Chest Medicine

Review: Ultrasonography of the Lung

10 Oct, 2019 | 09:07h | UTC

Supplement: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

4 Oct, 2019 | 07:54h | UTC

NICE Guideline: Tuberculosis

13 Sep, 2019 | 08:27h | UTC

Long term risk of symptomatic recurrent venous thromboembolism after discontinuation of anticoagulant treatment for first unprovoked venous thromboembolism event: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Long-Term Risk for Recurrent VTE Significant After Stopping Anticoagulation – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

“the risk of recurrent VTE was 10% in the first year after treatment, 16% at two years, 25% at five years, and 36% at 10 years, with 4% of recurrent VTE events resulting in death.”

 

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Review: Diaphragmatic Dysfunction

14 Jul, 2019 | 19:45h | UTC

GINA 2019: a fundamental change in asthma management – European Respiratory Journal (free)

Original Guideline: 2019 GINA Report, Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention (free PDF)

Related Studies: #ATS2019 – Controlled Trial of Budesonide–Formoterol as Needed for Mild Asthma (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Randomized Controlled Trials: Treatments for Mild Asthma Compared (link to abstract and commentaries)

“GINA no longer recommends treating adults/adolescents with asthma with short-acting bronchodilators alone. Instead, they should receive symptom-driven (in mild asthma) or a daily corticosteroid-containing inhaler, to reduce risk of severe exacerbations.”

 


Indian Guidelines for Spirometry

9 May, 2019 | 18:23h | UTC

Positional therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Are interventions to keep people sleeping on their side the best way to treat obstructive sleep apnoea? – Cochrane Library (free)

 

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Review: Tumoral Pulmonary Hypertension

20 Apr, 2019 | 14:43h | UTC

NICE Guideline: Lung Cancer

29 Mar, 2019 | 07:54h | UTC

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – Nature Reviews Disease Primer (free PDF)

 

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Signs and Symptoms That Rule out Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Outpatient Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (free)

Adults with an acute respiratory infection who have normal vital signs (temperature < 37,8 / respiratory rate < 20 / heart rate < 100) and a normal pulmonary examination are very unlikely to have CAP.

 


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