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Smoking Status Inversely Linked to Primary Sjogren Syndrome

Smoking Status Inversely Linked to Primary Sjogren Syndrome

Data show that current smoking status was inversely associated with primary Sjogren syndrome.

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD

The first generic form of the Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) inhaler has been approved by the US FDA.

Algorithm Reduces Antibiotic Use in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

The duration of antibiotic regimens to treat lower respiratory tract infection can be reduced through the use of a procalcitonin-guided algorithm.

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

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Practical Pearls for Diagnosis

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Practical Pearls for Diagnosis

Recent guidelines set forth by an interdisciplinary panel assembled by the American Thoracic Society sought to demystify primary ciliary dyskinesia and address 4 main diagnostic questions.

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Clinicians are gaining a better understanding of how asthma and allergies are regulated by the circadian clock, which will help patients better alleviate their symptoms.

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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