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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Greater Than the Sum
February 25, 2016 10:46 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There’s a saying that gets thrown around, often in the context of sports, that the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Seemingly oxymoronic, the point is typically made when trying to explain how a team of unextraordinary players Read More...
Attack of the Ads
January 8, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration Read More...
Why Mesothelioma is Often Missed by Doctors
July 9, 2015 1:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine, a free online resource devoted to helping people with mesothelioma and their loved ones, has just posted a new study that says the symptoms of the deadly disease often slip by doctors. As the new article on notes, Read More...
From the AARC Congress: Keynote Speaker Urges RTs to Improve Patient-Centered Care
December 7, 2010 12:23 AM by Sharlene George
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality wants to hear from you. The invitation came from AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, during the keynote address Monday at the American Association for Respiratory Care's 56 th International Respiratory Congress. Read More...
Some New Thoughts on ARDS Treatments
October 1, 2009 10:28 AM by Vern Enge
Results of two recent studies may provide respiratory therapists with some flexibility in treating their acute respiratory distress syndrome patients, according to Timothy A. Mullen, RRT, in an article titled "Beyond ARDS Net: A Two-Study Review Shows Read More...
Practice Makes (More) Perfect
February 3, 2009 4:50 PM by Frank Visco
In the first overall assessment of the 79 licensed lung transplant centers in the U.S. and Canada, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that centers that perform at least 20 transplants per year have better mortality outcomes. The findings were presented Read More...
Face Masks: To Wear or Not to Wear?
January 30, 2009 12:00 PM by Frank Visco
Wearing a face mask may increase your chances of avoiding the flu by 400 percent, according to a recent Australian study. During the winters of 2006 and 2007, researchers at the University of New South Wales observed more than 280 adults from 143 families Read More...
Patients; Doctors Weigh in On LABA Risk
December 11, 2008 11:20 AM by test test
A panel of 30 medical and scientific Food and Drug Administration advisors plans to vote today on whether the safety risks posed by long acting beta agonists outweigh the benefits to respiratory patients. But professional and patient organizations across Read More...
If You Can't Handle the Nanoparticles, Get Out of the Kitchen
November 21, 2008 10:14 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Not looking forward to a long day of cooking this Turkey Day? Here's one more reason why you should get out of the kitchen. New research suggests that kitchen appliances may harm respiratory and cardiovascular health. Researchers at the National Institute Read More...


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