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COPD Diagnosis by Physician vs Spirometry: A Validation Study

COPD Diagnosis by Physician vs Spirometry: A Validation Study

Questions involving physician-diagnosed COPD have a low sensitivity and a high specificity.

Lung Cancer Screening CT Scans in High-Risk Smokers Increase Cessation Rates

Lung Cancer Screening CT Scans in High-Risk Smokers Increase Cessation Rates

Patients who underwent lung CT screening had a higher 2-week smoking cessation rate vs patients who did not undergo screening.

Inaccuracy of Traditional vs Digital Influenza Tests

Inaccuracy of Traditional vs Digital Influenza Tests

Researchers examined the efficacy of digital immunoassays vs rapid influenza diagnostic tests for diagnosing influenza.

Diagnostic Accuracy of NICE Asthma Algorithm Poor in Children

Diagnostic Accuracy of NICE Asthma Algorithm Poor in Children

A new algorithm developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was not useful for diagnosing asthma in children and adolescents.

Accuracy of Physician Estimates of Pulmonary Nodule Pretest Probability of Malignancy

Accuracy of Physician Estimates of Pulmonary Nodule Pretest Probability of Malignancy

Physicians can differentiate between benign and malignant pulmonary nodules, but do not consistently follow guideline-based recommendations when selecting the next diagnostic test.

Hypoxemia, Breathing Difficulty May Indicate Pneumonia in Children

Hypoxemia, Breathing Difficulty May Indicate Pneumonia in Children

Clinical symptoms of pneumonia should be identified quickly in pediatric patients to prevent inappropriate therapy.

Diagnostic Measures of Lung Function Decline in COPD

Diagnostic Measures of Lung Function Decline in COPD

Comparative measures of inspiratory vs expiratory volumes show a penumbra of lung tissue at higher risk of damage from existing COPD.

Using Hemodynamic Marker Ratio to Predict Outcomes in Pulmonary Hypertension

Using Hemodynamic Marker Ratio to Predict Outcomes in Pulmonary Hypertension

A retrospective analysis demonstrated that the ratio of left to right ventricular end-diastolic pressures can predict outcomes in patients with PH.

Serum Periostin Biomarker in Asthma With Comorbid Upper Airway Disease

Serum Periostin Biomarker in Asthma With Comorbid Upper Airway Disease

A study of 65 patients examined the efficacy of using serum periostin as a biomarker for asthma with comorbid upper airway disease.

Examining Pulmonary Function Measures in Pediatric SLE

Examining Pulmonary Function Measures in Pediatric SLE

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels directly correlated to subclinical pulmonary disease activity in children with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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