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Role of Chest Imaging in Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Using Endobronchial Valves News

Role of Chest Imaging in Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Using Endobronchial Valves

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide.
New Treatment Pathways for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn News

New Treatment Pathways for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn

Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN, also known as neonatal pulmonary hypertension and persistent fetal circulation syndrome), affects 2% of live births and is a major cause of neonatal mortality.
Case Study: Elevated Hemidiaphragm News

Case Study: Elevated Hemidiaphragm

A 60-year-old man with multiple co-morbidities presented for evaluation of dyspnea.
Humidified Nasal High-Flow Therapy May Be an Effective At-Home Treatment for COPD News

Humidified Nasal High-Flow Therapy May Be an Effective At-Home Treatment for COPD

A pilot study at Temple suggests that daily use of humidified nasal high-flow (NHF) therapy with an air-oxygen blend as a maintenance therapy could benefit patients discharged from hospital after an acute exacerbation of COPD.
Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Procedural Tips and Tricks Video

Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Procedural Tips and Tricks

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Despite optimal pharmacological treatment, many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remain very disabled.
PERT Transforms Pulmonary Embolism Care and Practice News

PERT Transforms Pulmonary Embolism Care and Practice

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third most common cardiovascular cause of inpatient hospital death in the United States, and the prevalence of PE risk factors—including surgery, obesity, a sedentary or immobile lifestyle, and advanced age—is increasing. Immobile lifestyle is a big concern in the COVID-19 era, where home isolation and social distancing are highly recommended.
Surgical Approaches to Lung Transplantation Course

Surgical Approaches to Lung Transplantation

Lung transplantation surgical techniques have been well standardized for the past three decades. In this educational activity attendees will learn of current standard surgical techniques for lung transplantation as practiced at Temple University Health, as well as considerations regarding inherent limitations, evolving surgical options, and future directions for improved outcomes.
Severe Uncontrolled Asthma: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis, Co-Management, and Advanced Therapies Course

Severe Uncontrolled Asthma: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis, Co-Management, and Advanced Therapies

Asthma is a global health problem that affects approximately 300 million people in all age and ethnic groups. There is an estimated 250,000 deaths each year related to or resulting from Asthma. Treatment guidelines can be difficult to interpret, and it is often challenging for providers to keep abreast of new therapies and updates in guidelines. This program aims to improve physician knowledge about emerging therapies and treatments on severe uncontrolled asthma.
Management of Advanced Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Course

Management of Advanced Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Pulmonary sarcoidosis is responsible for most morbidity, mortality, and healthcare use in sarcoidosis. Advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis accounts for most of the poor outcomes. This presentation will focus on identification of advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis and the challenges in managing these patients.