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Why Do Some Patients Develop a Tolerance to COPD Drug Roflumilast?
Roflumilast, the first selective phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor approved for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), could actually become less effective with prolonged exposure.
An aging population of hemophilia patients is at risk for various cardiovascular diseases.
For obese asthmatics, an article in CHEST reported that weight loss could mitigate their symptoms, which investigators believed highlighted a need for doctors to simultaneously treat obesity and asthma.
A social media program created by The Canadian Cancer Center was found to be twice as successful than traditional methods at aiding young adults quit smoking.
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after major abdominal surgery are common, with risk increasing with patient age. Major abdominal surgeries alter and disrupt diaphragmatic dysfunction, which has been proven causative of PPCs.
Oxygen therapy is associated with burn injuries in patients with COPD, according to new findings.
Antibiotic resistance is an ongoing battle and a new method of testing for deadly infections may help prevent physicians from prescribing unnecessary medications.

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