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Asthma Risk in Infants Predicted by Total Serum Bilirubin

Asthma Risk in Infants Predicted by Total Serum Bilirubin

Total serum bilirubin levels of 9 to 11.9 mg/dL, 12 to 14.9 mg/dL, and 15 to 17.9 mg/dL were associated with significantly greater risks for asthma in infants.

Childhood Non-Atopic Rhinitis Increases Adult Asthma Risk

Childhood Non-Atopic Rhinitis Increases Adult Asthma Risk

Rivaroxaban was associated with lower clinical event costs but higher total healthcare costs compared with aspirin in patients with venous thromboembolism.

COPD Mortality Does Not Increase From Long-Term Use of Benzodiazepines

COPD Mortality Does Not Increase From Long-Term Use of Benzodiazepines

No difference in mortality, but there may be an elevated risk for suicide with long-term benzodiazepine use in patients with COPD and comorbid PTSD.

Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With COPD

Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With COPD

Middle-aged testosterone replacement therapy users with COPD had a greater reduction in hospitalizations compared with nonusers.

Novel Inhaled Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Granted Orphan Drug Designation

Novel Inhaled Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Granted Orphan Drug Designation

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation to a novel inhaled treatment that could potentially improve lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Smoking of Any Amount Is Proportionally Linked With Lung Disease

Smoking of Any Amount Is Proportionally Linked With Lung Disease

The risk for obstructive lung disease was nearly 8 times greater in heavy stable smokers compared with never-smokers.

Early-Onset Asthma/Wheezing Associated With Later Childhood Obesity

Early-Onset Asthma/Wheezing Associated With Later Childhood Obesity

Children with asthma had a 66% higher risk for incident obesity compared with children without asthma.

Gas Trapping Improved With Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma

Gas Trapping Improved With Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma

Bronchial thermoplasty reduced gas trapping in individuals with asthma, particularly in patients with severe disease.

Early Pulmonary Rehabilitation Lowers Mortality After COPD Exacerbation

Early Pulmonary Rehabilitation Lowers Mortality After COPD Exacerbation

Early pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalization for an acute exacerbation of COPD was an effective intervention for reducing mortality.

Tiotropium Bromide and Olodaterol Labeling Updated With Revised Indication

Tiotropium Bromide and Olodaterol Labeling Updated With Revised Indication

The FDA has approved updated labeling for Stiolto Respimat to include COPD exacerbation data and a revised indication.

Hospital Readmissions Reduced for COPD With Discharge Care Bundle

Hospital Readmissions Reduced for COPD With Discharge Care Bundle

Patients who received a discharge care bundle after being hospitalized for an acute exacerbation of COPD had a lower rate of readmission.

Pulmonary Symptoms With GERD in Infants May Increase Asthma Risk

Pulmonary Symptoms With GERD in Infants May Increase Asthma Risk

Infants who presented with pulmonary symptoms when diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease had a higher incidence of early onset asthma compared with infants who did not have pulmonary symptoms.

Opioid Use Increases Likelihood of Intubation in COPD

Opioid Use Increases Likelihood of Intubation in COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who used opioids were more likely to be intubated during their hospitalization compared with nonopioid users

Lung Function Improved With Dupilumab in Adolescents With Asthma

Lung Function Improved With Dupilumab in Adolescents With Asthma

Adolescents with asthma treated with dupilumab experienced significant improvements in FEV1 compared with placebo.

Omalizumab Improves Lung Function in Persistent Allergic Asthma

Omalizumab Improves Lung Function in Persistent Allergic Asthma

Patients with moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma who were treated with omalizumab experienced greater improvements in lung function after 16 weeks compared with those treated with placebo.

Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Effectively Managed With Benralizumab

Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Effectively Managed With Benralizumab

Benralizumab was associated with a significant reduction in annual asthma exacerbation rates.

Beta-Blockers Safe in COPD With Cardiovascular Comorbidities

Beta-Blockers Safe in COPD With Cardiovascular Comorbidities

There was a trend toward a reduction in mortality in patients with COPD who received beta-blocker treatment compared with patients who did not.

Montelukast Plus Levocetirizine vs Monotherapy in Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis

Montelukast Plus Levocetirizine vs Monotherapy in Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis

Montelukast plus levocetirizine demonstrated a significant reduction in mean daytime nasal symptom scores compared with montelukast monotherapy.

Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy Refill Disruption Leads to Exacerbations

Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy Refill Disruption Leads to Exacerbations

Disrupting regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy refills increased hospitalizations and exacerbations.

Complementary Alternative Medicine in Asthma Use Varies Among Racial/Ethnic Groups

Complementary Alternative Medicine in Asthma Use Varies Among Racial/Ethnic Groups

Black and Hispanic respondents with asthma were less likely to use complementary alternative medicine than their white counterparts.

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