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.
Pulmonary hemodynamic changes in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension may be monitored via the 6-minute walk test.
A gas-capillary column ion mobility spectrometer may be a feasible and noninvasive tool for clinicians to diagnose respiratory tract infections in hospitalized patients.
Researchers identified 4 specific symptoms that could be the basis for a pneumonia diagnosis.
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurement can diagnose asthma in patients 5 years and older.
Midturbinate swabs for influenza detection provided a more comfortable experience for patients compared with traditional nasopharyngeal swabs.
The use of spirometry during infancy or early adulthood may help identify individuals at risk for poor health outcomes
Sputum eosinophil counts may be a better predictor of COPD exacerbations compared with serum blood eosinophil counts.
No single finding appears to reliably predict a pneumonia diagnosis in pediatric patients younger than 5 years of age.
The 2006 CHEST management algorithms for acute, subacute, and chronic cough appear to be useful in treating adults globally.