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.
Exposure to surrounding air pollutants and warm season ozone are linked to increased risk of death.
New evidence regarding safety is spurring the US FDA to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and COPD.
There has been little change in the treatment recommendations for cough due to the common cold since publication of guidelines in 2006.
Results support the benefits of single-inhaler triple therapy compared with inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting β2-agonist therapy in patients with advanced COPD.
Vitamin B supplements are not chemopreventive and may increase cancer risk in men.
No significant effects were found from oral corticosteroid use for acute lower respiratory tract infection in adults without asthma.
Results show that exposure to pesticides and herbicides is associated with fixed airflow obstruction and chronic bronchitis.
Researchers found that doxycycline plus prednisone did not prolong the time between exacerbations in patients with COPD.
Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing are associated with amyloid deposition.
A chest CT can provide additional information on comorbidities, including coronary artery disease and osteoporosis.
Researchers sought to examine the link between intelligence scores during childhood and leading causes of death during the life course.
Surgical pulmonary embolectomy for peripheral distribution of thrombus demonstrated positive outcomes in patients with either CPE or PPE.
Increased residual volume is associated with a larger pulmonary artery in patients with COPD.
A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.
The guidelines outline the diagnosis of CF and clarify diagnostic criteria and terminology for other disorders associated with CFTR mutations.
An estimated 900,000 veterans of a population of 6.7 million VHA patients met the criteria for LCS.
Cured meat intake levels also had an indirect effect mediated by body mass index.
Cancer deaths attributed to cigarette smoking are common among the Southern states.
One in 6 patients hospitalized for a first episode of syncope experiences a pulmonary embolism.
The USPSTF task force reviewed evidence regarding screening for LTBI in asymptomatic adults.
Seven ventilation strategies were compared for efficacy in a study of 5598 preterm infants.
Clinician awareness of COPD treatment guidelines has increased since 2007.
Patients with a blood eosinophil count below 2% had a poor response to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids.
Potential effects of statin use as adjunct therapy in COPD patients is still widely debated.
The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.
For patients hospitalized with COPD, mortality and length of stay have decreased while financial burden has increased.
The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) can be used to distinguish between newly diagnosed patients, those with more exacerbations, and by gender.
Patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are more likely to continue smoking after a COPD diagnosis.
Older adults with depression are less likely to adhere to COPD maintenance medications regimens.