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3 New Things About Respiratory Disease
COPD challenges, asthma in children, smoking deaths—highlights of recent research findings in these key areas of respiratory disease.
COPD Often Hidden in HIV Patients
There is emergent need to improve recognition and management of COPD in HIV-infected patients. Details here.
Post-9/11 Airway Disease Risk Persisted At Least Five Years
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COPD Risk Inflated by Obesity, and Underweight
A new study shows that the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases with obesity. Yet, the risk was increased in underweight persons as well.
Drug Offers Novel Approach for Airway Diseases
For patients with asthma or COPD, PL554 has the potential to both reverse bronchodilation and reduce inflammation more quickly and with fewer adverse effects.
COPD Exacerbations Reduced With Short Corticosteroid Course
Patients respond to 5 days of corticosteroid therapy just as well as to 14 days of therapy, according to a study.
An Unusual Presentation of Septic Hip
Emphysematous cholecystitis is a rare condition that is the result of infection with Clostridium perfringens and other gas-producing organisms including Escherichia coli, Bacteroides fragilis, and Klebsiella species.
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