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American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2017 International Conference

May 19 - 24, 2017; Washington, DC

May 19 - 24, 2017 Washington, DC
  • ATS Pneumonia Treatment Failure Rates High A study of more than 250,000 patients shows that antibiotic prescribing choices for community-acquired pneumonia are missing the mark.

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  • Antibiotic Trial of Doxycycline Fails in COPD Antibiotic Trial of Doxycycline Fails in COPD The role of antibiotics in COPD remains controversial, particularly for preventing future exacerbations in outpatients, and new results from a long-term randomized trial are adding to the debate.
  • ACE Inhibitor Blunts Exercise Benefit in Pulmonary Rehab ACE Inhibitor Blunts Exercise Benefit in Pulmonary Rehab A second clinical trial assessing adjunct therapy with an ACE inhibitor for patients with COPD undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation confirmed the negative results of an earlier trial.
  • Combination Therapy Improves Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes Combination Therapy Improves Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes Combination therapy reduces the risk of clinical worsening in idiopathic and connective-tissue-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension better than monotherapy, according to a new meta-analysis.

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