Distinct Lung Function Trajectories Associated With COPD Risk

Distinct Lung Function Trajectories Associated With COPD Risk

Researchers identified 6 distinct FEV1 lung function trajectories, 3 of which were responsible for 75% of the COPD burden.

Novel Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Granted Fast Track Status

Novel Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Granted Fast Track Status

Proteostasis Therapeutics is developing the combination treatment which includes a novel transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) amplifier (PTI-428), a third generation corrector (PTI-801) and a potentiator (PTI-808).

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Findings for subsequent allergic disease following infant exposure in the first six months of life.

Lonhala Magnair Now Available for Long-Term COPD Maintenance

Lonhala Magnair Now Available for Long-Term COPD Maintenance

Lonhala Magnair is available as a 25mcg strength inhalation solution per 1mL vial.

Simple Lung Function Tests in Primary Care Help ID Early COPD

Simple Lung Function Tests in Primary Care Help ID Early COPD

Peak flow meter, microspirometry are optimal, with full spirometry for positive results.

Sleep Quality in COPD May Predict Overall Quality of Life

Sleep Quality in COPD May Predict Overall Quality of Life

Sleep quality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be a significant predictor of multiple metrics of quality of life.

Two Inhalers Go Head-to-Head in COPD Exacerbation Study

Two Inhalers Go Head-to-Head in COPD Exacerbation Study

Study authors concluded, "Combining tiotropium and olodaterol did not reduce exacerbation rate as much as expected compared with tiotropium alone."

COPD: Disease Management Care vs Recommended Care Alone

COPD: Disease Management Care vs Recommended Care Alone

Disease management added to recommended care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was not superior to recommended care alone.

Efficacy of Different Doses of Glycopyrronium Via a Metered Dose Inhaler in COPD

Efficacy of Different Doses of Glycopyrronium Via a Metered Dose Inhaler in COPD

Four different doses of glycopyrronium delivered via metered dose inhaler were compared for safety and efficacy in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Prevent Treatment Nonadherence in Asthma, COPD: Build Strong Patient Relationships

Prevent Treatment Nonadherence in Asthma, COPD: Build Strong Patient Relationships

Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have especially high rates of nonadherence, even in comparison with other chronic diseases.

SCIT May Cut Long-Term Asthma Med Use in Pediatric Allergic Asthma

SCIT May Cut Long-Term Asthma Med Use in Pediatric Allergic Asthma

In children with allergic asthma, SCIT may reduce long-term asthma medication use.

Smartinhaler Sensor for Symbicort Will Be Available Over-the-Counter

Smartinhaler Sensor for Symbicort Will Be Available Over-the-Counter

The Smartinhaler sensor is a device installed onto a patient's inhaler to monitor and promote asthma and COPD medication adherence.

Asthma Exacerbation Risk Reduced With Inhaled Corticosteroids Plus LABAs or LAMAs

Asthma Exacerbation Risk Reduced With Inhaled Corticosteroids Plus LABAs or LAMAs

Long-acting muscarinic antagonists or long-acting β-agonists plus inhaled corticosteroids lowered the risk for asthma exacerbations vs adjuvant placebo.

Asthma Development in Early Childhood May Hinge on Early Life Stress

Asthma Development in Early Childhood May Hinge on Early Life Stress

Prenatal and early life stress, including societal stress, have been implicated in the development of asthma and other allergic diseases in children.

Increased inhaled glucocorticoids do not prevent asthma exacerbations in children: The STICS trial

In children aged 5 to 11 years with mild to moderate persistent asthma who were treated with daily inhaled glucocorticoids, quintupling the dose during the initial signs of worsening asthma control did not reduce the rate of severe exacerbations.

Specific COPD Questionnaire Cutoff Threshold May Identify More Symptomatic Patients

Specific COPD Questionnaire Cutoff Threshold May Identify More Symptomatic Patients

The Clinical COPD Questionnaire cutoff point of 1.4 demonstrated a better agreement with other COPD measures in patients with more symptomatic disease.

