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Rapid diagnostic tests for defining the cause of community-acquired pneumonia
Purpose of review: We review the potential new diagnostic tools for determining the cause of pneumonia in the setting of community-acquired infection after outlining the limitation of currently available tests. Recent findings: A number of new tools are on the horizon with the potential to overcome the problems of existing tests. These tools include new nucleic acid amplification platforms, real-time computer-assisted microscopy, next-generation sequencing and high-throughput mass spectrometry. All of these tests still face significant barriers before they can enter general clinical practice including cost, reliability and...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - March 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS: Edited by Michael S. Niederman Source Type: research

How to choose the duration of antibiotic therapy in patients with pneumonia
Purpose of review: The appropriate duration of antimicrobial treatment in patients with pneumonia remains a matter of controversy. The purpose of this article is to review different approaches that have been used to determine the duration of antimicrobial therapy mainly driven either by the antibiotic chosen, isolated pathogen, host characteristics, or severity of the disease. Recent findings: When considered individually, every approach has strengths and weaknesses. Targeting the duration of antibiotic therapy based on a single biomarker, such as procalcitonin, is a promising approach that showed a reduction in antibiotic...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - March 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS: Edited by Michael S. Niederman Source Type: research

What is the best therapeutic approach to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia?
Purpose of review: The purpose of this review is to define what the best therapeutic approach is for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia. Recent findings: Although two meta-analyses reported conflicting findings, recent retrospective studies reported higher success rates in patients with MRSA pneumonia treated with linezolid when compared to vancomycin. Only registration trials are available for some anti-MRSA antibiotics, such as telavancin, ceftaroline, and ceftobiprole. Scarce information is available regarding the best therapeutic approach for MRSA community-acquired pneumonia....
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - March 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS: Edited by Michael S. Niederman Source Type: research

New therapeutic options for noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Purpose of review: Patients with noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) share many of the respiratory symptoms of cystic fibrosis and often are provided therapies effective in cystic fibrosis, often without clear evidence of benefit. There are currently no approved therapies for NCFB, but in recent years, there has been increased interest in developing new therapies due to the increasing prevalence and perceived unmet needs. This review is meant to provide the most recent information to clinicians about currently available and pipeline therapies for NCFB. Recent findings: Inhaled antibiotics may provide effective bacteri...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - March 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS: Edited by Michael S. Niederman Source Type: research

Cytologic Findings of Hematologic Malignancies in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Conclusion BAL is especially important in distinguishing inflammatory/infectious processes from neoplastic disorders since many patients with hematologic malignancies can have pneumonia-like symptoms as part of their initial disease presentation. Causative pathogens are identified in only a minority of malignant BAL specimens from these patients. Lung involvement in patients with hematologic malignancies carries a poor prognosis. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology - March 3, 2015 Category: Cytology Source Type: research

Veno‐venous extracorporeal CO2 removal improves pulmonary hemodynamics in a porcine ARDS model
ConclusionVeno‐venous CO2 removal therapy enabled protective ventilation while maintaining normocarbia during ARDS. CO2 removal decreased pulmonary hypertension and improved RV function. This technique may be an effective lung‐ and RV‐protective adjunct to mechanical ventilation. (Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - March 3, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: P. MORIMONT, J. GUIOT, T. DESAIVE, V. TCHANA‐SATO, N. JANSSEN, A. CAGNINA, D. HELLA, F. BLAFFART, J.‐O. DEFRAIGNE, B. LAMBERMONT Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effects of propofol or desflurane on post‐operative spirometry in elderly after knee surgery: a double‐blind randomised study
ConclusionsAlthough there is a delay in awakening when using propofol, the effects of propofol on post‐operative spirometry parameters are similar to those of DES when anaesthesia duration is approximately 3 h. Decreased respiratory parameters persisted up to 24 h after anaesthesia, irrespective of the choice of anaesthetic. (Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - March 3, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Y.‐S. KIM, B.‐G. LIM, H. KIM, M.‐H. KONG, I.‐O. LEE Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Immunohistochemical Labelling of Cytokines in Calves Infected Experimentally with Mycoplasma bovis
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2015 Source:Journal of Comparative Pathology Author(s): F. Rodríguez , P. Castro , J.B. Poveda , A.M. Afonso , A. Fernández To gain further insight into the pathogenesis of Mycoplasma bovis-associated pneumonia, cytokine expression in different pulmonary compartments was examined. The expression of tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-4 and interferon (IFN)-γ was examined immunohistochemically in the lung of 10 calves infected experimentally with M. bovis. M. bovis antigen was located in respiratory epithelial cells and within inflammatory cells in the airway...
Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - March 3, 2015 Category: Pathology Source Type: research

