Pulmonology Information Center
Use of the empowerment approach is necessary for health promotion in older patients with COPD, but little attention has been paid to the dimensions of empowerment in COPD management.
Utibron Neohaler inhalation powder is indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD.
Serum concentration levels of several antidepressants were lower in cigarette smokers compared with nonsmokers.
The European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society have released a guideline for the treatment of patients with COPD exacerbations.
PCV10 decreases rate of pneumonia among vaccine-eligible children and older, unvaccinated children.
Elevated cardiac troponin T is also strongly prognostic of cardiac mortality observed in association with community-acquired pneumonia.
Factors that contribute to antibiotic choice for CAP include patient age, previous antibiotic receipt, and private insurance.
Researchers observed a 95.3% reduction of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia after implementation of routine immunization with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
A daily dose of atorvastatin could reduce pulmonary artery pressure among patients with COPD.
A novel technique involving NPPV reduced the risks of nosocomial infection, requirement for intubation, and hospital mortality in patients with COPD.
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.