Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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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.

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.

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CDC Warns Against 'Dangerous Breath Holding' in Water

Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

Combination COPD Therapy Improves Lung Function in Trials

Boehringer Ingelheim announced new data analyses from the Phase 3 TONADO 1&2 studies of tiotropium/olodaterol delivered via Respimat inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Novel Algorithm Can Classify Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Scoring system has sensitivity of 83 percent and specificity of 66 percent for eosinophilic CRS

Optimal Mechanical Ventilation Strategy Identified for Obese

In meta-analysis, VCV higher PEEP single RM linked to highest PaO2/FiO2 ratio

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