Aging of the Lungs in Asymptomatic Lifelong Nonsmokers: Findings on HRCT
Conclusion Parenchymal bands, ground-glass opacities, septal lines, bronchiectasis, micronodules, reticular opacities, and lung cysts were more prevalent among the elderly. (Source: Lung)
Source: Lung - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Long-Term Effects of a 12-Week Exercise Training Program on Clinical Outcomes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Conclusions At 11-month follow-up, the 12-week ET program showed clinical outcomes were preserved at baseline levels with some maintenance of improvements in leg strength and QOL in the ET group. The control group showed a trend of deterioration in the outcomes. At 30 months, the 12-week ET program did not show benefits in prognosis although the study was underpowered to detect such differences. We suggest including ET as a long-term continued treatment and as a core component of pulmonary rehabilitation programs for IPF patients. (Source: Lung)
Source: Lung - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment of exertional dyspnea
The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensible overview of the underlying principles of exercise physiology, indications and contraindications of CPET, methodology and interpretative strategies involved and thereby increase the understanding of the insights that can be gained from the use of CPET. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Debapriya DattaEdward NormandinRichard ZuWallack Source Type: research

Lights and shadows of non-invasive mechanical ventilation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations
Jose Luis Lopez-Campos, Luis Jara-Palomares, Xavier Muñoz, Víctor Bustamante, Esther BarreiroAnnals of Thoracic Medicine 2015 10(2):87-93Despite the overwhelming evidence justifying the use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for providing ventilatory support in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, recent studies demonstrated that its application in real-life settings remains suboptimal. European clinical audits have shown that 1) NIV is not invariably available, 2) its availability depends on countries and hospital sizes, and 3) numerous centers declare their inability to provi...
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jose Luis Lopez-CamposLuis Jara-PalomaresXavier MuñozVíctor BustamanteEsther Barreiro Source Type: research

The association between glucose levels and hospital outcomes in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrate that COPD patients treated with corticosteroids developed significant hyperglycemia, but the increase in blood glucose levels did not correlate with the maximum dose of corticosteroids. Blood glucose levels were not associated with mortality, LOS, or re-admission rates. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ebtesam A IslamChok LimsuwatTeerapat NantsupawatGilbert G BerdineKenneth M Nugent Source Type: research

Factors associated with poor asthma control in the outpatient clinic setting
Jamaan M Al-Zahrani, Anwar Ahmad, Abdullah AL-Harbi, Ayaz M Khan, Bader Al-Bader, Salim Baharoon, Abdullah AL Shememeri, Hamdan AL-JahdaliAnnals of Thoracic Medicine 2015 10(2):100-104 (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jamaan M Al-ZahraniAnwar AhmadAbdullah AL-HarbiAyaz M KhanBader Al-BaderSalim BaharoonAbdullah AL ShememeriHamdan AL-Jahdali Source Type: research

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease severity is associated with severe pneumonia
CONCLUSIONS: The severity of COPD including the airflow limitation grade and the presence of pulmonary emphysema were independently associated with the development of severe pneumonia. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jung Seop EomWon Jun SongHongseok YooByeong-Ho JeongHo Yun LeeWon-Jung KohKyeongman JeonHye Yun Park Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of an arabic version of the dyspnea-12 questionnaire for Saudi nationals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CONCLUSION: The Arabic version of the D-12 is a reliable and valid instrument in Saudi nationals with COPD. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mohammed M AlyamiSue C JenkinsHani LababidiKylie Hill Source Type: research

