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Regular use of chemical disinfectants among nurses may be a risk factor for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Occupational Use of Disinfectants May Up Risk for Developing COPD

Findings seen in longitudinal study of U.S. female nurses who cleaned surfaces, medical instruments
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Juul Stopping Sales of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes

Flavors dropped by Juul include mango, creme, fruit, and cucumber, which account for 10 percent of its sales
The postoperative risk for pulmonary embolism extends more than six weeks for six types of surgery

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study
In an early-release Oct. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

CDC Releases Clinical Guidance on E-Cigarette Lung Injury

Guidelines highlight importance of asking patients about e-cigarette, or vaping, use in nonjudgmental way
After one year of therapy with lumacaftor-ivacaftor in a real-world setting

Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor Aids Cystic Fibrosis in Real-World Setting

Improved lung function, increased BMI, reduced need for IV antibiotics seen after one year of therapy
Patient portal use has a positive impact on preventive health behaviors

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income
The risk for hospitalization with pandemic influenza is higher for patients with type 2 diabetes than for those without type 2 diabetes

Patients With T2DM Who Have Flu More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Mortality risk for flu-related hospitalizations lower for those with versus without type 2 diabetes
The number of Americans sickened with a severe lung injury tied to vaping just keeps rising

Close to 1,300 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Now Identified

And, 26 vaping-related deaths across 21 states have now been reported
Potential anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions have been associated with insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters using the Sherlock tip locating system

Anaphylactic Reactions Tied to PICC Insertion With Magnetic Tip

Anaphylactic, anaphylactoid reactions linked to PICC insertion using Sherlock tip locating system
Seasonal influenza viruses are circulating widely in the Southern Hemisphere

CDC: Seasonal Influenza Viruses Circulating in Southern Hemisphere

Influenza A(H3) predominating in many regions in Southern Hemisphere; influenza activity low in U.S.