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A patient coughed up this huge blood clot that perfectly replicates the airways of his lung

A man undergoing treatment for heart failure coughed up an enormous, intact blood clot that formed a perfect cast of the air passageways of his lung. The completeness of the clot, once unfolded onto blue medical cloth, astounded doctors; they could trace the three branches of the upper lobe of the lung, the two branches… Read More »

Blood Eosinophilia-Targeted COPD Treatment: LABA-ICS vs LAMAs

December 06, 2018 Share this content: The incidence of pneumonia rose with initiation of LABA-ICS, which was similar across all eosinophil concentrations. Blood eosinophil concentrations could be used to target patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are likely to respond to initial long-acting bronchodilator therapy. This, in turn, may help clinicians decide between… Read More »