Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Childhood risk profiles affect middle-age lung function

(HealthDay)—Profiles of childhood respiratory risk factors predict middle-age lung function levels and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) risk, according to a study published in the September issue of the Annals ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research sheds light on a novel disease mechanism in chronic smokers

Research published in the journal Clinical Science suggests that an immune signalling protein called interleukin (IL)-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infection blood test of limited value in reducing antibiotic use

Overall antibiotic use was not curbed by giving physicians the results of biomarker tests in patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infections, according to findings from the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preserving the power of antibiotics

Of the 10 million prescriptions for antibiotics that emergency department physicians in the U.S. write each year, many are prescribed for known viral infections such as acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infections, which ...

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