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ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

Researchers also observed no difference in 30-day mortality rates between patients in the ICU and those who received regular inpatient care in another hospital unit.

Low vitamin E in pregnant women increases asthma risk in offspring

Low vitamin E in pregnant women increases asthma risk in offspring

Research presented at the AAAAI Annual Meeting suggests a link between maternal vitamin E levels and childhood asthma development.

Ultrasound vs radiology for diagnosing pneumonia

Ultrasound vs radiology for diagnosing pneumonia

Point of care lung ultrasound is an accurate tool for the diagnosis of pneumonia, according to researchers.

Cystic fibrosis: consensus diagnostic guidelines for clinicians

Cystic fibrosis: consensus diagnostic guidelines for clinicians

The guidelines outline the diagnosis of CF and clarify diagnostic criteria and terminology for other disorders associated with CFTR mutations.

Inhaled corticosteroids not tied to pneumonia in children with asthma

Inhaled corticosteroids not tied to pneumonia in children with asthma

Results showed no link between inhaled corticosteroids and risk of pharyngitis, otitis media, or sinusitis.

Fruit and vegetable consumption reduces risk of COPD in smokers

Fruit and vegetable consumption reduces risk of COPD in smokers

A strong inverse association between total fruit and vegetable consumption and COPD was observed in smokers but not in never-smokers.

Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of acute respiratory tract infection

Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of acute respiratory tract infection

Patients receiving vitamin D for deficiency without bolus doses experienced the most benefit.

More antimicrobial treatments needed in community-acquired pneumonia

More antimicrobial treatments needed in community-acquired pneumonia

Findings from a US claims-based retrospective study call for more effective antimicrobial treatments for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

The schedule includes new or revised recommendations for several vaccines for children and adolescents.

Opinion

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Help children keep asthma at bay

Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.

Clinical Features

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

Patients with COP generally have positive outcomes following a definitive diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate treatment.

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

What term refers to the plump and sagging appearance of a full pericardium?

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