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News: Articles from Consultant 360 September 2015

September 2015 Respiratory Disease Articles from Consultant 360

Asthma Subtypes Discovery Could Lead to New Treatment Methods

New research has identified 3 distinct subsets of patients with severe asthma, a discovery that could lead to the development of new biologic therapies

Report: E-Cigarettes 95% Safer Than Traditional Smoking

A recent, independent report examined the safety of, and stigma against using electronic cigarettes compared to traditional smoking.

USPSTF: Do Not Screen Asymptomatic Adults For COPD

The US Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new draft recommendation against screening asymptomatic adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Reduces Chest Pain

Recent research examined the association between smoking and angina and health status after myocardial infarction.

 Lung Function Declines In COPD Patients After Steroid Withdrawal

Recent research examined the effects of withdrawal from corticosteroid treatment on FEV1 decline, airway hyperresponsiveness, and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.