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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 August 2017

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Asthma Symptoms and Control Worsened by Fibromyalgia

A recent study sought to determine if fibromyalgia was an independent predictor of asthma severity and poor asthma control among patients with both comorbidities.

PH Raises Mortality Risk in Lung Transplant Recipients with COPD

In a recent study, researchers investigated the effects of pulmonary hypertension on mortality rates among COPD patients undergoing single and bilateral lung transplant.

Asthma and COPD Could be Differentiated Using CT

Due to the difficulty distinguishing between asthma and COPD in clinics, researchers sought to determine if measurements derived from CT imaging could be used to assist in diagnosing patients.

Smoking Cessation Rates Linked to Rise in E-Cigarette Use

In a recent study, researchers examined whether increases in the use of e-cigarettes from 2010 to 2014 were associated with change in overall smoking cessation at the population level.

Comorbidities Are Common Among Patients With Uncontrolled Asthma

Previous research has indicated that comorbidities contribute to uncontrolled asthma. In a new study, the researchers sought to investigate this relationship further in order to help improve treatment strategies.