Pulmonology & Critical Care

Research and innovation from Vanderbilt Lung Institute’s pulmonology and critical-care experts

Latest in Pulmonology & Critical Care

Virus Researcher James Crowe Turns to RSV Drug Development

A pioneer in the fight against viral disease during the pandemic turns his attention to the spike in respiratory syncytial virus.

Your Pulse-Oximetry Results May Vary…

Study finds multiple variations in pulse oximetry measurements for patients with darker pigmentation, but variations within range are still considered safe.

Medication for Smoking Reduced Heavy Drinking in HIV Patients

Study in population living with HIV reflects findings in other groups and makes a strong case for cytisine approval in the U.S.

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New Diagnostic Prediction Model for Pediatric MIS-C

Study offers diagnostic guidance for rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

Clinic Takes Broad View in Grappling with Long COVID

With questions still outnumbering answers, physicians in a long COVID clinic help patients caught in the pandemic kaleidoscope.

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Registry Links Doctors, Cases

Registry aims to improve poor diagnosis statistics, track patient progress, and advocate for research.

Antibodies to Coagulation Factors Studied in COVID Vaccine Recipients

Innate or acquired coagulation inhibitors may heighten hemorrhagic risk, but national data suggest this is rare.

Testing Equipment Devised to Relieve Pandemic Shortage

The PytuTester developed by critical care physicians and bioengineers enables testing of DIY ventilators in low-resource countries.

Can Fish Oil Influence Smoking Habits During Pregnancy?

Researchers pilot fish oil in efforts to lower smoking rates and achieve better outcomes for babies.