Apnea/Hypopnea Index in OSA Improves With Dronabinol

Apnea/Hypopnea Index in OSA Improves With Dronabinol

Dronabinol may be an effective treatment in adults with obstructive sleep apnea.

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

Prior to this expanded indication, patients with this challenging, rare disease did not have an FDA-approved treatment option.

Chronic Lung Disease Research in the Pipeline: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Chronic Lung Disease Research in the Pipeline: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

Examining the Efficacy of Carbon Monoxide Therapy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Examining the Efficacy of Carbon Monoxide Therapy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

Pulmonary Emboli in Pediatric Patients: Clinical Predictors Identified

Pulmonary Emboli in Pediatric Patients: Clinical Predictors Identified

Prospective validation research is needed before these clinical predictors of pediatric PE can become guidelines.

Outcomes With Catheter-Directed vs Systemic Thrombolysis in Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Emboli

Outcomes With Catheter-Directed vs Systemic Thrombolysis in Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Emboli

A systematic review evaluated whether catheter-directed thrombolysis improved outcomes in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary emboli.

Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Effective for Massive PE

Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Effective for Massive PE

The use of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as bridge therapy for massive pulmonary embolism may allow clinicians to better triage patients to appropriate destination therapy.

Identifying New Therapeutics for Pulmonary Diseases: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Identifying New Therapeutics for Pulmonary Diseases: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD of Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

Overview of Autophagy Research in COPD: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Overview of Autophagy Research in COPD: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

FDA Approves First Nebulized Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonist for COPD

FDA Approves First Nebulized Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonist for COPD

Adults treated with Lonhala Magnair showed statistically significant and clinically important changes in FEV1 at week 12 vs placebo.

COPD Adverse Outcomes May Increase With Loop Diuretic Use

COPD Adverse Outcomes May Increase With Loop Diuretic Use

Older patients with COPD who use loop diuretics may be at an increased risk for respiratory-related morbidity and mortality.

HIV Viral Loads May Affect Echocardiographic Pulmonary Pressure

HIV Viral Loads May Affect Echocardiographic Pulmonary Pressure

Individuals who are HIV-positive may be at a higher risk for increased pulmonary pressure and mortality.

Examining Compression-to-Ventilation Ratios for Optimal Neurologic, Survival Outcomes

Examining Compression-to-Ventilation Ratios for Optimal Neurologic, Survival Outcomes

Adults with cardiac arrest have better outcomes with continuous compressions with asynchronous ventilations or compression-to-ventilation ratios of 30:2.

Anticoagulation Therapy Often Poorly Managed in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Anticoagulation Therapy Often Poorly Managed in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

A study evaluated the quality of targeted anticoagulation in patients with PAH, and examined outcomes associated with poor time spent within targeted anticoagulation range.

Pneumonia Found Infrequently on Chest X-Ray in Children With Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Pneumonia Found Infrequently on Chest X-Ray in Children With Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Chest radiography, a procedure often performed in the emergency department, infrequently changes medical management of children with acute asthma exacerbations.

Asthma Control in Nonobese Patients Improves With Exercise and Diet

Asthma Control in Nonobese Patients Improves With Exercise and Diet

Exercise and diet improves asthma control in nonobese patients with asthma.

Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Overview and Bridging Therapies

Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Overview and Bridging Therapies

Lung transplantation may be an option in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension who do not respond well to medical therapy.

Riociguat Studied in Pediatric Patient With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Riociguat Studied in Pediatric Patient With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Select pediatric patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension may benefit from treatment with riociguat.

Children's Behavior During Inhalation Induction May Affect Sevoflurane Concentrations

Children's Behavior During Inhalation Induction May Affect Sevoflurane Concentrations

Higher sevoflurane concentrations in the anesthesiologist's breathing zone is tied to negative behavior in children having elective ear, nose & throat surgery.

