Oncology & Cancer

CHEST releases expert guidelines for lung cancer screening

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) recently released a new clinical guideline, Screening for Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. The guideline contains 16 evidence-based recommendations and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidelines clarify diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis

The American College of Chest Physicians has published new guidelines for the diagnosis and evaluation of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), an interstitial lung disease characterized by scarring and/or inflammation of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic resource allocation needs to address health inequity

If some regions become hot spots and hospitals reach maximum capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have plans for how to decide who gets critical care resources, such as a bed in the intensive care unit or a respirator. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Large-scale study shows dramatic decline in mortality rates for ARDS

The largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) shows that the rate of mortality dropped significantly over a 16-year period. Advances in critical care medicine are ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blood biomarker may detect lung cancer

A new study shows that patients with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer have different metabolite profiles in their blood than those of patients who are at risk but do not have lung cancer. The study abstract ...

Cardiology

Alternate approach to traditional CPR saves lives

A new study shows that survival and neurological outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest can be improved by adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The study ...

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