The key to an inherited deficiency that predisposes some people to emphysema and other lung conditions could lie in their Viking ancestry, according to Nature: Scientific Reports.
The results of the first autopsy of a MERS patient have been revealed, and researchers say they offer critical insight into the disease.
Investigators found patterns of new opioid use among older adults with COPD that have the potential to augment possible negative drug-related effects.
Marijuana use over time was associated with remembering fewer words from a list but it did not appear to affect other areas of cognitive function, a JAMA Internal Medicine study reported.
pediatric patient
Patients with aspiration pneumonia had more complications, greater length of stay and 30-day readmission rates and higher hospital costs compared to nonaspiration pneumonia.
The implementation of surgical safety checklists (SSCs) at a tertiary care hospital was associated with a reduced risk of death within 90 days after surgery, but not within 30 days.
Michael Moore has been in intensive care all week at a New York hospital with pneumonia, and was forced to cancel all promotional stops for his new movie.
e-cigarette juice
A new study that investigated the levels of benzaldehyde inhaled from e-cigarettes showed that the cherry flavor has higher levels of benzaldehyde and may pose more of a health risk.
farm milk asthma
Children who drink fresh, unprocessed farm milk on a regular basis are less likely to develop asthma, but researchers cautioned against drinking raw milk.
emergency room visits
Data from a study reveals that infectious diseases account for 13.5% of emergency room visits of older adults.
genetic study lung disease
Researchers showed that systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease is not genetically linked to idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in a recent study.
pregnancy steroids
The administration of antenatal steroids in pregnant women at risk for late preterm delivery was shown to prevent respiratory and other neonatal complications.
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Spiriva Respimat is now available by prescription in US pharmacies for the treatment of asthma.
sleep disordered breathing
Patients with chronic heart failure (HF) were shown to have a high prevalence of moderate-to-severe sleep-disordered breathing, especially in men and older adults.
According to new research, 75% of the vaccine-related posts on Pinterest are negative towards vaccines.
rapid response interview
Using capnography monitoring has reduced rapid response calls at White Memorial Medical Center by more than 50%, according to a video interview released by The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety.
Use of the medication dupilumab resulted in improvement of nasal polyps in patients with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis not responsive to intranasal corticosteroids alone.
cigarette smoke
Among current and former smokers, the presence of excessive airway collapse (in the trachea) during expiration is associated with worse respiratory quality of life, according to a JAMA study.
Geographical areas that have an NFL team advance to the Super Bowl had an 18% spike in flu-related deaths among people above the age of 65.
patient monitoring
A new study suggests that patients in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) with a high risk for respiratory adverse events should be monitored for both etCO2 and pulse oximetry using the Integrated Pulmonary Index (IPI).