Pulmonologists may decide to provide a one-time house call after hospitalization, which has been shown to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions, including in patients with COPD.
Reductions in lung cancer mortality are driving the steady decline in overall cancer deaths.
Black patients appear to have a higher risk for exacerbation-prone asthma.
To shed further light on the role of physician attire in the medical setting, MPR interviewed Nathan Houchens, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Despite resources, lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography remains underutilized.
A multidisciplinary panel of experts put together by the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America released updated recommendations for the management of adults with community-acquired pneumonia.
New guidelines on eosinophilic esophagitis management were recently developed with the aim of informing treatment decisions among pediatric and adult allergists and gastroenterologists.
Because of low vaccination rates, approximately 5.6 million cases of community-acquired pneumonia occur in the United States annually.
Common comorbidities in OSA such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic abnormalities, may confer a higher risk for the development of mental and cognitive impairment in patients with OSA compared with the general population.
Investigators suggest that any identified links between asthma and mental health have primarily been unidirectional, with asthma leading to mental illness.