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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.
5 Updates in Asthma for Primary Care
What do you get when you cross asthma with COPD? How does an asthma Dx reduce antibiotic Rx? And what about vitamin D and asthma, anyway? Get answers and evidence in 5 easy pages.
Make the Right Inhaler Choice for Pediatric Asthma Patients
Making a good match between a young patient and an inhaler device is a first step toward optimal asthma management. Find a brief review of how to make that match in this short slide show.
Aspirin-Exacerbated Asthma: Take This Breath Test
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is chronic, often severe asthma. Episodes can be life-threatening. Find out what you know about AERD after answering these 6 short questions.
Cough and Subungual Lesions
Is there a connection between this patient’s symptoms and the thin red-brown lines under his nails? Answer this question and 4 others in this quiz.
Sleep Apnea Risk Swells With Asthma
The risk of new-onset obstructive sleep apnea appears to be greater in persons who have asthma. Treating one may help the other.
Ditch Inhaled Steroids in COPD?
Long-acting beta-agonists offer benefits in COPD. Not true for inhaled corticosteroids for most, it turns out.
FluMist Not Effective Vs H1N1 (Maybe): What Next?
What flu vaccine should you recommend this year for children over age 2? A look at the data . . .
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.
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