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Diagnosis and management of asthma in children

In problematic cases of childhood asthma, rather than escalating treatment, a systematic approach is needed, including a review of the diagnosis; adherence, including ability to take drugs correctly; and the child’s environment  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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A persisting puzzling pneumonia in a young man

A 23 year old immunocompetent man with a history of childhood asthma was referred to the respiratory physicians with a four week history of productive cough, painful throat, fever, rigors, generalised myalgia, and vague discomfort in his left chest. He also had slight abdominal tenderness in the left upper quadrant.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Overview

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6078 Asthma, Drugs, -, Overview, Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video, study, Rapid Review, C...  
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over 4 years ago
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Pulmonary Function Test Interpretation Explained Clearly

Understand the interpretation of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) step by step with this clear explanation from Dr. Roger Seheult. This is video 1 of 2 on pul...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Cardiff University scientists discover asthma's root cause - BBC News

Scientists at Cardiff University discover the potential root cause of asthma for the first time.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Briefs: Migraine management meets magnesium

Migraines are a common sight during any shift in the ED. I have written about them before, and the benefits of antiemetics and depakote are reasonably well documented. A treatment for refractory headaches that seems to be gaining favor recently is IV magnesium. You may be familiar with Mag and its use in asthma exacerbation, or (gasp) preeclampsia – but emerging evidence suggests that magnesium may help with migraines as well.  
pemcincinnati.com
over 4 years ago
How often to change air filter for ac unit
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What Happens When You Forget to Change Your Filter

So you know you’re supposed to change your air filter regularly, generally every three months or even more frequently. But, life happens and often changing filters is something that we store in the back of our minds as we think about day-to-day life—work, kids and our social lives—and we might just forget.So what’s the danger in this? How will forgetting to change your air filter affect you, your family and anyone else who enters your home?Problem #1: You’ll experience a poorer quality of air in your home.Air filters & AC filters works to trap harmful particles like mold, pet dander and bacteria that would otherwise pollute the air in your home. If a filter isn’t changed in due time, it will simply run out of room to collect more of these contaminants.Say you spill some juice. You grab a paper towel and cover the spill. After the first paper towel becomes too saturated to absorb more juice, you throw it away and grab and second one to continue cleaning up the spill. That second paper towel is necessary to keeping your home clean in the same way a new filter is.Problem #2 : Your HVAC system will work less efficiently, or not at all.In short, when you forget to change your air filter, contaminants like pollen and dust clog the filter and keep it from doing its job—cleaning the air that circulates throughout your home. And preventing your filter from doing the work it was deigned to do, not only keeps your HVAC system from doing the same, but also may harm it. and adds up to indoor air pollution which very harmful.Your HVAC system is powered by a fan motor that will have to work harder and harder to push air through a clogged filter. This additional pressure may cause the fan motor to overheat or even break entirely. Replacing a broken HVAC system will cost you—but so will letting an HVAC system run with a dirty filter. More work for the fan motor translates to higher charges on your electric bill. Additionally, a dirty evaporative (cooling) coil can dramatically reduce your airconditioners performance.Problem #3: You’ll inadvertently make your home dirtier.If your air filter becomes too clogged, the dust and dirt particles that it won’t be able to trap will simply recirculate throughout your home. This means dirt will collect quickly on surfaces within your house. Chances are, if you notice you’re dusting more frequently, it’s time to change your filter. No one wants to live in a dirty home, and cleaning more is certainly a pain, but it’s important to remember that the worst part of having more dirt in your home comes from breathing in that dirt. Failing to change your filter means living in an environment that will negatively affect your family’s health—especially if they have allergies, weak immune systems or other medical conditions.Furthermore, failing to change your filter can be negative for the environment as a whole. Remember, how clogged filters make your HVAC system work harder? As they expend more energy, your carbon footprint increases.Though changing your air filter may be an easy task to forget, it’s one that is important for your family’s health. You want to make sure the air they breathe is clean, especially if they suffer from allergies or conditions like asthma. If you need help remembering to change your air filter, try setting an alarm on your phone or marking your digital or paper calendar. Or you might align changing your filter with other important events on your calendar. Find one chore that you do every 3 months or more frequently depending on your needs, and plan to change your filter at the same time. If you’re noticing more dust in your home, or having more trouble with allergies than usual, you can take the hint that perhaps it’s time. When in doubt, just take your air filter out and see how dirty it looks. Changing your filter may be hard to remember, but the good news is, it’s a quick and easy way to improve your quality of life.  
unitedfilter.com
over 4 years ago
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Tiotropium (Spiriva Respimat) Gets Asthma Indication in US

