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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.
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.
Enterovirus D68: Six Things You Need to Know
The enterovirus story continues to evolve: here are 6 things clinicians need to know now.
Asbestosis vs Silicosis? Location, Location, Lung Disease
When you want to distinguish between asbestosis and silicosis, what imaging finding is inconsistent with the former disease?
Fingernail Clubbing: A Sign of Lung Cancer?
Nail clubbing may occur with many conditions. In these two patients, it heralded lung cancer.
Drug-induced and Other Lung Diseases: A Photo Essay
Drug-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis, drug-induced organizing pneumonia, radiation-induced lung injury, allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, empyema—this week’s slide show sheds light on several presentations.
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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