Electronic cigarettes were once thought to be a helpful smoking cessation tool, but new evidence suggests they may be as if not more harmful than combustible cigarettes.
Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have especially high rates of nonadherence, even in comparison with other chronic diseases.
To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.
Prenatal and early life stress, including societal stress, have been implicated in the development of asthma and other allergic diseases in children.
As a result of activating the inflammatory-immune system, pneumonia may trigger cardiovascular complications.
Study examines increased physical activity may lower the risk for several cancers and may be beneficial for improving quality of life.
Every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians, and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients.
Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Researchers examined variation in airway branches to determine whether they have an effect on the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
No data have demonstrated improved mortality, morbidity, or quality of life as a result of screening for COPD in asymptomatic individuals.
Analyzing volatile organic compounds in pediatric patients with asthma shows promise for disease diagnosis and management.
Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are working to develop a universal influenza vaccine.
Evaluating the pros and cons of defensive medicine, the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.
Evaluating the difference between unconscious and conscious problem solving in medicine.
Evaluating the benefits of wearable fitness technology.
Evaluating the use of computerized decision support systems in medical practice.
Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should integrate social psychological considerations with health communication principles.
Evaluating contributing factors to healthcare inequality in the United States.
Clinical trial research is set to comply with a new code of ethics in 2018.
Patient satisfaction was reportedly worse when clinicians denied certain requests.
At a research seminar held by the European Respiratory Society in February 2017, a group of investigators discussed how precision medicine may improve treatment in asthma and COPD.
Smokers with asthma have been encouraged to switch from conventional to electronic cigarettes, but the latter may still cause respiratory damage.
The ability of machine learning programs to diagnose medical conditions and predict outcomes is discussed in an opinion article.
Recommendations for testing and treating latent TB infection have been discussed by a representative from the California Department of Public Health.
Lung transplantation may be an option in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension who do not respond well to medical therapy.
A 40-year-old woman presents with worsening shortness of breath after being treated with long-acting nifedipine for 2 years.
Patients with PD-L1-positive malignancies have shown higher response rates to immune checkpoint inhibition and consequently prolonged progression-free/overall survival compared with others.
Using biomarkers in pulmonary arterial hypertension may be a less invasive strategy for assessing response to treatment.
Pulmonary and thoracic symptoms often coincide with initial presentation of connective tissue disease.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is becoming a major cause of death in patients with systemic sclerosis.
Mobile devices may help patients with asthma better manage and control their disease.
Respiratory muscle dysfunction, iron deficiency, and skeletal muscle dysfunction have been implicated as mechanisms for exercise intolerance in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Lung disease experts Athol Wells, MD, and Joshua Mooney, MD, MS, debate the diagnostic value of bronchoalveolar lavage in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Although some pregnant women discontinue their asthma medications for fear of fetal drug toxicity, they may be putting their babies at greater risk.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension tends to vary in presentation in patients of different races and ethnicities.
Prenatal factors such as intrauterine growth retardation, infection, and placental inflammation can affect lung development in neonates.
The pathogeneses of steroid insensitivity in severe, steroid-resistant asthma may unlock new potential treatments.
Recent research suggests that perioperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation improves outcomes in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.
Considered low-hanging fruit by hackers, the health care sector is particularly vulnerable to attack.
An estimated 55% to 85% of hospital-acquired pneumonia infections involve gram-negative bacteria, while 20% to 30% of cases involve gram-positive cocci.
Medical devices such as thermometers and pacemakers are regulated differently than pharmaceuticals in the US.
Pharmaceutical research has made vast improvements in genetic studies and patient-targeted therapies.
Susannah L. Rose, PhD discusses her thoughts of industry funded patient advocacy organizations and what clinicians should keep in mind when interpreting results of research.
Medicaid expansion under the American Care Act decreased uninsurance rates but patient care lacks improvement on coverage.
Meta-analysis supports anti-RNP and anti-Sm antibodies as serological biomarkers of PAH risk in patients with SLE.
The answer to the question regarding legal responsibility seems to revolve around the issue of whether or not a physician-patient relationship exists.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report titled "The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendation for Research."
Personal opinion and examples of sexism experienced by Elise Barney, DO
Atezolizumab was approved for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Medical malpractice reform should focus on cost, access, and imprecision of the system, according to experts.
Annual lung cancer screenings using low-dose computed tomography among high-risk individuals remain "low and unchanged."
Intravenous zanamivir is as safe and effective as oral oseltamivir when used in patients with severe influenza.
Pulmonary and genetics experts James E. Loyd, MD, and Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, offer insight into the role of genetics in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
In the guidance documents, the FDA advised against using any marketing language that may be "misleading" or has potential to cause patient harm.
Lung ultrasounds present an effective alternative to diagnosing pneumonia.