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CHEST 2016: American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting

October 22 - 26, 2016; Los Angeles, California

October 22 - 26, 2016 Los Angeles, California
  • CHEST Combined Data Show Superiority of LAMA/LABA in COPD The addition of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) to a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) is better for COPD patients than the addition of an inhaled corticosteroid, data from two studies show.
  • New Inhaled Antibiotic Promising in Bronchiectasis An inhaled powder form of ciprofloxacin is effective for patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, an orphan disease with no approved treatments, results from a phase 3 suggest.
  • Benefit of Antifibrotics in Pulmonary Fibrosis Debated Patients with pulmonary fibrosis appear to be helped by antifibrotic treatment, irrespective of disease severity, report investigators of four post hoc exploratory analyses, but more study is needed.

Conference News

Popular News from CHEST 2015

  • Experts Debate Apnea Treatment Vacuum After SERVE-HF Experts Debate Apnea Treatment Vacuum After SERVE-HF Results from the recent SERVE-HF trial have left clinicians unsure of how to treat heart failure patients with central sleep apnea. The topic sparked a lively discussion at CHEST 2015.
  • Exercise Improves Asthma Control, Study Suggests Exercise Improves Asthma Control, Study Suggests Aerobic exercise could be an adjunct to pharmacotherapy in inactive adults with asthma, according to preliminary results from the Ex-Asthma study.
  • Tiotropium Olodaterol Combo Improves COPD Symptoms Tiotropium Olodaterol Combo Improves COPD Symptoms Quality-of-life scores were moderately but significantly better with the combination of tiotropium plus olodaterol dual bronchodilator therapy than with either drug alone.

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Medscape Board at the Podium

  • James Donohue, MD
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Presentation: Uncertainties in Pharmacotherapy for COPD
    Date: October 24, 2016
  • Kim Kerr, MD
    University of California at San Diego
    Presentation: Pulmonary Hypertension InPHOCUS Interactive Summit
    Date: October 22, 2016
  • Sumita Khatri, MD
    Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
    Presentation: Difficult-to-Treat Asthma: What Are We Missing?
    Date: October 26, 2016

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