Respiratory Diseases

 
7 COVID-19 Home Test Kits Ranked by Usability
January 12, 2022

Seven at-home COVID-19 rapid tests, all available online or at retail, are ranked for dexterity required, instruction legibility, and other features you may need to parse for your patients.

Pop Flu Quiz: What does the CDC say?
December 15, 2021

The CDC recommends ASAP use of antivirals in certain high-risk patient groups. Test your memory of who is in those groups with 2 short questions.

Influenza Rx in Practice: Which Antiviral Makes Sense?
December 15, 2021

Influenza B is the diagnosis and the patient wants to start antiviral therapy. Factoring in CDC guidance, patient preference, and price, which of the 4 options makes most sense?

Pfizer COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Still Nearly 90% Effective Against Severe Disease
December 14, 2021

Pfizer reported today final results of the phase 2/3 EPIC-HR trial, findings that confirm the investigational drug's 89% efficacy against severe COVID-19 disease.

Guideline Toplines: 2021 Clinical Focus Collection
December 08, 2021

The Guideline Toplines slide-show feature offers busy primary care physicians at-a-glance summaries of new and updated clinical guidelines across therapeutic areas.

Influenza Virus: How well do you know this enemy?
December 06, 2021

The flu is well known to all primary care providers - but contributor Terry Brenneman, MD, created 6 questions on topics you might not ordinarily discuss. Quiz time.

Flu Season 2021-2022: Primary Care Fears & Patients on the Fence
October 29, 2021

This flu season will bring different challenges to primary care clinicians. Here, experts discuss specific barriers and best strategies to overcome them.

PCP Visits Associated with Smoking Cessation after Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Before Surgery
October 20, 2021

CHEST 2021: Among >7000 veterans diagnosed with lung cancer and scheduled for surgery, seeing a primary care doctor was linked to pre-operative quitting.

Study: Hispanic Adults, Women, and Older E-cigarette Users Face Higher Odds of Asthma and COPD
October 20, 2021

CHEST 2021: Study shows vaping raises the odds of developing asthma and COPD, especially in older adults, women, and Hispanic persons.

Biologics Reduce Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Real-world Study of Vulnerable Patients
October 18, 2021

CHEST2021: The CHRONICLE study of biologics to treat severe asthma found reductions in exacerbations of more than 50% in patient groups not included in clinical trials.