Emerging guidelines for diagnosing and treating asthma COPD overlap syndrome will help clinicians better manage patients and prevent serious adverse effects.
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.
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.
There was a significant relationship between brain natriuretic peptide levels and mortality in patients with group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Increased circulating immature granulocytes at the acute phase of sepsis are linked to clinical worsening, especially when associated with T-cell lymphopenia.
The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Symptoms and Impact questionnaire has good psychometric properties and can be administered in clinical practice.
The "egg-and-banana" sign is a valid computed tomography marker of pulmonary hypertension.
Lung ultrasound was more effective in diagnosing pediatric community-acquired pneumonia than chest radiography.
Infant pulmonary function testing detected 3 distinct phenotypes in severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
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.
Portable sleep monitoring may accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients who are hospitalized with heart failure.