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CHEST 2013 will feature "world-renowned experts from every corner of clinical pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, as well as pulmonary procedures." Attendees will also have access to "an abundance of lively interactive sessions," as well as "more hands-on, skill-based simulation than ever before." Other features include "innovative case- and problem-based sessions, small-group interactive discussions, self-study stations, and distinguished offerings in leadership development."
American College of Chest Physicians 2013 Annual Meeting

American College of Chest Physicians 2013 Annual Meeting | CHEST 2013

Conference Coverages

Risk Factors Such as Male Gender, Residual Thrombosis, and High D-Dimer Suggest Patients with Pulmonary Embolism Should Consider Remaining on Oral Anticoagulants
Risk Factors Such as Male Gender, Residual Thrombosis, and High D-Dimer Suggest Patients with Pulmonary Embolism Should Consider Remaining on Oral Anticoagulants
One of the most important tasks for physicians treating a patient who has experienced a first unprovoked pulmonary embolism is determining how long the patient must remain on oral anticoagulants.
Bronchial Thermoplasty Offers Long-Term Benefits for Some Refractory Asthma Patients
Guidelines to be released later this year by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) suggest that bronchial thermoplasty may be an effective treatment for moderate to severe asthma patients, for whom inhaled corticosteroids have provided unsatisfactory results.
Top 10 Recent ICU Quality Initiatives
Plenary session at CHEST 2013 focused on the impact of early warning scores, medical response teams, availability of critical care attending intensivists, and other quality measures in intensive care.
Poorer Outcomes Associated with Failure to Use Pre-Surgical Sampling to Stage Lung Cancer
Providers should perform mediastinal biopsy in order to properly stage lung cancer, after diagnosis, and before surgery.
First Recorded Case of Fatal Post-Transplant Lung Infection with Syncephalastrum racemosum
Case study presented at CHEST 2013 details the experience of a patient with hepatitis C who, after undergoing liver transplant, died after developing a serious lung infection and other complications.
School-based Educational Intervention Improves Asthma Self-Treatment among Young Children
A “service learning” collaboration that matches respiratory therapy students with elementary schools improves kids’ and caregivers’ awareness of asthma triggers and reduces unscheduled inhaler use.
Smoking Cessation and Off-Label Therapies May Be Most Potent Treatment for COPD Exacerbations
Doctors treating patients for COPD exacerbations may have recourse to a variety of treatments, including some off-label applications of existing drugs, and smoking cessation may result in a reduction of repeat occurrences.

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