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.
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.