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Pseudomonas Associated With Frequent Hospitalizations Due to COPD Exacerbations

Pseudomonas Associated With Frequent Hospitalizations Due to COPD Exacerbations

Prior use of systemic corticosteroids and prior isolation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were risk factors associated with the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in COPD.

Labetalol Use Higher in Patients With Asthma and Preeclampsia

Labetalol Use Higher in Patients With Asthma and Preeclampsia

Use of labetalol vs other antihypertensives is linked to increased risk of status asthmaticus.

High Blood Eosinophil Count Linked to Asthma-Related Hospital Readmission

High Blood Eosinophil Count Linked to Asthma-Related Hospital Readmission

A high blood eosinophil count may increase the risk for a second asthma-related hospitalization within 1 year following an initial hospitalization.

Hailie Solution Now Available for Tracking Asthma, COPD Medication Use

Hailie Solution Now Available for Tracking Asthma, COPD Medication Use

Through Bluetooth technology, clinicians and patients will be able to share and monitor inhaler usage.

Biologic Therapy Selection for Severe Asthma: Factors to Consider

Biologic Therapy Selection for Severe Asthma: Factors to Consider

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 Sufficient in Acute COPD Exacerbations

Short-Term Corticosteroids Sufficient in Acute COPD Exacerbations

Short-term corticosteroids may be sufficient for treating patients with acute COPD exacerbations.

Low Relative Lymphocyte Count Associated With Higher Mortality in COPD

Low Relative Lymphocyte Count Associated With Higher Mortality in COPD

Patients with COPD who had a relative lymphocyte count ≤20% had a higher risk for mortality.

Dupilumab reduces systemic glucocorticoid use in severe asthmatics

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.

Predictors for Survival Rates for Adult-Diagnosed Cystic Fibrosis

Predictors for Survival Rates for Adult-Diagnosed Cystic Fibrosis

In adult-diagnosed cystic fibrosis, diabetes, lung function, and age at diagnosis may predict patient survival.

Basophil Levels in Childhood Asthma May Indicate Risk for Future Exacerbations

Basophil Levels in Childhood Asthma May Indicate Risk for Future Exacerbations

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.

Vaporized Cannabis Has Lack of Effect on Airway Function in COPD

Vaporized Cannabis Has Lack of Effect on Airway Function in COPD

When compared with a placebo control cannabis, cannabis had no effect on breathlessness intensity ratings during exercise at isotime or on exercise endurance time.

COPD and Asthma Overlap: Individual vs Environmental Risk Factors in Women

COPD and Asthma Overlap: Individual vs Environmental Risk Factors in Women

Socioeconomic and lifestyle risk factors had a more significant role in the development of COPD and asthma overlap syndrome in women than air pollution.

Comorbid Asthma Not Associated With Need for Surgery in Crohn Disease

Comorbid Asthma Not Associated With Need for Surgery in Crohn Disease

Asthma was not associated with a risk for intestinal resection surgery in patients with Crohn disease.

Electronic Asthma Action Plans Help Reduce Exacerbations

Electronic Asthma Action Plans Help Reduce Exacerbations

Electronic asthma action plans supported by text messaging services may improve control and reduce exacerbations.

Orkambi Approved to Treat Younger Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Orkambi Approved to Treat Younger Cystic Fibrosis Patients

The approval was based on data from a 24-week, open-label, Phase 3 study in patients aged 2 to 5 years.

Quality of Life in Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease vs Asthma Only

Quality of Life in Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease vs Asthma Only

Patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease had significantly lower levels of depression symptoms and higher quality of life compared with patients with asthma only.

Anaerobic Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Airways Associated With Milder Disease

Anaerobic Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Airways Associated With Milder Disease

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 Telomeres May Predict Poor Outcomes in COPD

Shorter Telomeres May Predict Poor Outcomes in COPD

Shorter telomere length was associated with worse health status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as measured by St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire.

Anxiety Prevalence in COPD Determined by Screening Questionnaires vs DSM-V

Anxiety Prevalence in COPD Determined by Screening Questionnaires vs DSM-V

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.

Asthma and Poorly Controlled Asthma May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Asthma and Poorly Controlled Asthma May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Individuals with clinician-diagnosed asthma were at an estimated 38% higher risk for atrial fibrillation.

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