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News: News from our Partners at Consultant 360 July 2021

July Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Test Your Knowledge: Pulmonary Artery Pressure in PAH

In this “Test Your Knowledge” quiz series, Michael J. Bloch, MD, asks what is considered the most widely accepted definition of normal pulmonary arterial pressure.

Brian King, PhD, MPH, on Rehospitalization, Death Rates Among Patients With EVALI

In this podcast, Brian King, PhD, MPH, discusses his team's latest research on the prevalence of and risk factors for rehospitalization and death after discharge of patients with e-cigarette and vaping-related lung injury (EVALI), as well as comments on the current EVALI epidemic in the United States.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare disorder in which there is high blood pressure in the arteries that bring blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs, usually with idiopathic origins. However, PAH can also be heritable/genetic or associated with other conditions. An estimated 15 to 50 persons per million are affected in the United States.

Poll: Managing Asthma Exacerbations

Evaluating patients for viral or bacterial infections is an important step for better understanding your patients’ asthma exacerbations. Do you think bacteria or viruses have a larger role in that process? Answer our poll to let us know.

Michelle Cloutier, MD, on the Focused Updates to Asthma Management

In this podcast, Michelle M. Cloutier, MD, talks about the report from The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC) on the 2020 focused updates to asthma management guidelines, including 6 prespecified topics and 19 recommendations in the 6 topic areas. She also presented on this topic at the annual American Thoracic Society 2021 annual meeting.