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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 June 2017

 New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Study: Certain Antibiotics Often Overprescribed, Despite Guidelines

Inappropriate antibiotic use is a contributing factor to rising antibiotic resistance rates. A recent study examined trends in antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory tract infections to determine if national guidelines to promote antibiotic stewardship are being followed.

Vascular Pruning Predicts Mortality Risk in Smokers

In a recent study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, researchers tested the hypothesis that vascular pruning could be used to predict mortality in individuals who smoked, and whether the presence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affected the association.

Study Details Drug-Drug Interactions within Combination Therapies for PAH

A recent study investigated pharmacokinetic interactions between phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and endothelin receptor antagonists used in combination for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Does Obesity Affect Mortality Rate Among Patients With PAH?

Research has suggested a paradoxical trend in mortality rate between obese and non-obese patients for various cardiovascular disorders. However, little research has examined the “obesity paradox” in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Respiratory Infections Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

In a new study, researchers examined the association between respiratory infections and the risk of angiographic confirmed myocardial infarction.