Preview: American Thoracic Society 2020 Conference Coverage

Available Topical and Oral Treatments for Pediatric Psoriasis

Implementation of a Quality Improvement Program to Improve PAP Adherence, Care in a Pediatric...

Treating children with continuous or bilevel positive airway pressure (PAP) poses several challenges related to behavioral, technical, and medical...
complementary medicine

Nutrition from a Young Age Affects Adult Spirometric Restriction

The restrictive spirometric pattern is defined as significantly reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) with preserved forced expiratory volume in...
Cartoon Ads May Increase the Likelihood of Young Adults Using E-Cigarettes

Pod-Based e-Cigarettes Cause Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Eventual Lung Injury

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is increasing in Western populations, notably among middle school and high school students. As respiratory...
Family History of Cancer Linked to Childhood Asthma

Is Asthma a Risk Factor for CVD?

Chronic systemic inflammation is known to play a role in poor asthma control as well as atherosclerotic or ischemic...
Pediatricians May Help Parents Quit Smoking

Using AI to Spread Awareness and Help Smoking Cessation in Adolescents

There has been a recent significant spike in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among adolescents. According to the National Youth...

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Associated with Excess Android Region Fat

Excess adipose tissue in the android region, rather than total body adiposity, is a stronger predictor of adverse cardiometabolic...
air pollution

Air Quality May be Correlated with Fatal Asthma Exacerbations

A study that was published online as part of the ATS 2020 International Conference assessed correlations of ambient air...
Assisted Reproduction Treatment Less Successful in RA Patients

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Risk Factors Among Infants

Infants with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may experience changes in cognitive development, temperament, and behavior. Symptoms in infants may...
Diabetes Associated With Higher Cancer Risk in Women

CPAP Significantly Reduces Nocturnal Glucose Levels in Gestational Diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes (GDM), and their fetus, are at risk of adverse pregnancy and long-term outcomes. Sleep-disordered breathing...
Cardiovascular Care and Digital Tech: 4 New Stories

Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Newly Diagnosed OSA Treated with CPAP

A correlation exists between obstructive sleep apnea (OPA) and increased cardiovascular disease (CVD). A study that was published online...
Many Women May Go Undiagnosed for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Hypertensive Patients at Increased Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk

Previous research has identified obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as an independent risk factor for hypertension, which could adversely impact...
Muscle Relaxants Tied to Increased Risk of Respiratory Complications When Administered During General Anesthesia

Transitioning Neuromuscular Disease and Chronic Respiratory Failure Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

A study published online as part of the ATS 2020 International Conference analyzed the transition of care for patients...
premature infant

An Analysis of Home Cardiorespiratory Monitor Use for Infants

The use of a home cardiorespiratory monitor (HCM) has not been shown to reduce the risk of sudden infant...
Children with Asthma at Increased Risk of Obesity

Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Severe Asthma in Children: Do Patient Characteristics Play a Role?

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a common pediatric condition, is believed to be associated with another common condition in children—asthma. It...
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