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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.

Electronic cigarette use linked to higher CVD risk

Electronic cigarette use linked to higher CVD risk

Electronic cigarettes cause an imbalance of cardiac autonomic tone and increased oxidative stress, which may increase cardiovascular risk.

High-potency statins increase hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia

High-potency statins increase hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia

Higher-potency statins increased hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia compared with lower-potency statins.

Recurrent pneumonia resulting from misdiagnosed endobronchial suture—a case synopsis

Recurrent pneumonia resulting from misdiagnosed endobronchial suture—a case synopsis

Endobronchial suture should be considered in patients with recurrent pneumonia that is unresponsive to medical therapy.

Pneumococcal vaccination reduces pneumonia risk in COPD patients

Pneumococcal vaccination reduces pneumonia risk in COPD patients

Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines offered protection against community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients.

Pneumonia vaccine may not be effective in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Pneumonia vaccine may not be effective in rheumatoid arthritis patients

The PPSV23 vaccine may not prevent pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

VA lung cancer screening program finds high rate of incidental findings, low cancer detection rate

VA lung cancer screening program finds high rate of incidental findings, low cancer detection rate

An estimated 900,000 veterans of a population of 6.7 million VHA patients met the criteria for LCS.

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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