A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.
In a study of hospitalized smokers who planned to quit smoking post-discharge, users of e-cigarettes were not as likely as nonusers to refrain from using tobacco at 6 months. However, e-cigarette use in the study population was irregular; further research is necessary to study whether regular e-cigarette use helps or hampers efforts to quit smoking.
Current smoking linked to higher mean left ventricular mass index and lower mean left ventricular circumferential strain.
More average life years gained from cessation and more treatment costs averted for the poorest 20%.
There was an increased risk for all-cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular emergency department visits, especially in individuals older than 65.
Early intervention in the case of respiratory compromise in patients with multiple sclerosis has the potential to prevent infection and maintain pulmonary function.
Majority of patients say they want to know about even minor consequences of cancer drug substitutions.
Although 16.2% of small employers used tobacco surcharges, 47% of those did not offer tobacco cessation counseling.
Researchers found stronger negative associations for participants with polypharmacy between the ages of 60 and 64 years and at 69 years.
Although varenicline was effective for short-term smoking cessation, more than half of the patients in the EVITA trial relapsed after 1 year.
Enrollees have more chronic conditions and health care use vs other privately insured individuals.
Researchers observed a strong linear pattern between smoking status and dietary energy density in current smokers.
Researchers found increased myocardial infarction rates during the week after Streptococcus pneumoniae and influenza infections.
Findings for subsequent allergic disease following infant exposure in the first six months of life.
Higher serum bactericidal activity following immunization with PRP-CRM197 reflected superior short-term and long-term seroprotective effects compared with immunization with PRP-T.
Researchers assessed the relationship between prevention of RSV in preterm infants and the frequency of subsequent wheeze in childhood.
For adolescents, receptivity was highest for e-cigarette ads and was linked to trying cigarettes.
The more chemicals in e-liquid, the more toxic it is likely to be; in addition, vanillin tied to higher toxicity.
Electronic cigarettes were once thought to be a helpful smoking cessation tool, but new evidence suggests they may be as if not more harmful than combustible cigarettes.
At 6 months, researchers found a negative association between electronic cigarette use and subsequent smoking cessation.
To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.
The FDA is seeking data, research, and general information regarding the role that flavors play in youth smoking.
The majority of school nurses report staff training on anaphylaxis and epinephrine availability.
Prenatal and early life stress, including societal stress, have been implicated in the development of asthma and other allergic diseases in children.
Despite 8 of the 10 flights taking place during influenza season, results of quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays for 18 common respiratory viruses were all negative.
A routine chest radiograph after ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion is now considered costly and unnecessary.
Compared with whites, blacks had significantly higher exposure to PM2.5.
On a population level, electronic cigarettes are associated with more harm than benefit.
Pediatric patients with hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea had significant improvements in blood pressure after adenotonsillectomy.
An integrated proteomic classifier accurately identified benign lung nodules when used in patients with a pretest probability of malignancy ≤50%.