Pulmonary Medicine

Feb 15, 2012 Issue
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Acute respiratory distress syndrome manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include acute onset, profound hypoxemia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and the absence of left atrial hypertension. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is believed to occur ...

Jun 15, 2011 Issue
AAP Revises Policy Statement on the Use of Postnatal Corticosteroids for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia [Practice Guidelines]

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a major morbidity in very preterm infants that negatively affects neurodevelopmental outcomes and is resistant to therapeutic interventions. A 2002 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement determined that the routine use of dexamethasone to prevent or...

May 1, 2011 Issue
Effectiveness of Bronchodilators for Bronchiolitis Treatment [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Bronchodilators may transiently improve the clinical status of infants with bronchiolitis and no prior history of wheezing. However, moderately strong evidence shows that key outcomes such as oxygen saturation, need for hospitalization, length of hospitalization, and duration of symptoms are not changed by the use of bronchodilators.

Oct 15, 2010 Issue
ACCP Releases Statement on Dyspnea Treatment in Patients with Advanced Lung or Heart Disease [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) wrote a consensus statement to influence clinical practice and provide suggestions regarding the management of dyspnea in patients with advanced lung or heart disease.

Sep 15, 2010 Issue
Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [Article]

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a nonpharmacologic therapy that has emerged as a standard of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered intervention that includes patient assessment, exercise training, self-management educatio...

Aug 15, 2010 Issue
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is defined as a mean pulmonary arterial pressure greater than 25 mm Hg at rest or 30 mm Hg during physical activity. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is classified into subgroups, including idiopathic, heritable, and pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with othe...

Apr 1, 2010 Issue
Chronic Productive Cough [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Oct 15, 2009 Issue
Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule [Article]

Solitary pulmonary nodules are common radiologic findings, typically discovered incidentally through chest radiography or computed tomography of the neck, chest, and abdomen. Primary care physicians must decide how to pursue an evaluation of a nodule once it has been identified. The differential dia...

Sep 1, 2009 Issue
Shoulder Pain with a Lung Mass [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Aug 1, 2009 Issue
Sudden Onset of Clicking Chest Pain [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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