Can Telehealth Bridge Disparities in Access to Pulmonary Rehab?
DALLAS--In a session at the American Thoracic Society meeting this week study authors reported on gaps in post-discharge care for COPD and on tele-rehabilitation as possible bridge.
From ATS 2019: Update on Factors that May Help Predict ILD Outcomes
DALLAS-Studies on 3 factors that may help guide intervention for patients with ILD were presented: factors during mechanical ventilation, WBC count, and weight loss.
ATS Highlights Advances in the Prediction of COPD Outcomes
DALLAS--Results of 3 studies presented at the American Thoracic Society meeting this week focus on the predictive role of disease exacerbations, machine learning, and Hgb levels in COPD.
E-Cigarettes: The New Addiction and Why Physicians Must be Concerned
DALLAS-At the American Thoracic Society meeting thought leaders cited disturbing trends in e-cigarette use by teens and warned of health dangers, known and unknown.
Rethinking Supplemental Oxygen: Physicians, Patients, and Caregivers Weigh In
DALLAS--Supplemental oxygen helps patients with lung disease manage better day-to-day, but according to speakers gathered at the ATS meeting in Dallas this week, it can also add to disease burden.
A Pro-Con Debate on How to Care for Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease
DALLAS--Which patients are candidates for antifibrotic therapy? Is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation appropriate for all ILD patients? The topics were hotly debated on Monday at the American Thoracic Society meeting.
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