Waist circumference (WC) may have restrictive effects on baseline lung function, but it is increased BMI, rather than WC, that contributes to airway closure during bronchoconstriction, according to a study.
Mild obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with increased glycaemic profiles, fasting free fatty acids (fFFAs) and estimates of hepatic insulin resistance (IR) in pregnant women with obesity, a recent study has shown.
Real-time exhaled breath analysis using secondary electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry has validated previous findings of elevated lung tissue amino acid levels in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), claims a new study, suggesting that online breath analysis can be a practical tool for rapid screening for IPF.
Initial acute respiratory illness (ARI) admissions related to human adenovirus (HAdV), human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and human rhinovirus (HRV) occurring during early infancy increase the risk of subsequent ARI-related readmission, a recent study has shown.
Getting vaccinated against influenza can improve survival of patients with heart failure (HF), with earlier and more frequent vaccination being associated with a greater protection against deaths from cardiovascular (CV) events or any cause, a large Danish nationwide cohort study shows.