The vaccine efficacy of the 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) against invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumococcal pneumonia of any serotype in the elderly is similar to that of the 13-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV13) against vaccine-serotypes of the disease, a new meta-analysis reports.
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.
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.
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.
Children born with low birth weight (LBW) are likely to have an increased prevalence of asthma-like symptoms, such as wheezing and nocturnal cough, and impaired lung function later in life, suggest the results of a comparative cross-sectional study.
Young adults with mild to moderate cystic fibrosis may demonstrate elevated systolic blood pressure and reduced ventilatory efficiency after cardiopulmonary exercise testing, a new study reports.
Of the five strategies used to categorize self-reported counselling behaviour by physicians, “ask” and “advise” are the most commonly employed to control tobacco use among patients, a new meta-analysis reports.
The broadening of smoke-free laws in Taiwan in 2009 appears to have led to a substantial decline in the proportion of children exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) at home from 2005 to 2013, according to a recent study.