Ambient particles related to pulmonary function tests (PFTs) can be reduced in laboratories with moderate aggressive ventilation exchanges, suggesting PFTs can be safely conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a new study, researchers reported on the frequency of VTE among more than 6000 patients who tested positive for infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Women with chronic cough in the United States and United Kingdom were more likely to have a higher number of cough triggers.
Heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels with percentile-based cutoffs can predict the risk of prolonged hospitalization in pediatric asthma exacerbations.
The American Society of Hematology released evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of DVT and PE in patients without cancer.
Lung transplant recipients who were given antifungal medications prophylactically to prevent invasive fungal infections had lower rates of mortality.
There may be interactive health effects between the 2 crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and US wildfires.
Lung involvement during hospitalization for systemic lupus erythematosus may be associated with greater inpatient mortality.
Risks of moving clinical trials online include missing key information about the patient experience — and higher dropout rates could also impair the overall quality of trials.
Antibody testing after the early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has significantly increased in the proportion of first-time blood donors.
Nearly half of patients with acute pulmonary embolism were treated at home with low incidence of adverse events.
In settings where acid-fast bacilli pulmonary diseases are suspected, gastric aspirate culture may be helpful for diagnosing Mycobacterium avium complex and M kansasii pulmonary disease.
A patient with a history of achalasia presents to the emergency department with pneumonia that quickly leads to hypoxic respiratory failure.
Diphenhydramine when taken at higher than recommended doses can lead to serious health complications.
Findings from a study published in JAMA Network Open suggest that rigorous infection control measures may be associated with minimized risk and provide reassurance to patients concerned about contracting COVID-19 in hospitals.