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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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.
22 May 2015
Researchers say that pulmonary rehabilitation programmes for patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should include sleep assessment.
22 May 2015
Researchers have found that accumulation in the airways of CXCR4+ granulocytes is associated with chronic colonisation by the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.
21 May 2015
Research has found that the ratio of dispensed asthma controller to rescue medication at community pharmacies is associated with the need for emergency asthma treatment in paediatric patients.
21 May 2015
Older adults with newly diagnosed asthma are not only more likely to have pre-existing lung function impairment than younger adults, but they also experience a more rapid decline of lung function, a Danish team reports in Respiratory Medicine.
21 May 2015
US research shows that women who attend the emergency department with acute asthma are almost twice as likely to be admitted to hospital than men despite several measures of asthma control, treatment and severity being more favourable in women.
15 May 2015
A meta-analysis supports the efficacy of ambrisentan in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
15 May 2015
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension achieve greater improvements in right heart haemodynamics if epoprostenol is given rapidly and at a high dose, research suggests.
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