Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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When Should LABA Therapy Be Stopped?

An article highlights studies on cessation of LABA compared to continued use of LABA/ICS for adults with well-controlled asthma to determine whether stopping LABA treatment has an impact on asthma control, exacerbations, and other serious adverse events.

Soy Supplements for Uncontrolled Asthma

A new study has found that supplementation with soy isoflavone did not improve lung function or critical outcomes in patients with poor asthma control, despite previous research suggesting that it may be an effective treatment.

Regular Aspirin May Slow Emphysema Progression

Regular aspirin use is associated with a slower progression of early emphysema on computed tomography (CT) scans over the course of 10 years.

Breo Ellipta Inhaler Gains Expanded Indication

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol) for the once-daily treatment of asthma in patients aged ≥18 years.

COPD and Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is already the third leading cause of death in the world, and the condition might also raise a patient's odds for sudden cardiac death.

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.

News

Cherry Juice May Reduce Post-Exercise Respiratory Symptoms

Consumption of Montmorency cherry juice (CJ) is associated with a reduction in the development of upper respiratory tract symptoms (URTS) after a marathon.

Gene Therapy Found to Improve Lung Function in CF

Gene therapy showed a significant benefit in lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis, data from a Phase 2 trial has shown.

Safety of Codeine Products for Cough, Cold in Children Under Investigation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating the safety of using codeine-containing products to treat cough and cold in children under the age of 18 due to the potential for serious adverse reactions such as slow or difficult breathing.

Stiolto Respimat Launched for COPD

Boehringer Ingelheim announced the launch of Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

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