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18 June 2015
Researchers report that right ventricular dyssynchrony may be a useful prognostic factor in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, improving the predictive accuracy of established risk factors.
18 June 2015
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension arising from systemic lupus erythematosus may benefit from combined immunosuppressive and vasodilator therapy, a small study suggests.
17 June 2015
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is often not diagnosed in adult patients with congenital heart disease until 6 years or more after their symptoms first appear, research shows.
27 May 2015
Researchers say that using the lower limit of normal of the forced expiration volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity ratio improves risk stratification in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing thoracic surgery.
27 May 2015
Researchers have found a link between increased airway and systemic inflammation and frequent exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
26 May 2015
Mucus dehydration may lead to reduced mucociliary clearance and symptoms of chronic bronchitis, research suggests.
26 May 2015
Neither the 2007 nor the 2011 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease classification systems have sufficient prognostic accuracy to predict mortality, a pooled analysis of individual patient data shows.
22 May 2015
Exhaled carbon monoxide testing in primary care has no effect on patient acceptance of screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows.
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