CHEST 2012

CHEST 2012
October 25, 2012
Check out photos from this year's conference in Atlanta, GA, which took place from October 20-25. The meeting was held at the Georgia World Congress Center, which sits between CNN headquarters and the Georgia Dome.
October 25, 2012
Robert De Marco, MD, FCCP, Intensivist, Orlando Health, Dr. Phillips Hospital, says that a concern for reimbursement in the ICU is that many private physicians are becoming hospital employed. He says that convincing the hospital they need full-time critical care coverage is a difficult task even though it saves cost and cuts down length of stay and mortalities.
October 25, 2012
Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP, Allegheny General Hospital, states that there are many challenges in providing pulmonary rehabilitation to patients with chronic lung diseases.
October 25, 2012
Although there has been a concentrated focus on pulmonary vascular diseases at this year's CHEST conference, there have also been a number of studies released that pertain to cardiovascular events, such as congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Here are some of the highlights in these areas.
October 24, 2012
As one might expect, lung cancer is one of the major focuses at each CHEST conference. The following are highlights from this year's recently released abstracts and late-breaking studies.
October 24, 2012
Although there have been a wide variety of disease states covered at this year's CHEST conference, much of the focus has been on those under the umbrella of pulmonary vascular disease, such as pulmonary arterial hypertension and deep vein thrombosis. Here are some of the new study highlights related to pulmonary vascular disease.
October 24, 2012
Jun Chiong, MD, MPH, FACC, FCCP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, states the US healthcare system does not utilize a team-based approach.
October 24, 2012
Robert Frantz, MD, FACC, Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, Mayo Clinic, says that the issue of cost is an important factor in treating patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
October 23, 2012
The following are highlights of abstracts that focus on readmission rates, an increasingly important subject for hospitals that are subject to evolving rules and regulations as they relate to reimbursement.
October 23, 2012
Craig Lilly, MD, Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology and Surgery, Director, UMass Memorial eICU Program, says that technologies must be integrated as well as embraced by the workforce.
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