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Chest physiotherapy not helpful for infants hospitalized with acute bronchiolitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Infants requiring hospitalization for acute bronchiolitis do not recover any more quickly when chest physiotherapy is performed, as is routine practice in some countries, a French team reports. “Chest physiotherapy is...

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Endobronchial valves improve emphysema symptoms, at a cost

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with pulmonary hyperinflation due to advanced emphysema have a modest improvement in lung function and exercise tolerance after placement of endobronchial valves to reduce lobar volume. However, they also experience...

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Home Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sleep specialists can sometimes diagnose and manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with home-based tests instead of in-lab polysomnography, new research suggests. In a randomized trial prepublished online in Chest on February...