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2011-09-22 21:36:38

Children with severe therapy-resistant asthma (STRA) may have poorer lung function and worse symptoms compared to children with moderate asthma, due to lower levels of vitamin D in their blood, according to researchers in London.

2011-09-02 11:46:41

The American Thoracic Society has issued the first-ever guidelines on the use of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) that address when to use FENO and how to interpret FENO levels in different clinical settings.

2011-08-23 18:36:30

A higher proportion of female nurses among intensive care teams may decrease individuals' risk of professional burnout.

2011-08-12 12:15:29

The benefits of continuous positive airway pressure machines (CPAP) for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are quickly reversed when the therapy is withdrawn.

2011-08-04 13:35:10

Wearing compression stockings may be a simple low-tech way to improve obstructive sleep apnea in patients with chronic venous insufficiency, according to French researchers.

2011-08-02 12:17:40

The American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and European Respiratory Society (ERS) today released a joint clinical practice guideline on diagnosing and treating stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's flagship journal. ACP convened the four organizations, which represent more than 170,000 physicians from around the world, to develop the joint guideline.

2011-08-02 07:57:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces that the third edition of respiratory care expert Jack Wanger's book, Pulmonary Function Testing: A Practical Approach, has recently been published by Jones & Bartlett Learning in Sudbury, MA.

2011-07-19 16:19:03

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who report treatment for gastroespophageal reflux (GER) appear to have longer survival than IPF patients who are not treated for GERD.

2011-06-24 22:55:00

Psychosocial stress appears to enhance the lung-damaging effects of traffic-related pollution (TRP) in children.


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