Which therapy more effectively prevents COPD exacerbations: dual bronchodilation with a long-acting beta agonist and a long-acting antimuscarinic agent, or LABA/ICS?
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Does influenza vaccination protect patients hospitalized for diabetes against the risk for poor outcomes and complications?
In patients with sepsis and atrial fibrillation, how does treatment with phenylephrine vs norepinephrine affect heart rate?
Can older adults who are critically ill with COVID-19 safely use tocilizumab, an IL-6 inhibitor with potential immunosuppressive effects?
Investigators in Poland assessed the feasibility of lung transplantation for patients with irreversible respiratory failure due to severe COVID-19.
Final evidence from the WHO Solidarity clinical trials shows that remdesivir has only a slight protective effect and only among certain patients with COVID-19.
How often do ICS/LABA drugs reach the correct receptors in individuals with COPD? Researchers analyzed drug deposition and reception patterns in 2 drug therapies.
A phase 2 study assessed safety and immunogenicity of administering a high-dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine with a mRNA-1273 vaccine booster dose in older adults.
Is VTE risk unusually high in patients with COVID-19? To find out, researchers compared VTE incidence in inpatients with COVID-19 vs those with CAP.
The CanCOLD study assessed linkage between high VE/VCO2, dyspnea, and exercise capacity, as well as the link between high V̇E/V̇CO2 and lung function impairment.
How does the duration of respiratory distress in severe COVID-19 pneumonia affect the need for invasive mechanical ventilation, mortality, and length of hospital stay?
How effective are long-acting muscarinic antagonists in treating patients with asthma-COPD overlap? A systematic review and meta-analysis examined the research.
COPD triple therapy adherence and persistence was assessed among patients using single-inhaler triple therapy vs those using multiple inhalers
How do mortality rates differ among patients with COPD admitted to the hospital for pneumonia and those admitted for an exacerbation of COPD?
How does short-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution affect individuals with COPD — and are there factors that make a negative response more likely?
Are family members of patients in the ICU with acute respiratory distress syndrome at greater risk of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms when the patient has COVID-19?
New research examines the differential in oxygen saturation readings from pulse oximetry vs ABG testing in patients of varying race/ethnicity with COVID-19.
A recent clinical trial sought to confirm whether or not vitamin C monotherapy could reduce mortality in patients with septic shock.
Clinicians initially thought that people with asthma would have worse COVID-19 outcomes, but does current evidence support this theory?
PRoVENT–COVID trial results refute the assumption that patients with COVID-19-related ARDS present with consistent respiratory subphenotypes.