Allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare but remain a source of concern. Experts at a recent conference offered some advice on management.
1 Apr 2021
Warnings, recalls and updates from the Food and Drug Administration.
1 Apr 2010
A combination of a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy was associated with a lower risk of death or hospitalization among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with asthma, compared with LABAs alone, a study found.
23 Sep 2014
A 38-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-year history of cough with mucoid sputum and a 6-month history of mildly progressive dyspnea. He has a 12-pack-year history of smoking. He has no history of asthma, allergies, skin disease, or liver disease. Following physical and pulmonary exams and lab studies, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
10 Jun 2014
Combined maintenance and rescue therapy in one inhaler appears effective in moderate to severe asthma
Combining maintenance and rescue therapy in one inhaler appears to be effective in patients with uncontrolled asthma, according to two new studies.
12 Mar 2013
Because not all presentations of lung diseases include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)'s more commonly recognized symptoms, such as heartburn and regurgitation, it is easy to miss GERD as a contributing factor. Internists should be on the lookout for “red flags” such as dysphagia or weight loss.
1 Mar 2014
A 24-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-week history of painful muscle spasms and twisting movements in the neck and trunk. She says that her neck feels as if it is being pulled backward. She also reports general restlessness and an inability to keep still. Her medical history is notable for asthma, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and gastroparesis with reflux. The patient has no family history of neuropsychiatric disorders or liver disease. Medications are albuterol, insulin, omeprazole, and metoclopramide. Following findings from a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?
18 Mar 2014
Updated guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease revised the definition and staging of the condition, and an expert offers tips for optimal care.
1 Jun 2018
Climate change is a public health issue, and physicians should be aware of the potential medical consequences and be able to communicate those to patients.
1 Sep 2016
A 33-year-old woman is evaluated for a 5-week history of whitish spots in the mouth and the back of the throat and discomfort with swallowing solid foods. This is her first episode of these symptoms. She has had no mouth pain, trouble ingesting liquids or pills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills, sweats, or skin problems. She has a 3-year history of HIV infection and also has moderately severe asthma, which is now well controlled with inhaled medications that were recently prescribed. Whitish plaques are seen on the palate and posterior pharynx. What is the most appropriate management of this patient?
19 Nov 2013