Excessive dynamic airway collapse in a small cohort of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of EDAC observed in a sample of patients with different levels of COPD severity is low. The degree of dynamic central airway collapse was not related to the patient's epidemiological or clinical features, and did not affect lung function, symptoms, capacity for effort, or quality of life. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: C Represas-RepresasV Leiro-FernandezR Mallo-AlonsoMI Botana-RialA Tilve-GomezA Fernandez-Villar Source Type: research

Poor asthma education and medication compliance are associated with increased emergency department visits by asthmatic children
CONCLUSION: This study reports that most patients had poor knowledge about asthma and were using medications improperly, thus suggesting inefficient application of management action plan. Unnecessary and frequent visits to the ED for asthma care was associated with poor education about asthma and medication use. Potential deficiencies of the health system at directing patients to the proper medical facility were uncovered and underline the necessity to improve education about the disease and medication compliance of patients and their parents/guardians. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Saleh Al-MuhsenNour HoraniehSaid DulgomZuhair AssiriAlejandro Vazquez-TelloRabih HalwaniHamdan Al-Jahdali Source Type: research

Determinants of functional status among survivors of severe sepsis and septic shock: One-year follow-up
CONCLUSIONS: We found that only one-third of the survivors of severe sepsis and septic shock had good functional status one-year post-discharge (no/mild disability). Age and pre-sepsis severe disability were the factors that highly predicted the level of functional status one-year post-hospital discharge. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mustafa S Al KhalafFatimah H Al EhnidiHasan M Al-DorziHani M TamimNoorizan Abd-AzizBalamurugan TangiisuranYahaya HassanYaseen M Arabi Source Type: research

Prognostic value of serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels in critically ill patients who developed ventilator-associated pneumonia
CONCLUSION: Serum PCT was found to be a superior prognostic marker compared to CRP in terms of predicting mortality in critically ill patients who developed VAP. The PCT level on D3 was the strongest predictor of mortality in VAP. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hakan TanriverdiMüge Meltem TorLevent KartRemzi AltinFigen AtalayVildan SumbSümbüloglu Source Type: research

A case of near fatal asthma: The role of ECMO as rescue therapy
Abdulaziz H Alzeer, Hadil A Al Otair, Syed Moazzum Khurshid, Sherif El Badrawy, Bakir M BakirAnnals of Thoracic Medicine 2015 10(2):143-145 (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Abdulaziz H AlzeerHadil A Al OtairSyed Moazzum KhurshidSherif El BadrawyBakir M Bakir Source Type: research

Clinical description of human bocavirus viremia in children with LRTI, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
We report five patients who were positive for HBoV in serum samples. Clinical presentation ranged from mild to severe disease as one of them required admission to intensive care unit. Wheezing was a striking feature in most of our patients, but fever was not a consistent finding. (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dalal K BubshaitWaleed Hamad AlbualiAbdullah A YousefObeid Eltreifi ObeidKhaled R AlkharsahManal Ismaeel HassanChittibabu VatteAlhusain J AlzahraniHuda Bukhari Source Type: research

