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Multiple news sites are reporting that actor Leonard Nimoy, famed for his role as "Spock" in the TV/film franchise "Star Trek," has died of end-stage COPD.
A study from Brazil found that primary care patients were more familiar with the term “emphysema” (75.1%) than "COPD" (9.2%), a disparity they say was linked to level of education.
The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
The European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society has released recommendations for best practice management of pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors including typical and atypical carcinoids.
People who slept 8+ hours a night, called long sleepers, were 46% more likely to have a stroke than people who slept 6-8 hours, considered an average amount of sleep.
The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study surveyed 46,000 tobacco users and showed 40% use multiple products, such as cigarillos, hookah and cigars, and half used e-cigarettes.
A special roundtable discussion hosted by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care will invite healthcare leaders to review and discuss how to reduce the risk of respiratory compromise.
Using mouse models, researchers found that abdominal muscles may be severely involved in the muscular dystrophy process.
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According to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and reported by Medscape, antioxidant deficiencies may play a role in adult-onset asthma.
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The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver is currently "packed with children" suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
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Children younger than 5 years of age accounted for 70% of pneumonia hospitalizations among children, at a cost of $1 billion per year, according to a CDC report.
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Using aerosol therapy on young patients offers a unique set of challenges, but these can be overcome with patient education and the proper selection of delivery devices.
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Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving technology, but the inevitable decision to wean a patient off of a ventilator requires a skillful combination of proven protocols, reliable technology, and teamwork between RTs and physicians.
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RT Magazine discusses recent advances in humidification technology with Hal Norris, founder of ARC Medical.
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According to five Phase III trials, lung function significantly improved with the addition of tiotropium delivered via the Respimat inhaler compared to placebo, irrespective of underlying allergic status.
California public health officials on Monday reported four new cases of measles, bringing the total number people infected in the state so far to 123.
Reslizumab appears to cut the risk of severe asthma attacks in half for patients who have difficulty controlling the disorder with standard medications.
A recent editorial argues that the industry trend of hospital consolidation is not necessarily a good thing for costs, patients, or the healthcare system at large.
UNC researchers have identified genetic pathways that play major roles in the severity of cystic fibrosis.
Thanks to a federal rule change, schools could start billing Medicaid for health services such as asthma screenings, vaccinations, and care for chronic diseases provided to some low-income students.