American Thoracic Society 2015 International Conference | ATS 2015

The American Thoracic Society 2015 International Conference "is one of the largest gatherings of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep clinicians and researchers in the world," and will cover "the latest and most significant developments in clinical practice; clinical, basic, and translational research; health advocacy; and professional and patient education."

Conference Coverages

Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Lowers Pneumonia-related Mortality Risk in Patients with COPD
Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Lowers Pneumonia-related Mortality Risk in Patients with COPD
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who use inhaled corticosteroids have a decreased risk of dying from pneumonia, but face an increased risk of contracting the infection.
COPD Independently Increases Cardiovascular-Related Mortality, Not Stroke
Researchers at ATS 2015 reported chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but was not independently linked to risk of stroke or systemic embolism.
Rounds Guideline Curbs Unnecessary Lab Tests
Reducing unnecessary lab tests in the intensive care unit is possible, a team of researchers from New York reported at the 2015 American Thoracic Society meeting in Denver, CO.
Depression Linked to Sleep Apnea
Excessive daytime sleepiness related to severe obstructive sleep apnea is also linked to depression in men, reported a team of researchers from Australia.
Music Helps Wean Ventilator Patients
Music can be relaxing, even for patients in a high-stress situation like learning to breath without mechanical ventilation, researchers reported at the 2015 American Thoracic Society meeting in Denver, CO.
Sepsis Readmissions Bigger Problem than Thought
Hospitals have been paying Medicare penalties when patients are readmitted too soon after discharge. So far the focus has been on patients with heart failure and pneumonia but a study from NYU finds sepsis readmissions are also common.
Getting Gene Info Leads Patients to Get Lung CT Scans
Patients whose genetic risk of getting lung cancer was assessed became more likely to follow through with CT lung scans, a California study of smokers found. That was most true for patients who learned they were at high risk, but learning they were at lower risk did not reduce these patients' rates of complying with screening.
Peds Lung Transplant Carries Kidney Risk
Children who get lung transplants face a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease. New research looks at risk assessment and prevention.

Most Popular

@MDMagazine

$vacMongoViewPlus$ $vAR$