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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 December 2020

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Morphine Could Improve Breathlessness in COPD Patients

A recent study examined the effects of sustained-release morphine on the health status and risk of adverse effects in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and breathlessness.

Smartphone Apps Are Effective for Aiding Smoking Cessation 

The study team aimed to determine whether a smartphone application for smoking cessation based on acceptance and commitment therapy is more efficacious than a National Cancer Institute application based on US clinical practice guidelines.

Q&A: How Hypoxia Affects Exercise Capacity Among Patients With PH

A new study highlights the effects of normobaric hypoxia on exercise performance among patients with pulmonary hypertension. Lead author Silvia Ulrich, MD, answered our questions about her team’s study.

Q&A: Shravani Pasupneti, MD, on Endothelial HIF-2α for Preventing Emphysema

In this podcast, Shravani Pasupneti, MD, talks about her team's latest study, which aimed to evaluate the role of endothelial-cell HIF-2α in the pathogenesis of emphysema in mice. 

Feature: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: A Review for Primary Care

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a potentially unrecognized complication of obesity that carries a significant health care burden and worrisome morbidity and mortality rates. OHS appears to be a result of an increased respiratory load from obesity and a lack of a fully compensatory increase in respiratory drive.