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New cannabinoid use is associated with elevated rates of adverse outcomes among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Cannabinoid Use Tied to Adverse Outcomes With COPD

In older adults with COPD, cannabinoid use tied to all-cause mortality, hospitalizations
Use of electronic cigarettes by teens is not significantly associated with wheezing

E-Cigarette Use Not Tied to Wheezing in Teens

Findings similar for e-cigarette use in the past year, 30 days, or seven days
Point-of-care testing is associated with large reductions in the time to results for patients presenting with suspected COVID-19

Time to Results Faster With Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing

Time to results significantly shorter with QIAstat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Panel than with PCR
Lack of knowledge is one of the barriers to use of prone positioning for acute respiratory distress syndrome

Lack of Knowledge Barrier to Prone Positioning Use in ARDS

Implementation strategies developed included educational outreach, learning collaborative

Maternal Distress in Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

Maternal depression during pregnancy may increase child's risk for asthma at 10 years of age
Individuals with blood group O may have a reduced risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection

Individuals With Blood Group O Have Lower Risk for COVID-19

And more COVID-19 patients with blood group A or AB require mechanical ventilation, CRRT
Current angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker use is associated with a slightly lower mortality risk in patients hospitalized with influenza or pneumonia

Certain HTN Meds May Cut Deaths From Influenza, Pneumonia

Use of ACE-I/ARB versus nonuse linked to lower mortality for those hospitalized with flu, pneumonia
Symptoms of COVID-19 are a poor marker for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection

Symptoms of COVID-19 Poor Marker for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Only 13.9 percent of individuals with positive test reported specific symptoms on the day of the test
For patients with COVID-19 receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support

Mortality Below 40 Percent for COVID-19 Patients Put on ECMO

Cumulative incidence of in-hospital mortality estimated to be 37.4 percent at 90 days

September 2020 Briefing – Pulmonology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pulmonology for September 2020. This roundup includes the latest...