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New IDSA Guidelines to Diagnose Tuberculosis – Highlights

Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on

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Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

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Strategies for Managing Chronic Cough | Feature

Chronic cough, or cough that persists beyond 8 weeks, has a prevalence of 9% to 33% in all age groups. Chronic cough can cause rib fractures, syncope,

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Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

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Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women | Feature

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal

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E-Cigs-CoughReflex-Feature

First-ever study: do e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue? | Feature

Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes, a new study proposes. The study provides the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes

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Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

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CE: Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Feature

In 2011, the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association published an evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis

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Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ACAAI 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from November 10 to 14 in San

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CME: Guidance on Treating Unexplained Chronic Cough | Feature

Previous studies indicate that unexplained chronic cough—persistent cough with no identifiable cause after investigation and therapeutic trials—occurs in up to 10% of patients seeking medical assistance for

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Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

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5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

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Conference Highlights: CHEST 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los

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Can regular dental visits prevent pneumonia? | Feature

Recent research from IDWeek 2016 examines the benefits of twice-yearly trip to the dentist in over 26,000 people. Nearly one million Americans become ill with the infection

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E-Cigs-CoughReflex-Feature

CME: E-Cigarettes & Cough Reflex Sensitivity | Feature

Researchers have found that a single session of electronic cigarette (e-cig) use, approximating nicotine exposure of one tobacco cigarette, appears to significantly inhibit cough reflex sensitivity.

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E-Prescribing Increases Medication Adherence | Feature

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) decreases prescription errors and enhances coordination between physician and pharmacist, but what has remained unclear is how it affects patient behavior. Now a new

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Guidance on Treating Unexplained Chronic Cough | Feature

The American College of Chest Physicians has published a guideline and expert panel report on the treatment of unexplained chronic cough.

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Assessing Adult Morbidity & Mortality | Feature

More than 60 years ago, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was first recognized as a cause of bronchiolitis in infants. “RSV has long been thought of as a

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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

Calcium Induces Chronic Lung Infections | Feature

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen. Researchers from

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