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COPD False Positive Diagnosis Found in the Majority of Study Cases

February 13, 2019 Share this content: Overdiagnosis of COPD was also more likely to occur in individuals with higher education levels, wheeze, or concomitant heart disease or asthma. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is prone to false positive diagnosis, according to an article published in CHEST. Misdiagnosed individuals may be at risk for adverse side… Read More »

Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics’… Read More »

E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says

It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like… Read More »