Despite increased community awareness, diagnostic delays persist among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), claims a recent study, noting that those who experience longer diagnostic interval are at higher risk of mortality.
An association exists between periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and an increase in systolic blood pressure (SBP) regardless of apnoea–hypopnea index (AHI) in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), independent of clinical and sociodemographic confounders, a recent study has found.
In the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fewer men than women utilize guideline-recommended, non-pharmacological interventions, such as smoking cessation and physical activity programmes, according to a study. Moreover, active smoking is a risk factor for low uptake.
The fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO)‐guided algorithm is more effective than a symptom control algorithm in reducing exacerbations during pregnancy among women with noneosinophilic asthma (NEA), a recent study has shown.
The Chinese screening model for asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap (ACO) appears to be feasible, potentially offering a simple tool for clinicians to efficiently diagnose ACO, according to a recent study.