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Cardiac surgery during flu season linked to ARDS

Cardiac surgery during flu season linked to ARDS

Undergoing cardiac surgery during the influenza season is associated with increased likelihood of development of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Opioid use increases risk of invasive pneumococcal disease

The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease is correlated with the prescription opioid use.

E-cigarettes may lead youth to start smoking, adults to stop: NASEM report

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.

Opinion

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Help children keep asthma at bay

Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.

Discriminating against smokers perfectly legal in healthcare hiring

Should more hospital systems institute smoke-free hiring policies?

Clinical Features

Sex and drugs: An interview about discussing sensitive patient topics

Sex and drugs: An interview about discussing sensitive patient topics

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.

Case Study: Shortness of breath in a COPD patient with obesity

Case Study: Shortness of breath in a COPD patient with obesity

A middle-aged patient with morbid obesesity and COPD complains about having shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

What term refers to the plump and sagging appearance of a full pericardium?

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