Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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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.

Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

Although previous numbers for aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) have varied widely, new findings suggest that it is present in approximately 7% of the adult asthmatic patient population, with that number doubled in patients with severe asthma.

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Lung Infections May Hamper Cancer Detection

A test used to diagnose lung cancer may not be as reliable in geographic regions where certain lung infections are more common.

Fetal BPA Exposure and Childhood Wheeze

Exposure in pregnancy to bisphenol A (BPA) may increase a child's risk of respiratory issues, with a 10-fold increase in the average amount of BPA in the mothers' urine linked to a nearly 55% increase in the odds of some type of wheezing in their children.

Asthma Risk and Job Loss Fear

Perceived job insecurity during an economic downturn may increase the risk of newly onset asthma.

Sense of Smell May Predict Mortality

Olfaction could predict 5-year mortality risk among older adults, suggests a new study.

Asthma Treatments: Inhalations

Review this updated chart on inhalations for asthma treatment for quick information when you need it.

News

Sedation Protocol Not Shown to Reduce Duration of Ventilation in PICU

For children in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) mechanically ventilated for acute respiratory failure, the use of a sedation protocol does not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation.

Pulmozyme with eRapid Nebulizer Use Approved for CF

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved PARI's eRapid Nebulizer System (eRapid), the first electronic nebulizer to deliver Pulmozyme (dornase alfa [recombinant human DNase]; Genentech) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

Tools for COPD Diagnosis Evaluated in Two Studies

Two studies published in the Annals of Family Medicine evaluate the tools available for diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

New Inhalers for Asthma, COPD Launched

GlaxoSmithKline announced the launch of Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder) and Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium bromide inhalation powder).

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