Study Expands Evidence of Inheritance Pattern in GDF2 Associated With PAHJanuary 2nd 2022
Study results regarding the clinical spectrum and inheritance pattern of GDF2 pathogenic variants suggest incomplete penetrance and/or variability of expressivity with a semi-dominant pattern of inheritance in the context of PAH.
Commentary Explores the Use of High-Flow Nasal Therapy in Patients With AECOPDDecember 11th 2021
High-flow nasal therapy overcomes some of the barriers associated with noninvasive ventilation, making the novel support beneficial for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis Leaves Individuals Predisposed to Developing Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Study FindsDecember 10th 2021
A population-based study found that patients with a preexisting diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of developing hidradenitis suppurativa.
Study Finds Inconsistencies With GOLD Guidelines Regarding Diagnosis, Treatment of COPDNovember 28th 2021
The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) underdiagnosis, false diagnosis, and treatment in the primary care setting is high and often inconsistent with Global Initiative for the Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines.
Study Aims to Observe Effects of Inhalation Technique, Medication Adherence Among Patients With COPDNovember 25th 2021
Investigators anticipate the results will help physicians tailor treatment methods for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and help to better understand the demographic and clinical implications on peak inspiratory flow.
Infection Prevention Practices, Frontline Education Led to Decrease in C difficile InfectionsNovember 22nd 2021
A multifaceted approach focused on enforcing basic infection prevention practices and promoting education about Clostridioides difficile (C difficile) transmission led to a reduction in the number of infections in a hospital setting.
Review: More Research Needed on Immune System to Understand PAH PathobiologyNovember 20th 2021
While research has examined the implications of the immune system and its contributions to pulmonary arterial hypertension, further research is required to understand the pathobiology of the condition.
Study Determines PAH-SYMPACT Suitable for Use Among Patients With SAPHNovember 19th 2021
A new study aiming to understand sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension symptoms and their impacts on patients’ lives determined that the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Symptoms and Impact questionnaire could be used to suitably assess patients.
Children With GHD Experience Low Self-Esteem, Impaired Psychosocial Functioning, Study ShowsNovember 19th 2021
Early identification of psychosocial problems and psychotherapeutic care are critical in mitigating issues of low self-esteem and psychosocial maladjustment in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD).