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.
Individuals with comorbidities in addition to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an elevated risk of exacerbations, more so if the comorbidity is another chronic respiratory disease, according to a study from the Netherlands.
Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during acute respiratory infection episodes may increase the risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI), a recent study from Taiwan shows.
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).
Arformoterol tartrate may induce greater improvements in health status of patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with placebo following 12 months of treatment, according to a planned analysis of a phase III trial.
A novel noninvasive respiratory inductance plethysmography (RIP) monitor may provide instantaneous measures of breathing indices on a tablet computer, providing the data required for diagnosis and evaluation of the severity of a certain respiratory disorder and subsequent initiation of respective treatments, according to a study.