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Study suggests new threshold for diagnosing PAH

August 17, 2020

Doctors diagnosing pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) — elevated pulmonary pressure due to an issue in the small vessels of the lung — rely on a hemodynamic threshold set in the early 1970s to determine whether patients would be candidates for pulmonary vasodilator therapy.

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Stomach bug hit-and-run

July 24, 2020

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori colonizes the stomach in half of the world’s population and increases the risk of gastric cancer.

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Criteria for lung cancer screens may be expanded

July 24, 2020

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending two changes that will nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening by lowering the age from 55 to 50 and reducing the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20.

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