Respiratory Disorders

CDC: Certain Occupations Linked to Elevated Asthma Mortality

By January 19, 2018

The food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing industry (1.82) had the highest elevated asthma PMRs for men. Among women, the social assistance industry (1.35) and community social services occupations (1.46) had the highest elevated asthma PMRs.

Forceful Sneeze Leads to Rare, but Serious Injury

By January 17, 2018

The man explained how he suppressed a sneeze by pinching his nostrils and keeping his mouth closed, and then felt a popping sensation in his neck.

Detection of respiratory viruses in febrile infants suggests lower risk of bacterial infection

January 17, 2018

Respiratory viruses were identified in 55% of febrile infants; those older than 28 days had a lower risk of bacterial infection when they tested positive for a respiratory virus.

Serial In-Office Intralesional Steroids May Aid Tracheal Stenosis Sx

January 12, 2018

Patients were followed for a mean of 32.3 months and underwent a mean of 4.08 injections. The researchers found that after ISI, 71% of the patients did not undergo further surgery.

Medical Cost and Economic Burden of Asthma in U.S.

January 12, 2018

The per-person incremental medical cost of asthma differed from the population average for certain groups, including uninsured individuals ($2,145) and those living below the poverty line ($3,581).

Acid-Suppressive Drug Use During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Offspring

January 12, 2018

In pooled analysis, the researchers found that acid-suppressive drug use in pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of asthma in childhood.

FDA: Prescription Opioid Cough/Cold Meds No Longer Indicated for Children

By January 11, 2018

These products will no longer be indicated for use in children, and their use in this age group is not recommended.

No long-term neurodevelopmental effects of inhaled budesonide in preterm infants

January 11, 2018

Budesonide used for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely preterm infants showed no difference in rate of neurodevelopmental disability at two years compared to placebo treated infants.

Odactra Available for House Dust Mite-Induced Allergic Rhinitis

By January 10, 2018

Odactra is an allergen extract indicated as immunotherapy for house dust mite (HDM)-induced allergic rhinitis.

School-based telemedicine enhances asthma management in children

January 10, 2018

A school-based telemedicine program with directly observed preventive therapy, when compared to enhanced usual care, led to more symptom-free days and fewer emergency department visits or hospitalizations.

Vitamin D<sub>3</sub> Supplementation Examined for Aterial Stiffness Amelioration

January 10, 2018

The researchers observed a dose-response increase in serum 25(OH)D concentrations between the groups with vitamin D3 supplementation.

CDC: Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices Still Prevalent

January 10, 2018

The researchers found that 21.6% of respondents from 32 states and New York City reported placing their infant in a non-supine sleep position in 2015.

New LABA, LAMA Use May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in COPD

January 04, 2018

New use of long-acting 2-agonists, antimuscarinic antagonists tied to higher CVD risk in first 30 days

Lung Cancer Screening: Risk-Based Versus USPSTF Criteria Compared

January 04, 2018

Risk targeting may improve screening efficiency, but gains attenuated in terms of QALYs, cost

Higher Fruit Intake May Delay Lung Function Decline, Especially in Ex-Smokers

December 26, 2017

Apple, banana, tomato intake linked to slower decline in forced vital capacity in ex-smokers

FDA: Boxed Warning About Asthma-Related Death Removed for LABA/ICS Combos

By December 21, 2017

The four trials also assessed efficacy of the ICS/LABA products.

Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics No Better Than Narrow-Spectrum for Kids With Acute RTI

December 20, 2017

The researchers found that 14% of the children in the retrospective cohort study were prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Can Retraining How to Breath Improve Asthma Control?

December 14, 2017

Improvements in patients randomized to DVD and printed booklet intervention, face-to-face sessions.

Nucala Approved to Treat Rare Autoimmune Disease That Causes Vasculitis

By December 12, 2017

EGPA (formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a condition characterized by asthma, high levels of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell that helps fight infection), and inflammation of small- to medium-sized blood vessels.

New Treatment Option for Recurrent Nasal Polyps Gets FDA Approval

By December 11, 2017

The Sinuva Sinus Implant is a corticosteroid-eluting (mometasone furoate) implant indicated for the treatment of nasal polyps.

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Childhood Asthma Development: What's the Link?

December 11, 2017

The researchers found that comparing quartile 4 versus quartile 1, higher maternal pregnancy intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and total fructose correlated with increased odds of mid-childhood current asthma.

First Nebulized LAMA Approved for COPD

By December 06, 2017

Adults treated with Lonhala Magnair showed statistically significant and clinically important changes from baseline in trough forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) at Week 12 vs placebo.

Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines

December 05, 2017

Diagnose, treat, and prevent community acquired pneumonia using key recommendations from the IDSA/ATS CAP guidelines.

Additional Recommendations for LAM Diagnosis and Management Issued

November 29, 2017

The researchers made conditional recommendations against making a clinical diagnosis of LAM for women who have cystic changes on high-resolution computed tomography of the chest characteristic of LAM, but who have no additional confirmatory features of LAM.

Bronchiolitis Tx for Infants Varies Among Hospital Sites

November 28, 2017

There was variation in pharmacotherapy and radiography use by network and site (P<0.001), with intersite ranges from 2 to 79% and 1.6 to 81%, respectively.

Fasenra Approved for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

By November 15, 2017

Fasenra is indicated for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype.

NDA Submitted for Revefenacin for the Treatment of COPD

By November 14, 2017

In the Phase 3 trials revefenacine demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements compared to placebo in trough forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1).

Does Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Up the Risk of Fracture in Children?

November 14, 2017

Inhaled corticosteroids are not associated with increased odds of fracture in the pediatric asthma population

FlutiCare Nasal Spray Now Available OTC to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

By November 14, 2017

FlutiCare will be available OTC with the same prescription strength and same delivery method as Flonase and ClariSpray.

How Should Cough Associated With the Common Cold Be Treated?

November 08, 2017

Update recommends against nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents for adults, codeine for children