Patients with haemoptysis can be safely and effectively treated for long term with super selective bronchial artery embolisation using platinum coils instead of particles, a new study reports.
Treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, thought of as a possible cause of respiratory disease, may in fact result in declines in healthcare visits for patients with acute respiratory infections, thus reducing economic burden, a new study suggests.
Despite its relative commonness and safety, complementary and alternative medicine does not seem to result in significant positive impacts on the length of hospital stay of patients with bronchiolitis, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Pneumonia following isolated minor rib fractures is relatively uncommon, a new study reports. However, those with two isolated rib fractures may be particularly vulnerable to pneumonia.
An association exists between decreased left ventricular stroke volume (LVSV) and tolerance for low-grade exercise among individuals who have stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggests a Japanese study.
Obese patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may have improved survival with a high positive end-expiratory pressure ventilator strategy, according to a recent study.
Early consumption of energy (kilocalories per kilogram or grams of protein per kilogram) at recommended levels after acute lung injury (ALI) diagnosis predicts significantly higher hazards for mortality, while higher late energy intakes reduces mortality hazards, according to the results of the Intensive Nutrition in Acute Lung Injury Trial (INTACT).
Mepolizumab shows promise in the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma in Japanese patients, reducing clinically significant exacerbations while having a clinically acceptable safety profile, according to a posthoc analysis of the phase III MENSA trial.
The use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) appears to be safe and effective in improving oxygenation in infants who have undergone congenital cardiac surgery, according to a retrospective observational study.
Deploying specific questionnaires during routine medical examinations is an effective way of screening for and early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a new study reveals.