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Emergency department visits for acute respiratory illness among Medicare beneficiaries significantly increase in the days before major thunderstorms

Respiratory-Related ED Visits Up in Days Before Thunderstorms

Findings seen among Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those with asthma, COPD, or both
In a clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society

ATS Issues Guide for Diagnosing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Systematic approach developed for diagnosis of nonfibrotic, fibrotic HP in interstitial lung disease
A distance learning program is effective for reducing outpatient prescribing for pediatric acute respiratory tract infection visits

Program Cuts Outpatient Antibiotic Rx for Peds Respiratory Infections

Distance learning program includes online tutorials, webinars; video vignettes; individualized feedback
Sprint and strength performance are improved in nonasthmatic athletes by using β2-agonists

β2-Agonists Improve Nonaerobic Athletic Performance

Specifically, sprint and strength performance were enhanced with use of β2-agonists
For patients presenting to the emergency department with dyspnea

AI-Enabled ECG Can Identify Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction

LVSD identified with AUC of 0.89, accuracy of 85.9 percent; sensitivity and specificity of 74, 87 percent
For patients undergoing right heart catheterization

Mortality Risk Increased With Pulmonary Vascular Resistance of ≥2.2

For patients referred for RHC, risk for mortality, heart failure up with PVR of ≥2.2 Wood units

July 2020 Briefing – Pulmonology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pulmonology for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
A 90-second animated video can reduce parents' interest in receiving antibiotics for their child's respiratory infection

Short Video May Lower Parent Interest in Antibiotics for Child

Even bigger impact seen among parents with highest baseline interest in antibiotics
Delayed treatment of upper respiratory tract infections with antibiotics is associated with an increased risk for hospital admissions

Delayed Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Tied to Hospitalization Risk

However, delayed antibiotic prescribing was used similarly between high- and low-risk patients
Nirsevimab prevents respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated lower respiratory tract infections in healthy preterm infants

Nirsevimab Injection Cuts RSV-Linked Infections in Preemies

Maternal RSV fusion protein nanoparticle vaccine did not meet prespecified success criterion for efficacy