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An analysis published in the BMJ says current GOLD guidelines for COPD don't work and calls for the adoption of lower limits of normal (LLN) criteria for airflow obstruction that are specific for different populations.
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The researchers found that stopping treatment with inhaled corticosteroids for COPD patients was associated with a 25% decrease in the rate of severe pneumonia.
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Based on an evaluation of 8,872 smokers, 55% of the participants who were labeled as disease-free based on lung function tests actually had some form of respiratory related impairment.
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Monthly administration of liposome-delivered gene therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF) improved forced expiratory volume (FEV), according to a study published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
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A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus.
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An outbreak of 102 pneumonia cases at the United States Air Force Academy may have resulted from the spread of Chlamydophila pneumoniae among close living quarters.
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Reported cases of coccidioidomycosis — commonly referred to as valley fever — increased more than fivefold in Missouri from 2004 to 2013, according to research published in MMWR.
WHO team urges South Korea to reopen schools as more close in MERS crisis
Poor infection prevention and control measures, along with overcrowding in emergency rooms and medical wards, contributed to the outbreak of MERS in South Korea.
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Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is now available by prescription at pharmacies across the United States, according to manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.
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Evidence is lacking that proves pharmacologic agents routinely administered for airway clearance are effective in improving oxygenation and respiratory mechanics, reducing ventilator time and ICU stay, or resolving atelectasis.
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Aerucin is a fully human monoclonal antibody for the treatment of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by P. aeruginosa.
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Many hospitals are overconfident and underprepared when it comes to hospital readmissions, according to a survey released by Q-Centrix.
These are MERS coronavirus particles (green) on camel epithelial cells.
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has figured out how to give mice the virus that causes MERS, and also how to prevent the disease and effectively treat the infected mice.
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Oxygen treatment is used to save lives. However, when used incorrectly, oxygen can have detrimental effects to patients’ conditions and be fatal.
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After Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Conditions Payment Policy came into effect, infections decreased in hospitals with low operating margins.
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Federal and state lawmakers have urged the FDA to accelerate its push to regulate e-cigarettes and have expressed alarm about nicotine poisonings related to "e-liquids."
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The presence of comorbidities increased the risk for mortality among patients with lung cancer, particularly among those with localized disease.
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Respreeza, which is manufactured by CSL Behring, replaces the missing Alpha-1 protein and raises the alpha-1 antitrypsin levels in their blood, which can help to protect the lungs from damage due to inflammation.
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All children enrolling in public or private schools, or day care, would be required to have certain vaccinations. Parents no longer would be able to cite personal or religious beliefs to decline the immunizations.
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Marathon runners who consumed tart cherry juice had lower markers for inflammation than a placebo group at 24 and 48 hours post-marathon.