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Lung Microbiome May Help Predict Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients

Changes in the lung microbiome may help predict how well critically ill patients will respond to care, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
21-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Finds Disparity in Critical Care Deaths Between Non-Minority and Minority Hospitals

While deaths steadily declined over a decade in intensive care units at hospitals with few minority patients, in ICUs with large numbers of minority patients, there was less improvement, according to new research published online in the American...
14-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Save the Date! Cover ATS 2020 in Philadelphia!

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, will play host to the ATS 2020 International Conference, the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
13-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Weight Loss Improves Sleep Apnea Primarily by Reducing Tongue Fat

Weight loss in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appears to improve sleep apnea primarily by reducing tongue fat, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and...
8-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dr. Nicholas Arger Receives ATS Foundation Research Program/Foundation for Sarcoidosis Partner Grant

The ATS Foundation Research Program/Foundation for Sarcoidosis has awarded Nicholas Arger, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco a $80,000 Foundation Partner grant. The ATS Foundation Partner Grant provides crucial support to talented...
9-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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2017 San Diego Wildfire Increased Pediatric ER Visits for Breathing Problems

A small wildfire in San Diego County in 2017 resulted in a big uptick in children visiting the emergency room for breathing problems, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
6-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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FDA Makes Progress, but Needs to Go Further on E-cigarettes

While the American Thoracic Society appreciates that the FDA took action on certain flavored cartridge-based vaping products, it is disappointed that the Administration chose to not follow through on its September 2019 promise to clear the market...
3-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NTM Infections on the Rise Nationally; Women and Elderly Most Affected

The number of people newly infected each year and the number of people living with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease appears to be increasing, especially among women and those 65 and older, according to new research published online in the...
10-Dec-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


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The American Thoracic Society improves global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 to combat TB, the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases.

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