Bronchiolitis Treatment in Infants Varies by Hospital

Bronchiolitis Treatment in Infants Varies by Hospital

The use of evidence-based supportive therapies varies by hospital site for infants with bronchiolitis,

Intranasal Omalizumab Use and Systemic Total Immunoglobulin E Levels

Intranasal Omalizumab Use and Systemic Total Immunoglobulin E Levels

Intranasal administration of omalizumab does not result in relevant change of allergen-specific and total IgE levels in patients with birch pollen allergy.

Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing Continues in Young Adults With Acute Bronchitis

Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing Continues in Young Adults With Acute Bronchitis

Overprescription for uncomplicated acute bronchitis is common despite guidelines recommending against it.

Allergy Nasal Spray FlutiCare OTC Now Available

Allergy Nasal Spray FlutiCare OTC Now Available

FlutiCare OTC can relieve both indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms caused by pollen, dust, and animal dander.

Cancer-Related Fatigue May Benefit From Acupuncture

Cancer-Related Fatigue May Benefit From Acupuncture

More than 50% of patients report experiencing cancer-related fatigue throughout the disease process.

Omalizumab May Be Stepped-Down or Withdrawn in Severe Allergic Asthma

Omalizumab May Be Stepped-Down or Withdrawn in Severe Allergic Asthma

Omalizumab may be safely withdrawn or stepped down in patients with severe allergic asthma.

Inhaled Corticosteroid Use and Fracture Risk in Pediatric Asthma

Inhaled Corticosteroid Use and Fracture Risk in Pediatric Asthma

A population-based study aimed to determine whether inhaled corticosteroid use increased risk of fracture in children with asthma.

Liquid Biopsy May Be a Noninvasive Measure for Treatment Response in NSCLC

Liquid Biopsy May Be a Noninvasive Measure for Treatment Response in NSCLC

Patients with PD-L1-positive malignancies have shown higher response rates to immune checkpoint inhibition and consequently prolonged progression-free/overall survival compared with others.

CFTR Modulator Therapy With Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor in Cystic Fibrosis

CFTR Modulator Therapy With Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor in Cystic Fibrosis

Effective cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulator therapy may be of benefit in subsets of patients with cystic fibrosis.

Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure Related to COPD

Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure Related to COPD

Noninvasive ventilation may reduce mortality in patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure related to COPD.

Antipyretic Effect on Immune Response to Flu Vaccination in Young Children

Antipyretic Effect on Immune Response to Flu Vaccination in Young Children

Antipyretic administration for fever in young children is not associated with any significant blunting of immune response to inactivated influenza vaccination.

Asthma Clinical Trials Need to Include Patient-Reported Outcomes

Asthma Clinical Trials Need to Include Patient-Reported Outcomes

More asthma clinical trials will include patient-reported outcomes as they will help guide clinicians' understanding of their patients' disease.

ACAAI Releases Updated Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines

ACAAI Releases Updated Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines

The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology has issued updated guidelines on seasonal allergic rhinitis treatment.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Using Biomarkers to Assess Treatment Response

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Using Biomarkers to Assess Treatment Response

Using biomarkers in pulmonary arterial hypertension may be a less invasive strategy for assessing response to treatment.

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.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Nivolumab vs Docetaxel for Long-Term Efficacy

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Nivolumab vs Docetaxel for Long-Term Efficacy

Results of two phase 3 studies found that nivolumab provided superior overall survival vs docetaxel in people with non-small cell lung cancer.

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.

CPAP vs Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CPAP vs Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Bariatric surgery and continuous positive airway pressure were directly compared as initial treatment modalities for obstructive sleep apnea.

Anti-Inflammatory Therapy With Canakinumab May Reduce Lung Cancer Rates

Anti-Inflammatory Therapy With Canakinumab May Reduce Lung Cancer Rates

Patients with lung cancer and atherosclerosis diagnosis may benefit from anti-inflammatory therapy with canakinumab.

