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Food Allergies Linked to Reduced Small Airway Function in Children With Asthma

Food Allergies Linked to Reduced Small Airway Function in Children With Asthma

Children and young adults with asthma and multiple food allergies may be at risk for reduced small airway lung function than children with a single food allergy.

Severe Asthma Risk Increased From Aspergillus fumigatus Sensitization

Sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus increased the risk for severe asthma.

Rifampin Similar to Isoniazid for Preventing Active Tuberculosis

Rifampin has significantly higher rate of treatment completion, fewer drug-related adverse events.

Opinion

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Help children keep asthma at bay

Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.

Discriminating against smokers perfectly legal in healthcare hiring

Should more hospital systems institute smoke-free hiring policies?

Clinical Features

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthma: Gaining Control by Losing Weight

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthma: Gaining Control by Losing Weight

Poor control of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea can feed off one another, according to Michelle Zeidler, MD, pulmonologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Sleep Fellowship Program.

Sex and drugs: An interview about discussing sensitive patient topics

Sex and drugs: An interview about discussing sensitive patient topics

Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years, discusses substance abuse, sexual activity, and other sensitive topics many clinicians do not ask their patients.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Thin Film on the Cornea of an Elderly Woman

Image of the Week: Thin Film on the Cornea of an Elderly Woman

An 85-year-old female patient receiving treatment for COPD develops a thin white film on her cornea.

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

What term refers to the plump and sagging appearance of a full pericardium?

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