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Hand Hygiene to Reduce Transmission of Influenza

Hand Hygiene to Reduce Transmission of Influenza

The effectiveness of hand hygiene to prevent the transmission of influenza may vary based on the community setting.......[Read More]
Medical Therapy in Venous Thromboembolism

Medical Therapy in Venous Thromboembolism

Combining clinical characteristics and laboratory markers improves prediction of VTE.......[Read More]
Combination Therapy in Adults With Mild Persistent Asthma

Combination Therapy in Adults With Mild Persistent Asthma

Is combinaiton threapy benifical for airway resistance in mild asthmatics with near normal FEV1 values?......[Read More]
Anti-inflammatory Effects of Antibacterials on Bronchial Epithelial Cells

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Antibacterials on Bronchial Epithelial Cells

Some antibiotics used to treat lower respiratory tract infections have been shown to exert additional immunomodulatory or anti-inflammatory effects.......[Read More]
Assessment of Pulmonary Function in COPD

Assessment of Pulmonary Function in COPD

Diagnostic criterion for airflow obstruction is a ratio of FEV1 to FVC < 70%. Can this definition can lead to false-negative determinations in younger patients and in the elderly?......[Read More]
Combination Bronchodilator Therapy in COPD Management

Combination Bronchodilator Therapy in COPD Management

Get the latest evidence and guidance regarding use of the combination of a long-acting muscarinic antagonists and a long-acting beta2-agonists in COPD.......[Read More]
Change in Quality of Life After Acute Exacerbations of COPD

Change in Quality of Life After Acute Exacerbations of COPD

Find out how acute care tune-ups for COPD exacerbations impact perceived quality of life.......[Read More]
Hypo- and Hypercapnia and Mortality in Oxygen-Dependent COPD

Hypo- and Hypercapnia and Mortality in Oxygen-Dependent COPD

What's the prognostic role of the arterial blood gas tension of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) in severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?......[Read More]
Morbidities Associated With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Morbidities Associated With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Learn more about why obstructive sleep apnea can cause metabolic dysregulation, oxidative stress, neurohumoral changes and many more comorbid circumstances.......[Read More]
Respiratory Viruses in Outpatients During Influenza Season

Respiratory Viruses in Outpatients During Influenza Season

This study inspects the etiology of acute respiratory tract infections in outpatients during the influenza season.......[Read More]
Implementing the 2013 PAD Guidelines

Implementing the 2013 PAD Guidelines

The trifecta of pain, agitation/sedation, and delirium make clinicians take a safe bet on balanced symptom management. Find out how it's done.......[Read More]
Inhaled Treprostinil for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Inhaled Treprostinil for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

For pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment, learn more about the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy and safety of inhaled treprostinil.......[Read More]
Alterations of Hippocampus and Cognitive Impairment in COPD

Alterations of Hippocampus and Cognitive Impairment in COPD

Find out more about the structural alteration of the brain in COPD as well as what's known about the underlying mechanisms.......[Read More]
Imaging Tests in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

Imaging Tests in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

What do you really know about the diagnostic process with clinically suspected recurrent PE -- in different patient populations?......[Read More]
Imaging Tests in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

Imaging Tests in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

What do you really know about the diagnostic process with clinically suspected recurrent PE -- in different patient populations?......[Read More]
New Therapeutic Targets in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

New Therapeutic Targets in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Current therapeutic strategies are mainly designed to induce relaxation of the pulmonary arteries, not to improve vascular remodeling that characterizes PAH. Will newer agents remodel the vasculature?......[Read More]
Treatment of Acute Lung Injury

Treatment of Acute Lung Injury

Find out more about previous, current, and emerging pharmacological therapies for acute lung injury.......[Read More]
Post-Breast Cancer Radiotherapy BOOP

Post-Breast Cancer Radiotherapy BOOP

Get the scoop on BOOP in breast cancer survivors.......[Read More]
Lung Transplantation for Obstructive Lung Diseases

Lung Transplantation for Obstructive Lung Diseases

Find out about issues that arise when lung transplantation is utilized for treatment of both common and uncommon obstructive lung disorders.......[Read More]
Preventive Behaviors After the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic

Preventive Behaviors After the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic

Are minority groups more or less likely to adopt influenza prevention behaviors?......[Read More]