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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 June 2020

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Researchers Find 3 Determinants of Frequent COPD Exacerbations

After defining 4 phenotypes, researchers assessed whether vaccination status and comorbidities could be associated with the occurrence of exacerbations among patients with COPD.

How Frequently Do Patients With COPD Experience Control Status Changes?

Over a 3-month period, the researchers compared the changes in control status with the changes in risk level, GOLD stage, and clinical phenotype among patients with COPD.

Bacterial Pneumonia and Oral Candidiasis Are Strongly Related

Because the clinical relationship between oral candidiasis and bacterial pneumonia is unclear, researchers assessed the association among elderly patients hospitalized with systemic diseases. Here is what they found.

Sleeping 5 or Fewer Hours a Night Is Linked With More Frequent Asthma Attacks in Adults

Previous research has shown that poor sleep quality is associated with worsened asthma symptoms among adolescents. Now, new research reveals the impact of short and long sleep duration on the frequency of adults’ asthma attacks and quality of life.

CHEST/AABIP Publish Guideline for Bronchoscopy Use During Current Pandemic

The expert panel provides guidance on the role of bronchoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic and the optimal protection of patients and health care workers.