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

Routine Pneumococcal Vaccine Now Advised for Older Adults

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a Category A recommendation for revised routine pneumococcal vaccination in older adults.

Asthma, Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Linked in Children

Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma.

Combo COPD Therapy Best for Older Adults

A combination drug therapy of long-acting beta agonists and inhaled corticosteroids appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma.

CDC Advises Clinicians on Rare Respiratory Illness Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an update regarding the outbreak of severe respiratory illness caused by the rare Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and recommendations for clinicians.

Featured courses from mycme

Asthma and COPD: Providing Optimal Management (Pharmacology Credit)External web site

This program defines and distinguishes asthma from COPD, discusses the impact of these conditions on ...

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COPD: Taking a Fresh Look at an Increasing ProblemExternal web site

This series of four activities provides the tools to enable the primary care provider to ...

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