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Name of Media:

E-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI): case series and diagnostic approach

Author(s):

Aleksandr Kalininskiy , Christina T Bach, Nicholas E Nacca , Gary Ginsberg , Jeanna Marraffa, Kristen A Navarette , Matthew D McGraw , Daniel P Croft

Publisher or Source:

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

Since June 2019, more than 1000 new cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported in the USA. Patients presented with dyspnea, cough, and were found to be hypoxemic with bilateral airspace opacities on chest imaging. Most patients required management in the intensive care unit and steroid therapy. All patients recovered with cessation of vaping, supportive care, and steroid therapy and remained symptom free at follow up. E-cigarette use continues to rapidly escalate in the USA, particularly among youth.

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