Mepolizumab can reduce systemic corticosteroid use in treating nasal polyps among patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.
Inhaled treprostinil improved clinical status of patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease over a 16-week period.
No mortality differences exist between patients with systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease who are treated with azathioprine vs mycophenolate mofetil.
Compared with the general population, there is a greater prevalence of lymphoma among patients with sarcoidosis, particularly in those of younger age, who are African American, or who have cutaneous sarcoidosis.
Cancer may be an independent risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit.
Pulmonary hypertension is common among patients with COPD and is associated with higher mortality.
Adolescent male patients with a higher BMI, adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and sleep- disordered breathing have an increased risk of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
Patients with lung cancer and poor pulmonary function at diagnosis have worse rates of overall survival.
Single-inhaler triple therapy is associated with a favorable benefit-risk profile compared with dual therapy for patients with symptomatic COPD and a history of exacerbations.
Surgical lung biopsies that are performed via video-assisted thoracic surgery are safe for obtaining histopathologic tissue for select patients.