Transesophageal echocardiography can be used safely and effectively by critical care fellows to assess and manage cardiopulmonary failure when transthoracic echocardiography fails to provide adequate views.
All articles by Christopher Chalk, DC, MPH
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be misdiagnosed in patients as a result of errors related to spirometry tests, errors made in primary care, and differential diagnoses, among others.
Most patients with sarcoidosis have a good prognosis, but age, extensive fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension are associated with an increase in mortality.
Azithromycin may be an effective treatment option for acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Study outcomes provided insufficient evidence to support vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of atopy.
A study of 65 patients examined the efficacy of using serum periostin as a biomarker for asthma with comorbid upper airway disease.
Researchers examined the indications, diagnostic accuracy, duration, and clinical impact of point-of-care lung sonography.
The most recent ERS guideline includes significant changes from prior recommendations in an effort to accommodate newer delivery devices.
Researchers examined the relationship between COPD and right and left ventricular morphometry to determine which patients may better respond to beta-blocker therapies.
Molecular point-of-care testing for viruses led to more patients receiving single or brief doses of antibiotics without any evidence of increased harm.
Mepolizumab showed early and sustained clinically relevant improvements in quality of life, with a good safety profile in severe eosinophilic asthma.