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Four cases of severe lung injury possibly linked with vaping in Minnesota are similar to dozens of cases in Wisconsin and Illinois. The patients had symptoms such as shortness of breath

Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Three States

Health care providers should consider vaping as a cause for unexplained breathing problems, lung injury
In an official American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline

Recommendations Developed for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Interventions producing sustained weight loss of 25 to 30 percent of body weight recommended
Possible vaping-related breathing problems have led to the hospitalization of 14 teens and young adults in two states. There were 11 cases of severe breathing problems in Wisconsin and three in Illinois

Vaping Likely to Blame for 14 Hospitalizations in Two States

Patients had severe respiratory symptoms; vaping the only apparent link between the cases

July 2019 Briefing – Pulmonology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pulmonology for July 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
For patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Smoking May Limit Success of Embolization Therapy for PAVMs

Findings seen in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia undergoing pulmonary embolization
Ambient air pollution is associated with lower lung function and increased chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevalence

Air Pollution Found to Accelerate Aging of the Lungs

Larger effects seen for people from lower-income households
More than half of critical care nurses believe sedation is needed to minimize discomfort and distress among patients receiving mechanical ventilation

Many Nurses Believe in Sedation for Comfort of Ventilated Patients

This is despite clinical guidelines calling for limiting sedation of patients on mechanical ventilation

June 2019 Briefing – Pulmonology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pulmonology for June 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
Antibiotic stewardship interventions for acute respiratory infection can significantly reduce overuse in emergency departments and urgent care centers

Stewardship Intervention Can Cut Inappropriate Rx by a Third

Findings observed for acute respiratory infection in emergency departments and urgent care centers
Almost all health care workers with acute respiratory illness report working at least one day while symptomatic

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days