Researchers developed an algorithmic approach to diagnosing lung cavitary diseases.
Greater Pi10 was associated with incident spirometry-defined chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a general population-based sample without clinical lung disease.
N-terminal-pro brain natriuretic peptide may be a useful biomarker for both mortality and respiratory exacerbations in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Peak flow meter, microspirometry are optimal, with full spirometry for positive results.
Differences in serum inflammatory markers may exist between patients with community-acquired pneumonia who present within the first 48 hours of symptom onset vs those who present later.
Further research on rapid tests is warranted, as industry-sponsored research tends to favor the industry's product and affects how physicians practice medicine.
The hemodynamic parameters predict mortality and cardiac hospitalization in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Adults with community-acquired pneumonia that is visualized on CT scan but not on concurrent chest radiograph have similar pathogens, disease severity, and outcomes as patients who had pneumonia confirmed via chest radiograph.
Interventional reduction of the angiopoietin-1/angiopoietin-2 ratio may provide therapeutic perspective for prevention of acute lung injury in pneumonia.
A routine chest radiograph after ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion is now considered costly and unnecessary.