What dosage of dexamethasone most effectively improves outcomes in patients hospitalized with moderate or severe COVID-19 pneumonia?
Tezspire is a first-in-class human monoclonal antibody that works by blocking thymic stromal lymphopoietin, an epithelial cytokine involved in the initiation and persistence of airway inflammation.
Recent updates on severe asthma include real-world data on triggers, efficacy of benralizumab and dupilumab, and the approval of Tezspire as add-on maintenance treatment.
The most physically active groups in the general population had lower risk for incident pneumonia and pneumonia-related mortality.
Findings for men between 20 and 65 years of age with no prior history of cardiovascular disease.
Increased risk for those with previous hospital admission or 2 or more courses of oral corticosteroids.
Does the prescription of antibiotics provide a meaningful clinical benefit for children who present with uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections?
Researchers at AHA 2021 presented a study on the effects of e-cigarettes among people with a history of stroke.
Exposure to PM2.5 above 10.75 µg/m3 associated with residence in area with high risk for community-acquired pneumonia in children.
Investigators assessed the relationship between HIV infection and impaired pulmonary gas exchange, as well as the influence HIV has on the diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide in patients with and without comorbid chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Does teaching proper technique for inhaler use to COPD and asthma patients measurably affect their health outcomes?
The update applies to patients who have not previously received a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine or whose previous vaccination history is unknown.
Researchers conducted subgroup analysis of revenfenacin phase 3 trial data to assess health status improvements in women vs men with moderate to severe COPD.
Patients at risk of rheumatoid arthritis may wonder if there are lifestyle factors that play a role. What are some of the factors that you can discuss with them, and what can you recommend they do?
Rates of biochemically verified cannabis use early in pregnancy increased by 25 percent during versus 15 months before the pandemic.
Study authors conducted a retrospective analysis over a 5-year period to analyze health care resource utilization among CRSwNP patients and identify areas for quality improvement.
Amoxicillin unlikely to be clinically effective overall or in specified clinical subgroups in whom antibiotics are commonly prescribed.
Patients who have asthma or who have children who are at risk of developing asthma may wonder what they can do to prevent or control the condition. Does nutrition play a role in helping or worsening asthma, and what can you tell your patients?
Large study of Hispanic adults shows association with risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before age 50.
Teens who use e-cigarettes are at an increased risk of transitioning to combustible tobacco products.