Respiratory care year in review 2010: part 1. asthma, COPD, pulmonary function testing, ventilator-associated pneumonia.

@article{Rubin2011RespiratoryCY,
  title={Respiratory care year in review 2010: part 1. asthma, COPD, pulmonary function testing, ventilator-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Bruce K. Rubin and Rajiv Dhand and Gregg L. Ruppel and Richard D Branson and Dean R. Hess},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={488-502}
}
The purpose of this paper is to review the recent literature related to asthma, COPD, pulmonary function testing, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Topics covered related to asthma include genetics and epigenetics; exposures; viruses; diet, obesity and exercise; exhaled nitric oxide; and drug therapy (β agonists, macrolides, tiotropium and monteleukast). Topics covered related to COPD include childhood disadvantage factors and COPD; vitamin D deficiency and COPD; β-blockers and COPD… CONTINUE READING