Treatment Completion for Latent Tuberculosis

Treatment Completion for Latent Tuberculosis

Self-administered TB therapy should be considered when directly observed therapy is not feasible.

Quality of Life Benefits of Yoga in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Quality of Life Benefits of Yoga in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Patients with NSCLC experienced improvements in both function and quality of life with yoga therapy.

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.

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.

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.

Telemedicine Effective for Allergy Management

Telemedicine Effective for Allergy Management

Further research is needed, but the position statement authors support the use of telemedicine as a method of health care delivery.

Lung Recruitment Maneuver With Titrated PEEP Increases Mortality in Moderate to Severe ARDS

Lung Recruitment Maneuver With Titrated PEEP Increases Mortality in Moderate to Severe ARDS

A randomized trial sought to determine whether the use of titrated positive end-expiratory pressure influenced the 28-day mortality risk in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Redesigned Inhalation Device for PAH Approved by FDA

Redesigned Inhalation Device for PAH Approved by FDA

The new device features a more ergonomic design with a single-button operation, an intuitive user interface to adjust breath counts, a rechargeable battery, and a display that guides patients through the inhalation process.

Updated Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Released at CHEST

Updated Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Released at CHEST

The ACCP just released new lung cancer screening guidelines.

Pulmonary Edema After Prostacyclin Therapy for PAH Associated With Worse Outcomes

Pulmonary Edema After Prostacyclin Therapy for PAH Associated With Worse Outcomes

Patients who develop pulmonary edema after starting prostacyclin for pulmonary arterial hypertension have a greater risk for mortality.

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: 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.

Asthma Exacerbations May Be Alleviated With Vitamin D Supplementation

Asthma Exacerbations May Be Alleviated With Vitamin D Supplementation

Asthma exacerbations may be reduced with vitamin D supplementation.

Mesothelioma Progression-Free Survival Does Not Improve With Anetumab Ravtansine

Mesothelioma Progression-Free Survival Does Not Improve With Anetumab Ravtansine

Median overall survival increased from 10.1 months with anetumab ravtansine to 11.6 months with vinorelbine.

Peramivir Injection Now Available for Acute Uncomplicated Influenza in Children

Peramivir Injection Now Available for Acute Uncomplicated Influenza in Children

Rapivab is now indicated for use in pediatric patients ≥2 years with acute uncomplicated influenza.

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement

Home sleep apnea tests are a less expensive alternative to polysomnography tests in detecting obstructive sleep apnea.

Small-cell Lung Cancer Benefits From Maintenance Therapy With Pazopanib

Small-cell Lung Cancer Benefits From Maintenance Therapy With Pazopanib

Pazopanib improves progression-free survival in patients with small-cell lung cancer.

Gefitinib Treatment Should Be Avoided Prior to Chemotherapy in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Gefitinib Treatment Should Be Avoided Prior to Chemotherapy in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

First generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors should be used in combination with chemotherapy if a patient has progressive EGFR mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer.

Nebulized Antibiotics May Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Occurrence

Nebulized Antibiotics May Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Occurrence

Prophylactic antibiotics administered to patients who were mechanically ventilated reduced the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Inhaled Corticosteroids Do Not Increase Risk for Pneumonia in COPD

Inhaled Corticosteroids Do Not Increase Risk for Pneumonia in COPD

In contrast to previous study findings, inhaled corticosteroids do not appear to increase risk for pneumonia in patients with COPD with moderate airflow limitation.

Dacomitinib vs Gefitinib for Progression-Free Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Dacomitinib vs Gefitinib for Progression-Free Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Dacomitinib improved progression-free survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Empiric Antibiotic Therapy Use in Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Empiric Antibiotic Therapy Use in Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Strictly following empirical antimicrobial treatment guidelines in patients with hospital-acquired or ventilator-associated pneumonia may result in overtreatment with antibiotics.

Delafloxacin Effective for Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections

Delafloxacin Effective for Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections

Study results indicate that delafloxacin has potent in-vitro activity against most common pathogens seen in community-acquired pneumonia.

