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USPSTF (Still) Recommends Against Screening for COPD
Once again, the USPSTF finds no net benefit to screening asymptomatic persons for COPD. Draft recommendation is available for comment.
Corticosteroids Improved Outcomes, Recovery from Community Acquired Pneumonia
Reductions in mortality, need for life support, hospital stays, and other measures should win this drug class serious consideration, study authors say.
Paradox: Asthma Resists Lethal Prostate Cancer
Lethal prostate cancer is less—not more—likely to develop in patients with asthma. The Health Professionals Follow-up Study answers key questions about why.
Risk Factors Identified for 30-day Mortality in Patients with Pneumonia
Targeting these risk factors with adjunctive therapy may help improve outcomes, say authors of a new study.
Viruses Found Responsible for Burden of Hospitalizations from CAP
A new CDC study also found that older adults are more likely to be hospitalized for a severe respiratory virus than those aged 18 to 49 years.
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.
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