Emphysema Threshold on CT Imaging May Have Predictive Value for COPD

Emphysema Threshold on CT Imaging May Have Predictive Value for COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with 5% emphysema based on thoracic computed tomography (CT) imaging may be at a greater risk for poor outcomes.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With or Without Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With or Without Asthma

Current tobacco smoke exposure is not associated with airflow obstruction in school-aged children, but prenatal smoking is associated with airflow obstruction in children with asthma.

Severe Asthmatic Cough May Be Improved With Bronchial Thermoplasty

Severe Asthmatic Cough May Be Improved With Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial thermoplasty can treat severe asthmatic cough that is unresponsive to conventional therapies.

Cystic Fibrosis-Related Pathogen Risk With Chronic Azithromycin Use

Cystic Fibrosis-Related Pathogen Risk With Chronic Azithromycin Use

Patients with cystic fibrosis who took azithromycin had a significantly lower risk for detection of new nontuberculous mycobacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Burkholderia cepacia complex.

COPD Combination Therapy May Improve Lung Hyperinflation

COPD Combination Therapy May Improve Lung Hyperinflation

Combination treatment with indacaterol-glycopyrronium may improve cardiac function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Glucocorticoids Do Not Increase Fracture Risk in COPD

Glucocorticoids Do Not Increase Fracture Risk in COPD

Intermittent use of high-dose glucocorticoids did not increase the risk for fracture in patients with COPD.

Lung Cancer Risk May Be Predicted by Frequency of COPD Exacerbations

Lung Cancer Risk May Be Predicted by Frequency of COPD Exacerbations

Independent predictive factors of lung cancer in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may include frequency of exacerbations, in addition to airflow obstruction and visual emphysema.

Asthma Symptoms, Risks, and Comorbidities According to Smoking Status

Asthma Symptoms, Risks, and Comorbidities According to Smoking Status

Smokers and nonsmokers had similar symptoms and risk factors present for asthma, but differed in comorbidities.

COPD, Respiratory Symptoms Associated With "Western" Diet

COPD, Respiratory Symptoms Associated With "Western" Diet

Researchers used data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study to assess associations between dietary pattern and pulmonary assessments.

Severe COPD Exacerbations, Hospitalizations Reduced With Azithromycin

Severe COPD Exacerbations, Hospitalizations Reduced With Azithromycin

Long-term continuous cyclic azithromycin therapy for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was associated with reductions in exacerbations and hospitalizations.

Effect of Allergen Exposure Reduction Efforts on Asthma Outcomes

Effect of Allergen Exposure Reduction Efforts on Asthma Outcomes

According to a systematic literature review, there was inconclusive evidence that single indoor allergen interventions were effective at improving asthma outcomes.

Asthma Medications May Negatively Affect Fertility in Women

Asthma Medications May Negatively Affect Fertility in Women

Short-acting beta-agonists for asthma management may reduce fertility rates in women with asthma.

Meeting Patients' Expectations for Asthma, Allergy Testing Improves Satisfaction

Meeting Patients' Expectations for Asthma, Allergy Testing Improves Satisfaction

When patients visiting an allergy/immunology outpatient clinic had expectations met regarding diagnosis and testing, they were more likely to be satisfied with their visit.

Asthma in Primary Care: Spirometry Underused in Diagnosis

Asthma in Primary Care: Spirometry Underused in Diagnosis

Spirometry may be underused for the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in the primary care setting.

Biomarkers May Identify Patients at Increased Risk for Severe Asthma Exacerbations

Biomarkers May Identify Patients at Increased Risk for Severe Asthma Exacerbations

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide, periostin, and eosinophils may help identify patients at increased risk for severe asthma exacerbations, according to a post hoc analysis of a phase 2b trial on dupilumab.

Early-Onset Eczema May Increase Risk for Childhood Asthma

Early-Onset Eczema May Increase Risk for Childhood Asthma

Children diagnosed with eczema before the age of 2 years may be at increased risk for early-onset asthma.

Choosing the Right Antibiotic in Cystic Fibrosis Using the Sputum Microbiome

Choosing the Right Antibiotic in Cystic Fibrosis Using the Sputum Microbiome

Sputum cultures could aid clinicians in choosing an appropriate antibiotic for patients with cystic fibrosis and avoiding allergies and antibiotic resistance.