The FDA approved a once-daily dose, delivered in two puffs, for long-term maintenance treatment of asthma in people aged 12 years and older.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Asthma, COPD Therapies Raise Curtain at Conference

Targeted therapies, epigenetics, and the subtyping of chronic airway diseases will be among the issues addressed at this year's European Respiratory Society Congress.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Asthma: Secondhand Smoke Doubles Kids' Hospitalization Risk

Exposure to smoking in the home has been linked to a nearly twofold increase risk for asthma exacerbation requiring hospitalization in children with asthma.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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CHMP Backs Mepolizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

The European Medicines Agency committee recommended approval of the novel anti-IL-5 biologic as add-on maintenance treatment in adults with severe refractory eosinophilic asthma.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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'Good bacteria' key to stopping asthma - BBC News

Being exposed to "good bacteria" early in life could prevent children developing asthma, say US scientists.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Asthma inhalers could go into schools - BBC News

Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Why is MgSO4 used in acute asthma management?

The anesthetists loves magnesium. But when I asked of the mechanism from A&E consultants, I got replies that it is wonder drug, or not well understood. Anyone got a more comprehensive answer than that?  
Stuart Chan
almost 7 years ago
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Question on step 4 asthma management in adults.

First thing you do is increase the inhaled steroid dose, but then you can consider adding a theophylline, leukotriene receptor antagonist or B2 agonist. Is there any preference over which one to choose when, or do you literally pick one and see if it suits the patient, if not pick another?  
Conrad Hayes
over 6 years ago
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Diagnosis and management of asthma in children

In problematic cases of childhood asthma, rather than escalating treatment, a systematic approach is needed, including a review of the diagnosis; adherence, including ability to take drugs correctly; and the child’s environment  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Advancing equity in healthcare

Healthcare reforms in Massachusetts that began in 2006 might foreshadow the effects of President Obama’s national Affordable Care Act and have been subject to intense scrutiny as a result. Two linked studies of the reforms in Massachusetts indicate that expanding of health insurance is helpful but not enough to eliminate important social and ethnic disparities in care and outcomes.1 2 Hanchate and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h440) studied joint replacement surgery, an effective treatment for end stage joint disease that reduces pain and improves function and quality of life3 but is underused among patients on low incomes and those from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.4 In their study, greater access to health insurance in Massachusetts was associated with increased rates of knee and hip replacement surgery among Hispanic and black people compared with white people but was not associated with increased rates among people on low incomes relative to richer people.1 In a second study, McCormick and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1480) found no association between Massachusetts healthcare reforms and reduced racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and heart failure. Many admissions for these “ambulatory care sensitive conditions” are preventable if patients have access to high quality outpatient …  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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A persisting puzzling pneumonia in a young man

A 23 year old immunocompetent man with a history of childhood asthma was referred to the respiratory physicians with a four week history of productive cough, painful throat, fever, rigors, generalised myalgia, and vague discomfort in his left chest. He also had slight abdominal tenderness in the left upper quadrant.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
Www.bmj
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Advancing equity in healthcare

Healthcare reforms in Massachusetts that began in 2006 might foreshadow the effects of President Obama’s national Affordable Care Act and have been subject to intense scrutiny as a result. Two linked studies of the reforms in Massachusetts indicate that expanding of health insurance is helpful but not enough to eliminate important social and ethnic disparities in care and outcomes.1 2 Hanchate and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h440) studied joint replacement surgery, an effective treatment for end stage joint disease that reduces pain and improves function and quality of life3 but is underused among patients on low incomes and those from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.4 In their study, greater access to health insurance in Massachusetts was associated with increased rates of knee and hip replacement surgery among Hispanic and black people compared with white people but was not associated with increased rates among people on low incomes relative to richer people.1 In a second study, McCormick and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1480) found no association between Massachusetts healthcare reforms and reduced racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and heart failure. Many admissions for these “ambulatory care sensitive conditions” are preventable if patients have access to high quality outpatient …  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Diagnosis and management of asthma in children

In problematic cases of childhood asthma, rather than escalating treatment, a systematic approach is needed, including a review of the diagnosis; adherence, including ability to take drugs correctly; and the child’s environment  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago