Pulmonology Information Center
The COPD Foundation has released tips for patients with COPD to avoid pneumonia and exacerbations.
Results show that exposure to pesticides and herbicides is associated with fixed airflow obstruction and chronic bronchitis.
Researchers found that doxycycline plus prednisone did not prolong the time between exacerbations in patients with COPD.
The hospital and ICU mortality rates of critically ill patients with VZV-CAP were 24% and 17%, respectively.
Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing are associated with amyloid deposition.
A chest CT can provide additional information on comorbidities, including coronary artery disease and osteoporosis.
The update includes 30 new medicines for adults and 25 for children and groups antibiotics into 3 distinct categories.
Researchers sought to examine the link between intelligence scores during childhood and leading causes of death during the life course.
Patients are more likely to exercise and participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver.
LABA/LAMA is associated with a similar or lower risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular adverse events compared to treatment with LABA/inhaled corticosteroid.
The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.
Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.
Patients with COP generally have positive outcomes following a definitive diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate treatment.
Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.
What therapeutic options exist for COPD patients who follow guidelines but still have difficulty breathing?
What can be used to treat vaginal dryness and decreased libido in women who smoke?
How often should stable patients with asthma undergo spirometry?
A clinician offers a tip helping patients remember to use their steroid inhalers.
Doctors must assess for the presence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with lung disease, COPD, or emphysema, among other conditions.
Take caution when using oxygen therapy to treat patients with emphysema.