Pulmonology

 
ATS 2020: Masitinib Significantly Reduces Severe Asthma Exacerbations
October 19, 2020

New research presented at the American Thoracic Society virtual symposium showed the first-in-class drug reduced severe asthma exacerbation rate by 35% vs placebo.

CVD Mortality in COPD Related to Factors Other than Lung Function Decline
October 05, 2020

In COPD patients, a new study found no association between lung function decline and individual CVD outcomes, but disease exacerbations and dyspnea were implicated.

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Group of Rare Blood Disorders in Over 10 Years
September 30, 2020

Mepolizumab (Nucala) received a new indication for the treatment of hypereosinophilic syndrome in patients aged ≥12 years.

FDA Approves First Once-daily Single Inhaler Triple Therapy for Both Asthma, COPD Treatment
September 16, 2020

Along with COPD, fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta) is now approved for the treatment of asthma in patients aged ≥18 years.

US Adolescent E-cigarette Users at Increased Risk for COVID-19
August 17, 2020

A new survey found adolescents who have ever used e-cigarettes are 5-times more likely to receive a COVID-19 diagnosis. More results at-a-glance in our new slideshow.

Survey: Youth Vapers are Five Times More Likely to Contract COVID-19
August 12, 2020

A new survey suggests use of e-cigarettes and dual use of e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are significant underlying risk factors for COVID-19 among US adolescents.

ATS 2020: Novel At-home Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Test Demonstrates Good Sensitivity, Specificity
August 11, 2020

New research presented at the American Thoracic Society 2020 Virtual meeting showed the novel Theraflu Home FluTest demonstrated good sensitivity and specificity for influenza A and B viruses.

Adolescents Who Use E-cigarettes, Marijuana Have Higher Odds of Lifetime Asthma
August 10, 2020

New research presented at the ATS 2020 Virtual meeting shows adolescents who use e-cigarettes along with marijuana and/or cigarette smoking have significantly higher odds of lifetime asthma.

USPSTF: New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations Will Double Number of Eligible Patients
July 14, 2020

The proposed recommendations will allow more women and black patients to be eligible for lung cancer screening.