A study of sarcoidosis assessed the extent to which increasing BMI and obstructive sleep apnea were associated with disease development.
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In adults with moderate to severe asthma, which better improves clinical outcomes and aerobic conditioning: high-intensity interval training or constant-load exercise?
Researchers evaluated the sustainability of a program to guide ED site-of-care decisions regarding outpatient management of acute PE in low-risk patients.
Which therapy more effectively prevents COPD exacerbations: dual bronchodilation with a long-acting beta agonist and a long-acting antimuscarinic agent, or LABA/ICS?
Can the use of radiofrequency turbinate reduction prior to drug therapy for allergic rhinitis improve patients’ clinical response to treatment?
Does influenza vaccination protect patients hospitalized for diabetes against the risk for poor outcomes and complications?
A clinical trial examined whether use of H1 and H2 antihistamines prior to oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy was associated with fewer adverse events.
Should contralateral bullae/blebs be resected during ipsilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax?
In patients with sepsis and atrial fibrillation, how does treatment with phenylephrine vs norepinephrine affect heart rate?
Can older adults who are critically ill with COVID-19 safely use tocilizumab, an IL-6 inhibitor with potential immunosuppressive effects?
Investigators in Poland assessed the feasibility of lung transplantation for patients with irreversible respiratory failure due to severe COVID-19.
How prevalent is disordered cardiac conduction in patients with IPAH, and how does the condition affect patient functioning and prognosis?
What is the efficacy of ongoing treatment of Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary disease with IV amikacin in patients with persistent culture positivity?
In patients with long COVID who were not hospitalized for COVID-19, can hyperpolarized 129Xenon MRI offer useful information on potential lung abnormalities?
Can midodrine effectively stabilize blood pressure in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, thus enabling them to increase their PAH medication dosage?
In patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, is abnormal pulmonary gas exchange during submaximal exercise associated with greater risk of clinical worsening events?
How is PAH severity related to peripheral endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness, and how does PAH treatment affect these variables?
Final evidence from the WHO Solidarity clinical trials shows that remdesivir has only a slight protective effect and only among certain patients with COVID-19.
How often do ICS/LABA drugs reach the correct receptors in individuals with COPD? Researchers analyzed drug deposition and reception patterns in 2 drug therapies.
What is the most effective inspiratory muscle strength training program for patients with heart failure who have a pacemaker? Researchers compared IST and IET.
In pregnant women with COVID-19, how does the severity and progression of disease affect cytokine profiles, especially towards the end of pregnancy?
A study of patient follow-up trajectories following acute pulmonary embolism found missed opportunities for diagnosing CTEPH.
Is lung cancer screening using risk-based low-dose computer tomography a better predictor of lung cancer risk than age or pack/years of smoking?
Can pulmonary rehabilitation improve outcomes in patients post-COVID-19 who are experiencing persistent and debilitating respiratory and other symptoms?
A phase 2 study assessed safety and immunogenicity of administering a high-dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine with a mRNA-1273 vaccine booster dose in older adults.
Among children with asthma, are inhaled corticosteroids effective in controlling wheezing that is associated with these children’s gut microbiome?
What is the effect of ICS/LABA controller therapy on asthma in patients with persistent cold airway hyperresponsiveness, and does the effect differ in patients who smoke?
Researchers explored whether a cohort of veterans had received the 3 consecutive annual lung cancer screenings recommended to reduce lung cancer mortality.
Does a patient’s sex or asthma status affect the level of respiratory symptoms they will experience from occupational environmental exposures or increasing BMI?
Pulse glucocorticoid therapy effectively treats immuno-inflammatory conditions associated with COVID-19, but is it effective for COVID-19 pneumonia?