Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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CPAP Could Ease Depression in OSA

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at increased risk for depression, but continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy may ease their depression symptoms, a new study suggests.

Non-Adherence to Asthma a Growing Problem

An analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics of asthma medication adherence showed poor coverage across a six-month period.

New Recs for IPF Rx Therapy

Updated guidelines on the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association have been published.

Cloud9 Anti-Snoring System Approved

The FDA has cleared its Cloud9 Anti-Snoring System to reduce or eliminate asymptomatic ("simple") snoring in adults.

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.

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Does Acetazolamide Reduce Mechanical Ventilation Duration in COPD Patients?

Acetazolamide does not differ from placebo in effect on the duration of invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Investigational Tx Looks Promising for Chronic Sinusitis Patients with Nasal Polyposis

For adults with symptomatic chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis refractory to intranasal corticosteroids, subcutaneous dupilumab added to mometasone furoate nasal spray is associated with reduced nasal polyp score, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Flavored E-Cigarettes may Contain Serious Respiratory Irritant

Most flavored electronic cigarettes contain benzaldehyde, which has been shown to cause irritation of the respiratory airways in animal and occupational exposure studies, according to a research letter published online in Thorax.

Can Increasing Fiber Intake Improve Lung Function?

Higher FEV1 and FVC for participants in the highest versus the lowest quartile of fiber intake

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