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Pathogenesis and Prevention of Asthma Exacerbations in Kids

Learn more about the mechanisms involved in severe exacerbations of asthma in children -- and find out the best ways to prevent them.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Allergic Asthma Practice Challenge: Identifying the Keys to Achieving Asthma Control CME/CE

The goal of this activity is to demonstrate best practices in assessing asthma severity and determining optimal treatment to achieve asthma control.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Roche Suffers Setback as Severe Asthma Drug Fails in One Study

Roche suffered a setback in its ambitions to build its presence in the emerging market for biotech asthma drugs on Monday when it announced that one of two identical studies failed to help patients as expected.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Insurance Status and Asthma Exacerbation Management

A new study examines the management of asthma exacerbation in the ED based on health insurance status. How does it impact the level of care?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Peanut Trial LEAPS Back Into Limelight at Allergy Meeting

The much-anticipated update from the LEAP study on the protective effects of early peanut exposure in infants will be presented, as will data on the safety of asthma medications.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) 2016 Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) 2016 Annual Meeting: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAAI 2016.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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No increase in serious asthma events occurs with fluticasone plus salmeterol, study shows

Patients with asthma who were treated with a fixed dose combination of the long acting beta-agonist (LABA) salmeterol plus the inhaled glucocorticoid fluticasone had no higher risk of asthma related death or hospital admission than those on fluticasone alone,1 shows a randomised study that provides some reassurance after previous safety concerns.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Fertility Treatment May Not Work as Well for Women With Asthma

Women with asthma who are undergoing fertility treatment may take much longer to conceive than peers without the respiratory disorder, a small Danish study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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No increase in serious asthma events occurs with fluticasone plus salmeterol, study shows

Patients with asthma who were treated with a fixed dose combination of the long acting beta-agonist (LABA) salmeterol plus the inhaled glucocorticoid fluticasone had no higher risk of asthma related death or hospital admission than those on fluticasone alone,1 shows a randomised study that provides some reassurance after previous safety concerns.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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GSK Asthma Drug Nucala's Long-Term Study Supports Safety Profile

GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Saturday its asthma drug, Nucala, which is already approved in the United States and Europe, showed a similar safety profile in a long-term study compared with previous studies.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Air Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Women With Asthma

Air pollution exposure before conception, in early pregnancy, and in late pregnancy was tied to an increased risk for preterm birth in women with asthma, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Safety Data Accumulating for Combination Asthma Drugs

The first of a series of safety studies mandated by the FDA suggests that the black-box warning on inhalers might not be warranted; however, patients with the most severe disease were excluded.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Reslizumab Effective in Chronic Sinusitis With Nasal Polyps

For a subgroup of patients, an anti-interleukin-5 antibody improved asthma exacerbation rates, lung function, and quality of life, according to a subanalysis of data from two pivotal phase 3 trials.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Antifungals May Relieve Asthma, Chronic Sinusitis

A new protocol for testing the sputum of patients with asthma or chronic sinusitis for fungus could help select those who will benefit from antifungal therapies, research shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: Chest Tightness and Asthma in a Young Man

Instructive ECGs in Clinical Context ----Archives, Popular Posts, and an Index of all ECGs are down the right-hand side.  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
over 3 years ago
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Obesity Tied to Higher Asthma Prevalence in Women

The overall prevalence of asthma in US adults has also increased, federal health officials say.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pharmacy Partnership Reduces Pediatric Asthma Readmissions

Partnership with a local pharmacy to deliver medications to pediatric asthma patients upon discharge from a satellite facility lacking its own pharmacy was associated with reduced readmissions for asthma.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Teach-to-Goal Instruction Improves Rescue Inhaler Use

Hospitalized patients with asthma and COPD who received multiple cycles of instruction and practice on inhaler use had fewer acute care needs after discharge in a randomized trial.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Reslizumab (Cinqair) Approved to Treat Severe Asthma

Patients receive this add-on treatment by infusion every 4 weeks to stave off severe asthma attacks. The most common adverse events seen in clinical trials include anaphylaxis and cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Update on Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Asthma

What does the latest research tell us about the use of allergen immunotherapy for asthma?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago