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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 March 2017

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Study: Forced Oscillation Technique May be Useful for Assessing COPD  

According to a new study, airway function measurements evaluated with the forced oscillation technique provide useful information complementary to spirometry in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

NSAID Use During Acute Respiratory Infection Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during acute respiratory infections could increase the risk of myocardial infarction, according to the results of a recent study.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of COPD 

Fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with reduced risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in current and former smokers, but not in never-smokers, according to a new study.

Could Vitamin D Supplements Reduce the Risk of Acute Respiratory Infections? 

A recent meta-analysis suggested that vitamin D reduced the risk of acute respiratory infections in patients, with individuals who were vitamin D deficient experiencing the most benefit.

GOLD Releases Updated COPD Recommendations 

The Global Initiative for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease has updated its recommendations for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.