While anyone may feel short of breath after a strenuous activity, shortness of breath during or following meals may indicate a specific medical issue. Dyspnea, the feeling of breathing difficulty, results from mechanical abnormalities or biochemical stimuli that send a distress signal to the central
Pneumonia is an infection, often brought on by a bacteria or virus, that causes the lungs to become inflamed and irritated. In children, this can bring about a number of symptoms that are quite similar to a cold or the flu. This makes it difficult for parents to discern what is actually wrong with t
Aminoglycosides are commonly used to treat cystic fibrosis exacerbations, and CF-related infections. But the cost of this efficacy is toxicity, particularly with respect to the kidney and ear.
What factors are associated with hs-cTnT levels during acute exacerbations of COPD?
Long-term, regular use of vitamin E supplements appears to reduce the risk of chronic obstructive lung disease or COPD in women, according to a new study.
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Postpneumonectomy syndrome is a rare complication that can occur months to years following a pneumonectomy. What is this syndrome?
The University of California at Berkeley has barred students from SARS-affected areas from attending summer classes.
Better breathing may be achievable and sustainable with indacaetrol, but what's the efficacy factor?
Two articles in the July 25 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine analyze the efficacy of a novel drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Appropriate sedation benefits patients by reducing the stress response, but it requires an appropriate method of assessment to adjust the dosage of sedatives in flexible bronchoscopy.
Respiration, the act of breathing, is one of the four vital signs that help indicate the level of physical functioning. The other vital signs include blood pressure, pulse and temperature. Because children frequently cannot articulate when something is wrong, doctors use respiration as one indicator
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What exactly is thirdhand smoke, can it be dangerous, and how can you avoid being exposed to it?
Exhaled breath volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis for airway disease monitoring is promising. Find out why the test needs to be standardized.
A drug available in Europe called roflumilast helps ease symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Near-fatal asthma continues to be a significant problem despite the decline in overall asthma mortality. This article looks at the recent advances in our understanding of near-fatal asthma.
How do you treat your child's respiratory infection at home?Give your child acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for fever or pain. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20. It has been linked to Reye syn