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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 February 2020

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

CDC Updates Coronavirus Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued new guidance on the screening and treatment of patients with suspected novel coronavirus.

Rhinovirus May Protect Against Influenza Infection, and Vice-Versa

Patients infected with either influenza or rhinovirus are less likely to become infected with the other virus, according to a recent study.

Vaping Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

Despite the popularity of vaping, evidence on long-term pulmonary effects is limited. In a recent study, researchers explored the association between vaping and asthma risk in individuals who had never used combustible cigarettes.

Nicotine E-Cigarettes May Play a Key Role in Smoking Cessation

Previous research has shown that combination nicotine replacement therapy can aid in smoking cessation. Authors of a new study sought to determine the effectiveness of combining nicotine patches with an e-cigarette on 6-month smoking abstinence.

Analysis Reveals Smoking Cessation's Impact on Lung Function

While some data suggest smoking cessation leads to a normalization of lung function decline, mechanistic studies have suggested that lung function decline could continue. Authors of a new analysis evaluated data on more than 25,300 individuals to determine which trajectory is more likely.