Respiratory

Onset of Pneumothorax Carries Poor Prognosis for Patients With CTD-ILD

July 30, 2020

Article

According to a new study, patients with connective tissue disease-associated interstitial disease (CTD-ILD) had significantly higher mortality rates and worse 10-year survival rates than patients who did not develop the complication.

The Race to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine

July 28, 2020

Article

The race for a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is one of the most urgent public health challenges, with multiple vaccine candidates entering phase 3 trials and case counts around the world steadily climbing. MJH Life Sciences™ will host a free webinar with the top minds in infectious disease, virology, and vaccinology to discuss the latest trial information on vaccines.

Multidisciplinary Collaborative Care Reduces Costs, Improves End-of-Life Care for Patients With IPF

July 25, 2020

Article

In the last 3 months of life, health care costs were significantly lower for patients receiving multidisciplinary collaborative care than for patients receiving specialized care or nonspecialized care. The differences in costs were primarily driven by differences in hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

Experimental Vaccines Show Promise Against COVID-19 in Healthy Subjects

July 21, 2020

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Two experimental vaccines, one from AstraZeneca and the other from CanSino Biologics, have shown promising results against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a phase 1/2 trial and a phase 2 trial. Results for both were published in The Lancet.

Progressive Phenotype ILD: Effect on Personal Life

July 20, 2020

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The effect of chronic fibrosing ILD with progressive phenotype on personal relationships with friends and family.

Does ILD Vary by Season for Hospitalization, Mortality Rates?

July 16, 2020

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Other respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, also have seasonal variations, but the impact of such variation on interstitial lung disease (ILD) is poorly understood.

Precautions of Progressive Phenotype ILD During COVID-19

July 13, 2020

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Concerns and precautions for a patient living with chronic fibrosing ILD with progressive phenotype during the coronavirus pandemic.

Systemic Sclerosis Mortality and Trends in Related Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

July 10, 2020

Article

Investigators used death certificate data to determine the annual average decline of deaths attributed to systemic sclerosis.

Progressive Phenotype ILD: Insurance Coverage

July 06, 2020

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Insurance coverage concerns and difficulties while seeking care for chronic fibrosing ILD with progressive phenotype.

What We're Reading: States Halt, Reverse Reopening; COVID-19 Risk With Asthma; Novel Testing Strategies

July 02, 2020

Article

States hardest hit by resurgent cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have taken steps to either halt or reverse plans to reopen economies; study findings suggest patients with asthma are no more likely than those without asthma to be hospitalized for COVID-19; the Trump administration plans to adopt a decades-old testing strategy called pooled testing that would expand testing efforts in the United States.