Respiratory Stimulants

High-Flow Therapy vs. CPAP in Preemies with Respiratory Distress

For preterm infants with early respiratory distress, high-flow therapy used as primary support is associated with a higher rate of treatment failure than continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

No Benefit from Triple Therapy for COPD Exacerbations

HealthDay News — The addition of tiotropium to long-acting β2-agonists (LABA) and/or inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) does not reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations compared to LABA/ICS alone, according to a study published online April 20 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Eliana Ferroni, M.D., from the Lazio Regional Health Service in Rome, and colleagues…