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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 July 2016

Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Study: Frailty Affects 1 in 4 COPD Patients

Researchers assessed the prevalence of frailty among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and how a pulmonary rehabilitation program can improve frailty in these patients.

Does Depression Impact Adherence in COPD Patients?

In a recent study, researchers assessed the effects of depression on maintenance medication adherence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Could Breath Analysis Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence?

Recent research tested the potential of analysis of exhaled carbonyl compounds to predict risk of lung cancer recurrence in patients who have undergone surgical resection.

Risk-based model better for selecting ever-smokers for CT lung cancer screening

A risk-based model for selecting ever-smokers for computed tomography lung cancer screening may prevent more cancer deaths than screening according to US Preventive Services Task Force criteria, researchers say.

Delirium common after lung transplant, tied to poorer outcomes

Delirium is common following lung transplantation and is associated with greater use of medical resources and worse outcomes, new research suggests.