Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria non-inferior to usual care for patients at low-risk for pulmonary embolism
In this multicenter, randomized controlled study, the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria (PERC) strategy resulted in significantly fewer uses of CT pulmonary angiography, reduced ED length of stay, and fewer hospital admissions.
High levels of C-reactive protein and neutrophils as well as low eosinophil count predicted a poor prognosis in COPD.
A CHEST expert panel has released updated guidelines for lung cancer screening.
Patients with suspected PH should undergo two 6MWTs to improve the accuracy of exercise capacity measurements.
Researchers examined variation in airway branches to determine whether they have an effect on the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The 6-minute walk test had prognostic value with respect to mortality in a population of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Brain natriuretic peptide levels may accurately predict 5-year survival rates in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Although the 2017 GOLD classification did not better predict mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overall, it did so when patients were extensively categorized by severity.
Patients who received provider-ordered influenza testing were more likely to be younger and present with fever and "influenza-like illness."
No data have demonstrated improved mortality, morbidity, or quality of life as a result of screening for COPD in asymptomatic individuals.