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Over 1,000 people in Arizona are being monitored for possible exposure to measles at the Phoenix Children’s East Valley Center.
The University of Louisville has launched a research trial to study an investigational medical device designed to aid patients with emphysema by shutting off the diseased part of the lung.
Jaber Hassan, MD, of the Blount Memorial Sleep Health Center, says that recent advances in non-invasive ventilator support using BPAP or BiPAP systems have notably decreased patients’ with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) chances of needing an invasive ventilator.
Spirometry should be used as the first-line investigation for diagnosing asthma in children over 5 and adults, according to the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
A study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients shows some promise, but a larger clinical trial is needed to verify results.
Two new pharmaceuticals from GlaxoSmithKline are now available in the US for the treatment of asthma and COPD.
The Obama administration wants half of all Medicare payments to physicians and hospitals in 2018 to be made through alternative payment models such as medical homes and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Airline passengers should add electronic cigarettes to the list of items that can’t be stored in their checked luggage.
US surgeon general Dr Vivek Murthy wants to know if e-cigarettes can indeed help tobacco cigarette smokers kick the habit.
The use of a sedation protocol did not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation compared with usual care among children suffering from acute respiratory failure.