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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 March 2019

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Chronic Smoking Impacts Vision

While several previous studies have investigated the effects of heavy smoking on spatial and color vision, samples sizes have been small and some variables were not controlled, according to the recent study’s authors.

CDC: 1 in 14 Women Vape During Pregnancy

In order to estimate the use of EVPs among women with recent live births, researchers examined data from the 2015 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System for Oklahoma and Texas.

In Uncontrolled Asthma, Blood Eosinophils May Hint at Lung Function

Researchers assessed the eosinophil levels and lung function of individuals with low FEV1 reversibility to SABA. The study was presented at the 2019 AAAAI Annual Meeting.

Major Asthma Inflammatory Markers Are Similar Between Men and Women

Cell levels between men and women with asthma have had little research. Researchers of a new study presented at the 2019 AAAAI Annual Meeting explored the topic.

FDA Issues Safety Alert for a JAK inhibitor 

The FDA issued an alert regarding the safety of tofacitinib following the results of a clinical trial that showed increased risk of pulmonary embolism.