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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.

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