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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.
Lung Disease Often Missed in Long-term Smokers
Undiagnosed lung disease in smokers, the impact of guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children, and climate change and asthma attacks make headlines in the respiratory news.
Asthma Pops Up After Step Down
Exacerbations in asthma are common long after patients receive step down medications, and other respiratory disease news.
Asthma May Reduce the Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer
One theory posited by the authors of a new study is that asthma patients may have an enhanced propensity for a CD4+ T-cell helper response.
Inpatient Physical Therapy After CAP Reduced Readmissions
Thirty minutes/day of hospital-based physical therapy reduced 30-day readmission, an important Medicare hospital performance metric.
Biomarker Added to PSI Helps Risk-Stratify Patients With CAP
The combined measures may help reduce hospitalizations by reclassifying CAP patients at low risk for adverse events.
E-cigs Hamper Ability to Cough
Nonsmokers who inhaled vapor from electronic cigarettes had diminished cough reflex after a single exposure, a new study found.
Breathe It All In: Respiratory Disease Roundup
Respiratory disease is the main reason why patients visit primary care practices. This brief summary highlights the latest in research and patient care.
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.
Respiratory: The Top Reason Patients Come to Primary Care
This slideshow highlights facts and figures about the number 1 diagnostic category in primary care.
3 Very New Findings About Pneumonia
Three studies culled from the very recent literature offer insights into prevention and treatment of pneumonia in adults. Highlights in this slide show.
Top 10 Reasons Why Patients Come to Primary Care
What brings patients to your office—and not the specialty office down the street? Insights in this slideshow.
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.
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