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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.
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 . . .
Top 10 Primary Care Apps
Drugs, diseases, guidelines, databases—all at the touch of an app. Here: a selection of smartphone/tablet applications that may make your clinical practice a little easier this coming year.
New Data Confirms Tdap in Pregnancy Is Safe
The resurgence of whooping cough has put the Tdap vaccine front and center. Since the vaccine is safe, newborns—via antibodies from mom—can be protected.
Medicare Will Cover Lung Cancer Screening
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced plans to cover low-dose CT screening for lung cancer, based mainly on the National Lung Screening Trial.
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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