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.


New Spiriva Inhalation Formulation Now Available

Boehringer Ingelheim announced that Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) Inhalation Spray is now available.

Sputum Biomarkers May Help ID Malignant Lung Nodules

An experimental test which checks sputum for three microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers of lung cancer was able to distinguish early-stage lung cancer from noncancerous nodules the majority of the time.

OSA Risk Nearly 40% Greater in Asthma Patients, Reports Study

Adults with asthma face an increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea, new research reveals.

Antenatal Corticosteroid Use Up, Even When Not Optimal

From 1988 -2012, there were increases in the rates of optimal, suboptimal, and questionably appropriate administration of antenatal corticosteroids.

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