Up‐regulated integrinα4β1 on systemic lymphocytes and serum IL‐17A in interstitial pneumonia
ConclusionsThese findings suggest that up‐regulated levels of integrinα4β1 on systemic lymphocytes and elevated serum IL‐17A might be involved in the extravasation of lymphocytes in IP. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yasuyuki Taooka, Miki Ohe, Mitsuhiro Tada, Akihisa Sutani, Takeshi Isobe Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Claustrophobic tendencies and continuous positive airway pressure therapy non-adherence in adults with obstructive sleep apnea
Conclusion Claustrophobia is prevalent among CPAP-treated OSA adults and influences short-term and longer-term CPAP non-adherence. Interventions are needed to address this treatment-related barrier. (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Heart & Lung's 2014 reviewer list
Publication date: March–April 2015 Source:Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, Volume 44, Issue 2 (Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care)
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The impact of treatment with indacaterol in patients with COPD: A post-hoc analysis according to GOLD 2011 categories A to D
Conclusions Treatment selection according to patient’s symptoms as well as lung function is an important consideration in maintenance treatment of COPD. Indacaterol 150 and 300 μg effectively improved lung function and symptoms in patients across all GOLD 2011 categories. (Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Asthma control in the Portuguese National Asthma Survey
Conclusion More than half of the Portuguese patients presented controlled asthma and showed significantly better asthma-related quality of life. Almost 9 out of 10 patients with non-controlled disease have poor perception of their asthma control, which may hinder them from seeking better asthma control. (Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia)
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia - March 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Congenital multiple cranial neuropathies: Relevance of orofacial electromyography in infants
Conclusion: EMG highlights multiple cranial neuropathies that can be clinically silent in infants with malformation syndromes or encephalopathies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Muscle and Nerve)
Source: Muscle and Nerve - March 3, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Francis Renault, Roberto Flores‐Guevara, Jean‐Jacques Baudon, Marie‐Paule Vazquez Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Cdk5rap1-Mediated 2-Methylthio Modification of Mitochondrial tRNAs Governs Protein Translation and Contributes to Myopathy in Mice and Humans.
In this study, we report that Cdk5 regulatory subunit-associated protein 1 (Cdk5rap1) is responsible for 2-methylthio (ms(2)) modifications of mammalian mt-tRNAs for Ser(UCN), Phe, Tyr, and Trp codons. Deficiency in ms(2) modification markedly impaired mitochondrial protein synthesis, which resulted in respiratory defects in Cdk5rap1 knockout (KO) mice. The KO mice were highly susceptive to stress-induced mitochondrial remodeling and exhibited accelerated myopathy and cardiac dysfunction under stressed conditions. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the ms(2) modifications of mt-tRNAs were sensitive to oxidative stress and we...
Source: Cell Metabolism - March 3, 2015 Category: Cytology Authors: Wei FY, Zhou B, Suzuki T, Miyata K, Ujihara Y, Horiguchi H, Takahashi N, Xie P, Michiue H, Fujimura A, Kaitsuka T, Matsui H, Koga Y, Mohri S, Suzuki T, Oike Y, Tomizawa K Tags: Cell Metab Source Type: research

IgE Sensitization to Lupine in Bakers - Cross-Reactivity or Co-Sensitization to Wheat Flour?
Conclusion: One third of 116 symptomatic bakers showed sIgE to lupine. At least some of these sensitizations were based on cross-reactivity between lupine and wheat flour. However, the considerable sensitization rate could also be a sign that the use of lupine flour in bakeries may be of occupational relevance.Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2015;166:63-70 (Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology)
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - March 2, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

A Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Vaccine Candidate Based on PRRSV Glycoprotein 5 and the Toll-Like Receptor 5 Agonist Salmonella typhimurium Flagellin
Glycoprotein 5 (GP5) from porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a key inducer of neutralizing antibodies. A truncated GP5 gene lacking the signal peptide and transmembrane sequences was amplified via an overlap PCR method and inserted into prokaryotic expression vectors, pET32a or pGEX-6p-1, to add an His or GST tag, respectively. His-tagged GP5 was induced with IPTG, verified by SDS-PAGE and Western blotting, and purified to serve as an immunogen accompanied with the Salmonella typhimurium flagellin (FliC), a Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist. Levels of TLR5 and cytokine mRNAs in spleens of mice...
Source: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology - March 2, 2015 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Lung Deposition of Nebulized Surfactant in Newborn Piglets
Conclusions: Using this nebulizer, the lung depositions of porcine surfactant were 45% via endotracheal tube and 14% via nasal-continuous positive airway pressure (prongs). These figures might be physiologically relevant, but still have to be confirmed in efficacy studies.Neonatology 2015;107:277-282 (Source: Neonatology)
Source: Neonatology - March 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Prediction of Respiratory Outcome in Extremely Low Gestational Age Infants
Conclusions: RM documented by parental completed diaries at 12 months corrected age better predicted respiratory outcome at 24 months corrected age than BPD regardless of diagnostic criteria.Neonatology 2015;107:241-248 (Source: Neonatology)
Source: Neonatology - March 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Detection of functional hydrogen-bonded water molecules with protonated/deprotonated key carboxyl side chains in the respiratory enzyme ba3-oxidoreductase
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C5CP00043B, PaperAntonis Nicolaides, Tewfik Soulimane, Constantinos VarotsisIn this work we report FTIR data on the detection of functional hydrogen-bonded water molecules with protonated/deprotonated key carboxyl side chains in the respiratory enzyme ba3-oxidoreductase.To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. latest articles)
Source: RSC - Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. latest articles - March 2, 2015 Category: Chemistry Authors: Antonis Nicolaides Source Type: research

Preventive antibiotics in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
ConclusionsInitiation of preventive antibiotics at the onset of absolute neutropenia was associated with no mortality from bacteremia. This preventive approach appears feasible and safe. Pediatr Blood Cancer © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer)
Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer - March 2, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dawn Nolt, Susan Lindemulder, Jeffrey Meyrowitz, Bill H. Chang, Suman Malempati, Gregory Thomas, Linda Stork Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Severe measles pneumonia in adults with respiratory failure: role of ribavirin and high‐dose vitamin A
We present three adult cases (one of whom was pregnant) admitted to our University Hospital who were diagnosed to have measles and who had uncommon clinical features such as hepatitis and hyponatremia. All patients were markedly hypoxic; one required mechanical ventilation. Two patients received therapy with intravenous ribavirin and all patients received high‐dose vitamin A for 3 days. Therapy with intravenous ribavirin and vitamin A were well tolerated by our patients except one patient who developed acute renal failure and were associated with reversal of respiratory compromise. Life‐threatening measles pneumonitis ...
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 2, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ebru Ortac Ersoy, Mine D. Tanriover, Serpil Ocal, Lale Ozisik, Cagkan Inkaya, Arzu Topeli Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Deep breathing exercises with positive expiratory pressure in patients with multiple sclerosis – a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionBreathing exercises may be beneficial in patients with mild to moderate stages of MS. However, the clinical significance needs to be clarified, and it remains to be seen whether a sustainable effect in delaying the development of respiratory dysfunction in MS can be obtained. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 2, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Elisabeth Westerdahl, Anna Wittrin, Margareta Kånåhols, Martin Gunnarsson, Ylva Nilsagård Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Recurrent pneumonia due to olive aspiration in a healthy adult: a case report
(Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 2, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Recep Akgedik, Ilknur Aytekin, Ali Bekir Kurt, Canan Eren Dağlı Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of long‐term inhaled antibiotic for patients with noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: a meta‐analysis
ConclusionFor patients with non‐CF bronchiectasis, long‐term inhaled antibiotics can effectively reduce the sputum bacterial density, increase P.A eradication and attenuate the risk of exacerbation, however, accompanied with higher risk of wheeze and bronchospasm. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 2, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jia‐Wei Yang, Li‐Chao Fan, Hai‐Wen Lu, Xia‐Yi Miao, Bei Mao, Jin‐Fu Xu Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Initial empirical treatment based on clinical feature of chronic cough
ConclusionsThe empirical therapy aimed at primary diagnosis on the basis of history and clinical characteristics is a more targeted approach, and leads to improvement of chronic cough more quickly in most patients. CRC is the most common cause of chronic cough. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 2, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hai‐yan Deng, Wei Luo, Min Zhang, Jia‐xing Xie, Zhi‐ye Fang, Ke‐fang Lai Tags: Original Article Source Type: research