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Asthma Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Smoking cessation in patients with asthma is associated with reduced symptoms, improved lung function and quality of life, reduced use of rescue medications, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity.

COPD Adipose Tissue Transfer, Lung Scaffolds: The Future of Stem Cells in COPD

Adipose Tissue Transfer, Lung Scaffolds: The Future of Stem Cells in COPD

Clinicians are eager for new therapies to address the damage to airways and lung parenchyma because no current therapy can completely reverse COPD damage.

COPD Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

Changing pollination patterns, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, air pollution, and extreme temperatures all negatively affect respiratory conditions.

Practice Management Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

Asthma Budesonide/Formoterol for the Prevention of Serious Asthma Exacerbations

Budesonide/Formoterol for the Prevention of Serious Asthma Exacerbations

The SYGMA trials assessed the use of an as-needed combined corticosteroid/beta-agonist inhaler in patients with mild asthma.

Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Imaging in Asymptomatic Patients: To Screen or Not to Screen?

Lung Cancer Imaging in Asymptomatic Patients: To Screen or Not to Screen?

Although screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography has demonstrated a reduction in mortality, some experts say the benefits do not outweigh the potential harms.

Obstructive Lung Disease Is There an "Ideal" Cystic Fibrosis Candidate for Lung Transplantation?

Is There an "Ideal" Cystic Fibrosis Candidate for Lung Transplantation?

Lung transplantation can extend survival in patients with cystic fibrosis who have compromised lung function and increasing exacerbations.

Pulmonary Hypertension Supplementing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Therapy With Nutritional Changes

Supplementing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Therapy With Nutritional Changes

Current research suggests patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension may benefit from iron and vitamin D supplementation.

COPD The Road to Precision Medicine in COPD Is Paved With Phenotypes

The Road to Precision Medicine in COPD Is Paved With Phenotypes

Although emerging data offer valuable clues, the pathophysiological distinctions between different phenotypes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are still poorly understood.

Asthma Illicit Drug Use in Asthma: Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana Worsen Symptoms

Illicit Drug Use in Asthma: Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana Worsen Symptoms

Inhaling and smoking heroin and cocaine increase the risk for asthma exacerbations and decreased pulmonary function; marijuana is associated with wheezing, cough, and sputum production.

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