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.
Hemodynamics may improve in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after balloon pulmonary angioplasty with complication rates comparable to pulmonary endarterectomy.
PanCan study effectively identified patients who eventually developed early-stage lung cancer, compared to other predictive models.
Results indicate that further study of the relationship between the 6-minute walk distance test and functional capacity in PAH is necessary.
The relationship between negative tuberculin skin test and in-hospital mortality has not been previously studied.
A new diagnostic test and algorithm may be able to diagnose lung cancer from tumor-educated platelets.
Recommendations to include CT scans as standard follow-up procedure is based on poor evidence.
Charleston comorbidity index is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism.
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.
Researchers simultaneously examined overnight polysomnography and patch recordings to determine the efficacy of the SomnaPatch.
Nearly 37% of patients with hypoventilation were diagnosed with uncontrolled hypothyroidism, and were more likely to present with hypertension and heart failure.
Apnea-hypopnea index concluded that hematocrit levels and presene of erthrocytosis are not associated with OSA.
Rules integrating signs, symptoms, CRP can diagnose acute rhinosinusitis, bacterial rhinosinusitis
Researchers examined the indications, diagnostic accuracy, duration, and clinical impact of point-of-care lung sonography.