Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

Click on the subcategory below to find drug monographs for that particular area.

First Breath-Actuated, Dry-Powder Inhaler for Asthma

Teva announced that the FDA has approved ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate inhalation powder), the first breath-actuated dry-powder inhaler approved for acute asthma symptoms.

No Connection Between Clean House, Asthma

Despite the widely accepted assumption that the rise in allergic disorders may be due to improved hygiene, a new study has found no connection between development of allergies and asthma and personal hygiene or home cleanliness.

For Acute LRTI: Azithromycin or Amoxicillin?

In a new review published in the Cochrane Library, researchers sought to compare the effectiveness of the macrolide antibiotic azithromycin to the broad-spectrum penicillin amoxicillin or amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (broad-spectrum penicillin + beta-lactamase inhibitor) for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections.

E-Cigarettes Could Up Respiratory Infection Risk

Vapor from electronic cigarettes may increase young people's risk of respiratory infections, regardless of whether or not it contains nicotine.

Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

Although previous numbers for aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) have varied widely, new findings suggest that it is present in approximately 7% of the adult asthmatic patient population, with that number doubled in patients with severe asthma.

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Fetal BPA Exposure and Childhood Wheeze

Exposure in pregnancy to bisphenol A (BPA) may increase a child's risk of respiratory issues, with a 10-fold increase in the average amount of BPA in the mothers' urine linked to a nearly 55% increase in the odds of some type of wheezing in their children.

Asthma Treatments: Inhalations

Review this updated chart on inhalations for asthma treatment for quick information when you need it.

News

DMV Program Could Boost Organ Donation Registration

A brief, web-based training program for department of motor vehicles (DMV) employees that educates them about organ and tissue donation can increase the likelihood of customers registering as organ donors.

30-Day Unplanned Readmit Rate Low But Costly in Head, Neck Sx

For patients undergoing head and neck surgery, 30-day unplanned readmission rates are low, but costly, according to a new review.

Recall of OTC Cold/Flu Medicine Due to Mislabeling Initiated

RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of liquid bottles of over-the-counter (OTC) Mucinex Fast-Max due to mislabeling of drug facts.

Genes May Explain Difficult-to-Treat Asthma Cases in Children

The discovery of a genetic variance associated with poor response to inhaled corticosteroid treatment among children with asthma may help guide the development of new therapies for difficult-to-treat asthma cases.

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