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From asthma to flu vaccination, you'll find an array of useful diagnostic and management tips on a range of respiratory disorders here.
Overweight and Obese More Vulnerable to Asthma
They breathe in more air than do normal-weight persons, exposing them to more air pollutants and making them more vulnerable to asthma and other pulmonary diseases.
Worsening Respiratory Symptoms in an Adult Male
The patient presents 6 weeks after a prolonged hospitalization for pancreatitis. More details and the office spirometry tracing here.
Respiratory Diagnoses Missed, Alzheimer Biomarkers, and More
In the news: respiratory disease underdiagnosed, Alzheimer biomarkers, Crohn disease microbiome, migraine device, sleep apnea and diabetes.
Tracheal Stenosis After Prolonged Intubation in an Adult Male
A 56-year-old man, Mr A, comes to your office 6 weeks after a long hospitalization for severe pancreatitis secondary to gallbladder disease.
Phytoestrogens May Ease Wheezing Asthma, Allergy
A simple way to prevent asthma or treat wheezing may be to eat flaxseed or take some kind of probiotic.
Shortness of Breath Sends Patients to the ED
Several related health concerns—including asthma, pericarditis, and pneumonia—are treatable within the primary care office.
Re-Expansion Pulmonary Edema in an Older Woman
Re-expansion pulmonary edema is noncardiogenic and follows re-expansion of the lung after thoracentesis is performed for large amounts of pleural effusion or for pneumothorax.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Video: Conducting Spirometry in Children
Prof. Dominic Fitzgerald, a pediatric respiratory and sleep physician, reviews the basics about spirometry, and explains its use in children.