Pulmonary Medicine

Jan 15, 2005 Issue
ACCP Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has released evidence-based practice guidelines for the early detection and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Jan 1, 2005 Issue
Glucocorticoids for Treatment of Croup [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with placebo, treatment with glucocorticoids results in reduced symptoms, less need for treatment with racemic epinephrine, fewer readmissions to emergency departments, and shorter hospital stays.

Mar 1, 2004 Issue
An Approach to Interpreting Spirometry [Article]

Spirometry is a powerful tool that can be used to detect, follow, and manage patients with lung disorders. Technology advancements have made spirometry much more reliable and relatively simple to incorporate into a routine office visit. However, interpreting spirometry results can be challenging bec...

Jan 15, 2003 Issue
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome [Article]

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a manifestation of acute injury to the lung, commonly resulting from sepsis, trauma, and severe pulmonary infections. Clinically, it is characterized by dyspnea, profound hypoxemia, decreased lung compliance, and diffuse bilateral infiltrates on chest radiograp...

May 1, 2002 Issue
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome [Article]

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is the clinical manifestation of severe, acute lung injury. It is characterized by the acute onset of diffuse, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates secondary to noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, refractory hypoxia, and decreased lung compliance. Acute respiratory distres...

Jul 1, 2001 Issue
Should We Prescribe Antibiotics for Acute Bronchitis? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

While there is evidence that antibiotics offer a slight benefit to patients with acute bronchitis, there is not a compelling reason to treat this patient with antibiotics.

May 1, 2001 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension [Article]

Primary pulmonary hypertension is a rare disease of unknown etiology, whereas secondary pulmonary hypertension is a complication of many pulmonary, cardiac and extrathoracic conditions. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, left ventricular dysfunction and disorders associated with hypoxemia freque...

Jul 15, 2000 Issue
Postobstructive Pulmonary Edema [Article]

Pulmonary edema is a potentially life-threatening complication of acute airway obstruction. It develops rapidly, without warning, in persons who are otherwise well. Two forms of postobstructive pulmonary edema (POPE) have been identified. POPE I follows sudden, severe upper airway obstruction. POPE ...

Mar 1, 2000 Issue
American Thoracic Society Updates Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation [Practice Guidelines]

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has updated its statement on pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic respiratory impairment. The report outlines the scope of pulmonary rehabilitation and provides data on its benefits, patient assessment and the essential components of a pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Nov 15, 1998 Issue
Breathing Space [Photo Quiz]

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

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