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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 December 2017

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Body Fat Increases Asthma Risk

Previous evidence has demonstrated a relationship between obesity and asthma. In a recent study, researchers investigated whether adiposity affects the risk for atopic and non-atopic asthma in children and adults.

Respiratory Failure Outcomes Are Effectively Evaluated With New Tool

In a recent study, researchers evaluated the efficacy of several measurement instruments in assessing outcomes among patients with acute respiratory failure.

ATS: More Smoking Cessation Interventions Needed in Lung Cancer Screening Setting

Currently, smoking cessation counseling combined with low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening is recommended in several guidelines.

New ATS Guidelines Address Rare Lung Disease

The American Thoracic Society, along with the Japanese Respiratory Society, released guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis in 2016. Recently, the 2 societies supplemented their existing guidelines with 4 additional recommendations.

Pneumonia Mortality Among Young Children Has Decreased Globally

Pneumonia is the second leading cause of death in young children worldwide. However, existing literature contains little information on long-term changes in mortality from pneumonia among children younger than 5 years.