The identification of biomarkers to distinguish endotypes that mediate neutrophilic asthma may guide the development of targeted interventions.
Researchers found data about the use of electronic interventions in asthma that were mixed in regards to efficacy and safety.
There has been ongoing controversy regarding the relative safety of e-cigarettes vs combustible cigarettes.
The American Thoracic Society has published a new clinical practice guideline detailing recommendations for various microbiologic laboratory testing approaches for diagnosing fungal infections in pulmonary and critical care, with a particular focus on immunocompromised patients.
Challenges pertaining to the correct use of inhalers for asthma and COPD can limit the effectiveness of treatment.
The author suggests improvements for asthma treatment to reduce international mortality rates.
In recent years, targeted biologic therapies for asthma have been found to serve as effective add-ons to corticosteroids, reducing the burden on youth with severe asthma.
Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies have improved survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, but they have also been linked to immune-related adverse events affecting various organs, including the lungs.
A 2013 Pew Research Center and Internet Life Project report found that 59% of US adults said that they turned to the Internet regarding a health problem during the past year.
COPD is more common in older adults, who already have a higher burden of morbidity and mortality from influenza infection.