A list of systemic drugs that can cause photosensitivity, including the type of reactions.
Prophylactic antifungal medications cut risk for dying by half.
Pulmonary hypertension is associated with higher in-hospital mortality, morbidity, length of stay, and health care utilization in patients admitted to the hospital with an acute exacerbation of COPD.
End-stage lung disease may significantly increase the risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients undergoing lung transplant without primary esophageal disease.
Among lung transplant recipients, tacrolimus compared to cyclosporine may be associated with decreased incidence of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and number of acute rejection episodes.
Both body mass index and changes in weight have been linked to 1-year mortality risk in patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease.
Drugs in the Pipeline
Bellerophon Therapeutics announced positive topline results from cohort 2 of an ongoing phase 2/3 iNO-PF study of INOpulse (pulsed, inhaled nitric oxide) delivery system for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD). The INOpulse delivery system is designed to deliver inhaled nitric oxide via a proprietary triple-lumen nasal cannula directly to…
MPR Weekly Dose Podcast
This week on the Weekly Dose we talk about the first lung transplant due to vaping-related illness; A new approval for patients with beta thalassemia; Opioids in osteoarthritis; A new, free test to help diagnose COPD; and news of a potential new therapy for hypercholesterolemia.
At least 40 deaths linked with vaping-related lung damage have been reported by state health departments
CHEST 2019, News
Patients with established chronic lung allograft dysfunction may have a higher risk for respiratory syncytial virus infections, but lung function decline does not appear to be significantly affected.