Category Archives: Research/Studies/Education

Left Atrial Size, Chemosensitivity, and Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure
Education/Studies

Left Atrial Size, Chemosensitivity, and Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure

Chest. 2014. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0309 CHEST Journal | Article Conclusions:  Increased LAVI is associated with heightened CO2 chemosensitivity and greater frequency of …Read the Rest

Impaired Left Ventricular Filling in COPD and Emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?:
COPD

Impaired Left Ventricular Filling in COPD and Emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?:

Abstract   Chest. 2013. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0183 Background:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction overlap clinically, and impaired …Read the Rest

Experts warn that e-cigarettes can damage the lungs
Featured Articles

Experts warn that e-cigarettes can damage the lungs

  Vienna, Austria: New research has shown that despite electronic cigarettes being marketed as a potentially safer alternative to normal …Read the Rest

Effects of cannabis on pulmonary structure, function and symptoms
Featured Articles

Effects of cannabis on pulmonary structure, function and symptoms

Conclusions: Smoking cannabis was associated with a dose-related impairment of large airways function resulting in airflow obstruction and hyperinflation. In …Read the Rest

High Tidal Volumes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Increase Organ Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery
Research/Studies/Education

High Tidal Volumes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Increase Organ Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery

Anesthesiology: May 2012 – Volume 116 – Issue 5 – p 1072–1082 Tissue damage in lungs following high tidal volume …Read the Rest

Asthma risk increased by common antibiotic: Canadian research
Asthma

Asthma risk increased by common antibiotic: Canadian research

The antibiotic vancomycin, when used early in life, can increase the incidence and severity of “allergic” asthma, the common form …Read the Rest

Child Asthma and Vit D
Asthma

Child Asthma and Vit D

Children with severe therapy-resistant asthma (STRA) may have poorer lung function and worse symptoms compared to children with moderate asthma, …Read the Rest

Statins, Vitamin D, and COPD
COPD

Statins, Vitamin D, and COPD

Janda and colleagues1 in their review recently published in CHEST (September 2009) highlighted that statin drugs can have a beneficial role in patients …Read the Rest

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