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Benralizumab Approved by FDA for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Benralizumab Approved by FDA for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

A significant improvement in lung function and annual asthma exacerbation rate was noted vs placebo.

COPD Hospitalization Outcomes Affected by Obesity

COPD Hospitalization Outcomes Affected by Obesity

Patients with obesity who are hospitalized for an acute exacerbation of COPD may have longer hospital stays and more often require mechanical ventilation.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure appears to be associated with airflow obstruction in children who have asthma.

Severe Steroid-Dependent Asthma Benefits From Dupilumab

Severe Steroid-Dependent Asthma Benefits From Dupilumab

Patients treated with dupilumab experienced fewer asthma exacerbations than the overall population.

Asthma Control With Mobile Health Initiatives

Asthma Control With Mobile Health Initiatives

Mobile devices may help patients with asthma better manage and control their disease.

Asthma Exacerbations Treated With Injectable Dexamethasone Administered Orally

Asthma Exacerbations Treated With Injectable Dexamethasone Administered Orally

Pediatric patients benefited from orally administered injectable dexamethasone for asthma exacerbations.

Internet-Based Survey Identifies Patients With Labile Asthma Control

Internet-Based Survey Identifies Patients With Labile Asthma Control

A survey that was part of the Severe Asthma Research Program found a specific subgroup of patients with asthma who have highly variable asthma control.

Montelukast Reduces Need for Rescue Medication in Young Children

Montelukast Reduces Need for Rescue Medication in Young Children

Montelukast therapy reduced the need for rescue medication in young children with recurring wheezing illness.

Atopy May Increase Risk for Asthma Relapse

Atopy May Increase Risk for Asthma Relapse

Investigators evaluated respiratory viruses, atypical bacteria, and atopy on the severity of asthma and the effect on recovery.

Effect of Human Rhinovirus Species on Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation Severity

Effect of Human Rhinovirus Species on Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation Severity

The modifying effect of human rhinovirus on asthma exacerbation severity was examined in a pediatric population.

Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Young Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Young Children With Cystic Fibrosis

In children with cystic fibrosis, risk for first detection of S aureus and P aeruginosa was greater in those who had received antibiotic prophylaxis.

Biomarkers Useful for Differentiating Between Asthma and COPD

Biomarkers Useful for Differentiating Between Asthma and COPD

Patients with asthma were found to have higher blood eosinophil counts, fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels, and total serum IgE concentrations compared with patients with COPD.

Long-Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Associated With Increased Sputum Bacterial Load in COPD

Long-Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Associated With Increased Sputum Bacterial Load in COPD

Salmeterol plus fluticasone was associated with a significant increase in sputum bacterial load in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, compared to salmeterol alone.

COPD Hospitalization Risk With Rheumatoid Arthritis

COPD Hospitalization Risk With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis increased the risk of COPD-related hospitalization by 47%.

Asthma Management During Pregnancy: How to Benefit Both Mothers and Infants

Asthma Management During Pregnancy: How to Benefit Both Mothers and Infants

Although some pregnant women discontinue their asthma medications for fear of fetal drug toxicity, they may be putting their babies at greater risk.

Once- vs Twice-Daily Treatment for Controlled Asthma: Examining Outcomes

Once- vs Twice-Daily Treatment for Controlled Asthma: Examining Outcomes

Researchers assessed the efficacy of a once-daily treatment option for controlled asthma.

Beta Blockers Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in COPD

Beta Blockers Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in COPD

In a retrospective analysis, researchers examined the efficacy of beta blocker therapy in prolonging patients' lives.

COPD Hospital Readmission, Mortality Risk Predicted by 3-Variable Score

COPD Hospital Readmission, Mortality Risk Predicted by 3-Variable Score

A 3-variable score that encompasses dyspnea score, prednisone use, and prior hospitalization for COPD exacerbations can predict mortality and readmission risk.

Nebulized Glycopyrrolate Improves Lung Function in Severe COPD With CV Risk Factors

Nebulized Glycopyrrolate Improves Lung Function in Severe COPD With CV Risk Factors

A recent study examined whether nebulized glycopyrrolate is safe to use in patients with severe COPD and comorbid cardiovascular risk factors.

COPD: Concurrent Nebulized Glycopyrrolate, Long-Acting Bronchodilators Safe

COPD: Concurrent Nebulized Glycopyrrolate, Long-Acting Bronchodilators Safe

The safety of concurrently administering nebulized glycopyrrolate with long-acting beta agonists was examined in 3 studies.

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