Forced expiratory volume in 1 second and length of hospital stay were assess to determine the benefit of endobronchial valve placement vs standard of care in emphysema.
Current and former smokers with COPD had much higher total airway mucin concentrations compared with patients who had never smoked.
Fewer than half of patients with asthma have received a pneumococcal vaccination.
Concierge medicine provides patients with medical care services that is not covered by their health insurance.
The prevalence of smoking is higher in people who have experienced myocardial infarction.
A multidisciplinary palliative care team may significantly benefit patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Identifying gender-based differences in asthma follow-ups is crucial to understanding sex-based differences in health behaviors.
Good asthma control can improve fertility in women with asthma.
When children are breastfed for 6 months or less, the risk for asthma exacerbations decreases.
While the newest high-valent PCV10 and PCV13 vaccines are effective in preventing IPD caused by the serotypes within the vaccines, breakthrough patterns of conversion to non-PCV13 serotypes are emerging.
Extended pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis seems to be safe and effective for patients getting liver surgery.
In patients with mild or moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tiotropium improved the decline in FEV1, as well as quality of life.
Diet and exercise appeared to improve asthma symptom control, overall fitness, and quality of life.
Researchers examined the efficacy of tezepelumab, a human monoclonal antibody, in treating moderate to severe asthma with non-eosinophilic inflammation.
There may be a decreased rate of lung cancer for patients who receive anti-inflammatory therapy with canakinumab.
Fewer than 30% of patients undergoing durvalumab therapy experienced either grade 3 or 4 adverse events.
Influenza vaccine in the prior season did not decrease the efficacy of the current season’s vaccine.
Patients with COPD and comorbid cardiovascular disease may benefit from statin treatment depending on their C – reactive protein levels.
After accounting for individual risk factors, living altitude is not associated with variability in COPD prevalence.
E-cigarettes that contain nicotine may cause arterial stiffness and increase blood pressure and heart rate.
Even in levels below EPA limits, particulate matter can damage kidneys.
Recommendations to include CT scans as standard follow-up procedure is based on poor evidence.
Bevacizumab-awwb was approved based on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynaic profiles and immunogenicity, safety, and efficacy data.
The guidelines for PAD were updated.
Patients undergoing pulmonary vasodilatory therapy were more functional at initial presentation.
Poor outcomes in pulmonary arterial hypertension may be linked to worsening right atrial function.
Underlying cystic fibrosis may be a risk factor for the prediction of delayed gastric emptying in patients who undergo lung transplantation.
Early time to positivity of blood culture in patients with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia predicted the risk for invasive mechanical ventilation.
Pediatric patients with asthma are at the highest risk for adverse drug events, particularly with inhaled corticosteroids.
Charleston comorbidity index is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism.