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Steroids Improved Outcomes, Recovery from CAP

Reductions in mortality, need for life support, hospital stays, and other measures should win this drug class serious consideration, study authors say.

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Respiratory Diseases

Household bleach may not lead to COPD, as recently reported in the lay press, but a number of respiratory dangers are present in many US homes.

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A pulmonologist describes an approach to guide the primary care clinician faced with a patient in whom interstitial lung disease is suspected.

Bob is a 72-year-old male, with a 40-pack-year smoking history. He quit about 8 years ago, when severe COPD was diagnosed.

Study authors propose a new asthma patient “phenotype” in which a previous severe event is the sole predictor of another one.

Results of a recent study into the role of lipids in atopic asthma could help identify new targets for therapy.

Some find new meta-analysis results disturbing; others say they underscore the need for more focused research.

Nicotine amounts aren't constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents.

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