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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 August 2020

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Smoking, BMI, and Adipose Tissue: What Is the Relationship?

In a recent study, researchers sought to investigate the relationship between smoking and obesity, as well as the assertion that lower BMI is a "beneficial side effect" of smoking.  

Aerobic Training May Be Key to Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patients With COPD

Pulmonary rehabilitation has many benefits, but past research has provided conflicting results about whether patients with COPD can improve their peak oxygen uptake with aerobic training. Researchers sought to provide clarity on the training’s impact. 

New Guidance on Restoring Elective Pulmonary and Sleep Services Is Released

Members of the Association of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Division Directors and the American Thoracic Society have developed guidance for safely resuming elective outpatient pulmonary and sleep services. 

ATS: Guideline for Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment for Tobacco Dependence

The 7 recommendations represent simple practice changes that can increase the effectiveness of tobacco-dependence pharmacotherapy. 

5 Questions About Patients’ Perceived Control of Asthma Symptoms

Claudia Crimi, MD, PhD, and colleagues recently compared Asthma Control Test scores obtained by patients vs physicians. The research highlights the need for physicians to carefully evaluate patients' understanding of disease control. Dr Crimi explains why doing so—especially among patients with lower education levels—is important.