Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Healthcare providers should educate all patients with COPD about their flight-related risks and the need to seek medical advice before flying.
Clinicians are gaining a better understanding of how asthma and allergies are regulated by the circadian clock, which will help patients better alleviate their symptoms.
Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with valve replacement shows the most promise for improving lung function, exercise tolerance, and quality of life in patients with advanced emphysema.
The concept of thirdhand smoke was originally introduced in 1953, when rodent studies first demonstrated the carcinogenic effects of the residue from tobacco smoke.
While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.
Electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve could be a viable treatment alternative to continuous positive airway pressure in obstructive sleep apnea.
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.
Clinicians are eager for new therapies to address the damage to airways and lung parenchyma because no current therapy can completely reverse COPD damage.
Changing pollination patterns, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, air pollution, and extreme temperatures all negatively affect respiratory conditions.