Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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Striverdi Respimat Inhaler Approved

The FDA has approved Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol; Boehringer Ingelheim) 5mcg inhalation spray for the treatment of COPD.

COPD Costs: $49 Billion by 2020

Medical costs for COPD in the United States are more than $32 billion each year.

Obesity in Pregnancy, Offspring Asthma

Maternal obesity in pregnancy and high maternal gestational weight gain are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma.

Asthma Meds Could Stunt Growth

For children with persistent asthma, use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) is associated with a significant reduction in linear growth velocity.

Pediatric TB Rates Higher Than Expected

The incidence of pediatric tuberculosis is higher than the number of infections in 22 high-burden countries.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing & Pregnancy

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes,including gestational diabetes.

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.


Smart Shirt Can Track Your Activity, Vitals

Ralph Lauren's new Polo Tech smart shirt can track heart and respiration rates, caloric expenditure, and steps taken per day.

New Biosensor Monitors Vital Signs, Detects Falls

Vital Connect announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for its HealthPatch MD biosensor for 24-hour patient monitoring in their homes.

CPAP Treats Daytime Sleepiness in Seniors with Sleep Apnea

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for daytime sleepiness in seniors with sleep apnea

Vitamin D, Asthma Exacerbations: Is There a Connection?

While a new study has found no significant association between serum 25OHD (vitamin D) levels and physician-diagnosed asthma, a strong association was seen between vitamin D levels and asthma exacerbations.

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