) traces its beginnings to 1905. ATS is a non-profit international, professional scientific society formed to education, advance research and advocate for respiratory health and sleep health. The long-range goal is to decrease morbidity of lung and breathing disorders. ATS publishes peer-review journals about respiratory disorders, clean air, sleep disorders and critical care needs for patients. Currently, there are approximately 18,000 members.

Address
61 Broadway ยท New York, NY 10006-2755
Website
http://www.thoracic.org/index.cfm
Wikipedia
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Health

Widely used e-cigarette flavoring impairs lung function

A new study has found that a common e-cigarette flavoring that has chemical characteristics similar to toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke disrupts an important mechanism of the lungs' antibacterial defense system. The ...

Diabetes

CPAP may not improve glycemic control in people with diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may not experience improved glycemic control by using continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, as some studies have suggested, according to the results of ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Sleep apnea may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prompt sepsis treatment less likely when ERs overcrowded

According to a new study, patients with sepsis, a life-threatening complication of an infection, had delays approaching one hour in being given antibiotics when seen in emergency rooms that were overcrowded. The study was ...

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