E-Cigarettes

Vaping is offered as an alternative to smoking, but safety concerns exist.

Features

A Pharmacist’s Role in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The GOLD guidelines recommend effective treatment and prevention strategies for use worldwide.

An Examination of Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disorders

Adverse drug reactions include asthmatic exacerbations, cough, interstitial pneumonitis, and pleural effusions.

Antimicrobial Therapy for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

One of the challenges clinicians often face is the rapid rise in antimicrobial resistance.

Insect Repellents for Zika Virus Prevention

In addition to practicing exposure avoidance and using physical barriers, persons at risk should also apply topical mosquito repellents and insecticides for optimal protection.

Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

Adverse effects, antibiotic prescription costs, and antibiotic resistance continue to be negative factors associated with unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections.

Treatment Considerations for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Adjunctive pharmacologic therapy may improve outcomes in more severe cases.

Updates in the Management of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, often called hay fever, is an inflammatory response to an allergen that is mediated by immunoglobulin E.

In This Issue

Avoiding Sunburn: All About Sunscreen

Broad-spectrum sunscreen blocks both UVA and UVB rays, providing protection from sunburn and skin cancer.

Getting a Read on Sunscreen

It can be challenging to understand the nuances of sun-protection products.

Patterns of Vaccination for Influenza and Pneumonia

Although vaccinations reduce morbidity and mortality, vaccination uptake among certain populations remains low, and national health objectives have not been met.

Rifampin 1% Nasal Drops

This mucoadhesive formula will assist in the retention of rifampin in the nasal cavity after administration.

Systemic Corticosteroid–Associated Psychiatric Adverse Effects

Use of corticosteroids in the treatment of respiratory diseases and other common conditions in older adults can cause disturbances of mood, cognition, sleep, behavior, and even delirium or psychosis.

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