Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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CPAP for Daytime Sleepiness in Seniors

CPAP is an effective treatment for daytime sleepiness in seniors with sleep apnea.

Children With Cystic Fibrosis, Longevity

In the U.S., children born in 2010 with cystic fibrosis are projected to live longer than those born earlier.

Vitamin D, Asthma Exacerbations

A new study has found a strong association between vitamin D levels and asthma exacerbations.

Secondhand Smoke, Allergic Disorders

The elevated risks with secondhand exposure in utero or in infancy for asthma and rhinitis were mainly found in early childhood, found a new study. ...

Asthma in Older Women

Older women face increased challenges in managing their asthma, including a higher asthma mortality rate.

Lung Cancer Risk, Respiratory Diseases

Several common respiratory diseases are tied to an increased risk of lung cancer.

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

Lung Cancer CT Screening in Older Patients Supported

Individuals aged 65-74 years with a history of smoking should not be excluded from screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer.

Rapid Antigen Tests Accurate for Strep Diagnosis

Rapid antigen diagnostic tests (RADTs) can be used for accurate diagnosis of group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis for management of sore throat in primary care settings.

Probiotics, Vitamin C for Preschoolers: Can They Prevent Respiratory Tract Infections?

Can probiotics and vitamin C prevent respiratory tract infections (RTI) among preschoolers?

Stepwise Glucocorticoid Withdrawal Feasible in COPD

For patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receiving combination therapy with tiotropium, salmeterol, and glucocorticoids, the risk of exacerbations is similar for stepwise glucocorticoid withdrawal and continued glucocorticoid therapy.

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