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.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Video: Conducting Spirometry in Children
Prof. Dominic Fitzgerald, a pediatric respiratory and sleep physician, reviews the basics about spirometry, and explains its use in children.
8 New Insights into Tuberculosis
USPSTF recommendations for TB screening in primary care and a challenge to the 2-state TB paradigm are some of the latest.
10 High Notes in Music as Medicine
Using music in medicine is an ancient practice. Here we review recent research efforts to better understand and apply music’s healing powers.
10 Good Reasons Not to Smoke
Cigarette smoking has declined but remains a leading cause of illness and death in the US. If there is anything you don’t know about the current state of smoking, you’ll find it in these slides.
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