Pulmonology Information Center
A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.
Increasing inhaled glucocorticoid doses at initial signs of exacerbating asthma may not be effective.
Compared with standard oxygen therapy, high-flow treatments were better for infants with bronchiolotis.
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?
A 32-year-old woman, diagnosed several months earlier with pulmonary arterial hypertension, presented to the emergency department with dyspnea and near syncopal episodes.
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.
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.