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.


After Early Adenotonsillectomy for OSAS, Greater Weight Gain

For children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), early adenotonsillectomy (eAT) is associated with greater weight gain.

Post-Op Pneumonia Prevention Program Could Save Millions

Adoption of a standardized pneumonia prevention program can achieve a substantial and sustained reduction in postoperative pneumonia incidence in non-mechanically ventilated patients.

GE Healthcare Issues Class I Recall for CO2 Detectors

GE Healthcare announced a Class I recall of Single-Width Airway Modules (E-MiniC), and Accessories and Extension Modules (N-FC, N-FCREC).

Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma Risk in Offspring

Maternal obesity in pregnancy (MOP) and high maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma.

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