Sensitization to environmental fungi was associated with poorer outcomes in patients with COPD.
Medication adherence for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic,
Asthma-specific questionnaires may reveal a more targeted method for identifying psychological comorbidities in patients with chronic asthma.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions to prevent the initiation of smoking in the pediatric population.
COVID-19 is associated with a high rate of pulmonary embolism.
While quitting smoking during the first trimester slightly decreases the risk for low birth weight in newborns, any duration of maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight and abnormal body proportions.
Patients with severe pneumonia due to SARS-CoV-2 infection who have high D-dimer levels may benefit from anticoagulation therapy.
The guide includes information on a drug’s origin, common street names, how it is abused, what effect it has on the mind and body, what the overdose effects are, and what its legal status is in the US.
The Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS) may be able to predict the development of allergic and nonallergic asthma in children better than the Asthma Predictive Index.
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.
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.
The COPD Foundation released practical recommendations for patients living with COPD who may have concerns about COVID-19.
Architectural distortion, traction bronchiectasis, CT involvement score aid in assessing disease severity.