Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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

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.

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.

Sense of Smell May Predict Mortality

Olfaction could predict 5-year mortality risk among older adults, suggests a new study.

FDA Warning on Asthma Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about a slightly increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events among patients being treated with Xolair (omalizumab; Genentech and Novartis) for asthma compared to those not treated with Xolair.

Asthma Treatments: Inhalations

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

New Drug Product: Breo Ellipta

Long term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

News

First Waterless Nasal Spray Approved for Children

Teva announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved QNASL (beclomethasone dipropionate) 40mcg for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis in children 4-11 years old.

Many Patients Don't Use Inhalers, Epinephrine Correctly

Few people know how to use epinephrine injectors and asthma inhalers as directed, according to a new study.

Fewer Teens Abusing Narcotics and Alcohol, but E-Cigarette Rates High

Use of cigarettes, alcohol and prescription pain drugs for non-medical use by teenagers have declined since 2013, although rates of e-cigarette use among this population is concerning.

Greater Emphysema-Like Lung on CT Linked to Mortality

For individuals without airflow obstruction or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), greater emphysema-like lung on computed tomography (CT) is associated with all-cause mortality.

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