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.
Many recent vaping injuries have been linked to e-cigarette use of THC oils or other cannabis oil products, raising new concerns about patients with cancer who use the devices for medical marijuana.
Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of neonatal respiratory distress, and is most commonly acquired at birth.
Emerging evidence suggests that the extrapulmonary effects of pulmonary arterial hypertension may manifest in the form of vascular dysfunction in systemic circulation, metabolic/endocrine dysfunction, and skeletal and respiratory muscle dysfunction.
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.