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NICE Guideline: Lung Cancer

29 Mar, 2019 | 07:54h | UTC

Lung cancer: diagnosis and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Related Quality standard: Lung cancer in adults – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Corticosteroids Increase Mortality in Patients with Influenza Pneumonia

29 Mar, 2019 | 07:51h | UTC

The effect of corticosteroids on mortality of patients with influenza pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Critical Care (free)

 


Review: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

17 Mar, 2019 | 18:56h | UTC

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – Nature Reviews Disease Primer (free PDF)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-Analysis: Signs and Symptoms That Rule out Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Outpatient Adults

12 Mar, 2019 | 02:49h | UTC

Signs and Symptoms That Rule out Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Outpatient Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (free)

Adults with an acute respiratory infection who have normal vital signs (temperature < 37,8 / respiratory rate < 20 / heart rate < 100) and a normal pulmonary examination are very unlikely to have CAP.

 


Systematic Review: Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment for Acute Pulmonary Embolism

8 Mar, 2019 | 04:52h | UTC

Outpatient versus inpatient treatment for acute pulmonary embolism – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Outpatient versus inpatient treatment for acute pulmonary embolism – Cochrane Library (free)

Related: British Thoracic Society Guideline for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism (free)

 


Systematic Review: Once Daily Long-acting Beta2-agonists + Long-acting Muscarinic Antagonists in a Combined Inhaler vs. Placebo for COPD

8 Mar, 2019 | 03:20h | UTC

Once daily long‐acting beta2‐agonists and long‐acting muscarinic antagonists in a combined inhaler versus placebo for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Once daily long-acting beta2-agonists and long-acting muscarinic antagonists in a combined inhaler versus placebo for COPD – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases: Knowns and Unknowns

5 Mar, 2019 | 02:58h | UTC

Fibrosing interstitial lung diseases: knowns and unknowns – European Respiratory Review (free)

Related: Position Statement: Comprehensive Management of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Diseases (free guidelines and reviews on the subject)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Challenges in Severe Community-acquired Pneumonia: A Point-of-view Review

1 Mar, 2019 | 07:14h | UTC

Challenges in severe community-acquired pneumonia: a point-of-view review – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

 


Consensus Statement: Unresolved Questions on Venous Thromboembolic Disease

20 Feb, 2019 | 02:56h | UTC

Unresolved questions on venous thromboembolic disease. Consensus statement of the French Society for Vascular Medicine (SFMV) – JMV-Journal de Médecine Vasculaire (free for a limited period)

 


The Saudi Initiative for Asthma – 2019 Update: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Adults and Children

18 Feb, 2019 | 17:17h | UTC

The Saudi Initiative for Asthma – 2019 Update: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma in adults and children – Annals of Thoracic Medicine (free)

Related Guidelines: 2018 GINA Report, Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention – Global Initiative for Asthma (free) AND Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free) AND British guideline on the management of asthma – Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (free) AND Chronic Asthma – Toward Optimized Practice (free PDF) AND Chinese expert consensus on diagnosis and management of severe asthma – Journal of Thoracic Disease (free) AND Recognition and management of severe asthma: A Canadian Thoracic Society position statement (free) AND International ERS/ATS guidelines on definition, evaluation and treatment of severe asthma (free) AND Guidelines for Severe Uncontrolled Asthma – Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (free) AND Nordic consensus statement on the systematic assessment and management of possible severe asthma in adults (free)

 


Acute Pulmonary Embolism: A Concise Review of Diagnosis and Management

18 Feb, 2019 | 16:59h | UTC

Acute pulmonary embolism: a concise review of diagnosis and management – Internal Medicine Journal (free)

Related Guidelines: BTS Guideline: Outpatient Management of Pulmonary Embolism (free) AND ACEP Clinical Policy: Evaluation and Management of Suspected Acute Venous Thromboembolism (free) AND Evaluation of Patients With Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Best Practice Advice From the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians (free) AND 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (free)

 


Guideline: Treatment of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Positive Airway Pressure

17 Feb, 2019 | 21:40h | UTC

Treatment of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Positive Airway Pressure: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline – Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (free)

News Release: AASM publishes clinical practice guideline on use of PAP therapy for sleep apnea (free)

Related Podcast: Sleep Apnea Pearls and Pitfalls (free)

 


Review: Managing Malignant Pleural Effusion

17 Feb, 2019 | 20:00h | UTC

Managing malignant pleural effusion – Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine (free)

Related Guidelines: Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions. An Official ATS/STS/STR Clinical Practice Guideline – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (free) AND ERS/EACTS statement on the management of malignant pleural effusions – European Respiratory Journal (free)

 


Systematic Review: Management of Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Community-Acquired Pneumonia

17 Feb, 2019 | 19:40h | UTC

Management of Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Systematic Review – Medical Sciences (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Risk of Pneumonitis and Pneumonia Associated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Solid Tumors

16 Feb, 2019 | 19:52h | UTC

Risk of Pneumonitis and Pneumonia Associated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Solid Tumors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Frontiers in Immunology (free)

