Pulmonology Information Center
Undergoing cardiac surgery during the influenza season is associated with increased likelihood of development of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease is correlated with the prescription opioid use.
A congressionally mandated report has found that e-cigarettes are likely to be far less harmful than conventional cigarettes, although they are not without health risks.
The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.
Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.
Should more hospital systems institute smoke-free hiring policies?
Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years, discusses substance abuse, sexual activity, and other sensitive topics many clinicians do not ask their patients.
A middle-aged patient with morbid obesesity and COPD complains about having shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.
What therapeutic options exist for COPD patients who follow guidelines but still have difficulty breathing?
What can be used to treat vaginal dryness and decreased libido in women who smoke?
How often should stable patients with asthma undergo spirometry?
A clinician offers a tip helping patients remember to use their steroid inhalers.
Doctors must assess for the presence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with lung disease, COPD, or emphysema, among other conditions.
Take caution when using oxygen therapy to treat patients with emphysema.