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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 July 2020

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Adjunctive Therapies May Be Underutilized in ARDS

Researchers assessed the frequency and patterns of use of adjunctive strategies among patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Based on their findings, the researchers have called for a more consistent approach for prescribing the therapies. 

How Are ICS and Tracheobronchomalacia Associated?

Researchers analyzed data on patients with COPD and asthma to determine whether the use of inhaled corticosteroids and tracheobronchomalacia are related. Here is what they found. 

OSA Risk Is Reduced With Increased Physical Activity

How many minutes should be added to a daily walk or vigorous daily activity to lower the risk of obstructive sleep apnea? Researchers investigated. 

Guidance for Managing Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompromised Patients Is Published

The consensus statement includes general suggestions about the initial management strategies that should be considered for patients who are immunocompromised and are suspected as having community-acquired pneumonia. 

Meredith McCormack, MD, on What You Need to Know About the American Lung Association's 2020 State of the Air Report

Authors of a new meta-analysis evaluated whether the use of home noninvasive positive pressure ventilation was associated with better outcomes among patients with COPD and hypercapnia. Lead author Michael E. Wilson, MD, highlights his findings and their implications for clinical practice.