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Asthma vs COPD: What's the Difference?

Does it matter whether patients have COPD, asthma, or features of both? Dr Aaron Holley comments on the CHAIN study.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Reflux Symptoms Mistaken for Asthma in Obese Kids

Obese youngsters and their doctors may be incorrectly attributing gastroesophageal reflux symptoms to asthma, researchers say.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Asthma Linked to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Individuals with asthma face an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and rupture, according to data from the Danish National Registry of Patients (DNRP) and the Viborg Vascular (VIVA) screening trial.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Paracetamol exposure prenatally and in infancy is linked to asthma, study shows

Prenatal exposure to paracetamol and exposure during infancy are both independently associated with a raised risk of asthma, a follow-up study of children in Norway has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Paracetamol exposure prenatally and in infancy is linked to asthma, study shows

Prenatal exposure to paracetamol and exposure during infancy are both independently associated with a raised risk of asthma, a follow-up study of children in Norway has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Community Asthma Initiative to Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Disparities Among Children with Asthma | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 4 years ago
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Erythema Nodosum With Estrogen Patch for Prostate Cancer

Was the transdermal estrogen this patient received for treatment of prostate cancer the cause of his erythema nodosum?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Lancet retracts paper by disgraced Canadian researcher

The Lancet has retracted a 1992 study by the Canadian self proclaimed “father of nutritional immunology,” Ranjit Kumar Chandra, on the grounds that its reliability “can no longer be assured.”1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Asthma-COPD Overlap -- A New Clinical Entity

You know them individually, but what about together? A new review keeps clinicians up-to-date on identification and management of the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Corticosteroids Overview

Review of corticosteroids pathophysiology, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapy  
Dustie Sieg
over 4 years ago
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Does adding tiotropium, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), to combination therapy (LABA/ICS) help to control asthma? | Cochrane

Adding the LAMA tiotropium Respimat inhaler to combination LABA/ICS inhaler may reduce the need for rescue oral steroids. A noticeable benefit on quality of life is unlikely, and we couldn't tell if it reduced hospital admissions, but adding tiotropium has some benefit on lung function, asthma control, and non-serious side effects.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Atopic Dermatitis: Could Probiotics and Prebiotics Help?

Synbiotics shift the microbiota and may relieve symptoms of atopic dermatitis.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Understanding Asthma Heterogeneity: Clinical Phenotypes and Biomarkers for Personalized Management CME

The target audience for this educational initiative includes asthma specialists, pulmonologists, and allergists who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma patients.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Resection of the Laryngeal Nerve to Treat Bronchial Asthma

How effective is the surgical treatment of chronic bronchial asthma?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs May Boost Autism Risk

Exposure to beta-2-adrenergic receptor agonists in utero increased the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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SGEM#142: We Need Asthma Education

Guest Skeptics: Dr. Chris Carpenter is from Washington University, Deputy Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine and faculty member of Emergency Medical Abstracts.  
thesgem.com
over 4 years ago