Common scenarios facing pulmonologists and rheumatologists are addressed using the current best evidence.
Mechanical debridement, laser photoresection, cryotherapy, electrosurgery, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and brachytherapy can be used to remove endobronchial tissue.
Find out why a workup for atopy can help some COPD patients breathe easier.
Does urinary albumin creatinine ratio reflect glomerular damage related to aortic stiffness?
Has the genetic hot-spot for predicting therapeutic response to inhaled corticosteroids been discovered?
Get clear on diagnostic criteria for acute interstitial pneumonia and learn to identify what to exclude before making the diagnosis.
The effectiveness of hand hygiene to prevent the transmission of influenza may vary based on the community setting.
A new international statement defines usual interstitial pneumonia -- in a more precise way than before. . .
Get the latest data on COPD treatments and how findings can be applied in practice.
What actions are being taken to overcome the COPD care-bundle hurdles?
Find out how changes in the new GOLD classification for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have impacted patient care. What's next?
Can saliva testing help COPD patients stay healthier?
Can aerosolized antibiotics deliver effective local drug concentrations to the infection site and decrease the risk of systemic side effects associated with oral or intravenous antibiotics?
The classical description of pulmonary hypertension is shifting and isn't just a rare disease typically affecting young women. What now?
Get evidence based clinical recommendations about airway clearance techniques -- for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Learn more about current thinking regarding COPD and find out how three different mechanisms of airflow obstruction play a role in COPD pathogenesis.
Erdosteine decreases the sputum viscoelastic properties and bacterial adhesion to the cell membrane, endowed with bronchial anti-inflammatory activity and a scavenging effect on free oxidant radicals.
Epidemiological data indicate that low levels of vitamin D are associated with increased incidence of inflammatory or neoplastic disease. This study takes a closer look.