Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

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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.

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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.

COPD and Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is already the third leading cause of death in the world, and the condition might also raise a patient's odds for sudden cardiac death.

First Breath-Actuated, Dry-Powder Inhaler for Asthma

Teva announced that the FDA has approved ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate inhalation powder), the first breath-actuated dry-powder inhaler approved for acute asthma symptoms.

No Connection Between Clean House, Asthma

Despite the widely accepted assumption that the rise in allergic disorders may be due to improved hygiene, a new study has found no connection between development of allergies and asthma and personal hygiene or home cleanliness.

News

New Respimat Inhaler Launched for COPD

Boehringer Ingelheim announced the launch of Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Prenatal Exposure to Acid Reducers: Small But Significant Asthma Risk

Prenatal exposure to H2 blockers (H2Bs) or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with a small but significantly increased risk of asthma in offspring.

Yearly CT May Adequately Monitor Non-Solid Lung Nodules

For patients with non-solid lung nodules of any size, annual computed tomography (CT) scans may be all that's needed to monitor their condition, a new study suggests.

Millions of Long-Term Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

Millions of long-term smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease.

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