The most common comorbidities observed in COPD patients were cardiovascular disease (34.8%), diabetes (22.8%), and asthma (14.7%). Most patients (52.8%)
Advances in technology, as well as an increased understanding of the physiology and effects of mechanical ventilation, have had a profound impact on ventilator use in the pre-hospital setting.
There is no cure for COPD, but some patients at the COPD clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital have found that a certain type of music is good medicine.
Kansas State University researchers are surveying for swine influenza viruses as part of a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The Washington Post says the world should learn from the Ebola crisis and focus its attention on the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak before it is too late.
A decline in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they don’t qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a group of Mayo Clinic researchers.
In an effort to increase awareness about snoring and sleep disorders associated with ‘dangerous snoring’, American Sleep Association has launched the first annual “Stop Snoring Day” for March 24, 2015.
A Reuters news report indicates that three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Las Vegas by Nevada public health officials.
A team of researchers have found why mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients thickens, which makes them more vulnerable to lung infection.
Saudi Health Ministry figures show that 10 more people in Saudi Arabia have died from MERS over the past week, pushing February's total to 27 people.
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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 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.
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.
The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver is currently "packed with children" suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
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.
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.
RT Magazine discusses recent advances in humidification technology with Hal Norris, founder of ARC Medical.