Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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Asthma Meds Could Stunt Growth

For children with persistent asthma, use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) is associated with a significant reduction in linear growth velocity.

Pediatric TB Rates Higher Than Expected

The incidence of pediatric tuberculosis is higher than the number of infections in 22 high-burden countries.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing & Pregnancy

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes,including gestational diabetes.

Asthma at Auto Plant

Employees at a manufacturing plant are claiming that exposure to toluene diisocyanate (TDI) has led to workplace-induced asthma.

Persistent Cough Could Be Pertussis

20% of school-aged children with persistent cough have evidence of pertussis, even among those who are fully vaccinated.

Whooping Cough Epidemic in CA

More than 3,400 new cases of pertussis were reported in California between January 1 and June 10, making it an epidemic,

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

OTC Version of Flonase Approved by FDA

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the FDA has approved Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50mcg spray) as a once-daily over-the-counter (OTC) treatment indicated for symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic and nonallergic rhinitis in patients ≥4 years of age

Asthma Meds Could Stunt Children's Growth

For children with persistent asthma, use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) is associated with a significant reduction in linear growth velocity, with lower growth velocity for those receiving a higher dose of ICS.

In the ER, Faces Could ID Cardiopulmonary Disease

Decreased variability of facial expression may help identify patients with serious cardiopulmonary disease in the emergency care setting.

Sleep-Linked Death Risk Factors Vary With Infant Age

Risk factors for sleep-related infant deaths vary with infant age and parents should be warned about the dangers of these specific risk factors appropriate to their infant's age.

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