Pulmonary Medicine

Jul 1, 2018 Issue
Nebulized Hypertonic Saline for Bronchiolitis [Medicine by the Numbers]

Despite reported benefits associated with the use of hypertonic saline for bronchiolitis, we have chosen a yellow recommendation because the more recent trials and systematic reviews have shown either much smaller effect size or no benefit at all compared with the older trials. Learn more.

Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Tuberculosis: Guidelines for Diagnosis from the ATS, IDSA, and CDC [Practice Guidelines]

Persons with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection may have no clinical evidence of disease and present asymptomatically, known as latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) or symptomatically, known as tuberculosis (TB). The American Thoracic Society (ATS), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), a...

Jan 15, 2017 Issue
Neck Crepitus in a Runner [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with right-sided neck, throat, and ear pain after a five-mile run.

Sep 15, 2016 Issue
Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid unnecessary testing. Treatment generally focuses on the underlying condition and may involve referral to an expert center.

May 15, 2016 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Sarcoidosis [Article]

Sarcoidosis should be suspected in young and middle-aged persons with shortness of breath, unexplained cough, or constitutional symptoms. Learn the criteria for diagnosis, how to determine prognosis, and about the most common treatment options.

Dec 15, 2015 Issue
Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule [Article]

Learn how nodule size and probability of malignancy should guide subsequent imaging and follow-up for solitary pulmonary nodules.

Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Bronchodilators for Bronchiolitis [Medicine by the Numbers]

Studies show that none were helped and the impact of harms such as decreased oxygen saturation and tachycardia was uncertain.

Jun 15, 2015 Issue
Role of the Family Physician in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis [Editorials]

Apr 15, 2015 Issue
AAP Releases Practice Guideline on Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Bronchiolitis [Practice Guidelines]

This guideline on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis in children one to 23 months of age from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates a previous guideline published in 2006.

Feb 15, 2015 Issue
Hemoptysis: Evaluation and Management [Article]

Find out how to determine the origin of bleeding, when to order computed tomography, and which patients should be admitted to the hospital for further evaluation.

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