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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05 December 2014
A study of Chinese patients with systemic sclerosis has identified predictive markers for accompanying pulmonary arterial hypertension similar to those that have been identified in other ethnic groups.
03 December 2014
Measuring the duration of vortical blood flow in the main pulmonary artery allows accurate estimation of pulmonary blood pressure and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension, say researchers.
26 November 2014
Researchers call for high-quality studies investigating the relationship between physical activity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after their systematic review found the level of evidence to be poor.
25 November 2014
The prevalence of childhood asthma in Sweden appears to have stabilised, with no increase seen between 1996 and 2006, researchers report.
25 November 2014
Serum levels of vitamin D, copper and zinc could help identify infants with recurrent wheezing who are at risk of developing asthma, Turkish researchers suggest.
25 November 2014
Inhaled corticosteroid adherence among adolescents with asthma is low and is associated with a lack of knowledge about treatment and patients’ perceptions about their medicines, show findings of a study published in the Journal of Asthma.
18 November 2014
Women who have never smoked but are exposed to smoking in the home for more than 30 years are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer compared with women without this passive smoking exposure, suggest researchers.
30 October 2014
The results of two cluster randomised controlled trials in young asthma patients reveal that regular spirometry and medical review do not significantly affect asthma-related quality of life, report Australian researchers.
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