Practice Management Computerized Decision Support Systems Aid Clinicians in Initial Diagnoses

Computerized Decision Support Systems Aid Clinicians in Initial Diagnoses

Evaluating the use of computerized decision support systems in medical practice.

Practice Management Adult Vaccinations: Improving Public Perception and Awareness

Adult Vaccinations: Improving Public Perception and Awareness

Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should integrate social psychological considerations with health communication principles.

Practice Management Addressing Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Addressing Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Evaluating contributing factors to healthcare inequality in the United States.

Practice Management Medical Research Set to Comply With New Code of Ethics in 2018

Medical Research Set to Comply With New Code of Ethics in 2018

Clinical trial research is set to comply with a new code of ethics in 2018.

Practice Management Patient Satisfaction Affected by Clinician Denial of Certain Requests

Patient Satisfaction Affected by Clinician Denial of Certain Requests

Patient satisfaction was reportedly worse when clinicians denied certain requests.

Asthma Precision Medicine May Pave the Way for Better Treatment in Asthma, COPD

Precision Medicine May Pave the Way for Better Treatment in Asthma, COPD

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.

Asthma Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

Smokers with asthma have been encouraged to switch from conventional to electronic cigarettes, but the latter may still cause respiratory damage.

Practice Management The Potential Pitfalls of Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

The Potential Pitfalls of Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

The ability of machine learning programs to diagnose medical conditions and predict outcomes is discussed in an opinion article.

Tuberculosis Latent Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment Recommendations

Latent Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment Recommendations

Recommendations for testing and treating latent TB infection have been discussed by a representative from the California Department of Public Health.

Pulmonary Hypertension Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Overview and Bridging Therapies

Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Overview and Bridging Therapies

Lung transplantation may be an option in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension who do not respond well to medical therapy.

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical Challenge: 40-Year-Old Woman With Worsening Dyspnea on Exertion

Clinical Challenge: 40-Year-Old Woman With Worsening Dyspnea on Exertion

A 40-year-old woman presents with worsening shortness of breath after being treated with long-acting nifedipine for 2 years.

Lung Cancer Liquid Biopsy May Be a Noninvasive Measure for Treatment Response in NSCLC

Liquid Biopsy May Be a Noninvasive Measure for Treatment Response in NSCLC

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.

Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Using Biomarkers to Assess Treatment Response

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Using Biomarkers to Assess Treatment Response

Using biomarkers in pulmonary arterial hypertension may be a less invasive strategy for assessing response to treatment.

Pulmonary Hypertension Thoracic and Pulmonary Conditions Associated With Connective Tissue Disease

Thoracic and Pulmonary Conditions Associated With Connective Tissue Disease

Pulmonary and thoracic symptoms often coincide with initial presentation of connective tissue disease.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-PAH Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Definitions and Treatments

Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Definitions and Treatments

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is becoming a major cause of death in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Asthma Asthma Control With Mobile Health Initiatives

Asthma Control With Mobile Health Initiatives

Mobile devices may help patients with asthma better manage and control their disease.

Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Mechanisms of Exercise Intolerance

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Mechanisms of Exercise Intolerance

Respiratory muscle dysfunction, iron deficiency, and skeletal muscle dysfunction have been implicated as mechanisms for exercise intolerance in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Pulmonary Hypertension Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Point/Counterpoint

Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Point/Counterpoint

Lung disease experts Athol Wells, MD, and Joshua Mooney, MD, MS, debate the diagnostic value of bronchoalveolar lavage in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Asthma Asthma Management During Pregnancy: How to Benefit Both Mothers and Infants

Asthma Management During Pregnancy: How to Benefit Both Mothers and Infants

Although some pregnant women discontinue their asthma medications for fear of fetal drug toxicity, they may be putting their babies at greater risk.

Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Future Treatment May Depend on Race and Ethnicity

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Future Treatment May Depend on Race and Ethnicity

Pulmonary arterial hypertension tends to vary in presentation in patients of different races and ethnicities.

Pulmonary Hypertension Managing Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates: Updates in an Emerging Field

Managing Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates: Updates in an Emerging Field

Prenatal factors such as intrauterine growth retardation, infection, and placental inflammation can affect lung development in neonates.

