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Health care has modest effects on extending life expectancy in the United States

Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity

Social, behavioral factors account for greater portion of premature mortality than does health care
An automated cough sound analyzer can serve as a diagnostic aid in the assessment of pediatric respiratory disorders

Cough Sound Analyzer Helps Differentiate Peds Respiratory Disorders

Automated analyzer can aid in diagnosing asthma, pneumonia, croup, bronchiolitis, LRI
Long-term black carbon exposure is associated with a larger peripheral total pulmonary vascular volume measured on noncontrast chest computed tomography

Exposure to Air Pollution May Affect Pulmonary Circulation

Larger peripheral total pulmonary vascular volume associated with long-term exposure to black carbon
Physician misconduct is being underreported and most Americans do not know where to file a complaint

Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported

Most Americans do not know that state medical board is best resource to contact in case of complaint
A rapidly cycling work roster is effective in reducing weekly work hours and the occurrence of >16 consecutive-hour shifts as well as improving sleep duration of resident physicians

Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices

In addition, decreases seen in weekly work hours and in the occurrence of >16 consecutive hour shifts
Workplace exposures contribute to the burden of respiratory conditions

Workplace Exposures Contribute to Burden of Respiratory Disease

Substantial contribution seen to burden of diseases including asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, fibrosis
For young adults

Young Male Adults Have Lower Cancer Burden Than Women

Incidence of all invasive cancers decreased among men aged 20 to 49 years, increased in women
Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) has been approved for a new indication to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia in patients aged 18 years and older

Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

Drug previously approved for treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections, UTIs

May 2019 Briefing – Pulmonology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pulmonology for May 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
Providing assistance for physician impairment and rehabilitation is addressed in a position statement issued by the American College of Physicians and published online June 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment

Rehabilitated doctors should be reintegrated into practice as long as patient safety not compromised