Respiratory Disorders Resource Center

Click on the subcategory below to find drug monographs for that particular area.

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

First Adult Case of Enterovirus D68 Reported as Illness Reaches 41 States, DC

Forty states and the District of Columbia now have a total of 277 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that typically targets children, U.S. health officials are reporting

Paralysis Reported in Some Children Infected with Enterovirus-68

Colorado health officials are reporting that several children, including some that tested positive for the Enterovirus 68 (EV-68) have also reported neurological symptoms not commonly associated with the virus, including muscle weakness and paralysis.

Sleep Apnea Tx May Cut Cardiovascular Surgical Complication Risk in Half

Screening and treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea before they have surgery may reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications by more than half.

Lead Poisoning Risk in Children's Powdered Product

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents and caregivers not to use "Bo Ying compound" manufactured by Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd. due a potential lead poisoning risk associated with the product.

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