Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a potentially unrecognized complication of obesity that carries a significant health care burden and worrisome morbidity and mortality rates. OHS appears to be a result of an increased respiratory load from obesity and a lack of a fully compensatory increase in respiratory drive.
In this podcast, Erika Sward, from the American Lung Association, discusses recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that show a decline in tobacco use among middle- and high-school students, as well as discusses the implications of this data on the United States' smoking epidemic.
A 22-year-old man presented to our emergency department with a 6-day history of intermittent fever, shortness of breath, cough, diarrhea, and chills. He had gone to a bar with friends who were visiting from out of state about 1 week prior to presentation.
The American College of Physicians has released a new clinical guideline recommendation on the use of additional diagnostic testing in patients with acute dyspnea.
Lung Cancer Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force has updated its recommendations on who and when to screen for lung cancer.