Pulmonology Information Center
There is a significant association between varicose veins and an increased risk for deep venous thrombosis and possible associations with pulmonary embolism and peripheral artery disease, though results are still unclear.
Patients with opioid dependence or abuse may exhibit a higher prevalence of asthma compared with the general population.
Prenatal vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for allergic rhinitis in children born to African American women, but not white women.
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.
Should more hospital systems institute smoke-free hiring policies?
Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years, discusses substance abuse, sexual activity, and other sensitive topics many clinicians do not ask their patients.
A middle-aged patient with morbid obesesity and COPD complains about having shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.
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.