Pulmonology/Critical Care

CDC Releases Statement on PCR Use for Pertussis | News Brief

The CDC has issued a statement on best practices for use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to diagnose pertussis. The statement, available at www.cdc.gov/pertussis/clinical, provides information for

Surgery Update 2011 | eMedia

Read an exclusive collection of articles on recent topics in surgery, including insights in treating SFA & popliteal arteries, preventing postoperative pneumonia, balancing life with a career

Discolored Sputum Does Not Signal Antibiotics | Medical Blog

Adults with acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection who present with discolored sputum appear to be prescribed antibiotics more often than those with clear/white sputum, according to a

Conference Highlights: Society of Critical Care Medicine 2011 | Conference Coverage

Companyreviews.com reports that the SCCM annual congress addressed important issues in the management of critically ill and injured patients, including CNS disorders in pediatric patients, early metabolic

Conference Highlight: Society of Critical Care Medicine | Conference Coverage

New research presented at the 40th annual congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine from January 15-19, 2011 in San Diego addressed important issues in the

Conference Highlights: CHEST 2010 | Conference Coverage

The CHEST 2010 annual meeting offers clinical instruction in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. These features include research presented on diabetes drugs fighting lung cancer progression,

Conference Highlights: The 2010 Veith Symposium | Conference Coverage

The 37th annual Veith Symposium was held from November 17 to 21 in New York City. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the

A Strategy to Prevent Postoperative Pneumonia | Opinion Article

Postoperative pneumonia is the third most common complication among surgical patients and is the third most common infectious complication after urinary tract and wound infections.

Battling CKD in Patients with Diabetes | Feature

The total number of new cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from diabetes in America is rising, but strides are being made toward better prevention and treatment of CKD, with the hope of reducing its burden in the future.

Smoking Rates at a Standstill | Feature

Smoking rates in the United States continue to stay at about 1 in 5 adults, according to health officials on Tuesday. Although smoking rates in this country have

New Clinical Guidelines for Treating Exacerbations in Cystic Fibrosis | Feature

New clinical guidelines on the treatment of exacerbations in cystic fibrosis have been released, making important recommendations with regard to synergy testing and use of chronic therapies.

A New Consensus on PAH | Opinion Article

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a complex, multidisciplinary disorder resulting from restricted flow through the pulmonary arterial circulation; this results in increased pulmonary vascular resistance and, ultimately,

Getting a Grip on Asthma Control, Severity, & Exacerbations | Feature

The American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society recently released recommendations to help standardize the measurement of improved asthma outcomes after changes in therapy.

Increasing Preventive Measures in Older Patients | Opinion Article

Disease prevention continues to be the hallmark of good care for patients throughout their lives, not just those in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. Older adults may

Conference Highlights: ISET 2010 | Conference Coverage

The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, or ISET, held its 2010 annual meeting from January 17-21in Hollywood, Florida. The features below highlight some of the news emerging

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