Pulmonology

Reports of high-impact pulmonology studies by medical professionals

Risk factors associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome in COVID-19 patients

1. Study findings suggest that risk factors predisposing patients to progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) include older age, neutrophilia, and organ and...

Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in China

1. Clinical data from early cases in China describe rapid transmission and variable degrees of illness. 2. Patients commonly presented with fever and cough following...

Improved SARS-CoV-2 clearance with combination hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin

1. Hydroxychloroquine treatment was found to significantly reduce viral load in COVID-19 patients, and had an enhanced effect when azithromycin was included in treatment Evidence...

Electronic cigarette associated lung injury linked with THC and vitamin E containing products

1. Study findings suggest that use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products and vitamin E acetate to be associated with outbreak of use-associated lung injury in...

Large study describes characteristics of children with COVID-19 in China

1. Children of all ages were susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, with infants and younger children being most at risk for severe and critical illness....

Foregoing antibiotics in pediatric outpatients with suspected pneumonia may be a safe option

1. In children aged 3 months to 18 years discharged from the emergency department (ED) with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), similar treatment failure rates...

Early transmission dynamics of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

1. Analysis of the initial transmission dynamics of the novel corononvirus revealed the epidemic to be doubling in size approximately every week with each...

Novel coronavirus identified from patients with pneumonia in Wuhan, China

1. According to an investigation by a rapid response team, the Wuhan outbreak was most likely caused by a novel betacoronavirus. 2. This study reinforces...

Antenatal vitamin D supplementation does not prevent development of asthma

1. This 6-year follow up of the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial found no significant difference in the incidence of asthma or recurrent...

Dexamethasone treatment for the acute respiratory distress syndrome

1. Study findings suggest that early administration of intravenous dexamethasone during acute respiratory distress syndrome may decrease duration of mechanical ventilation and mortality rates. Evidence...
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