Tag: "inhaled" at medical news
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
... other sources, knowing how much of a pollutant is inhaled
is a better indicator for related health impacts,"... by a school bus, the cumulative mass of pollution inhaled
by the 40 or so kids on that bus is comparable to, or in many cases larger than, the cumulative mass...
Media interview opportunity
...uss the following: Current guidelines recommend inhaled
corticosteroids as safe, effective and preferred first-line therapy for children as well as adults with persistent asthma There is potential for confusion among patients and physicians as a result of the IMPACT study Patients should not discontin...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...ta agonist" for immediate relief, and daily use of inhaled
corticosteroids to reduce airway inflammation and ...ur million people with mild persistent asthma took inhaled
steroids only when symptoms flared, the annual medication costs would be about $2 billion lower -- o...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
... control medication taken twice daily -- either an inhaled
steroid (budesonide) or a leukotriene modifier (za...ants were given medications for asthma symptoms -- inhaled
bronchodilator (albuterol), inhaled
corticosteroid (budesonide), and oral corticosteroid (prednisone...
Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century
... specific IgE (an immune system response) to three inhaled
allergens grass and tree pollen, and cat dander. ...ve to Phadiatop and with specific IgE to the three inhaled
allergens. The average rate of increase was equivalent to an additional 4.5% of men becoming Phadiat...
Excess oxygen worsens lung inflammation in mice
...his deleterious side effect, however, by adding an inhaled
anti-inflammatory drug to the oxygen therapy. "This research illustrates, in an animal model, a delicate balance between supplemental oxygen therapy and an innate tissue-preserving process that appears to operate best in low-oxygen conditions," says...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
... body from nicotine, which enters the body through inhaled
cigarette smoke. Hair cotinine has been used in research to determine child ETS exposure, but the test is expensive and not widely available. By comparing the questionnaire information to the analysis of hair cotinine levels, it was possible to deve...
News briefs from the journal Chest, MAY 2005
...ved airway responsiveness, required lower doses of inhaled
corticosteroids (ICSs), and went in for fewer physician follow-up visits than pet owners who kept their pets. Researchers from Japan studied 20 patients with newly diagnosed pet-allergic asthma who had domestic pets, including hamsters, cats, dogs, ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
...mmation in children with asthma who have undergone inhaled
corticosteroid medication reduction. British investigators showed that successful lowering of inhaled
corticosteroid doses could be predicted based on two noninvasive markers that could demonstrate lowe...
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
A new inhaled
drug for chronic asthma may improve lung function as much as two older inhaled
asthma drugs but at half the dose, a review of recent studies concludes. At the smaller dose, the n...
Study shows adherence to pulmicort respules, results in fewer ER visits in asthmatic children
...therapies, such as PULMICORT RESPULES, a nebulized inhaled
corticosteroid used in the management of asthma. P...delivery more consistent. It is the first and only inhaled
nebulized corticosteroid approved for children with asthma 12 months to 4 years of age. PULMICORT R...
Teen-agers with Type 1 diabetes already developing cardiovascular disease
...ers also noted that boys with diabetes who smoked, inhaled
second-hand smoke or had unfavorable levels of blood lipids-such as cholesterol-tended to have even thicker artery walls. The team presented its findings at the American Diabetes Association's 65th Scientific Sessions. "This would suggest that aggres...
Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care
...mia [high blood lipid levels] (10 vs. 37 percent), inhaled
corticosteroid use for asthma in adults (25 vs. 42 percent), and children (11 vs. 36 percent), avoiding routine urinalysis during general medical examinations (63 vs. 73 percent), and avoiding inappropriate medications in the elderly (92 vs. 95 perce...
Benefits of nitric oxide vary in preemies, Stanford/Packard researchers say
...tudy suggests that the key to the effective use of inhaled
nitric oxide may lie in choosing the right patient...rst large multicenter trial testing the effects of inhaled
nitric oxide in the very sickest and smallest premature infants. All 420 infants in the study were b...
Study: Nose doesn't smell like the eyes see
...," says Yau. "In the nose, an odor molecule that's inhaled
probably stays in the nasal mucus long enough to bind to and trigger a number of receptors, essentially enhancing its own signal." G-protein-coupled receptors are involved in thousands of biological processes, from creating appropriate organizational...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3
...ospital treatment. During most episodes people use inhaled
beta-2-agonists, but in more severe cases these al...ature to examine the evidence regarding the use of inhaled
magnesium sulphate as an additional therapeutic option. They concluded that there was good evidence ...
The economics of prescription drugs versus OTC
...g enzyme inhibitors, HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, inhaled
corticosteroids, short and long-acting B2 agonists, bisphosphonates and oral contraceptives. In the UK, 100 drugs are on the Medicines Control Agency's short-list for conversion to over-the-counter status. In Ontario, 8 of these drugs account for $54...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October 2005 (first issue)
...Physicians can better determine the most effective inhaled
corticosteroid dose for children with moderate to ...Care Medicine. In the study, doctors based their inhaled
corticosteroid treatment on exhaled nitric oxide levels, while considering symptoms, in 39 asthmatic...
Breath test offers hope for early detection of lung-bacteria growth in cystic fibrosis
...ng that about 250 pptv of OCS was removed from the inhaled
air. The cystic fibrosis subjects exhaled a mean a...n their lungs, in addition to poorer processing of inhaled
gas. The researchers are continuing their breath-analysis work in areas of autism, diabetes and oral...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 18, 2005
...betes treatments: exenatide, an injected drug; and inhaled
insulin. Both treatments have pluses and minuses a...e 2 diabetes. A 12-week trial comparing effects of inhaled
insulin (a fast-acting insulin) with oral drug therapy in 309 patients, assigned patients to one of ...
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