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Improving Risk Stratification, Diagnostic Accuracy in PAH With Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Improving Risk Stratification, Diagnostic Accuracy in PAH With Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing can be an important diagnostic and prognostic tool in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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CHEST Guidelines for Clinical Diagnosis of Pertussis-Associated Cough

CHEST Guidelines for Clinical Diagnosis of Pertussis-Associated Cough

In adult patients, pooled estimates of sensitivity and specificity were generated for 4 clinical features: paroxysmal cough, posttussive vomiting, inspiratory whoop, and absence of fever.

Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women

Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women

The diagnostic strategy includes clinical probability assessment, D-dimer, lower-limb compression ultrasound, and CT pulmonary angiography.

Integrated Classifier Identifies Benign Lung Nodules

Integrated Classifier Identifies Benign Lung Nodules

Classifier integrates relative abundance of 2 plasma proteins with clinical risk prediction model for lung nodules.

Diagnostic Yields of Bronchoscopy Techniques in Pulmonary Lesions

Diagnostic Yields of Bronchoscopy Techniques in Pulmonary Lesions

Bronchoscopy and radial endobronchial ultrasound, with or without a thin scope, produced a poor diagnostic yield for clinicians when diagnosing pulmonary lesions.

CURB-65 Tool in Community-Acquired Pneumonia Useful But Has Limitations

CURB-65 Tool in Community-Acquired Pneumonia Useful But Has Limitations

The clinical prediction tool that uses confusion, uremia, elevated respiratory rate, and hypotension in community-acquired pneumonia demonstrated an association with ICU admittance.

CT Bronchus Sign Improves Chance of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesion Diagnosis

CT Bronchus Sign Improves Chance of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesion Diagnosis

Peripheral pulmonary lesions were >3 times more likely to be diagnosed with computed tomography bronchus sign than peripheral pulmonary lesions without CT bronchus sign.

Viral Testing May Reduce Antibiotic Use in Severe Lower Respiratory Infection

Viral Testing May Reduce Antibiotic Use in Severe Lower Respiratory Infection

Advanced diagnostic platforms to identify viruses can help patients with severe lower respiratory tract infections avoid unnecessary diagnostic testing, reduce antibiotic use, and initiate antiviral therapy.

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

The device is indicated for ultrasound echo imaging, measurement, and analysis of the human body for general clinical applications including musculoskeletal, vascular, small parts (breast, thyroid), and lung imaging.

Exploring Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening

Exploring Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening

Standardized definition and guidance on estimation may facilitate understanding of cancer overdiagnosis.

Improving Risk Stratification, Diagnostic Accuracy in PAH With Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Improving Risk Stratification, Diagnostic Accuracy in PAH With Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing can be an important diagnostic and prognostic tool in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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