Prior use of systemic corticosteroids and prior isolation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were risk factors associated with the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in COPD.
Use of labetalol vs other antihypertensives is linked to increased risk of status asthmaticus.
A high blood eosinophil count may increase the risk for a second asthma-related hospitalization within 1 year following an initial hospitalization.
Through Bluetooth technology, clinicians and patients will be able to share and monitor inhaler usage.
The authors write that once severe asthma is diagnosed, clinicians should determine asthma endotype (Type2-high or Type2-low) to help choose the best therapy for the patient.
Short-term corticosteroids may be sufficient for treating patients with acute COPD exacerbations.
Patients with COPD who had a relative lymphocyte count ≤20% had a higher risk for mortality.
Patients with severe asthma who are glucocorticoid dependent and treated with dupilumab for 24 weeks used significantly lower doses of glucocorticoids while maintaining asthmatic control compared with patients treated with placebo.
In adult-diagnosed cystic fibrosis, diabetes, lung function, and age at diagnosis may predict patient survival.
Children with asthma and/or wheeze who have a basophil level above 0.18% of the circulating peripheral blood mononuclear cell population have a higher risk for future exacerbations.
When compared with a placebo control cannabis, cannabis had no effect on breathlessness intensity ratings during exercise at isotime or on exercise endurance time.
Socioeconomic and lifestyle risk factors had a more significant role in the development of COPD and asthma overlap syndrome in women than air pollution.
Asthma was not associated with a risk for intestinal resection surgery in patients with Crohn disease.
Electronic asthma action plans supported by text messaging services may improve control and reduce exacerbations.
The approval was based on data from a 24-week, open-label, Phase 3 study in patients aged 2 to 5 years.
Patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease had significantly lower levels of depression symptoms and higher quality of life compared with patients with asthma only.
A higher prevalence of anaerobic bacteria in cystic fibrosis was associated with higher lung function, less use of antibiotics, increased BMI, pancreatic sufficiency, and no requirement for insulin.
Shorter telomere length was associated with worse health status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as measured by St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire.
Anxiety symptoms are more common in patients with COPD as determined by the Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale, and Anxiety Inventory for Respiratory Disease screening questionnaires vs the DSM-V criteria.
Individuals with clinician-diagnosed asthma were at an estimated 38% higher risk for atrial fibrillation.