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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 January 2020

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Is the Spiration Valve System an Effective Treatment for Severe Heterogeneous Emphysema?

Because less-invasive, nonsurgical approaches are needed to treat severe emphysema, authors of a new study compared the safety and efficacy of the Spiration Valve System with optimal medical management.

Two-Day Antibiotic Regimen Reduces Risk of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Treatment with targeted temperature management after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with shockable rhythm increases the risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia. The researchers aimed to better understand the impact of preventive short-term antibiotic therapy on ventilator-associated pneumonia risk.

All-Oral Combination Therapy May Shorten TB Treatment

In an effort to find a shorter, more efficacious oral regimen to treat patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis, authors of a new study analyzed the bactericidal activity and safety of several combination therapies for pulmonary tuberculosis.

New Guidelines for Drug-Resistant TB Treatment

The ATS, CDC, ERS, and IDSA have developed practice guidelines that include 25 recommendations on the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, including multidrug-resistant TB and isoniazid-resistant but rifampin-susceptible TB.

OSA Affects BP in Dose-Response Association

Studies assessing the prevalence and characteristics of the association between obstructive sleep apnea and poor blood pressure control in patients with resistant hypertension are limited. A new study sheds light.