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Study: Hispanic Adults, Women, and Older E-cigarette Users Face Higher Odds of Asthma and COPD

Study: Hispanic Adults, Women, and Older E-cigarette Users Face Higher Odds of Asthma and COPD

October 20th 2021

CHEST

CHEST 2021: Study shows vaping raises the odds of developing asthma and COPD, especially in older adults, women, and Hispanic persons.

Dupilumab Associated with Reduced Oral Corticosteroids in Severe Asthma, Regardless of Baseline OCS Dose

Dupilumab Associated with Reduced Oral Corticosteroids in Severe Asthma, Regardless of Baseline OCS Dose

October 18th 2021

CHEST

In patients with severe asthma dependent on OCS, dupilumab reduced OCS dose and improved the odds of no longer requiring OCS, suggests research presented at CHEST 2021.

Tezepelumab May Improve Peak Expiratory Flow in Patients with Severe Asthma, Suggests Analysis of NAVIGATOR Trial

Tezepelumab May Improve Peak Expiratory Flow in Patients with Severe Asthma, Suggests Analysis of NAVIGATOR Trial

October 14th 2021

CHEST

CHEST 2021: Patients with severe asthma who received tezepelumab compared with placebo demonstrated rapid improvement in morning and evening peak expiratory flow.

Janssen RSV Vaccine for Older Adults Drives Robust Cellular Immune, Humoral Response

Janssen RSV Vaccine for Older Adults Drives Robust Cellular Immune, Humoral Response

October 4th 2021

IDSA

Janssen's investigational vaccine showed efficacy of up to 80% in preventing RSV-mediated lower respiratory tract infections in older adults.

Black Women with HIV at Highest Risk for Premature Mortality a 21-year Study Finds

Black Women with HIV at Highest Risk for Premature Mortality a 21-year Study Finds

October 1st 2021

IDSA

IDWeek 2021: Despite declining mortality rates among patients with HIV in the past 2 decades, a new study finds significant disparities in gender and race.

People Living with HIV Use Fewer Essential Clinical Services and Less Frequently During Pandemic

People Living with HIV Use Fewer Essential Clinical Services and Less Frequently During Pandemic

October 1st 2021

IDSA

Viral-load monitoring rates decreased and clinic visits declined overall despite an increase in use of telehealth.

 CDI-specific Follow-up Visits Rare among Patients Hospitalized for Recurrence

CDI-specific Follow-up Visits Rare among Patients Hospitalized for Recurrence

September 30th 2021

IDSA

IDWeek 2021: A new study found that only 16% of patients with CDI rehospitalized for recurrent infection had been seen in follow-up 30 days after original discharge.

Health Care Workers Likely to Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine to Patients Based on Safety Messaging, Survey Finds

Health Care Workers Likely to Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine to Patients Based on Safety Messaging, Survey Finds

September 30th 2021

IDSA

Survey authors said findings merit further research into how to increase health care workers' confidence in discussing and recommending COVID-19 vaccines with patients.

Obesity May Put Children Hospitalized with COVID-19 at Higher Risk for Severe Disease, Suggests New Study

Obesity May Put Children Hospitalized with COVID-19 at Higher Risk for Severe Disease, Suggests New Study

September 29th 2021

IDSA

IDWeek 2021: Obesity prevention and vaccination efforts may help prevent COVID-19-related morbidity in pediatric COVID-19 patients with obesity, noted authors of a new study.

Low Prevalence of COVID-19 and Flu Coinfection Found in Real-world Cohort Study

Low Prevalence of COVID-19 and Flu Coinfection Found in Real-world Cohort Study

September 29th 2021

IDSA

Coinfection with influenza virus among COVID-19 patients was found to be rare in a new study presented at IDWeek 2021.