Pneumococcal Pneumonia Serotypes Inform Vaccinations
Typing of pneumococcal strains gives insights into severity and transmission patterns of community-acquired pneumonia. More »
Take the “Breath Test”—A Pediatric Respiratory Photo Essay
Respiratory symptoms are a major reason why outpatients seek medical care, and primary care physicians who treat children frequently see pneumonia. This week’s photo essay tests your knowledge of respiratory problems in kids. More »
Pneumonia Hospital Stays Reduced With Corticosteroids
However, such therapy does not alter mortality, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. More »
Co-infections with Respiratory Viruses May Not Worsen Flu Epidemic
Co-infection with a respiratory virus was not associated with worse outcomes among patients infected during the H1N1 influenza A virus pandemic of 2009. Still, a population-based prospective study shows that non-influenza viruses can help to shape a flu outbreak. More »
Asthma Therapy Complicated by Peters Plus Syndrome
The authors describe the case of a 2-year-old girl with severe persistent asthma whose disease management was complicated by this rare clinical diagnosis. More »
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Confirmed: Long-term Steroids Up Mortality Risk in Severe COPD
April 16, 2014

New recommendations focus on reducing the risks of corticosteroids in respiratory disease, both for COPD and asthma.

Large Study Confirms White Matter Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder
April 14, 2014

A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies.

Tools to Forecast Radiation Pneumonitis
April 10, 2014

A biomarker and five clinical factors help to predict which patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer are at high risk for lung inflammation after radiotherapy.


Five Success Strategies for a Lean Medical Practice
Audrey "Christie" Mclaughlin, RN, January 23, 2014
How efficient practice managers keep clinics running smoothly.
Nine Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Practice to a Hospital
Aubrey Westgate,  January 22, 2014
Here are nine questions that can help reveal if becoming acquired by a larger system is the right move for you and your practice.
Four January Business Planning To-Dos for Doctors
Ike Devji, JD,  January 21, 2014
Here are some of the more important financial and business issues physicians should take care of this month.
Why Insurance Companies Should Collect Patient Payments
Leann DiDomenico McAllister,  January 20, 2014
It's time to take patient collections out of physicians' practices to truly have patients make responsible choices about their healthcare dollars.
How Facebook Helped Market a New Physician Practice Model
Raquel Baldelomar, January 17, 2014
An Arizona-based OB/GYN medical group found Facebook to be the most efficient and effective way to reach women and educate them on their new practice.

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