Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A wet cough for four weeks means it's time to get it checked out

As respiratory clinicians, we have been conducting outreach clinics to the Kimberley, in northern Western Australia, for about ten years, treating children with bronchiectasis, a chronic lung disease in which the breathing ...

Immunology

Homes with high ventilation rates tied to respiratory issues

(HealthDay)—People living in homes with high average air exchange rates (AAERs) are more likely to report chronic cough, asthma, or asthma-like symptoms, according to a study published in the February issue of Environmental ...

Health

What your body may be telling you about your health

Do you have a persistent cough, or do you feel like your hair is thinning? These issues may signal that you need to visit a doctor. Baylor College of Medicine expert Isabel Valdez, a physician assistant and instructor of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bronchial thermoplasty can improve severe asthmatic cough

(HealthDay)—Bronchial thermoplasty can treat severe asthmatic cough that is unresponsive to conventional therapies, according to a case report published online March 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Cardiology

Innovative imaging and surgery treats lymph condition in adults

Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic bronchitis, patients develop ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD diagnosis study finds spirometry underused, misdiagnosis common

According to the recommendations of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), spirometry should be performed to establish the diagnosis of COPD in ...

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