Treatment Options Expand for Patients with Severe Asthma

While we still have no cure for asthma, new therapeutic options are becoming available that may improve care, especially for patients whose asthma is not currently well controlled. Temple University Hospital is the first hospital in the Philadelphia region to offer bronchial thermoplasty for severe persistent asthma. Continue Reading >

Case study: Bronchoscopic Lung Nodule Biopsy

A 69-year-old man with a history of significant cigarette smoking and family history of cancer was referred by general internal medicine for evaluation of a left upper lobe lung nodule. His medical history included severe COPD. Evaluation of the lung nodule included a PET/CT scan revealing significant increased metabolic activity in the nodule. Continue Reading >

Pulmonary Embolism Response Team

Temple has introduced a multidisciplinary rapid-response team approach for managing patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). PE results from blockage of the pulmonary arteries, usually by blood clots originating from deep veins in the legs. PE is the third leading cardiovascular cause of death in the United States. Continue Reading >