Questions involving physician-diagnosed COPD have a low sensitivity and a high specificity.
Patients who underwent lung CT screening had a higher 2-week smoking cessation rate vs patients who did not undergo screening.
Researchers examined the efficacy of digital immunoassays vs rapid influenza diagnostic tests for diagnosing influenza.
A new algorithm developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was not useful for diagnosing asthma in children and adolescents.
Physicians can differentiate between benign and malignant pulmonary nodules, but do not consistently follow guideline-based recommendations when selecting the next diagnostic test.
Clinical symptoms of pneumonia should be identified quickly in pediatric patients to prevent inappropriate therapy.
Comparative measures of inspiratory vs expiratory volumes show a penumbra of lung tissue at higher risk of damage from existing COPD.
A retrospective analysis demonstrated that the ratio of left to right ventricular end-diastolic pressures can predict outcomes in patients with PH.
A study of 65 patients examined the efficacy of using serum periostin as a biomarker for asthma with comorbid upper airway disease.
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels directly correlated to subclinical pulmonary disease activity in children with systemic lupus erythematosus.