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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 May 2018

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Could Combination Tiotropium-Olodaterol Reduce COPD Exacerbations?

Combination treatment with long-acting bronchodilators is recommended for the reduction of COPD exacerbations. In a multicenter cohort of 7880 patients from various countries, researchers compared the effects of combination tiotropium-olodaterol vs tiotropium alone.

For COPD, Tai Chi is a Viable Alternative Treatment

Pulmonary rehabilitation requires special facilities, is often costly, and can be difficult to access, whereas Tai Chi requires no special equipment and is increasingly popular worldwide. In a new study, researchers compared the effects of both interventions in patients with COPD.

Smoking Inflates HF Risk in Black Patients

Although it is well known that cigarette smoking is linked to several factors associated with cardiac dysfunction, its effects on the risk of heart failure-related hospitalization and systolic dysfunction are less clear. In a study of 4129 patient, researchers examined this association further.

AASM: Do Not Treat OSA With Medical Marijuana

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued a position statement on the use of medical cannabis and/or its synthetic extracts for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

ALA: Air Pollution Is Still at Dangerous Levels

The American Lung Association investigated the ozone concentration and air quality of cities and counties across the United States for a 3-year period. For the results, read more.