Due to improved industrial hygiene measures, acute beryllium disease has essentially disappeared, but chronic beryllium disease (CBD) continues to affect workers in industries where beryllium is manufactured and processed.
Although asthma remains a clinical diagnosis based on episodic symptoms consistent with airflow obstruction, symptoms alone cannot reliably be used to diagnose the disease or assess its severity and control.
MRSA is an especially ubiquitous pathogen in patients with CF. Risk factors must be evaluated, and strict infection control practices must be in place to prevent MRSA, minimize transmission and optimize CF patient outcomes.
For many years hyaluronan was considered to be inert scaffolding with only a mechanical role in supporting and maintaining tissue structure — essentially a goo. But more recent findings indicate that its role is much broader.
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A post-discharge disease management program for patients with COPD positively impacts 90-day readmission rates.
Results of exacerbation-prone asthma and severe asthma studies from the Severe Asthma Research Program have implications for clinical practice.
A Cleveland Clinic research team found in a double-blind, randomized study that beta blockers may help treat PAH.
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.