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Prone Positioning Falls Flat for Weaning COVID Patients Off ECMO

Similar ECMO duration, mortality compared with supine position in randomized trial

Dec 01, 2023
Texas Sues Pfizer Over Vax Claims; Dr. Rand Paul to the Rescue; Kid Pneumonia Cases

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Dec 01, 2023
FDA Clears First Oral Device Treatment for Severe Sleep Apnea

Oral appliances represent an alternative to CPAP and surgical neurostimulation implants

Nov 30, 2023
FDA Warns That Philips' CPAP Machines May Overheat

Thermal issues including burns, smoke, fire among reports submitted by DreamStation 2 users

Nov 29, 2023
FDA Clears First Oral Device Treatment for Severe Sleep Apnea

Oral appliances represent an alternative to CPAP and surgical neurostimulation implants

FDA Warns That Philips' CPAP Machines May Overheat

Thermal issues including burns, smoke, fire among reports submitted by DreamStation 2 users

Pulmonology Case Studies

Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Do At-Home Testing Devices Measure Up?

Home test showed 52 apnea-hypopnea events per hour in woman with high blood pressure, weight gain

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Why Is a Fit Swimmer Breathless and Coughing Up Blood?

Case highlights a little-known, potentially dangerous, often recurrent condition of swimmers

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What's Behind the Hoarseness, Laryngeal Obstruction in a Healthy Nonsmoker?

Biopsy provides the key to this diagnostic puzzle

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With an Old X-Ray, AI Can Detect High Risk of Lung Cancer in Never Smokers

Tool could identify nonsmokers most likely to benefit from low-dose CT screening

Nov 29, 2023
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Safer to Hold Off on Intubating Comatose, Intoxicated Patients, Trial Finds

French centers showed faster discharge, fewer adverse events

Nov 29, 2023
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Male vs Female Surgeons; China Beefs Up Fever Clinics; C. Diff Survives Disinfecting

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Nov 27, 2023
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
China Reports No 'Unusual' Pathogens Driving Pneumonia Cluster in Kids

Chinese health officials say the rise in respiratory illness is part of a continued surge

Nov 24, 2023
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High-Sensitivity Troponin Test May Overestimate Risk in PE

On the other hand, conventional assays did predict a complicated course in acute PE

Nov 22, 2023
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Osimertinib Shows Activity in NSCLC With Uncommon EGFR Mutations

Researchers suggest the drug is a promising option for this rare subgroup

Nov 22, 2023
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Opinion
How to Not Kill Grandma This Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

What protective measures can we take in 2023?

Nov 21, 2023
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Drug Candidate for Chronic Cough Rejected by FDA Panel

Gefapixant's benefit not clinically meaningful enough, panelists say

Nov 17, 2023
 FDA ADCOMM gefapixant oral tablets over a photo of a mature man coughing.
FDA OKs New Option for Advanced ROS1-Positive Lung Cancer

Drug achieved high response rates in TKI-naive and TKI-pretreated patients

Nov 16, 2023
 FDA APPROVED repotrectinib (Augtyro) over a computer rendering of a transparent body with lung cancer highlighted.
Unclear if Chronic Cough Drug Has Meaningful Benefit, FDA Reviewers Say

Previously rejected gefapixant will face agency's panel of outside experts on Friday

Nov 16, 2023
FDA ADCOMM gefapixant oral tablets over a photo of a mature man coughing.
AMA Delegates Take Action on Cannabis, Medical Aid-in-Dying Resolutions

Concern expressed about lack of available evidence on harms of marijuana

Nov 14, 2023
AMA over a photo of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland
Americans Struggling With Addiction, Mental Health, SAMHSA Survey Shows

Biden administration highlights need for better access to treatment

Nov 14, 2023
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Asthma-Tracking App Shows Some Promise for Reducing ED Visits

No benefit for the privately insured in trial, but participants on Medicaid had lower risk

Nov 14, 2023
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