Pulmonology Advisor (4/11, Goldberg) reports, “Disposable e-cigarette devices promote more persistent vaping among adolescents and young adults (AYAs), thus increasing potential health risks, according to study findings.” Researchers came to this conclusion after conducting “a prospective longitudinal study during 2021 and 2022 in Southern California, surveying adolescents (14-17 years of age) and young adults (21-24 years […]

Healio (4/6, Swain) said, “A mandibular advancement device may be better for blood pressure lowering compared with continuous positive airway pressure devices for people with obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension, researchers reported.” At 6 months, “mean 24-hour arterial BP declined in the mandibular advancement device group by –2.5 mm Hg (P = .003) but did not change […]

Pulmonology Advisor (4/1, Stong) reports, “A notable proportion of Black, Hispanic, and White patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) may not attain eligibility for antifibrotic therapy, clinical trials, and lung transplant referrals when race-based pulmonary function test (PFT) equations for determining eligibility are used, according to study findings.” Investigators came to this conclusion after evaluating “how the […]