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Pulmonology General

Spirometry Accuracy for Genetically Admixed Children

Sep 13, 2022

A need exists for personalized, genetic ancestry-informed respiratory equations for predicting an individual’s lung function. Guideline-recommended spirometry reference equations, which rely ...

FVC & Airway Dysfunction Linked With Poor Asthma Control

Sep 08, 2022

Patients with asthma who had combined impairment of both forced vital capacity and area under the reactance curve had notably worse asthma control. Standard care for severe asthma aims to prese...

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Leptomeningeal Disease: Systemic Treatment Patterns and Outcomes

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that in 9%–10% of instances of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with an EGFR mutation, leptomeningeal (LM) disease presents. Particularly in the era o...

Trial of Modern Immunotherapy Based Systemic Therapy with or Without SBRT

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that immunotherapy has significantly altered how non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in advanced stages is treated. However, immunotherapy often negatively...

Study of Pembrolizumab With Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to study that concurrent chemoradiotherapy  (CCRT) is the gold standard of treatment for persons with recently discovered limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). ...

Lung Cancer Screening Population and Comorbidities: Prevalence and Impact

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that lung cancer screening trials frequently enlist dedicated, motivated, and generally healthy people. They, therefore, used low-dose computed tomography...

Study Comparing Complex Segmentectomy with Wedge Resection in Stage 0-IA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that although wedge resection and complex segmentectomy are rarely compared in the literature, sublobar resection is a common treatment for lung cancer. T...

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Missed Diagnosis and Chest Imaging

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that medical-legal action against persons believed to have missed the initial diagnosis may be taken if a chest lesion was discovered on imaging tests bef...

Assessing Vaccination Status by Self-Report Versus Source Documentation

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that self-reported COVID-19 vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic may benefit quick assessments of vaccine effectiveness (VE) when source material, suc...

COVID-19 Doses Against Omicron- And Delta-Related Outpatient Illness, October 2021 To February 2022

Sep 01, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate the efficacy of 2 and 3 mRNA COVID-19 vaccination doses in adults against SARS-CoV-2 Delta and Omicron disease symptoms in US outpatient settings. Between O...

SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 mRNA Booster Vaccination Has Triggered Antibody Elevation

Aug 31, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that infection control is a significant public health issue during COVID-19 epidemics in nursing homes. The antibody responses in nursing home residents b...

Nicaraguan Pediatric Metapneumovirus Burden and Seasonality Over 5 Years

Aug 31, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to understand that Human metapneumovirus substantially impacts respiratory infections in children (hMPV). In order to evaluate the frequency and seasonality of symptoma...

Pharmacy-Led Education Improves Inhaler Technique

Aug 08, 2022

Pharmacists embedded within primary care or specialty clinics can assist patients and their caregivers in teaching proper inhaler technique. Pharmacist-led education on inhaler technique improv...

In COPD, Triple Inhaler Therapy Not Recommended for Everyone

Aug 04, 2022

Triple inhaler therapy should be reserved for patients with COPD with a history of asthma, multiple recent exacerbations, and poor lung function. In COPD treatment, the step up from a dual bron...

Risk of Lung Function Impairment & All-cause Mortality Using a DNA Methylation-based Classifier

Aug 02, 2022

Based on DNA methylation at 121 CpG sites, the Epigenetic Smoking Status Estimator (EpiSmokEr) predicts smoking characteristics. In a population of older persons, researchers sought to compare the rel...

Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy Risk Factors for Clinically Significant Complications

Aug 02, 2022

Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) is becoming more used as a way of diagnosing interstitial lung diseases (ILD). For a study, researchers sought to identify risk variables for clinically significa...

Protocolized Transbronchial Cryobiopsy Program Using a 2.4 mm Cryoprobe for ILD

Aug 02, 2022

Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a diverse set of conditions known as diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. They are classified based on clinical, physiologic, radiological, and pathologic characteri...

Emphysema Severity Index Associated with Respiratory Death

Aug 01, 2022

The presence and severity of emphysema on computed tomography might recently be evaluated by a new spirometry-based assessment, the emphysema severity index (ESI). However, the index's clinical useful...

RA-associated ILD's Clinical Features of Acute Exacerbation: Comparison with IPF

Aug 01, 2022

Acute exacerbation (AE), which occurs during the clinical course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), has been found in several studies to occur in rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung...

GWAS on Frequent Exacerbation of Asthma Depending on Smoking Status

Aug 01, 2022

Asthma exacerbation is influenced by genetic and environmental variables, although little is known about genetic changes based on smoking status. Therefore, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) and ...