Daily service featuring the latest research in respiratory medicine, covering areas such as asthma, rhinitis, influenza and respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, nasal polyps, and the latest respiratory drug treatments.
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01 September 2014
Researchers report that the incidence of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection has fallen significantly in the USA in the past decade but describe a “concerning trend” whereby the baseline health status of those with serious pneumococcal disease has worsened.
25 August 2014
The presence of bacteremia in patients with pneumonia is associated with a worse in-hospital course of illness and poorer patient outcomes, show Spanish findings.
18 August 2014
There is a high incidence of community-acquired pneumonia in Kochi City in western Japan, which is primarily explained by the large proportion of elderly inhabitants, researchers report.
14 August 2014
Researchers from the Netherlands have identified three baseline variables that may qualify as treatment goals in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
13 August 2014
Once daily fluticasone furoate, used at a dose of 100 µg or 200 µg, provides substantial improvements in lung function and asthma control for patients with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma, phase III trial results show.
13 August 2014
Physiological variables are more consistent predictors of adult asthma phenotypes than inflammatory biomarkers, an international team of researchers suggests.
11 August 2014
Type 3 innate lymphoid cells in the lung mucosa are activated early in the course of infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae and are a major source of interleukin-22 production, research reveals.
21 July 2014
Daycare attendance in the first year of life is a risk factor for earlier respiratory infections and is associated with greater use of healthcare services in childhood, study findings show.
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