Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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

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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Lung Infections May Hamper Cancer Detection

A test used to diagnose lung cancer may not be as reliable in geographic regions where certain lung infections are more common.

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 Risk and Job Loss Fear

Perceived job insecurity during an economic downturn may increase the risk of newly onset asthma.

Asthma Treatments: Inhalations

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

News

Nocturnal GERD Tied to Non-Infectious Rhinitis

Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) appears to be a risk factor for non-infectious rhinitis (NIR), according to a new study.

Why a Clean House May Not Lower Asthma, Allergy Risk

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.

Orphan Drug Status Granted to Mesothelioma Therapy

Aduro Biotech announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to CRS-207 for the treatment of mesothelioma.

Study Explores Why COPD Drug May Lose Efficacy Over Time

Roflumilast may become less effective in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over time due to an increased production of a protein that causes inflammation, which may result in the patient possibly developing tolerance.

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