According to the FDA’s safety communication, multiple factors may affect the accuracy of pulse oximeter readings, including poor circulation, skin pigmentation, skin thickness, skin temperature, current tobacco use, and use of fingernail polish.
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction/bronchodilation occur following exercise, both of which are affected by increasing age and lower forced expiratory volume in 1 second percent predicted.
Patients with postintubation laryngeal injury who undergo earlier intervention after endotracheal intubation experience better outcomes compared with patients who undergo later intervention.
Investigators evaluated the safety and feasibility of microcoil in simultaneous localization for multiple pulmonary nodules before video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).
The European Commission on Medical Mycology and International Society for Human and Animal Mycology released clinical guidance and research criteria for managing invasive pulmonary aspergillosis among patients with SARS-CoV-2.
While the ACA effectively reversed coverage losses for patients with airway disease, neither care affordability nor disparities improved for these patients.
Face masks will be mandatory at transportation hubs and on planes and all forms of public transportation under a U.S. CDC and Prevention order that takes effect on Monday at one minute before midnight.
In patients with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax, ambulatory management with a flutter valve does not shorten the overall length of stay compared with standard management.
Patients with cancer who receive intense smoking cessation treatment are compared with patients who receive standard treatment to analyze the intervention’s impact on the likelihood of quitting smoking.
The Fleischner Society published a position paper on the role of chest computed tomography diagnosis of drug-related pneumonitis in patients treated with molecular targeting therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Use of maternal oxygen during childbirth is not associated with improved neonatal outcomes.
Two-thirds of Americans are concerned about going to medical appointments even for an emergency when COVID-19 rates are high in their area.
Along with a wide range of elective medical services affected by the COVID-19 crisis, pulmonary screenings decreased substantially, especially in the early months of the pandemic.
Household transmission of non-influenza respiratory viruses are thought to contribute significantly to transmission through the broader community.
Probable mental health disorders are common among intensive care unit (ICU) staff working in English hospitals during June and July 2020.