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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.
PCV13: Effective Against First-Episode CAP in Older Adults
The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced nearly by half vaccine-type community acquired pneumonia in adults aged 65 years and older.
Hospitalization for Pneumonia Linked to Risk for CVD
Risk of MI, stroke, and fatal coronary heart disease remained elevated among some patients hospitalized for pneumonia up to 10 years after the index event.
Asthma and the Metabolic Syndrome: A Look at the Links
Asthma and the metabolic syndrome may be more closely related than once believed. A short slide show summarizes key studies of known connections.
Impact of Diet on Asthma: Q & A
Food choices and dietary supplements may impact progression and management of respiratory disease. Try 6 quick questions on the topic and find out what you know.
3 New Things About Respiratory Disease
COPD challenges, asthma in children, smoking deaths—highlights of recent research findings in these key areas of respiratory disease.
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.
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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