Researchers recommend using spirometry, fractional exhaled nitric oxide testing, and bronchodilator reversibility as first-line tests in the diagnosis of asthma in children aged 5 years and younger to prevent misdiagnosis.
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The prognosis for patients with drug-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension is substantially worse than for patients with idiopathic PAH.
Lack of plumbing maintenance; aging infrastructure; warm, humid climates; and exposure to the immunocompromised may contribute to an increase in Legionnaires disease.
The objectivity of biomarkers in COPD to predict medication response, disease severity, and prognosis shows promise, but future trials need to examine biomarkers’ response in patients with COPD subtypes.
Recent guidelines set forth by an interdisciplinary panel assembled by the American Thoracic Society sought to demystify primary ciliary dyskinesia and address 4 main diagnostic questions.
Diagnosing coinfection in pneumonia can be challenging because of timing of the sample collection and false-negative results when the viruses replicate in the lower respiratory tract.
Poor sleep quality in patients with spinal cord injury contributes to adverse outcomes, including cardiovascular events and rehabilitation challenges.
Because standardized approaches for echocardiographic screening are impractical for certain subgroups of people with congenital heart disease, experts offered screening adaptations for pulmonary hypertension.
Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with valve replacement shows the most promise for improving lung function, exercise tolerance, and quality of life in patients with advanced emphysema.