Clinical Trends for December 2015

Ryan Syrek

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January 01, 2016

Clinical Trend of the Week (December 19-25): Bronchiolitis Obliterans

As had been feared, the dangers of E-cigarettes are becoming ever more apparent. A study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that diacetyl, a flavoring chemical, was found in more than 75% of flavored E-cigarettes and refill liquids. That chemical is associated with the debilitating respiratory disease known as bronchiolitis obliterans or "popcorn lung." With physicians and the general public still seeking information on E-cigarettes, this study provides more answers about the inherent dangers associated with certain aspects.

For more in-depth clinical information, see Imaging in Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia.

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