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

Qvar with Dose Counter Now Available

Qvar with a dose counter (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA; Teva) is now commercially available in the United States.

Child Dies from Enterovirus-Related Infection in RI

The Rhode Island Department of Health has confirmed that a Rhode Island child has died due to a Staphylococcus aureus sepsis infection associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

The Neuropsychiatric Effects of Glucocorticoid Therapy

Glucocorticoids are commonly prescribed for immune system suppression and to decrease inflammation for a range of medical conditions, but they may also carry a risk of severe adverse neuropsychiatric effects.

Intranasal Flu Vaccine Use in Cystic Fibrosis Patients: Assessing the Risks

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) have an increased risk of morbidity and higher case fatality during the influenza pandemic compared to patients with other chronic respiratory diseases or healthy controls.

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