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Validity of Pulmonary Embolism Prediction Scores in Pregnant, Postpartum Women

Validity of Pulmonary Embolism Prediction Scores in Pregnant, Postpartum Women

Although the Wells and revised Geneva scores are used in the general population to predict pulmonary embolism, researchers found they were not reliable in pregnant and postpartum women.

Monitoring Pulmonary Hemodynamic Changes in CTEPH With 6-Minute Walk Test

Monitoring Pulmonary Hemodynamic Changes in CTEPH With 6-Minute Walk Test

Pulmonary hemodynamic changes in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension may be monitored via the 6-minute walk test.

Diagnosing Bacterial Respiratory Tract Infections via Novel Mobile Spectrometer

Diagnosing Bacterial Respiratory Tract Infections via Novel Mobile Spectrometer

A gas-capillary column ion mobility spectrometer may be a feasible and noninvasive tool for clinicians to diagnose respiratory tract infections in hospitalized patients.

Predictors of Pneumonia in Adults With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Predictors of Pneumonia in Adults With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Researchers identified 4 specific symptoms that could be the basis for a pneumonia diagnosis.

Asthma Diagnosis Using Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Asthma Diagnosis Using Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurement can diagnose asthma in patients 5 years and older.

Influenza Testing Accuracy With Different Intranasal Specimen Collection Methods

Influenza Testing Accuracy With Different Intranasal Specimen Collection Methods

Midturbinate swabs for influenza detection provided a more comfortable experience for patients compared with traditional nasopharyngeal swabs.

Low Peak Lung Function May Identify Individuals at Risk for Early Comorbidities

Low Peak Lung Function May Identify Individuals at Risk for Early Comorbidities

The use of spirometry during infancy or early adulthood may help identify individuals at risk for poor health outcomes

Predicting COPD Exacerbations Using Sputum vs Blood Eosinophils

Predicting COPD Exacerbations Using Sputum vs Blood Eosinophils

Sputum eosinophil counts may be a better predictor of COPD exacerbations compared with serum blood eosinophil counts.

Pneumonia in Pediatric Patients: Assessing Reliability of Signs and Symptoms

Pneumonia in Pediatric Patients: Assessing Reliability of Signs and Symptoms

No single finding appears to reliably predict a pneumonia diagnosis in pediatric patients younger than 5 years of age.

Usefulness of CHEST 2006 Cough Classifications

Usefulness of CHEST 2006 Cough Classifications

The 2006 CHEST management algorithms for acute, subacute, and chronic cough appear to be useful in treating adults globally.

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