Author | Thomas L. Petty, MD


Hemoptysis: Benign or Not?

January 01, 2007

Historically, tuberculosis (TB) was the most commoncause of hemoptysis. Classic operas, such asLa Traviata and La Bohème, featured dramatic scenes ofhemoptysis, often with the heroine dying following episodesof deep passion and coughing.

Theophylline in COPD: Still a Viable Option?

December 31, 2006

Q:Does theophylline still play a role in the treatment of chronicobstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or has it been supersededby newer agents?