Author | Christina Bennett, MS


Can Telehealth Bridge Disparities in Access to Pulmonary Rehab?

May 24, 2019

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

May 23, 2019

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

May 23, 2019

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

May 22, 2019

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

May 21, 2019

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

May 21, 2019

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.