Exclusion of lung-function testing in an asthma control assessment could result not only in underestimation of control level but also possible undertreatment of the disease.
Researchers found that decreasing the ratio of respiratory therapists from one for every 24 patients to one for every 10 patients reduced patient ventilation needs.
A new study finds that these infants are at a higher risk of death due in part to more frequent occurrence of conditions affecting the lungs, as well as the heart and digestive tract.
The report finds that Americans age 18 and older made over 98 million trips to hospital emergency departments in 2008, representing 78% of the overall nearly 125 million visits that year.
The HHSs new strategic plan for new nationwide tobacco prevention efforts includes tobacco control activities for which the American Lung Association has long advocated.
EHRevent.org establishes a national system where physicians and other health care workers can report issues related to the implementation and use of EHRs.
While the antibody reslizumab showed clinical benefits among patients with eosinophilic airway inflammation, a subtype of severe asthma, the real impact of the findings may be in confirming that not all asthma is eosinophilic.
The Liverpool epidemic strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been found in Canadian cystic fibrosis patients, suggesting cross-infection between British and Canadian CF centers, but infection rates among American CF patients is unknown.
Researchers developed the inhalable dry powder using a common chemotherapy drug encapsulated into nanoparticles.
Attendees at the 34th Annual Symposium on Biomedical and Health Informatics will discuss the role of informatics in modernizing the nations health care sector.