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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15 September 2014
A 12-year survey of the antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan has identified important changes, including improved susceptibility to β-lactam antibiotics.
03 September 2014
US researchers have shown that patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma have more exacerbations, less emphysema and more airway disease than patients with COPD alone.
03 September 2014
Keeping asthma medication in the bathroom and incorporating its use into daily routines are strategies associated with good medication adherence in older adults with asthma, US research shows.
03 September 2014
Short-term treatment with budesonide and montelukast may decrease airway hyperresponsiveness to exercise and mannitol challenge in children and adolescents with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, Swiss study data show.
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.
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