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Endobronchial valves improve emphysema symptoms, at a cost

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with pulmonary hyperinflation due to advanced emphysema have a modest improvement in lung function and exercise tolerance after placement of endobronchial valves to reduce lobar volume. However, they also experience...

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Home Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sleep specialists can sometimes diagnose and manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with home-based tests instead of in-lab polysomnography, new research suggests. In a randomized trial prepublished online in Chest on February...

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Two Doses Better than One for Asthma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children with mild to moderate asthma have better pulmonary function and require less rescue medication if they take budesonide/formoterol (BUD/FM; Symbicort) twice a day instead of once a day, a large U.S. trial has...