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Respiratory Viruses Linked to Treatment Failure in Asthma Exacerbations

Respiratory Viruses Linked to Treatment Failure in Asthma Exacerbations

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Respiratory pathogens were associated with an increased risk for treatment failure in children with asthma exacerbations.

Community-Acquired Pneumonia In-Hospital Deaths Are Not Indicative of Lapse in Care

Community-Acquired Pneumonia In-Hospital Deaths Are Not Indicative of Lapse in Care

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Most deaths related to community-acquired pneumonia that occurred at tertiary-case hospitals were not preventable.

Misuse of Antibiotics Common in Outpatient Acute Respiratory Infections

Misuse of Antibiotics Common in Outpatient Acute Respiratory Infections

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The researchers argued that outpatient antibiotic stewardship efforts must be strengthened to eliminate antibiotic treatment for viral upper respiratory infections and acute bronchitis.

COPD Education Program Improved Patient Knowledge of Disease

COPD Education Program Improved Patient Knowledge of Disease

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There was as significant change in Bristol COPD Knowledge Questionnaire scores in patients who received a brief education program at the time of an acute exacerbation of COPD.

Severe Emphysema Benefits From Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve Treatment

Severe Emphysema Benefits From Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve Treatment

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Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve EBV® treatment improved FEV1 in patients with heterogeneous emphysema.

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