Pulmonology

Reports of high-impact pulmonology studies by medical professionals

Ambrisentan found ineffective against idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Image: PD/ Fibrotic lung 1. Ambrisentan is ineffective in delaying disease progression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). 2. Compared to placebo, Ambrisentan is associated with increased risk...

MERS remains poorly understood, deadly

Image: PD 1. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) presents with pneumonia-like symptoms similar to those seen in SARS. 2. All Saudi patients who died from MERS...

Asthma remission common by late adolescence

Image: PD  1. Asthma remission was found to be common by late adolescence.  2. Sensitization to furred animals increases the likelihood of non-remitting asthma.  Evidence Rating Level:...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind July 22 – July 28, 2013

Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Riociguat for the Treatment...

New genetic link in pulmonary arterial hypertension holds therapeutic promise

Image: PD 1. A new link has been found between KCNK3 gene mutations and pulmonary arterial hypertension. 2. The mutations identified affect the ability of the...

The CHEST-1 & PATENT-1: Riociguat significantly improves exercise capacity in pulmonary hypertension patients

Image: PD  1. In the Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Soluble Guanylate Cyclase–Stimulator Trial 1 (CHEST-1), oral riociguat significantly improved exercise capacity as measured by 6-minute walk...

Emergency department use of radiography in asthma increasing

Image: PD 1. Emergency Department (ED) use of radiography in asthma increased significantly between 1995 and 2009.  2. Pediatric-focused EDs have significantly lower rates of radiography...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind: July 15 – July 21, 2013

Image: PD. West Nile Virus In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Targeting...

Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT most effective for those at high risk

Image: PD  1. Individuals at high risk of lung cancer stand to benefit from screening with low-dose CT, whereas those at low risk of lung...

Pneumococcal vaccine associated with a decrease in pneumonia hospitalizations

Image: PD 1. Since the pneumococcal vaccine PCV7 was introduced in 2000, the US saw an overall annual reduction of an estimated 168,000 hospitalizations for...
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