Pulmonology

Reports of high-impact pulmonology studies by medical professionals

Researchers improve lung cancer risk model by incorporating more risk factors

Feb 21st - Published today in NEJM, the PLCOM2012 model is more sensitive than current criteria for predicting lung cancer. Image: PD 1. The PLCOM2012 model...

School-based therapy reduces asthma symptoms

Feb 16th – Among asthmatic children, those receiving school-based therapy had more symptom-free days than those receiving their usual care. Image: PD 1. Among asthmatic children,...

Human metapneumovirus is a significant cause of morbidity in children

Feb 13th – In a study published today, children hospitalized for respiratory infection illness or fever were more likely to be infected with HMPV...

High frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) provides no mortality benefit over conventional ventilation in early...

Image: PD 1. Early initiation of high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) showed no mortality benefit over a conventional low-tidal-volume, high-PEEP ventilation strategy in acute respiratory distress...

Banning smoking in public places linked to reduction in asthma-related hospital admissions

Jan 21st - 6,802 admissions are proposed to have been prevented by the legislation. Image: PD 1. A 12.3% reduction in the number of children under 14...

Pediatric influenza burden remains high despite new vaccination recommendations

Jan 13th - Influenza vaccination rates for children aged 6 months to 5 years remained < 45% in the years 2004-2009. Image: PD/CDC. 1. Despite new...

No significant difference in mortality among premature infants treated with continuous positive airway pressure...

Jan 17th - There was no significant difference in a composite outcome of mortality or neurodevelopmental impairment among extremely premature infants treated with CPAP or...

[Physician Comment] Pneumocystis linked to Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths

Image: PD 1.  84% of infants with unexplained death were colonized with Pneumocystis, versus 66% of infants whose deaths were explained. 2. Pneumocystis colonization was associated with...

Bronchial foreign bodies more common than tracheal foreign bodies in a pediatric population

Image: PD Key findings: Foreign bodies are encountered more commonly in the bronchi (85%) than the trachea (15%). Although they can often present similarly, this study analyzed...

No association found between third trimester maternal NSAID use and newborn pulmonary hypertension

    Image: CC/SageRoss 1. Maternal NSAID use in the third trimester is not associated with an increased likelihood of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).  2....

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