Pulmonology/Critical Care

COPD & Provider Accessibility | Feature

Research from the CDC indicates that although the vast majority of patients with COPD reside within close proximity to a primary care physician, many lack such access to pulmonologists. Even in some urban areas, pulmonologists are outnumbered by COPD patients at a rate of 1,600:1.

Women Suffer from Asthma Symptoms More Frequently and More Severely than Men | News Brief

Women suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma. Firstly, female sex hormones increase the risk and symptoms of

Implementing COPD Pulmonary Function Tests at the Point of Care | Feature

There is no cure for COPD, but an accurate diagnosis can help clinicians optimize treatment plans so that they can adequately address symptoms, improve quality of life, and—along with smoking cessation—slow disease progression.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

CME/CE: Analyzing Factors that Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | News Brief

Patients with CRS and GERD appear to be more likely to have atopic conditions and asthma when compared with patients who have CRS but not GERD.

CME/CE: Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome | News Brief

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with ACOS also had higher rates of comorbidities, disability, hospitalizations, and ED visits.

Late-Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients.   Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes

Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome | Feature

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with ACOS also had higher rates of comorbidities, disability, hospitalizations, and ED visits.

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: WISC 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at WISC 2016, the World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference, from December 6 to 9 in Jerusalem, Israel. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | Feature

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ACAAI 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from November 10 to 14 in San Francisco. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

CME/CE: Managing Adult Respiratory Syncytial Virus | Feature

While it is often thought of as a disease in children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections cause significant illness and death in older adults every year. Clinicians are urged to learn more about the illness and death caused by RSV in these patients and to develop protocols in anticipation of vaccinations against the virus.

What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | Feature

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia | News Brief

Early administration may block infection of important cells deep in the lungs. Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a

New Guidelines: Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia | News Brief

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society have released joint clinical practice guidelines on the management of adults with hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los Angeles. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Analyzing Factors That Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | Feature

Patients with CRS and GERD appear to be more likely to have atopic conditions and asthma when compared with patients who have CRS but not GERD.

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