Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with comorbid chronic cough appear to exhibit a more severe disease in terms of accompanying respiratory symptoms and healthcare utilization, lung function, and inflammation in blood, according to a study.
Use of azithromycin or subcutaneous immunoglobulins in combination with standard asthma medications in the management of patients with severe asthma (SA) and antibody deficiency improves SA control and reduces the frequency of exacerbations, as shown in a study.
Awareness of the risk factors for residual apnoeic–hypopnoeic events can improve the timely delivery of personalized care for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), including the type of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, attention to comorbidities and choice of interface, a study has shown.
Airflow obstruction and lower lung volumes appear to increase the risk of endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged women, suggests a recent study. On the other hand, the evidence for such association in men is weaker.
Dr Michael Lim, a senior consultant at the Paediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Division, National University Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the rare disease that is cystic fibrosis.
Adult inpatients with the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are at an increased risk of mortality if they are older, have high Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score and d-dimer >1 μg/mL, according to a China study. Viral shedding can last for up to 37 days among survivors, while the virus appears to be detectable until death among nonsurvivors.
Lack of resources, competing national priorities and a high turnover of healthcare workers hamper many countries in their efforts to combat the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, reveals a study.