The annual American Thoracic Society (ATS) meeting, which begins May 18 in San Francisco, may be one of the largest gatherings of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep specialists in the world (more than 13,000 are expected this year). But several of the tracks directly affect primary care physicians: COPD, asthma, and sleep apnea. We’ve gone through the 5,800 abstracts and culled several we think will interest you.
Click on the links below to read about the topics:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) at ATS
CAT testing and smokers
CAT and exacerbations
Screening for COPD
Dyspnea in COPD
Sleep Apnea at ATS
Cardiometabolic disorders and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
OSA treatment in the primary care setting
OSA and COPD
Asthma at ATS
Early introduction of solid food and asthma risk
Obesity and asthma
You can find all the abstracts at the ATS meeting web site.
1. Jones PW, Harding G, Berry P, et al. Development and first validation of the COPD Assessment Test. Eur Respir J. 2009;34(3):648-54.
2. Toljamo T, et al. Value Of COPD Assessment Test (CAT) In Symptomatic Smokers Without COPD. T. Toljamo, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A1505
3. Miyazaki M, et al. Analysis Of Comorbid Factors Raising CAT Scores In COPD Patients With Mild Airflow Limitation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med;185;2012:A1507
4. Mackay AJ, et al. Utility Of The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) To Evaluate Severity Of COPD Exacerbations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A1513
5. Gomes T, et al. Measuring The Real Impact To Improve Management Of Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A1508
6. Lin K, Watkins B, Johnson T, Rodriguez JA, Barton MB. Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spirometry: Summary of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2008.
7. N. Raghavan, et al. Utility Of The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) In Predicting A Diagnosis Of COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A1506
8. Mullerova H, et al. Disease Burden Of Dyspnea In A Primary Care COPD Population. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A1518
9. Wong CJ, et al. Fatigue in patients with COPD participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Int J Chronic Obstruct Dis. 2010;5:319-326.
10. Kentson MU, et al. Situational, Physiological And Psychological Factors Associated With COPD-Related Fatigue And Functional Limitations Due To Fatigue. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A1519
11. Payne C, Wiffen PJ, Martin S. Interventions for fatigue and weight loss in adults with advanced progressive illness. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jan 18;1:CD008427.
12. Young T, Palta M, Dempsey J, et al. Burden of sleep apnea: rationale, design, and major findings of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort study. WMJ. 2009;108(5):246
13. Epstein LJ, Kristo D, Strollo PJ, et al. Clinical guideline for the evaluation, management and long-term care of obstructive sleep apnea in adults. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009;5(3):263.
14. Sliwinksi P, et al. Relationship Between Arterial Hypertension And Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) In Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A2161
15. Gu C, et al. Impaired Glucose Tolerance And Pancreatic Beta Cell Function In Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A2165.
16. Zhao Q, et al. Correlation Analysis Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Insulin Resistance. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A2163.
17. Iftikhar I. Meta-Analysis: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Improves Insulin Resistance In Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A2162
18. Sharma SK, Agrawal S, Damodaran D, et al. CPAP for the metabolic syndrome in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. N Engl J Med. 2011 Dec 15;365(24):2277-86
19. Chai-Coetzer CL, et al. Randomised Controlled Trial To Evaluate A Simplified Model Of Care For Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Primary Care. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A3853
20. Black-Shinn JL, et al. Overlap Syndrome Is Associated With Cardiovascular Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A2169
21. Tarini BA, et al. Systematic Review of the Relationship Between Early Introduction of Solid Foods to Infants and the Development of Allergic Disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160:502-507
22. Zutavern A, et al. Timing of solid food introduction in relation to eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food and inhalant sensitization at the age of 6 years: results from the prospective birth cohort study LISA. Pediatrics. 2008 Jan;121(1):e44-52.
23. Concepcion E, et al. Exercise Induced Bronchospasm In Asthmatic And Non-Asthmatic Obese Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A1767.
24. Jolly GP, et al. Evaluation Of Inhaler Usage Technique And Response To Educational Training In A Tertiary Health Care Centre. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A3328
25. Lo T, et al. Modern Inhalers: to What Degree Are We Capable of Remembering How to Use Them? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185;2012:A3331