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Breathing New Life Into COPD and Asthma Therapy With Statins

Breathing New Life Into COPD and Asthma Therapy With Statins

Statins have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, which could reduce exacerbations of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Triple Therapy Tied to Reduced Rate of COPD Exacerbations

Triple Therapy Tied to Reduced Rate of COPD Exacerbations

Triple therapy with fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium, and vilanterol was associated with a lower rate of exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD Risk in Middle-Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Measles

COPD Risk in Middle-Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Measles

A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.

Cardiovascular Complications of COPD

Cardiovascular Complications of COPD

A 55-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease reports having some mild chest pain.

Early Asthma Symptoms Linked to Lung Function in Adolescents Born Preterm

Early Asthma Symptoms Linked to Lung Function in Adolescents Born Preterm

Preterm-born children had significantly more frequent preschool wheeze compared with children born at term.

No significant benefit of long-acting muscarinic antagonists over long-acting beta-agonists in reducing exacerbation risk in uncontrolled, persistent asthma

Adjunct long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) use with corticosteroids was associated with reduced exacerbation risk compared with placebo in patients with uncontrolled, persistent asthma. However, LAMA, long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), and inhaled corticosteroids (triple therapy) were not associated with lower risk for exacerbations compared with LABA and inhaled corticosteroids alone.

Perioperative Risk Assessment in a Patient With COPD

Perioperative Risk Assessment in a Patient With COPD

A 64-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and morbid obesity seeks preoperative approval for femoral popliteal bypass surgery.

Fixed-Dosed Dual Bronchodilators for COPD: Overview and Clinician Interview

Fixed-Dosed Dual Bronchodilators for COPD: Overview and Clinician Interview

Treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remains challenging, particularly in terms of choosing the appropriate fixed-dose combination bronchodilator.

COPD Risk Predicted by Large Airway Dimensions on Computed Tomography

COPD Risk Predicted by Large Airway Dimensions on Computed Tomography

Greater Pi10 was associated with incident spirometry-defined chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a general population-based sample without clinical lung disease.

Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Affected by Sputum Viscoelasticity and Poor Clearance

Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Affected by Sputum Viscoelasticity and Poor Clearance

Sputum viscoelastic properties were associated with lung function and disease status in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Asthma Exacerbation Risk Lower With SMART Therapy

Asthma Exacerbation Risk Lower With SMART Therapy

In patients with persistent asthma, single maintenance and reliever therapy was associated with a lower risk for exacerbations compared with inhaled corticosteroids as controller therapy and short-acting beta-agonists as relief therapy.

Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD

Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD

Tai chi found to be as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Debating Noninvasive vs Invasive Ventilation in Acute Exacerbations of COPD

Debating Noninvasive vs Invasive Ventilation in Acute Exacerbations of COPD

It is still not known whether differences in mortality rates between patients who receive noninvasive vs invasive ventilation for acute exacerbations of COPD can be attributed to less severe disease or other factors.

Omalizumab Effective in Severe Allergic Asthma, Regardless of Eosinophil Level

Omalizumab Effective in Severe Allergic Asthma, Regardless of Eosinophil Level

Regardless of blood eosinophil count, omalizumab was an effective treatment in adult and pediatric patients with severe allergic asthma.

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.

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