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Breathe It All In: Respiratory Disease Roundup
Respiratory disease is the main reason why patients visit primary care practices. This brief summary highlights the latest in research and patient care.
Respiratory: The Top Reason Patients Come to Primary Care
This slideshow highlights facts and figures about the number 1 diagnostic category in primary care.
3 Very New Findings About Pneumonia
Three studies culled from the very recent literature offer insights into prevention and treatment of pneumonia in adults. Highlights in this slide show.
PCV13: Effective Against First-Episode CAP in Older Adults
The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced nearly by half vaccine-type community acquired pneumonia in adults aged 65 years and older.
Hospitalization for Pneumonia Linked to Risk for CVD
Risk of MI, stroke, and fatal coronary heart disease remained elevated among some patients hospitalized for pneumonia up to 10 years after the index event.
TNF-α Drugs Don’t Appear to Affect Vaccine Responses in RA
A new meta-analysis shows RA treatments have varied effects on patients’ response to flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Shortness of Breath Sends Patients to the ED
Several related health concerns—including asthma, pericarditis, and pneumonia—are treatable within the primary care office.
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