Chronic Oral Glucocorticoid Use in Pediatric Asthma May Increase Morbidities

Chronic Oral Glucocorticoid Use in Pediatric Asthma May Increase Morbidities

Children with asthma who experience chronic oral glucocorticoid exposure may have significant morbidities, including adrenal suppression, recurrent pneumonia, and behavioral problems.

Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis Prevalence With Long-Term Opioid Use

Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis Prevalence With Long-Term Opioid Use

Patients with opioid dependence or abuse may exhibit a higher prevalence of asthma compared with the general population.

Clinical Benefits of Adding Tiotropium to Asthma Maintenance Therapy

Clinical Benefits of Adding Tiotropium to Asthma Maintenance Therapy

Tiotropium, when added to standard asthma maintenance therapy, improves lung function in adult patients with symptomatic asthma regardless of GINA asthma severity.

Inhaler Use in Asthma and COPD: Patient Characteristics Compared

Inhaler Use in Asthma and COPD: Patient Characteristics Compared

Researchers examined real-world characteristics of patients receiving albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler or short-acting β2 agonists with short-acting β2 agonists for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Episodic Inhaled Treatment Effective in Children With Recurrent Wheezing, Persistent Asthma

Episodic Inhaled Treatment Effective in Children With Recurrent Wheezing, Persistent Asthma

Episodically treating children with recurrent wheezing with inhaled combined salmeterol/fluticasone propionate may be as effective as a daily inhaled fluticasone propionate regimen.

Mepolizumab Effective in Asthma After Failed Response to Omalizumab

Mepolizumab Effective in Asthma After Failed Response to Omalizumab

Mepolizumab may be effective in patients with asthma that does not respond to omalizumab.

Intravenous Reslizumab Beneficial in Patients With Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Intravenous Reslizumab Beneficial in Patients With Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Researchers investigated whether intravenous reslizumab, a humanized anti-interleukin-5 monoclonal antibody, could aid in the management of asthma and eosinophilia.

Exhalation Delivery System With Fluticasone Greatly Improves Health in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Exhalation Delivery System With Fluticasone Greatly Improves Health in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Researchers assessed pooled randomized clinical trial data (NAVIGATE I and II; N5641) to examine the change in SF-36v2 and SF-6D from baseline to the end of double blind and to the end of the studies.

Dupilumab Treatment in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Dupilumab Treatment in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Researchers assessed whether the administration of dupilumab improves signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis in patients with or without comorbid asthma.

Effect of Probiotics, Prebiotics on Influenza Seroconversion Rates After Vaccination

Effect of Probiotics, Prebiotics on Influenza Seroconversion Rates After Vaccination

A meta-analysis sought to determine whether prebiotics and probiotics improved the immunogenicity of the flu vaccine in adults.

Older Sibling With Asthma Associated With Risk for Asthma Diagnosis

Older Sibling With Asthma Associated With Risk for Asthma Diagnosis

Children who had both parental and sibling asthma in their families had an increased risk for asthma.

Exacerbations Reduced With Reslizumab in Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma

Exacerbations Reduced With Reslizumab in Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma

Reslizumab reduced the risk for exacerbations and improved lung function in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.

Risk of Developing Asthma in Children With Parental, Sibling Diagnosis

Risk of Developing Asthma in Children With Parental, Sibling Diagnosis

Children who had both parental and sibling asthma in their families had an increased risk for asthma.

Safety, Efficacy of Quintupled Inhaled Glucocorticoid Dose for Asthma Exacerbation Management

Safety, Efficacy of Quintupled Inhaled Glucocorticoid Dose for Asthma Exacerbation Management

Children with mild to moderate persistent asthma were not more effectively treated with a quintupled dose of inhaled glucocorticoids.

Allergic Disease Risk in Children May Increase With Antibiotic Exposure

Allergic Disease Risk in Children May Increase With Antibiotic Exposure

Children who are exposed to antibiotics earlier in life may have an increased risk for allergic diseases, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis.

Uncontrolled Asthma Improved With Tezepelumab

Uncontrolled Asthma Improved With Tezepelumab

Tezepelumab improved asthma control in patients with severe or uncontrolled asthma.

Benralizumab Effective for Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma and Nasal Polyps

Benralizumab Effective for Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma and Nasal Polyps

A post-hoc pooled analysis of phase 3 SIROCCO and CALIMA trials demonstrated benralizumab to be effective in the treatment of individuals with severe, uncontrolled eosinophilic asthma and nasal polyps.

Allergic Response in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyposis

Allergic Response in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyposis

Researchers assessed the use of dupilumab in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps who did not respond to treatment with intranasal corticosteroids.

Intranasal Corticosteroid Treatment Confirmed for Nasal Congestion With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Intranasal Corticosteroid Treatment Confirmed for Nasal Congestion With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Intranasal corticosteroids are the current guideline-preferred treatment recommendation for nasal congestion.

Sex-Based Young Adult Asthma Risks Associated With Acetaminophen Use

Sex-Based Young Adult Asthma Risks Associated With Acetaminophen Use

Data from the Isle of Wight birth cohort study and the Kuwait University Allergy cross-sectional study were used to assess self-reported acetaminophen use and asthma diagnosis.

Race-Dependent Protective Effect of Maternal Vitamin D on Childhood Asthma

Race-Dependent Protective Effect of Maternal Vitamin D on Childhood Asthma

A cohort from the CANDLE study was assessed to determine if race plays a role in the protective effect of maternal vitamin D levels on childhood asthma.

COPD Prevalence, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in Rural Areas

COPD Prevalence, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in Rural Areas

Rural areas have a significantly higher prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Safety and Adverse Events Associated With Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma

Safety and Adverse Events Associated With Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma

Researchers performed a literature review and summarized the evidence regarding adverse events associated with the use of inhaled corticosteroids in individuals with asthma.

Staphylococcus aureus in Patients Diagnosed With Bronchiectasis Without Cystic Fibrosis

Staphylococcus aureus in Patients Diagnosed With Bronchiectasis Without Cystic Fibrosis

In an attempt to determine if the presence of S aureus could be used as a marker for more severe disease, investigators assessed the relationship between S aureus-positive bronchiectasis infection and pulmonary function, frequency of exacerbations, and hospital admissions.

Extrafine Inhaled Triple Therapy vs Dual Bronchodilator Therapy for COPD

Extrafine Inhaled Triple Therapy vs Dual Bronchodilator Therapy for COPD

The TRIBUTE study was the first long-term trial that specifically compared the effects of the extrafine inhaled corticosteroid-containing triple therapy regimen of beclomethasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate, and glycopyrronium with the dual bronchodilator combination of indacaterol plus glycopyrronium for COPD.

Concomitant Use of Beta-Blockers, Beta-Agonists in COPD With CV Risk

Concomitant Use of Beta-Blockers, Beta-Agonists in COPD With CV Risk

Patients with COPD and heightened cardiovascular risk received respiratory benefits from long-acting beta-agonist therapy without increasing their cardiovascular risk, regardless of beta-blocker therapy.

AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018: What to Expect

AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018: What to Expect

A first look at what will be presented at the 2018 Joint Congress of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the World Allergy Organization.

Proinflammatory Diet Has Adverse Effects on Atopic Wheeze

Proinflammatory Diet Has Adverse Effects on Atopic Wheeze

The dietary inflammatory index was used to examine the risk for current wheeze with a proinflammatory diet in adults and children.

Does Breastfeeding Modify Risk of Developing Childhood Asthma?

Does Breastfeeding Modify Risk of Developing Childhood Asthma?

Researchers evaluated whether duration of breastfeeding was associated with a modified risk for asthma development in children.

Asthma Guideline Adherence: Improvement Needed in Both Specialists, PCPs

Asthma Guideline Adherence: Improvement Needed in Both Specialists, PCPs

Although adherence to asthma guidelines tended to be higher in specialists, both specialists and primary care physicians had low adherence to specific core recommendations.

