Early childhood growth is associated with lung function at 7 years: a prospective population-based study

Previous studies have related early postnatal growth with later lung function but their interpretation is limited by the methods used to assess child’s growth. We aimed to assess the association of early childhood growth, measured by body mass index (BMI) trajectories up to 4 years, with lung function at 7 years. We included 1257 children from the Spanish Infancia y Medio Ambiente…

The potential impact of COVID-19-related disruption on tuberculosis burden

Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, over 4000 people were dying from tuberculosis (TB) every day [1]. As with past emergencies [2], the impact of COVID-19 on TB outcomes is a serious cause for concern [3] but is currently unknown. Health system overload, due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases, as well as interventions necessary to limit the transmission of severe acute…

Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls to advance prevention as critical strategy to end TB – American College of Chest Physicians

In support of World TB Day, March 24, 2020, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American College of Chest Physicians is a founding member, urges governments to promote tuberculosis (TB) prevention as a critical component of TB elimination.

Ventilatory Ratio in Hypercapnic Mechanically Ventilated Patients with COVID-19 Associated ARDS | American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine | Articles in Press

xSearch for articles by this authorThe State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Critical Care Medicine, Guangzhou, China, Xuesong Liu xSearch for articles by this authorState Key Lab of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, The First Affiliated Hospital of…

Traditional biomass stoves increase household air pollution

In rural areas of Nepal, use of traditional stoves that burn biomass fuel and lack proper ventilation significantly increased indoor exposure to particulate matter and carbon monoxide and were shown to induce inflammatory responses in ex vivo lung tissue, according to research published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In this study, the researchers measured personal exposure to

Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls to advance prevention as critical strategy to end TB – American College of Chest Physicians

In support of World TB Day, March 24, 2020, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American College of Chest Physicians is a founding member, urges governments to promote tuberculosis (TB) prevention as a critical component of TB elimination.