Pulmonology Information Center
Recent advances in measuring asthma control tools have enhanced ongoing assessment and monitoring of asthma.
Budesonide/formoterol treatment decreased exacerbations in COPD after 3 months.
Self-estimated life expectancy rates may differ from clinician-estimated rates of survival.
Many patients with COPD report morning symptoms that are negatively associated with physical activity.
The multidisciplinary care intervention did not reduce COPD readmissions or achieve substantial savings.
Supplementation during pregnancy was associated with reduction in risk of persistent wheezing and asthma in offspring.
Cured meat intake levels also had an indirect effect mediated by body mass index.
Exposure during infancy was associated with increased risk up to 16 years of age, especially for nonallergic disease.
The GOLD Report includes a revised definition of COPD and updates guidelines for managing exacerbations.
It is important to use the right terminology when discussing medical terms, specifically ones associated with smoke-related respiratory conditions, according to the researchers.
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.