Once again, the USPSTF finds no net benefit to screening asymptomatic persons for COPD. Draft recommendation is available for comment.
Reductions in mortality, need for life support, hospital stays, and other measures should win this drug class serious consideration, study authors say.
Targeting these risk factors with adjunctive therapy may help improve outcomes, say authors of a new study.
A new CDC study also found that older adults are more likely to be hospitalized for a severe respiratory virus than those aged 18 to 49 years.
Infections with pneumonia send a substantial number of older adults to the hospital, much more than younger adults. Researchers are calling for new rapid diagnostic tests.
Proposed mechanisms for the association include PPI-induced acute pH dysregulation and alteration of the gut microbiome.
The price tag for an ICU stay was more than 5 times higher for pneumonia patients. Can we find an ounce of prevention?
Undiagnosed lung disease in smokers, the impact of guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children, and climate change and asthma attacks make headlines in the respiratory news.
Thirty minutes/day of hospital-based physical therapy reduced 30-day readmission, an important Medicare hospital performance metric.
The combined measures may help reduce hospitalizations by reclassifying CAP patients at low risk for adverse events.