Percentage of Children With Asthma and Asthma Attacks Decline Between 2001 and 2016

Percentage of Children With Asthma and Asthma Attacks Decline Between 2001 and 2016

While there is currently no cure for asthma, treatments are effective at providing symptom relief.

Long-Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use in COPD May Increase Fracture Risk

Long-Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use in COPD May Increase Fracture Risk

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had a modest increased risk for hip and upper extremity fractures when taking long-term, high-dose inhaled corticosteroids.

COPD-Related Lung Transplantation: How Can We Improve Survival Rates?

COPD-Related Lung Transplantation: How Can We Improve Survival Rates?

Lung transplantation can improve survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but several variables can affect the surgery's success.

FDA Approves New CFTR Modulator Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

FDA Approves New CFTR Modulator Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

A new cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulator treatment has been approved by the FDA for use in patients aged 12 years and older.

Maternal, Early Childhood Consumption of Sugary Drinks Linked to Asthma

Maternal, Early Childhood Consumption of Sugary Drinks Linked to Asthma

Maternal prenatal and early childhood intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fructose is associated with current asthma in midchildhood.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Recommends CFTR Modulator Therapy in Select Patients

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Recommends CFTR Modulator Therapy in Select Patients

CFTR modulator therapy recommended in certain patients with cystic fibrosis.

Palliative Care for COPD: Physicians' Views and Treatment Patterns

Palliative Care for COPD: Physicians' Views and Treatment Patterns

Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Antibiotics for Acute Exacerbations in COPD: Comparison of Effectiveness and Tolerability

Antibiotics for Acute Exacerbations in COPD: Comparison of Effectiveness and Tolerability

Researchers compared the clinical cure and adverse effect rates of multiple antibiotics in the treatment of acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Blood Biomarkers Add Value to COPD Mortality Predictive Model

Blood Biomarkers Add Value to COPD Mortality Predictive Model

High levels of C-reactive protein and neutrophils as well as low eosinophil count predicted a poor prognosis in COPD.

Respiratory Symptoms in Young Adults: Prognostic Value for Later Lung Function?

Respiratory Symptoms in Young Adults: Prognostic Value for Later Lung Function?

Respiratory symptoms that develop between the ages of 18 and 30 may hold prognostic value for later decline in lung function.

Guiding COPD Management Using Airway Branch Variation

Guiding COPD Management Using Airway Branch Variation

Researchers examined variation in airway branches to determine whether they have an effect on the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD Exercise Capacity With Long-Acting Bronchodilators

COPD Exercise Capacity With Long-Acting Bronchodilators

Patients with COPD experienced a weighted mean increase in exercise endurance time following treatment with long-acting bronchodilators.

Oral Prednisolone for the Management of Pediatric Wheezing

Oral Prednisolone for the Management of Pediatric Wheezing

Children who received oral prednisolone vs placebo for virus-associated wheeze had a shorter length of hospital stay.

ABPA Complicating Asthma: Treatment Responses to Prednisolone vs Itraconazole

ABPA Complicating Asthma: Treatment Responses to Prednisolone vs Itraconazole

Prednisolone may be a more effective treatment in individuals with acute allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicated asthma, but with more adverse effects compared with itraconazole.

Asthma Exacerbations in Young Children Alleviated With Tiotropium

Asthma Exacerbations in Young Children Alleviated With Tiotropium

Researchers found that tiotropium was safe and may reduce the risk for exacerbations in young children with asthma.

COPD Study Supports Concomitant Beta-Blocker Use in Moderate to Severe Disease

COPD Study Supports Concomitant Beta-Blocker Use in Moderate to Severe Disease

Lung function may not differ between individuals who take beta-blockers vs those who do not for moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Predicting COPD Exacerbations, Treatment Responses via Eosinophil Counts

Predicting COPD Exacerbations, Treatment Responses via Eosinophil Counts

COPD exacerbation risk and treatment response may be predicted using blood eosinophil counts.

Case: A 55-Year-Old Man With Asthma Presents to the ED With Dyspnea at Rest

Case: A 55-Year-Old Man With Asthma Presents to the ED With Dyspnea at Rest

A 55-year-old man with asthma presents to the emergency department with dyspnea at rest and electrocardiogram findings suggest a prior myocardial infarction.

