The FDA issued 11 warning letters to online retailers for illegally marketing tobacco products with misleading or unsubstantiated claims or descriptors.
The company is donating medical equipment–including oxygen cylinders and mattresses–to assist in relief efforts in Joplin, Mo, where a massive tornado struck earlier this week.
The study is the first to look at how often long-term mechanical ventilation is used and how often children requiring use of such technology were admitted for additional care.
The study finds that antibiotics were prescribed at nearly one in six pediatric ambulatory care visits for asthma when the need for antibiotics was not justified.
In addition to providing insight into the causes of the wide variation of lung disease severity experienced by CF patients, the discovery could point to new diagnostic markers and therapeutic approaches for the disease.
The tool allows users to keep a daily log of exercise, symptoms, and medication use that they can then share with a health care professional to better manage their condition.
Not only do soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan suffer serious respiratory problems at a rate 7 times that of soldiers deployed elsewhere, but the respiratory issues they present with show a unique pattern.
An Irish study reports that emergency room admissions due to respiratory illness dropped significantly in Ireland after the implementation of a 2004 workplace smoking ban.
While one study finds clinicians fall short in discussing end-of-life care with COPD patients, another study finds that a computer-based decision aid designed to educate patients about end-of-life decisions may make those discussions easier.
The findings of a new study, which will be presented this week at the ATS 2011 International Conference, show that the 6-minute walking distance test is an effective tool for understanding disease severity in patients with COPD.