Is lung cancer screening using risk-based low-dose computer tomography a better predictor of lung cancer risk than age or pack/years of smoking?
CHEST 2021, News
Researchers evaluated the relationship between e-cigarettes and obstructive pulmonary diseases, taking into account age, gender, ethnicity, and body mass index.
High quality communication in tobacco treatment programs with lung cancer screenings was significantly associated with self-efficacy for smoking cessation.
Both stable current smokers and individuals who had quit exhibited significantly less anxiety but more depression.
Patients with tobacco dependence and pulmonary embolism are likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of initial discharge due to pulmonary embolism.
AAN 2016 Cerebrovascular Disease
For both smokers and nonsmokers, adding clopidogrel to aspirin therapy is associated with a reduced risk of second stroke in the 90 days following a stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA)—but that association is much stronger among smokers
This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say
Helping providers understand such conduct, and how to use these lessons learned to "enhance current prescribing compliance protocols in a manner that preserves patient access to controlled medication where clinically appropriate" was the focus of a course presented at PAINWeek 2014 by Jennifer Bolen, JD, of The Legal Side of Pain, a division of the J. Bolen Group, LLC, Nashville, Tennessee.