Placement of an indwelling pleural catheter is an effective initial treatment for recurrent malignant pleural effusion. It entails a shorter hospital stay and less risk of reintervention than chemical pleurodesis.
Cleveland Clinic’s Education Institute Chair on why physician leadership matters and what he’s doing in his field through the American Thoracic Society and for healthcare in general at Cleveland Clinic’s Samson Global Leadership Academy.
Roflumilast’s benefit-to-harm ratio suggests that it only provides net benefit in patients at high risk of severe exacerbations.
The low-dose chest CT scan used for lung cancer screening frequently demonstrates incidental findings in the anatomic structures imaged from the neck to the upper abdomen. This study describes the frequency of incidental findings and their clinical and financial downstream effects.
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Symptomatic cardiac involvement in systemic sarcoidosis occurs in only 2 to 5 percent of patients. The most common manifestations include atrioventricular block, ventricular arrhythmia and heart failure. Experts in the field discuss screening, diagnosis, medical therapy, device/ablation therapy and prognosis.
Cleveland Clinic’s Chronic Cough Clinic has developed a systematic, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of chronic cough.
Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infections present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for clinicians.
Robert Kotloff, MD, 2016 recipient of the American Thoracic Society Outstanding Educator Award, reflects on how Bob Dylan’s “He not busy being born is busy dying,” applies to a fulfilling career in medicine.
Which patients with submassive embolism would benefit from thrombolysis, and which patients require only anticoagulant therapy? The answer lies in finding the balance between the potential benefit of thrombolytic therapy — preventing death or hemodynamic collapse — and the numerically low but potentially catastrophic risk of intracranial bleeding.
Patients with neuromuscular disease are at greater risk of sleep-disordered breathing and require evaluation and treatment in a multidisciplinary clinic.