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AHA: Lung Inflation Occurs Infrequently With Ventilation During 30:2 CPR

Better outcomes seen for patients with ventilation waveforms in ≥50 percent of pauses in CPR

2013 to 2021 Saw Shift in Smoking Habits of Young Adults

Findings show historically low cigarette use, but higher e-cigarette use

Prevalence of COPD Stable Overall From 2011 to 2021

Prevalence stable for most states and subgroups, but increased in those aged ≥75, micropolitan counties, current and former smokers

Osimertinib + Chemo Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced NSCLC

Greater incidence of grade 3 or higher adverse events from any cause seen in combination group versus monotherapy

Asthma-Linked Health Care Use Increased With Non-English Speaking Caregivers

Caregiver non-English language preference linked to increased use of asthma-related ED visit, hospitalization, ICU visit

Pembrolizumab + Standard Chemotherapy Beneficial in Mesothelioma

Improvement in overall survival seen for patients receiving cisplatin or carboplatin with pemetrexed

Physical Activity Inversely Tied to COPD Symptom Burden

Findings seen even in patients with mild or previously undiagnosed disease

Preexisting Allergic Disease May Increase Risk for Long COVID

Systematic literature review identifies increased risk but with very low certainty

Rate of New Lung Cancer Cases Has Decreased Over Last Five Years

26.6 percent of people alive five years after a lung cancer diagnosis, with 22 percent improvement seen over last five years

Virologic Rebound Occurs in ~20 Percent Receiving Nirmatrelvir-Ritonavir

Virologic rebound more common among those who started therapy within two days of symptom onset