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ATS 2016 International Conference Press Releases

As experts in the field have come to expect, the ATS 2016 International Conference will showcase the latest scientific discoveries in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Below are links to some research highlights that will be presented beginning May 13-18 in San Francisco, California. Please note the individual embargo time on each release.

Two planned press conferences will include presentations and a moderated discussion of selected research studies; details follow:

  • COPD on Sunday, May 15, 10:45 a.m. (PDT)
  • Quality Improvement on Monday, May 16, 11:15 a.m. (PDT)

For more information about the research highlighted below or to schedule an interview with an expert, please contact Dacia Morris, Director of Communications and Marketing, American Thoracic Society, at

The ATS and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Release Landmark Survey of Pulmonologists’ Attitudes and Practices with Inhalation Devices for COPD at the ATS 2016 International Conference

Risk of Mortality Linked to Interstitial Lung Abnormalities

New Way to Predict COPD Progression; New Treatment May Be on the Horizon

ICUs Strained by Increased Volume and a Near Doubling of Opioid-Related Deaths

For ICU Patients, Nighttime Extubations Associated With Higher Mortality

Greater Collaboration Between ICU Nurses and ICU Physicians May Minimize VAP Risk

Metals Released by Burning Fuel Oil May Damage Children’s Developing Lungs

Monthly Resident Handoff of Patients May Increase Risk of Dying

As Sleep Apnea Severity Increases So Do the Learning Challenges in Kids

In Large Study, Sleep Apnea Associated With Heart Attack, Stroke, and Other Serious Outcomes After Coronary Revascularization

Untreated Sleep Apnea May Be Related to Melanoma Aggressiveness

Heart Failure Patients with Predominant Central Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk for Serious Complications than Those Who Also Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Hydroxyurea Improves Lung Function in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods Reduces Risk of Food Sensitization

Being Fit May Slow Lung Function Decline as We Age

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

Very Poorly Controlled Asthma Highly Prevalent in TENOR II Cohort After More Than a Decade

Asthma Overdiagnosed in Canadian Adults

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Associated With Higher Mortality, More Severe Illness

Meetings with Palliative Care Do Not Improve Anxiety and Depression Symptoms in Family Caregivers of Chronic Critically Ill Patients

Motivational Interviewing May Reduce COPD Readmissions

Home-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation as Effective as Hospital-Based

New Easy-To-Use TB Test Achieves Accuracy Comparable to IGRAs in Phase III Trials

Simple, Rapid TB Diagnosis Feasible in Low-Resource, High-Burden Settings

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease