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News: Articles from Consultant 360 March 2016

Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Study: PET Scans Overused in Lung Cancer Patients

A new study examined the frequency of PET scans for follow-up in lung and esophageal cancer patients and their effect on survival rates.

 Could Asthma Increase Aortic Aneurysm Risk?

New research suggests that there’s a connection between asthma and the development or rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

 Could Asthma Lower Brain Cancer Risk?

New research suggests that there is a link between having respiratory allergies, asthma, and eczema and the development of glioma brain cancer.

 Report Calls for New COPD, Asthma Treatment Methods

A new research paper proposes that standard diagnostic definitions and treatmen options for COPD and asthma patients are outdated.

 "Meds-in-hand" Asthma Discharge Program a Success Story

Children hospitalized for asthma who go home with their discharge medications in hand make fewer return trips, clinicians from Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found.