10 February 2014
Research in Hong Kong shows that air pollution concentrations are significantly associated with the number of consultations for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), contributing to the burden on primary care services.
27 January 2014
Research from the USA shows that confirmed nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae independently predicts a rapid response to antimicrobial therapy in children with acute sinusitis.
23 January 2014
Etoposide plus cisplatin, given alongside accelerated hyperfractionated thoracic radiotherapy, remains the gold standard regimen for patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, Japanese researchers say.
22 January 2014
People participating in any future computed tomography lung cancer screening program would face a significant risk for overdiagnosis, US researchers caution in JAMA Internal Medicine.
20 January 2014
Researchers have generated and validated a clinical rule that accurately stratifies patients hospitalized for community acquired pneumonia according to their risk for cardiac complications.
06 January 2014
Clinical signs and symptoms are not sufficiently reliable to distinguish the different etiologies of pneumonia, Dutch researchers report.
31 December 2013
Results from a German national health survey indicate that asthma patients with multiple comorbidities are at increased risk for unplanned hospital admissions.
30 December 2013
An international study shows that national mortality rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease do not correlate well with the prevalence of smoking in low-income countries but do show a strong inverse correlation with wealth.