Severe asthma symptoms but low allergy and inflammation levels may mean poor response to guideline-based therapy.
Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
A new study’s lead author notes, however, that lack of significant effect may have been secondary to important study limitations.
Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Later Asthma
Lower respiratory infections in children seem to predispose to poor adult lung function, but causation and directionality have yet to be determined.
Hidden Respiratory Dangers at Home
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.
A Primary Care Approach to Interstitial Lung Disease
A pulmonologist describes an approach to guide the primary care clinician faced with a patient in whom interstitial lung disease is suspected.
A Case of Worsening Dyspnea and Cough
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.
Previous Asthma Exacerbations Predict Future Events in Mild, Moderate Disease
Study authors propose a new asthma patient “phenotype” in which a previous severe event is the sole predictor of another one.
Lipid Levels Linked to Inflammation in Atopic Asthma
Results of a recent study into the role of lipids in atopic asthma could help identify new targets for therapy.
More Doubt Cast on CPAP for Reducing CVD Risk in Sleep Apnea Patients
Some find new meta-analysis results disturbing; others say they underscore the need for more focused research.
Sometimes It Is Just a Cigar, But the Nicotine?
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.
Young Urban Asthma Patients Exhibit Unique Features