Related: Severe Toxicity from Checkpoint Protein Inhibitors (free guidelines and reviews on the subject)

 


NICE Guideline: Antimicrobial Prescribing for Acute Cough

11 Feb, 2019 | 00:20h | UTC

Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Infographic: 2-page visual summary of the recommendations (free PDF)

See also: NICE Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines (resource covering many common conditions) AND NICE Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections (free PDF)

 


Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Cough

10 Feb, 2019 | 14:35h | UTC

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Cough—Chinese Thoracic Society (CTS) Asthma Consortium – Journal of Thoracic Disease (free)

Related Guideline: KAAACI Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Cough in Adults and Children in Korea – Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research (free)

See also recently published CHEST guidelines on the management of cough in specific populations: Classification of Cough as a Symptom in Adults and Management Algorithms (free) AND Adult Outpatients With Acute Cough Due to Suspected Pneumonia or Influenza – CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (free) AND Clinically Diagnosing Pertussis-associated Cough in Adults and Children (free) AND Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Acute Cough Associated With the Common Cold (free) AND Cough Due to TB and Other Chronic Infections  (free) AND Chronic Cough Due to Gastroesophageal Reflux in Adults (free) AND Symptomatic Treatment of Cough Among Adult Patients With Lung Cancer (free) AND Cough in the athlete (free) AND Occupational and Environmental Contributions to Chronic Cough in Adults (free) AND Treatment of Unexplained Chronic Cough (free) AND Use of Management Pathways or Algorithms in Children With Chronic Cough (free) AND Management of Children With Chronic Wet Cough and Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis (free)

 


Expert Consensus on Diagnosis and Management of Severe Asthma

10 Feb, 2019 | 14:34h | UTC

Chinese expert consensus on diagnosis and management of severe asthma – Journal of Thoracic Disease (free)

Related Guidelines: Recognition and management of severe asthma: A Canadian Thoracic Society position statement (free) AND International ERS/ATS guidelines on definition, evaluation and treatment of severe asthma (free) AND Guidelines for Severe Uncontrolled Asthma – Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (free) AND Nordic consensus statement on the systematic assessment and management of possible severe asthma in adults (free)

 


Guideline: Acute Exacerbation of Bronchiectasis (Non-cystic Fibrosis)

7 Feb, 2019 | 01:07h | UTC

Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Related: British Thoracic Society Guideline for bronchiectasis in adults – Thorax (free)

 


Position Statement: Comprehensive Management of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Diseases

6 Feb, 2019 | 01:11h | UTC

Comprehensive management of fibrotic interstitial lung diseases: A Canadian Thoracic Society position statement – Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine (free)

Related: The interstitial lung disease multidisciplinary meeting: A position statement from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Lung Foundation Australia (free) AND Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Practical Approach for General Medicine Physicians with Focus on the Medical History – Journal of Clinical Medicine (free) AND Pharmacological management of progressive-fibrosing interstitial lung diseases: a review of the current evidence – European Respiratory Review(free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Reviewing Inhaler Technique for Older People with COPD Can Improve Disease Control

6 Feb, 2019 | 00:46h | UTC

Reviewing inhaler technique for older people with COPD can improve disease control – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Study: Inhaler Technique Education and Exacerbation Risk in Older Adults with Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Meta‐Analysis – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (free)

 


Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Practical Approach for General Medicine Physicians with Focus on the Medical History

28 Jan, 2019 | 23:38h | UTC

Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Practical Approach for General Medicine Physicians with Focus on the Medical History – Journal of Clinical Medicine (free)

 


CHEST Guideline: Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults

24 Jan, 2019 | 00:23h | UTC

Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults 2018: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (free)

Related Guidelines: 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension (free) AND Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: Guidelines From the American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society (free)

 


Guideline: Adult Outpatients with Acute Cough Due to Suspected Pneumonia or Influenza

16 Jan, 2019 | 00:56h | UTC

Adult Outpatients With Acute Cough Due to Suspected Pneumonia or Influenza – CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (free)

See other recently published CHEST guidelines on the management of cough in specific populations: Classification of Cough as a Symptom in Adults and Management Algorithms (free) AND Clinically Diagnosing Pertussis-associated Cough in Adults and Children (free) AND Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Acute Cough Associated With the Common Cold (free) AND Cough Due to TB and Other Chronic Infections  (free) AND Chronic Cough Due to Gastroesophageal Reflux in Adults (free) AND Symptomatic Treatment of Cough Among Adult Patients With Lung Cancer (free) AND Cough in the athlete (free) AND Occupational and Environmental Contributions to Chronic Cough in Adults (free) AND Treatment of Unexplained Chronic Cough (free) AND Use of Management Pathways or Algorithms in Children With Chronic Cough (free) AND Management of Children With Chronic Wet Cough and Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis (free)

 


British Thoracic Society Guideline for Bronchiectasis in Adults

10 Jan, 2019 | 21:55h | UTC

British Thoracic Society Guideline for bronchiectasis in adults – Thorax (free)

 


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