Implantable Device Approved for Moderate-to-Severe Central Sleep Apnea

Implantable Device Approved for Moderate-to-Severe Central Sleep Apnea

After 6 months of use, over half of patients who used the Remedē System experienced a 50% or greater reduction in the apnea-hypopnea index.

Inhaled Nitric Oxide and Survival in Preterm Infants Without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Inhaled Nitric Oxide and Survival in Preterm Infants Without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Survival rates do not improve with nitric oxide in premature infants without bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Improving Length of Stay, Mortality in Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Improving Length of Stay, Mortality in Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Combination antibiotic therapy with a macrolide improves hospital length of stay in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia.

Cystic Fibrosis: More Access to Advanced Care Planning, Palliative Care Needed

Cystic Fibrosis: More Access to Advanced Care Planning, Palliative Care Needed

Palliative care access may be limited for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Future Treatment May Depend on Race and Ethnicity

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Future Treatment May Depend on Race and Ethnicity

Pulmonary arterial hypertension tends to vary in presentation in patients of different races and ethnicities.

Extrafine-Particle vs Fine-Particle ICS Therapy: Improvements in Asthma Control

Extrafine-Particle vs Fine-Particle ICS Therapy: Improvements in Asthma Control

Compared with fine particle inhaled corticosteroids, extrafine particle inhaled corticosteroids helped patients achieve asthma control.

Montelukast Associated With Depression, Nightmares in Children

Montelukast Associated With Depression, Nightmares in Children

Montelukast is associated with depression, aggression, and nightmares in children.

Response to Omalizumab May Depend on Asthma Severity, Eosinophil Counts

Response to Omalizumab May Depend on Asthma Severity, Eosinophil Counts

Patients with clinical markers of greater asthma severity may experience a more significant reduction of exacerbations when treated with omalizumab.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake Lower in Minority Populations

Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake Lower in Minority Populations

Low education and low income are linked to lower uptakes of PCV13 in minorities 65 years and older.

Beta-Lactams vs Azithromycin in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Beta-Lactams vs Azithromycin in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Investigators found that macrolides correlated with lower odds of treatment failure in patients younger than 5 with CAP.

Procalcitonin Diagnostic Algorithm Useful in Bacterial Pneumonia

Procalcitonin Diagnostic Algorithm Useful in Bacterial Pneumonia

Using serum procalcitonin levels to diagnose and manage bacterial pneumonia decreases length of hospital stay.

Updated Guidelines for Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure

Updated Guidelines for Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure

The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society have released updated guidelines on the use of noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure.

Greater Depth of Response to Therapy Improves Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Greater Depth of Response to Therapy Improves Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Overall and progression-free survival were improved with greater depth of response to therapy in non-small cell lung cancer.

LABA Plus LAMA Therapy Associated With Fewer Exacerbations in COPD

LABA Plus LAMA Therapy Associated With Fewer Exacerbations in COPD

Long-acting muscarinic antagonists plus long-acting beta-agonists for COPD is associated with fewer exacerbations compared with long-acting beta-agonists plus inhaled corticosteroids.

Targeting Blood Eosinophil Counts in COPD Treatment

Targeting Blood Eosinophil Counts in COPD Treatment

Patients with COPD who have elevated blood eosinophilic levels may benefit from treatment with mepolizumab.

Potential Effect of CPAP on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness

Potential Effect of CPAP on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness

Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea who use continuous positive airway pressure therapy may experience a decrease in carotid intima-media thickness.

Thoracic Radiotherapy Does Not Increase Risk for Immune-Related AEs in Lung Cancer

Thoracic Radiotherapy Does Not Increase Risk for Immune-Related AEs in Lung Cancer

Patients with metastatic lung cancer who receive both both immune checkpoint inhibitors and thoracic radiotherapy.do not have a greater risk for immune-related adverse events.

