Author Archives: Iqra Mumal MSc

Airway Clearance Vests Fail to Show Measurable Lung Benefits in Short Term, Study Reports

A clinical study into high-frequency chest wall oscillation vests — assessing their short-term impact on standard measures of lung function before and during use — challenges the view that these devices work through airflow bias in the lungs, the process responsible for mucus movement when breathing. Findings, using established tests that include forced vital capacity…

Azithromycin Added to Standard Therapy for P. Aeruginosa Infection Reduces Lung Exacerbations, Trial Finds

Adding azithromycin to the standard antibiotic treatment for early Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections is associated with fewer pulmonary exacerbations in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), results from a Phase 3 trial show. Trial findings were published in the study, “Azithromycin for Early Pseudomonas Infection in Cystic Fibrosis: The Optimize Randomized…

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Words Between Worlds: Improving Cross-class Communication in Medical Spaces

A banner for Kate Delany's "Breathe and Believe" column that depicts a pair of lungs with flowers blossoming from them.
Columnist Kate Delany investigates how communication between patients, family members, and doctors is often shaped by class origins.

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