Procalcitonin-Guided Pneumonia Treatment Associated With Improved Outcomes

Procalcitonin-Guided Pneumonia Treatment Associated With Improved Outcomes

Procalcitonin may decrease mortality rates in patients with acute respiratory infections, including pneumonia.

COPD Mortality Predictions by GOLD 2017 vs Previous Versions

COPD Mortality Predictions by GOLD 2017 vs Previous Versions

Although the 2017 GOLD classification did not better predict mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overall, it did so when patients were extensively categorized by severity.

COPD Continues to Present Screening Challenges, Research Barriers

COPD Continues to Present Screening Challenges, Research Barriers

No data have demonstrated improved mortality, morbidity, or quality of life as a result of screening for COPD in asymptomatic individuals.

Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Risk May Be Affected by Timing of Birth

Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Risk May Be Affected by Timing of Birth

Timing of birth may increase risk for asthma or atopic dermatitis.

Evidence for Immunotherapy in Pediatric Asthma Lacking

Evidence for Immunotherapy in Pediatric Asthma Lacking

Children with allergic asthma do not significantly benefit from subcutaneous or sublingual immunotherapy.

School-based telemedicine enhances asthma management in children

A school-based telemedicine program with directly observed preventive therapy, when compared to enhanced usual care, led to more symptom-free days and fewer emergency department visits or hospitalizations.

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications With Asthma or COPD

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications With Asthma or COPD

Researchers found various risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications in patients with either asthma or COPD.

Independent Risk Factors Associated With Fixed Airflow Obstruction in Older Adults With Asthma

Independent Risk Factors Associated With Fixed Airflow Obstruction in Older Adults With Asthma

Male sex, African American race, and duration of asthma were independently associated with fixed airflow obstruction in older adults with asthma.

Volatile Organic Compound Analysis in Pediatric Asthma: A New Clinical Tool

Volatile Organic Compound Analysis in Pediatric Asthma: A New Clinical Tool

Analyzing volatile organic compounds in pediatric patients with asthma shows promise for disease diagnosis and management.

Stable Hypercapnic COPD May Benefit From At-Home High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy

Stable Hypercapnic COPD May Benefit From At-Home High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy

Patients with stable hypercapnic COPD reported improved health-related quality of life after 6 weeks of at-home high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy.

Childhood Asthma Risk May Increase With Prenatal Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Childhood Asthma Risk May Increase With Prenatal Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Researchers found that acid-suppressive drug use in pregnancy was associated with an increased risk for asthma in childhood.

COPD and Asthma Risk in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

COPD and Asthma Risk in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

Managing Asthma in Children Via School-Based Telemedicine

Managing Asthma in Children Via School-Based Telemedicine

Children in the School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management program had more symptom-free days than children in the usual care group.

Asthma Risk in Offspring of Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Asthma Risk in Offspring of Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for asthma in offspring.

Asthma Risk Associated With Prenatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Asthma Risk Associated With Prenatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Women who were exposed prenatally to polychlorinated biphenyls may have an increased risk of having children with asthma, hay fever, or eczema.

Asthma Diagnosis Using Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Asthma Diagnosis Using Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurement can diagnose asthma in patients 5 years and older.

Efficacy and Safety of Benralizumab in Adults With Eosinophilic Asthma

Efficacy and Safety of Benralizumab in Adults With Eosinophilic Asthma

Asthma exacerbations may be reduced in patients with eosinophilic asthma treated with benralizumab.

Effect of Beta-Blockers on Hospitalization in COPD and Concurrent Heart Failure

Effect of Beta-Blockers on Hospitalization in COPD and Concurrent Heart Failure

Carvedilol may increase the risk for hospitalization in patients with concurrent heart failure and COPD compared with metoprolol/bisoprolol/nebivolol.

A Middle-Aged Man With Worsening COPD

A Middle-Aged Man With Worsening COPD

A middle-aged man diagnosed with COPD presents with shortness of breath at rest with no improvement with nebulizer treatments.

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