Protein found in patients with severe asthma can help identify who would benefit from targeted drug
Researchers find common genetic link in lung ailments
Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread by nose picking and rubbing
Erlotinib improves progression-free survival in early mutated non-small cell lung cancer
Physical activity reduces cardiometabolic risk in obstructive sleep apnoea
The urban training intervention increases physical activity in COPD patients
Tuberculosis: why are rates falling?
About one quarter of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. Only a small proportion of those infected will become sick with TB. People with weakened immune systems such as older patients have a much greater risk of falling ill from TB. New figures show rates of TB in England have declined by a third in six years, and are currently at their lowest level in 35 years.
Asthma-COPD overlap: Diagnosis and Management
Asthma-COPD overlap (ACO) is when a patient has symptoms of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These patients experience frequent exacerbations, have worse quality of life, a more rapid decline in lung function and higher mortality, and consume a disproportionate amount of healthcare resources than either asthma or COPD alone.1
Recent advances in orthostatic hypotension
Cardio Prevention and Rehabilitation Programmes: The evidence
Cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation programmes are a multi-facet intervention that is offered to patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease. The programme is usually delivered over a 6-12-week period by a multi-disciplinary team focusing on the prescription and up-titration of cardio-protective medication, smoking cessation, diet, physical activity and psychological support.