Respiratory Disorders

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

By April 16, 2018

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the mainstay of medical treatment for OSA.

Psychosis Could Be a Potential Side Effect of Steroid Treatment in Kids

By April 12, 2018

Iatrogenic steroid-induced psychosis is a rare side effect of glucocorticoid therapy which is mostly seen in adults, although it has been reported in children and adolescents.

Asthma Management: During Pregnancy and Lactation

April 12, 2018

The recommendations for asthma management during pregnancy and lactation are presented in this table.

Respiratory Devices

April 12, 2018

Respiratory devices (spacers, holding chambers, and reservoir bags) used with the treatment of asthma.

Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Safe Over Long Term

April 11, 2018

Compared to the placebo group, the caffeine group performed better in fine motor coordination (P=0.01), visuomotor integration (P<0.05), visual perception (P=0.02), and visuospatial organization (P=0.003).

Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level

April 11, 2018

The highest and lowest life expectancies at birth were seen for Hawaii (81.3 years) and Mississippi (74.7 years) in 2016.

Treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Gets Orphan Drug Designation

By April 10, 2018

RP5063 is a new chemical entity with a novel mechanism of multimodal modulation of serotonin and dopamine signaling pathways.

Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD

April 10, 2018

At the 12-week follow-up, the between-group difference for SGRQ favored the tai chi group (P<0.001). Similar results were seen for 6-minute walk distance, but there was no change in forced expiratory volume in one second.

Sirolimus May Be Beneficial in DIPNECH Syndrome

April 10, 2018

The patients began treatment with oral sirolimus; after 1 year of treatment, there was improvement in exertional dyspnea in all 3 patients.

Lonhala Magnair Now Available for Long-Term COPD Maintenance

By April 03, 2018

Lonhala Magnair is available as a 25mcg strength inhalation solution per 1mL vial.

"Condom Challenge" Growing in Popularity Among Teens

By April 03, 2018

"As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them," said education specialist Stephen Enriquez.

Most Patients Select Suboptimal Medications for Allergic Rhinitis

April 03, 2018

The researchers found that just under two-thirds of customers (63.2%) had a doctor's diagnosis for the symptoms for which they were selecting treatment. The majority of participants (70%) self-selected their medications.

Sinuva Sinus Implant Launched to Treat Recurrent Nasal Polyps

By April 02, 2018

Sinuva can be implanted during a routine physician visit under local or topical anesthesia.

Simple Lung Function Tests in Primary Care Help ID Early COPD

April 02, 2018

The researchers found that the most effective case-finding tools were the peak flow meter alone, the peak flow meter plus WheezoMeter, and microspirometry alone.

Two Inhalers Go Head-to-Head in COPD Exacerbation Study

By March 29, 2018

Study authors concluded, "Combining tiotropium and olodaterol did not reduce exacerbation rate as much as expected compared with tiotropium alone."

Antibiotic Treatment Duration for Sinusitis Often Exceeds Recommendations

By March 28, 2018

Duration of outpatient antibiotic therapy for acute sinusitis often exceeds guidelines recommendations.

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Symptoms Comparison

March 27, 2018

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Symptoms Comparison Chart

Asthma Management: 0-4 Years of Age

March 27, 2018

Asthma management chart for children 0-4 years of age.

Asthma Management: 5-11 Years of Age

March 27, 2018

Asthma management chart for children 5-11 years of age.

Asthma Management: ≥12 Years of Age

March 27, 2018

Asthma management in youths and adults 12 years of age and older classified by asthma severity.

Smartinhaler Sensor for Symbicort Will Be Available Over-the-Counter

By March 27, 2018

The Smartinhaler sensor is a device installed onto a patient's inhaler to monitor and promote asthma and COPD medication adherence.

SCIT May Cut Long-Term Asthma Med Use in Pediatric Allergic Asthma

By March 26, 2018

Allergen avoidance, drug therapy, and allergen immunotherapy are all treatment options for allergic asthma.

Measles Infection in Childhood Contributes to Airflow Obstruction in Midlife

March 26, 2018

Findings show the effect is in combination with adult asthma, smoking

No significant benefit of long-acting muscarinic antagonists over LABA in reducing exacerbation risk in uncontrolled asthma

March 23, 2018

Adjunct long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) use with corticosteroids was associated with reduced exacerbation risk compared with placebo in patients with uncontrolled, persistent asthma.

Efficacy of High-Flow O<sub>2</sub> Tx Test Outside ICU for Infants With Bronchiolitis?

March 22, 2018

The researchers found that 12% of infants in the high-flow group received escalation of care due to treatment failure versus 23% in the standard-therapy group.

Persistent Asthma Treatment Strategies Investigated in Two Reviews

March 21, 2018

Researchers found that the risk of exacerbations requiring systemic corticosteroids was significantly reduced by adding LAMA versus placebo to inhaled corticosteroids (risk ratio, 0.67).

Antidepressant Tx May Also Improve Asthma Symptoms in Comorbid Patients

By March 21, 2018

The authors reported that ACQ scores (P=0.04) and oral corticosteroid use (P=0.04) were significantly reduced in high severity completers (n=21) receiving escitalopram.

Nintedanib Fast Tracked for ILD-Associated Scleroderma

By March 19, 2018

The designation was supported by the Investigational New Drug application (IND) for the treatment of SSc-ILD and the anticipated safety and efficacy data from the Phase 3 double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled SENSCIS trial.

Labeling Error Prompts Recall of OTC Cough/Cold Product

By March 16, 2018

The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.