Featured

COPD

COPD, Asthma, or Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome: Diagnostic Challenges

COPD, Asthma, or Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome: Diagnostic Challenges

Emerging guidelines for diagnosing and treating asthma COPD overlap syndrome will help clinicians better manage patients and prevent serious adverse effects.

Latest

Sarcoidosis Diagnostic Score Enhances Disease Diagnosis

Sarcoidosis Diagnostic Score Enhances Disease Diagnosis

A Sarcoidosis Diagnostic Score tool was developed by comparing data from individuals with biopsy-confirmed sarcoidosis with that of individuals who did not have sarcoidosis.

Ability of Clinical Scores to Detect Severe Hypoxemic Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Ability of Clinical Scores to Detect Severe Hypoxemic Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Of the 4 clinical scores used to predict the occurrence of hypoxemic episodes in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea, DES-OSA appears to be the most effective.

Brain Natriuretic Peptide Shows Promise as Biomarker in Group 1 PAH

Brain Natriuretic Peptide Shows Promise as Biomarker in Group 1 PAH

There was a significant relationship between brain natriuretic peptide levels and mortality in patients with group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Early Flow Cytometry Predictive of Clinical Deterioration in Sepsis

Early Flow Cytometry Predictive of Clinical Deterioration in Sepsis

Increased circulating immature granulocytes at the acute phase of sepsis are linked to clinical worsening, especially when associated with T-cell lymphopenia.

PAH-SYMPACT®: A Reliable Instrument for PAH Symptom Assessment

PAH-SYMPACT®: A Reliable Instrument for PAH Symptom Assessment

The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Symptoms and Impact questionnaire has good psychometric properties and can be administered in clinical practice.

Egg-and-Banana Sign Has High Specificity for Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis

Egg-and-Banana Sign Has High Specificity for Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis

The "egg-and-banana" sign is a valid computed tomography marker of pulmonary hypertension.

Pediatric Pneumonia: Sensitivity of Lung Ultrasound vs Chest Radiography

Pediatric Pneumonia: Sensitivity of Lung Ultrasound vs Chest Radiography

Lung ultrasound was more effective in diagnosing pediatric community-acquired pneumonia than chest radiography.

Pulmonary Function Testing Detects Distinct Phenotypes in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Pulmonary Function Testing Detects Distinct Phenotypes in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Infant pulmonary function testing detected 3 distinct phenotypes in severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

YEARS Criteria in Pulmonary Embolism Evaluation May Reduce Need for Imaging

YEARS Criteria in Pulmonary Embolism Evaluation May Reduce Need for Imaging

D-dimer test adjustment based on pretest probability results may be a safe option to reduce the need for imaging during evaluation for pulmonary embolism.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Heart Failure Using Portable Monitor

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Heart Failure Using Portable Monitor

Portable sleep monitoring may accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients who are hospitalized with heart failure.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters