How Bacterial and Viral Infections Affect COPD Inflammation

December 03, 2021

The composition of the microbiota of the airways of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder explains varying degrees of inflammation, according to a review article published recently in the Annals of Medicine.

It's Time to Rethink Respiratory Virus Transmission and How To Prevent It in Healthcare Settings

November 24, 2021

The traditional dividing line between transmission by droplets and smaller aerosols is incorrect, say the authors of a Annals of Internal Medicine review paper, and infection control measures need to reflect the new understanding that respiratory viruses spread in respiratory particles of all sizes and perhaps mainly in aerosols.

Many Young Adults with Asthma Aren't Completely Prepped to Transition to Adult Asthma Care

November 23, 2021

Young adults with asthma were recently surveyed on their preparation of the transition to adult asthma care. Half of all those surveyed did not remember being introduced to concepts of transitioning care, including asthma self-management, by their pediatric asthma provider.