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.

The Effects of Classroom Air Purifiers, Pest Management on Students with Active Asthma

September 24, 2021

In a study conducted by JAMA, results were recently released sharing children with active asthma had reduced symptom days, but not significantly, in the use of a school-wide integrated pest management program or a high-efficiency particulate air filter purifier in recorded 2-week time periods.

5 Takeaways About Pulmonary Rehabilitation

September 23, 2021

Three experts say that pulmonary rehabilitation programs don’t necessarily result in improved lung function but are associated with improved physical and other sorts of functioning. Less than 5% of those who might benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation services received them.

ICER Foresees AstraZeneca’s Tezepelumab for Severe Asthma As Being Only Modestly Cost Effective

September 17, 2021

Tezepelumab, which is being currently reviewed by the FDA, provides small improvements in daily symptoms and quality of life but is only modestly cost-effectiveness at the anticipated price, according to the cost-effectiveness group's calculations.