Researchers found various risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications in patients with either asthma or COPD.
Male sex, African American race, and duration of asthma were independently associated with fixed airflow obstruction in older adults with asthma.
Analyzing volatile organic compounds in pediatric patients with asthma shows promise for disease diagnosis and management.
Patients with stable hypercapnic COPD reported improved health-related quality of life after 6 weeks of at-home high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy.
Researchers found that acid-suppressive drug use in pregnancy was associated with an increased risk for asthma in childhood.
Women with rheumatoid arthritis had an increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but did not have an increased risk for asthma compared with women without RA.
Children in the School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management program had more symptom-free days than children in the usual care group.
Systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for asthma in offspring.
Women who were exposed prenatally to polychlorinated biphenyls may have an increased risk of having children with asthma, hay fever, or eczema.
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurement can diagnose asthma in patients 5 years and older.
Asthma exacerbations may be reduced in patients with eosinophilic asthma treated with benralizumab.
Carvedilol may increase the risk for hospitalization in patients with concurrent heart failure and COPD compared with metoprolol/bisoprolol/nebivolol.
A middle-aged man diagnosed with COPD presents with shortness of breath at rest with no improvement with nebulizer treatments.
Regular use of aspirin may slow the progression of emphysema.
Obesity is associated with more asthma symptom days in children not treated with a daily controller and inhaled corticosteroids.
Updates were also made to the Warnings and Precautions section of labeling for ICS/LABA-class medications.
At a research seminar held by the European Respiratory Society in February 2017, a group of investigators discussed how precision medicine may improve treatment in asthma and COPD.
Daily inhaled corticosteroid dose can be safely reduced in some adult patients with asthma.
Nonpharmacological approaches to asthma management may improve patient quality of life.
While a previous diagnosis of asthma may increase the risk for type 1 diabetes in children, the converse does not appear to be true.