The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has issued a statement regarding the use of corticosteroids for patients with allergies and asthma.
Increases in elevated ALT, myalgias, hemoglobin predictive of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The FDA has opened a docket to gather information from the public on the use of vaping products that may be linked to recent lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.
One of 3 neonates was born early; all 3 had pneumonia on chest radiographic imaging.
Determining allocation should include ethical considerations, ability of facilities to incorporate ventilators.
From 2017 to 2018, 2 and 5% declines seen in incident TB and TB-related deaths, respectively.
Preventive therapy effective in most TB-infected children if given before development of active disease.
Outcomes do not differ for those with suspected CAP discharged from the ED with or without antibiotic prescription.
The COPD Foundation released practical recommendations for patients living with COPD who may have concerns about COVID-19.
Practitioners can play a vital role in providing education and training on correct inhalation techniques to enhance therapeutic benefit and optimal medication delivery. Overall, the goal for the provider is to be confident when educating patients on proper use of inhalation technique, emphasize the importance of medication adherence, and maintain follow-up appointments.
Architectural distortion, traction bronchiectasis, CT involvement score aid in assessing disease severity.
More respirators, including certain N95 masks, will be made available to healthcare personnel, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Several drug classes including cannabinoids, SSRIs seem to be ineffective for cannabis use disorder.
In patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbation, the presence of atrial fibrillation may increase the risk of in-hospital mortality.
12.5 percent of those meeting USPSTF recommendations for low-dose CT had screening exam in past year.
Atomoxetine plus oxybutynin demonstrated efficacy in improving upper airway collapsibility, increasing breathing stability, and reducing the threshold for arousal in obstructive sleep apnea.
In patients with COPD and hypercapnia, the use of home noninvasive positive pressure ventilation compared with no device was significantly associated with improved clinical outcomes but no significant differences in quality of life.
Infants in homes with frequent cleaning product use have increased odds for childhood wheeze, asthma.
Short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with an increased risk for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Organizations including the CDC and FDA have been investigating the nationwide outbreak of e-cigarette or vaping product use–associated lung injury since August 2019.