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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 April 2020

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Corticosteroids May Reduce Mortality in Patients With ARDS

Because the efficacy of corticosteroids for treating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is controversial, researchers analyzed the effect of a corticosteroid on mechanical ventilation duration and overall mortality among patients with moderate to severe ARDS.

Is Asthma Exacerbation Severity Greater Among Men or Women?

Asthma is more prevalent among women than men, but how does disease severity compare between women and men? A new analysis shed light on this question, as well as on how men and women respond to treatment differently. 

Most US Adults With MDR-TB Are Not Eligible for WHO’s Treatment Recommendations

The WHO recommendation for a shorter multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment regimen was made based on successful clinical trials conducted in Asia and Africa. But researchers investigated whether US adults would meet the recommendation’s eligibility criteria as well. 

5 Questions About the Impact of Early-Life Antibiotic Exposure on Later-Life Lung Function

A recent study aimed to better understand the potential connection between early-life exposure to oral antibiotics and lung function into early adulthood. Senior author Adrian J. Lowe, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, answered our questions about his team’s study. 

6 Questions About the Evolving Landscape of Vaping

A research team led by Miranda P. Ween, PhD, and Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, performed a systematic review of recent evidence to gain more insight on the health effects of e-cigarette use. Pulmonology Consultant reached out to the lead researchers for more information about their review and its findings.