No significant effects were found from oral corticosteroid use for acute lower respiratory tract infection in adults without asthma.
A novel technique involving NPPV reduced the risks of nosocomial infection, requirement for intubation, and hospital mortality in patients with COPD.
Point of care lung ultrasound is an accurate tool for the diagnosis of pneumonia, according to researchers.
Patients receiving vitamin D for deficiency without bolus doses experienced the most benefit.
Among GERD patients, the mean annual ARI episode dropped from 4.39 during the year before PPI treatment to 3.89 after treatment with a PPI.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adultsJanuary 20, 2016
Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Early administration of an antibiotic may be more effective than traditional oral corticosteroids in preventing severe lower respiratory infections in children.
The leaves and roots of the marshmallow plant can be used as an antitussive and for sore throat relief.
People who get six hours of sleep have a 4.2 times risk of catching a cold compared with people who get seven hours of sleep a night.
F. Necrophorum bacteria was found in 20.5% of patients with sore throat symptoms and about 9% in those without sore throats.
Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say
Antimicrobial agents were prescribed in 56.9% of acute respiratory tract infections encounters, representing an estimated 11.4 million potentially preventable antimicrobial prescriptions.
Clinicians should be aware that although the EV-D68 strain may present and behave similar to other enteroviruses, its clinical manifestations are unique.
Typically used estimates of symptoms duration for common respiratory tract infections are not always evidence-based.