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Pneumonia Hits Older Adults Hardest
Infections with pneumonia send a substantial number of older adults to the hospital, much more than younger adults. Researchers are calling for new rapid diagnostic tests.
COPD Diagnosis Guidelines Seen as Fool’s Gold
The GOLD criteria for COPD assessment have not lived up to their promise. Internationally agreed standards seem to be the real deal.
Asthma, Plus Age and Illness, in the Elderly
Aging and comorbidities make asthma management in the elderly much more difficult than in younger people. Get a quick look here at what to watch out for.
Can Asthma Be Managed in Smokers?
The CDC estimates that 21% of people with asthma smoke cigarettes. These patients tend to be resistant to common asthma treatment. What are the options?
Lung Disease Often Missed in Long-term Smokers
Undiagnosed lung disease in smokers, the impact of guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children, and climate change and asthma attacks make headlines in the respiratory news.
Asthma Pops Up After Step Down
Exacerbations in asthma are common long after patients receive step down medications, and other respiratory disease news.
Asthma May Reduce the Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer
One theory posited by the authors of a new study is that asthma patients may have an enhanced propensity for a CD4+ T-cell helper response.
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