Consequences of Discontinuing Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children With Asthma

Consequences of Discontinuing Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children With Asthma

Children who discontinue inhaled corticosteroids for well-controlled asthma may experience worsening symptoms.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Improved With Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Improved With Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy

Adjuvant adoptive cellular immunotherapy plus chemotherapy improved survival in patients with resected non-small cell lung caner.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Staging Accuracy Tied to Nodal Examination

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Staging Accuracy Tied to Nodal Examination

Thoroughness of nodal examination determines prognostic value of non-small cell lung cancer staging.

Standard vs High-Dose Chemoradiation in Stage 3 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Standard vs High-Dose Chemoradiation in Stage 3 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Higher doses of chemoradiation in stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer did not improve overall survival rates.

Long-term Benefits of Fluticasone Furoate Plus Vilanterol in Asthma Control

Long-term Benefits of Fluticasone Furoate Plus Vilanterol in Asthma Control

Fluticasone furoate plus vilanterol therapy offers long-term asthma control without serious adverse events.

Preventing Childhood Adverse Respiratory Outcomes With Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Preventing Childhood Adverse Respiratory Outcomes With Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Early initiation of folic acid or prenatal vitamin supplementation may protect the offspring of mothers who have a history of atopy from adverse childhood respiratory outcomes.

Low Tidal Volume Strategy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Low Tidal Volume Strategy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

A low tidal volume ventilation strategy in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome demonstrated a trend toward improved mortality.

Improving Lung Function in Heterogenous Emphysema: Endobronchial Valves vs Standard of Care

Improving Lung Function in Heterogenous Emphysema: Endobronchial Valves vs Standard of Care

Forced expiratory volume in 1 second and length of hospital stay were assess to determine the benefit of endobronchial valve placement vs standard of care in emphysema.

Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Beneficial Post-Myocardial Infarction

Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Beneficial Post-Myocardial Infarction

The prevalence of smoking is higher in people who have experienced myocardial infarction.

Sex-Based Differences in Emergency Department Follow-up With Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Sex-Based Differences in Emergency Department Follow-up With Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Identifying gender-based differences in asthma follow-ups is crucial to understanding sex-based differences in health behaviors.

Treating Early-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With Tiotropium

Treating Early-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With Tiotropium

In patients with mild or moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tiotropium improved the decline in FEV1, as well as quality of life.

Diet and Exercise May Improve Asthma Symptoms in Non-obese Patients

Diet and Exercise May Improve Asthma Symptoms in Non-obese Patients

Diet and exercise appeared to improve asthma symptom control, overall fitness, and quality of life.

Moderate to Severe Asthma Exacerbation Rates Examined With Tezepelumab

Moderate to Severe Asthma Exacerbation Rates Examined With Tezepelumab

Researchers examined the efficacy of tezepelumab, a human monoclonal antibody, in treating moderate to severe asthma with non-eosinophilic inflammation.

Impact of Canakinumab on Mortality, Incidence of Lung Cancer

Impact of Canakinumab on Mortality, Incidence of Lung Cancer

There may be a decreased rate of lung cancer for patients who receive anti-inflammatory therapy with canakinumab.

Potential Role for Statins in COPD Treatment Armamentarium

Potential Role for Statins in COPD Treatment Armamentarium

Patients with COPD and comorbid cardiovascular disease may benefit from statin treatment depending on their C - reactive protein levels.

FDA: Bevacizumab-awwb First Biosimilar Approved for Anticancer Therapy

FDA: Bevacizumab-awwb First Biosimilar Approved for Anticancer Therapy

Bevacizumab-awwb was approved based on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynaic profiles and immunogenicity, safety, and efficacy data.

Systematic Review of Adverse Drug Events in Children With Asthma

Systematic Review of Adverse Drug Events in Children With Asthma

Pediatric patients with asthma are at the highest risk for adverse drug events, particularly with inhaled corticosteroids.

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