Pulmonary Medicine

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.

May 15, 2009 Issue
Latent Tuberculosis Infection: The Physician's Role in Tuberculosis Control [Editorials]

Jan 15, 2008 Issue
ACCP and AACVPR Release Evidence-Based Guidelines on Pulmonary Rehabilitation [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has released pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines that update the recommendations published in 1997 and examine new areas of research.

May 1, 2007 Issue
Pleurisy [Article]

Pleuritic chest pain is a common presenting symptom and has many causes, which range from life-threatening to benign, self-limited conditions. Pulmonary embolism is the most common potentially life-threatening cause, found in 5 to 20 percent of patients who present to the emergency department with p...

Mar 1, 2007 Issue
Asbestos-Related Lung Disease [Article]

The inhalation of asbestos fibers may lead to a number of respiratory diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, benign pleural effusion, and malignant mesothelioma. Although exposure is now regulated, patients continue to present with these diseases because of the long latent per...

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