Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations may increase the risks of stroke and post-stroke adverse events, a new study reports.
Structured light plethysmography (SLP), a noncontact, light-based technique, can detect different breathing patterns similar to traditional techniques in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with those without any respiratory disease, a study has found.
Asthma may contribute to an added risk of developing myelodysplastic syndrome or chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML), a recent study suggests.
Presence of moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in patients who had acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was associated with more severe diastolic dysfunction, according to a study presented at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2016 Annual Meeting held recently in Leipzig, Germany.
Influenza infection anytime during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their children, and the initial association with influenza vaccination during the first trimester was insignificant after accounting for multiple comparisons, according to data from the KPNC* cohort.
There appears to be no observable and significant reduction in the number of postoperation visits for upper respiratory infection following tonsillectomy, with upper respiratory infections dropping over time regardless of whether the procedure is performed or not, a new study reports.
The experimental Ebola virus vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV shows 100 percent efficacy in protecting against the disease, assessed from day 10 onwards, according to final data from the Ebola ça Suffit!* (which translates to “Ebola that’s enough!”) trial in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Persistent wheeze or childhood asthma may be reduced by fish oil supplementation, particularly n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs), during pregnancy, a recent Danish study found.
A high breathlessness, cough and sputum scale (BCSS) score appears to be a good and reliable predictor of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation risk, according to the results of a prospective case-crossover study.
Persistence of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was associated with a higher risk of death after the procedure, according to a study presented at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2016 Annual Meeting held recently in Leipzig, Germany.