Inflammatory disorders

Early childhood bronchiolitis increases asthma risk in adulthood

Persons who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they also demonstrate changes ...

Health

Case report finds 'popcorn lung' in patient using e-cigarettes

Researchers from White River Junction VA Hospital, in Junction, Vermont, will present a case report of acute inhalation lung injury related to the use of e-cigarettes and a flavored e-cigarette liquid containing diacetyl.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bronchiolitis clinical practice guidelines vary in quality

(HealthDay)—Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) on acute viral bronchiolitis vary in quality, with the highest scoring domains being "scope and purpose" and "clarity of presentation," according to a study published online ...

Immunology

Treatment strategy may reduce infants' wheezing caused by virus

(Medical Xpress)—The antibiotic azithromycin may reduce the risk of recurrent wheezing in infants hospitalized with a common respiratory infection, according to a small pilot study at Washington University School of Medicine ...

Pediatrics

AAP updates guidelines for bronchiolitis in infants

(HealthDay)—A new clinical practice guideline that offers physicians guidance for the diagnosis and management of infants with bronchiolitis was published online Oct. 27 in Pediatrics.

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