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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.
Lung Transplantation for Cystic Fibrosis

Lung Transplantation for Cystic Fibrosis

Find out more about when to consider lung transplantation and more for patients with cystic fibrosis.
Endobronchial Electrosurgery: Argon Plasma Coagulation and

Endobronchial Electrosurgery: Argon Plasma Coagulation and

Mechanical debridement, laser photoresection, cryotherapy, electrosurgery, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and brachytherapy can be used to remove endobronchial tissue.
Antibiotic Therapy in Elderly With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

Antibiotic Therapy in Elderly With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

Elderly patients are at increased risk for COPD, emphysema, CB, and bronchiectasis.--especially drug-resistant strains. How should the elderly with these pulmonary conditions be managed?
Atopy Is a Risk Factor for Respiratory Symptoms in COPD

Atopy Is a Risk Factor for Respiratory Symptoms in COPD

Find out why a workup for atopy can help some COPD patients breathe easier.
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.
Pirfenidone and Fibrocyte Accumulation in Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pirfenidone and Fibrocyte Accumulation in Pulmonary Fibrosis

Does pirfenidone inhibit fibrocyte pool size in the lungs of bleomycin-treated mice?
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?
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?
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.
New Pharmacotherapeutic Approaches for COPD

New Pharmacotherapeutic Approaches for COPD

Get the latest data on COPD treatments and how findings can be applied in practice.
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?
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.
Genetic Variants Associated With Lung Function

Genetic Variants Associated With Lung Function

What genetic factors are associated with lung function -- in individuals with exceptional longevity?