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News: News from our Partners at Consultant 360 October2021

October Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Poll: Inhaler Technique
Patients who switch inhaler therapies tend to have a difficult time. Do you think that reinforcing inhaler technique through patient education at the time of the switch is effective?

Lauren Troy, PhD, on Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy for Diagnosing ILD
The COLDICE study examined the effectiveness and safety of a novel, less-invasive approach to sampling lung tissue for the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease compared with the gold-standard surgical approach. Lead author Lauren Troy, PhD, answered our questions.

Poll: Lung Transplantation
The transplant waitlist continues to grow, as does the need for lung transplants among patients with cystic fibrosis and other lung diseases. Should lung allocation be based solely on wait time?

Wendy Moore, MD, on Biologic Medication Use, Switching Therapies for Severe Asthma
Biologic therapies have been introduced as new treatment options for patients with severe asthma. Wendy Moore, MD, answered our questions about the research she presented at CHEST2020.   

Expert Conversations: Pediatric Sleep Medicine and COVID-19
In this podcast, David Ingram, MD, moderates a conversation with Maida Chen, MD; Pallavi Patwari, MD; Kevin Smith, PhD; Bobbi Hopkins, MD; and Michael McLeland, PhD, about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting pediatric sleep medicine.