Grip strength is strongly and inversely associated with all-cause mortality and incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, COPD, all cancer, and subtypes of cancer, with associations being modestly stronger in the younger age groups.
Undergoing cardiac surgery during the influenza season is associated with increased likelihood of development of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Almost one-quarter of patients admitted to the STICU short term are there for <4 hours of ventilator management.
A congenital condition is found in an infant with respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.
A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.
Of those who quit abruptly, 49% and 22% were still non-smokers at 4 weeks and 6 months, respectively.
An ACIP panel recommended adding live-attenuated influenza vaccination as an option for individuals with egg allergy of any severity.
The majority of hospitalists agree that routine dyspnea severity assessment would improve patient care.
Xylitol is a primary sugar alcohol that can be used to help various dental problems as well as upper respiratory and ear infections.
The causative link between chronic tonsillitis and psoriasis have been mostly speculative based on translational association studies.
Low income patients had nearly three times the odds of hospitalization compared with high income patients.
Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.
Reducing tobacco use, alcohol consumption, obesity, high glucose levels, hypertension and salt intake could prevent 37 million deaths worldwide.
Compared with the original surgical lung injury prediction model, SLIP-2 may be a better tool for uncovering high-risk patients.
Tips for when you perform the respiratory portion of a pediatric examination.
Researchers still urge for further investigation into the virus, despite the positive results.
Chemical contamination, community disruption and negative psychological effects among health problems associated with hydraulic fracturing.
At what point is it safe to consider stopping a steroid metered-dose inhaler?
Warm saltwater gargles for sore throats and salt poultices for soft-tissue infections are two of many commonly used salt therapies.
Budesonide given only during acute respiratory illness may prevent asthma as effectively as daily budesonide in young children with a history of wheezing.
Duration of symptoms, symptom severity not improved among adults taking amoxicillin for lower-respiratory-tract infections.
At least one lot of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel has tested positive for Burkholderia cepacia.
Early recognition and treatment of sleep arousals could prevent the development of OSA.
Tudorza Pressair is now approved for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
During the first six months of 2012, Washington state reported 2,520 pertussis cases -- a 1,300% increase from the first six months of 2011, the CDC reports.
Most hospitalizations and all deaths in the 2010 California pertussis outbreak occurred in infants aged younger than 3 months.
Frequent contact with dogs during the first year of life may protect children from respiratory illness.
Higher levels of neutrophilic inflammation may explain why obese patients with asthma respond less to corticosteroid treatment.
Researchers have found a ten-fold increased risk of hospitalization among COPD patients with the most intense vs. the least intense fatigue.
A recent randomized trial evaluated the effects of noninvasive ventilation on mortality and need for intubation in elderly patients with hypercapnic respiratory failure.