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Effect of Conservative Fluid Management on Mortality in ARDS Patients

Effect of Conservative Fluid Management on Mortality in ARDS Patients

Researchers examined the efficacy of conservative vs liberal fluid management in ARDS on disease mortality.

Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: Independent Predictors of Mortality

Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: Independent Predictors of Mortality

Most patients with sarcoidosis have a good prognosis, but age, extensive fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension are associated with an increase in mortality.

Azithromycin Improves Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Azithromycin Improves Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Azithromycin may be an effective treatment option for acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Mechanical Ventilation Increases Costs and Mortality in IPF

Mechanical Ventilation Increases Costs and Mortality in IPF

Mechanical ventilation does not improve outcomes in IPF patients, lengthens hospital stays, and increases costs.

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.

Does ICU Volume Impact Mortality and Length of Stay in ARDS?

Does ICU Volume Impact Mortality and Length of Stay in ARDS?

More than 300,000 individual ICU stays were examined to determine the benefit of ICU volume related to ARDS outcomes.

Joblessness High Following Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Joblessness High Following Respiratory Distress Syndrome

One year after hospital discharge, high rates of acute respiratory distress survivors are jobless.

Case Study: A Patient Presents With Recurring Influenza Symptoms

Right-sided abdominal pain, vomitting, fever, and mild diarrhea were all present in a 66-year-old woman with a history of sarcoidosis and hypertension.

Chest Radiographic Screening in Active Uveitis to Diagnose Sarcoidosis

Chest Radiographic Screening in Active Uveitis to Diagnose Sarcoidosis

Abnormal chest radiographs were noted in patients with active uveitis of unknown origin.

Diagnostic Performance of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Algorithm

Diagnostic Performance of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Algorithm

The idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis algorithm has a sensitivity of 55.6% and positive predictive value of 42.2%.

Predicting Reduced 6-Minute Walk Distance in Sarcoidosis-Associated PH

Predicting Reduced 6-Minute Walk Distance in Sarcoidosis-Associated PH

Data from 150 patients suggested that lung diffusion capacity is the most relevant predictive factor for reduced 6-minute walk distance in SAPH.

Predicting Survival in IPF With CT-Measured Pulmonary Artery: Aorta Ratio

Predicting Survival in IPF With CT-Measured Pulmonary Artery: Aorta Ratio

Computed tomography-derived pulmonary artery-to-aorta ratio can predict pulmonary artery pressure and survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Restrictive Spirometry Pattern Predictive of Arterial Stiffness

Restrictive Spirometry Pattern Predictive of Arterial Stiffness

Researchers examined nearly 3000 men and women to determine the relationship between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC, and arterial stiffness.

Predicting Survival Trajectories in IPF Using 2 T-Cell Biomarkers

Predicting Survival Trajectories in IPF Using 2 T-Cell Biomarkers

Researchers found a significant association with declining forced vital capacity and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide with ICOS and CD28.

Increased Mortality Related to Interstitial Lung Abnormalities

Increased Mortality Related to Interstitial Lung Abnormalities

Researchers examined data from 4 cohort studies to assess the risk of all-cause mortality associated with interstitial lung abnormalities.

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