Asthma Steroid-Resistant Asthma: Exploring New Therapeutic Possibilities

Steroid-Resistant Asthma: Exploring New Therapeutic Possibilities

The pathogeneses of steroid insensitivity in severe, steroid-resistant asthma may unlock new potential treatments.

Prevention Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits in COPD, Lung Cancer, and Other Respiratory Conditions

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits in COPD, Lung Cancer, and Other Respiratory Conditions

Recent research suggests that perioperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation improves outcomes in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.

Practice Management An Ounce of Prevention: Protecting Vulnerable Healthcare Data

An Ounce of Prevention: Protecting Vulnerable Healthcare Data

Considered low-hanging fruit by hackers, the health care sector is particularly vulnerable to attack.

Pneumonia Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

An estimated 55% to 85% of hospital-acquired pneumonia infections involve gram-negative bacteria, while 20% to 30% of cases involve gram-positive cocci.

Practice Management Adopting an Active Medical Device Saftey Surveillence System in the US

Adopting an Active Medical Device Saftey Surveillence System in the US

Medical devices such as thermometers and pacemakers are regulated differently than pharmaceuticals in the US.

Practice Management How Important Is It To Report Negative Data from Clinical Trials?

How Important Is It To Report Negative Data from Clinical Trials?

Pharmaceutical research has made vast improvements in genetic studies and patient-targeted therapies.

Practice Management How Common Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

How Common Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

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.

Practice Management Improving Care for Medicaid Patients Under the ACA

Improving Care for Medicaid Patients Under the ACA

Medicaid expansion under the American Care Act decreased uninsurance rates but patient care lacks improvement on coverage.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-PAH Biomarkers of PAH Risk in Patients With SLE

Biomarkers of PAH Risk in Patients With SLE

Meta-analysis supports anti-RNP and anti-Sm antibodies as serological biomarkers of PAH risk in patients with SLE.

Practice Management Curbside Consults Lead to Questions of Legality

Curbside Consults Lead to Questions of Legality

The answer to the question regarding legal responsibility seems to revolve around the issue of whether or not a physician-patient relationship exists.

COPD Respiratory Effects of Cannabis: a National Academies Report

Respiratory Effects of Cannabis: a National Academies Report

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."

Practice Management Q&A: A Discussion of Sexism in Medicine

Q&A: A Discussion of Sexism in Medicine

Personal opinion and examples of sexism experienced by Elise Barney, DO

Lung Cancer PD-L1 Inhibitor Approved by FDA for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

PD-L1 Inhibitor Approved by FDA for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Atezolizumab was approved for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Practice Management Medical Malpractice Reform: Is Now the Right Time?

Medical Malpractice Reform: Is Now the Right Time?

Medical malpractice reform should focus on cost, access, and imprecision of the system, according to experts.

Lung Cancer Do Medicare Regulations Impact Lung Cancer Screening Rates?

Do Medicare Regulations Impact Lung Cancer Screening Rates?

Annual lung cancer screenings using low-dose computed tomography among high-risk individuals remain "low and unchanged."

Influenza Safety and Efficacy: IV Zanamivir vs Oral Oseltamivir in Severe Influenza

Safety and Efficacy: IV Zanamivir vs Oral Oseltamivir in Severe Influenza

Intravenous zanamivir is as safe and effective as oral oseltamivir when used in patients with severe influenza.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-PAH Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Expert Interview

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Expert Interview

Pulmonary and genetics experts James E. Loyd, MD, and Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, offer insight into the role of genetics in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Practice Management Medical Product Marketing Language Guidance From FDA

Medical Product Marketing Language Guidance From FDA

In the guidance documents, the FDA advised against using any marketing language that may be "misleading" or has potential to cause patient harm.

Pneumonia Accuracy of Lung Ultrasonography for Pneumonia Diagnosis

Accuracy of Lung Ultrasonography for Pneumonia Diagnosis

Lung ultrasounds present an effective alternative to diagnosing pneumonia.

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