The concept of thirdhand smoke was originally introduced in 1953, when rodent studies first demonstrated the carcinogenic effects of the residue from tobacco smoke.
Electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve could be a viable treatment alternative to continuous positive airway pressure in obstructive sleep apnea.
Changing pollination patterns, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, air pollution, and extreme temperatures all negatively affect respiratory conditions.
Current research suggests patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension may benefit from iron and vitamin D supplementation.
Although emerging data offer valuable clues, the pathophysiological distinctions between different phenotypes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are still poorly understood.
Management strategies were discussed for subtypes of PAH-congenital heart disease including Eisenmenger syndrome, PAH with persistent systemic to pulmonary shunts, and PAH with small or coincidental defect or PAH after defect closure.
Poor control of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea can feed off one another, according to Michelle Zeidler, MD, pulmonologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Sleep Fellowship Program.
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing can be an important diagnostic and prognostic tool in pulmonary arterial hypertension.