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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Disease: A Practical Approach

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Disease: A Practical Approach

Common scenarios facing pulmonologists and rheumatologists are addressed using the current best evidence.
Personalizing and Targeting Therapy for COPD

Personalizing and Targeting Therapy for COPD

Find out how potential clinical biomarkers for COPD could be used to personalize treatment and lead to improved disease management.
Adrenergic Receptor Gene and Inhaled Corticosteroid Response

Adrenergic Receptor Gene and Inhaled Corticosteroid Response

Has the genetic hot-spot for predicting therapeutic response to inhaled corticosteroids been discovered?
Neurological Events Related to Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09

Neurological Events Related to Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09

Don't miss this literature review of influenza-related neurological complications related to the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic of 2009.
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists

Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists

LTRAs are the first new approach in asthma therapy in the past 25 years and the first class of drugs to target components of the inflammatory process.
Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

Get clear on diagnostic criteria for acute interstitial pneumonia and learn to identify what to exclude before making the diagnosis.
Microvascular Associations of Increased Aortic Stiffness in COPD

Microvascular Associations of Increased Aortic Stiffness in COPD

Does urinary albumin creatinine ratio reflect glomerular damage related to aortic stiffness?
H3K18 Acetylation in Epithelial Cells of Asthmatic Subjects

H3K18 Acetylation in Epithelial Cells of Asthmatic Subjects

What's the interaction between histone modifications and gene regulation in asthma?
Using Protocols to Improve Patient Outcomes in the ICU

Using Protocols to Improve Patient Outcomes in the ICU

Best practices for ICU patients are reviewed.
Hand Hygiene to Reduce Transmission of Influenza

Hand Hygiene to Reduce Transmission of Influenza

The effectiveness of hand hygiene to prevent the transmission of influenza may vary based on the community setting.
Surgical Lung Biopsy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Surgical Lung Biopsy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A new international statement defines usual interstitial pneumonia -- in a more precise way than before. . .
Implementing a COPD Care Bundle

Implementing a COPD Care Bundle

What actions are being taken to overcome the COPD care-bundle hurdles?
New GOLD Classification: Longitudinal Data on Group Assignment

New GOLD Classification: Longitudinal Data on Group Assignment

Find out how changes in the new GOLD classification for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have impacted patient care. What's next?
CRP, Procalcitonin and Neutrophil Elastase in COPD Patients

CRP, Procalcitonin and Neutrophil Elastase in COPD Patients

Can saliva testing help COPD patients stay healthier?
Aerosolized Antibiotics in Cystic Fibrosis: Current and Future Trends

Aerosolized Antibiotics in Cystic Fibrosis: Current and Future Trends

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?
H3K18 Acetylation in Epithelial Cells of Asthmatic Subjects

H3K18 Acetylation in Epithelial Cells of Asthmatic Subjects

What's the interaction between histone modifications and gene regulation in asthma?
Advances in Airway Clearance Technologies for COPD

Advances in Airway Clearance Technologies for COPD

Get evidence based clinical recommendations about airway clearance techniques -- for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
COPD Updates: What's New in Pathophysiology and Management?

COPD Updates: What's New in Pathophysiology and Management?

Learn more about current thinking regarding COPD and find out how three different mechanisms of airflow obstruction play a role in COPD pathogenesis.
Pharmacology and Clinical Efficacy of Erdosteine in COPD

Pharmacology and Clinical Efficacy of Erdosteine in COPD

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.
The Role of Vitamin D in Pulmonary Disease

The Role of Vitamin D in Pulmonary Disease

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.