Respirology

Health

Research finds vitamin D is important for respiratory health

A new study carried out by The University of Western Australia, the Busselton Health Study and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has found vitamin D deficiency can contribute to poor respiratory functioning and health in middle-aged ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment seeks to address exacerbations of COPD

A new study finds that delivery of oxygen via high-flow nasal tubes may help patients who experience exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals surprises concerning COPD and smoking

A new study challenges the widely accepted but oversimplified description of airway inflammation in smokers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Immunology

Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma

A new study by The University of Western Australia has found that reduced lung function in infants is an accurate predictor of persistent asthma in young adults.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Community-acquired pneumonia can spread year-round

New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition are clearly subject to seasonal variations.

Immunology

Test used to diagnose asthma may not be accurate

A new study urges caution in the use of the mannitol challenge test for asthma in non-clinical settings. The test is considered widely applicable to detect asthma, but its accuracy outside of patients referred for specialized ...

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