Cognitive behavioral therapy interventions were statistically and clinically superior to self-help leaflets in the treatment of anxiety in patients with COPD.
The study authors aimed to assess AE risk and complications of OCS use in patients with asthma since most studies only report them in non-asthmatic patients.
The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Patients with COPD who were considered frail were more likely to have lower quality of life, increased rate and length of hospitalization, and a higher rate of mortality.
A 12% decrease in PM2.5 concentrations would result in an economic benefit of nearly $350 million annually.
The risk for asthma and wheezing in the first 10 years of childhood have been linked to a low maternal intake of vitamins D and E.
Compared with usual care, a comprehensive 3-month program combining transition and long-term self-management support for patients with COPD led to significantly fewer COPD-related hospitalizations and greater quality of life.
Omalizumab rescue therapy produced rapid results in a patient with refractory status asthmaticus.
A strong dose-response relationship was seen in never-smokers aged 50 and older.
Including invalid data decreases the validity of multiple breath washout measurements in clinical trials involving adults with bronchiectasis.
Ottawa COPD Risk Scale is valid for predicting short-term serious outcomes for patients in the emergency department.
Blood eosinophil concentrations could be used to target patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are likely to respond to initial long-acting bronchodilator therapy.
Living in a rural community was a predictor for COPD prevalence, whether the individual had a history of smoking or was a current smoker.
The presence of COPD is linked to higher all-cause mortality and cardiac death at 24 hours in high-risk patients who present with ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest.
A Mediterranean diet, including 2 servings of fatty fish per week, has the potential to reduce airway inflammation in children with asthma.
Decreasing alpha diversity in the microbiome profile of sputum samples of patients hospitalized with COPD acute exacerbations was associated with increased 1-year mortality.
Mepolizumab demonstrated long-term safety and efficacy in the management of severe eosinophilic asthma.
Nocturnal hypoxemia, along with COPD, increased the risk for cardiovascular events and mortality in female patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.
Healthcare providers should educate all patients with COPD about their flight-related risks and the need to seek medical advice before flying.
Clinicians are gaining a better understanding of how asthma and allergies are regulated by the circadian clock, which will help patients better alleviate their symptoms.