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Obesity may affect response to asthma medications

...ription pill sold as Singulair than with a type of inhaled steroid, while leaner people may have better luck with an inhaled steroid, called beclomethasone and sold as beclovent, vanceril and other brand names. The findings a...

Antibody therapy reduces asthma in mice

... promotes Th2 sensitization upon first exposure to inhaled allergen, whereas C5aR blockade during established inflammation suppresses the cardinal features of asthma."...

Elderly have higher risk for cardiovascular, respiratory disease

...David A. Schwartz, M.D. "Now that the link between inhaled particles and adverse health effects has been esta...n get into the bloodstream. "Now that we know that inhaled particles can affect cardiovascular and respiratory health, we must identify the specific characteri...

Studies evaluate health effects of dental amalgam in children

... releases a mercury vapor into the mouth, which is inhaled and absorbed by the body. The discovery raised concerns about the possible toxicity of chronic low-level exposure to mercury from dental amalgam. The toxicity of mercury at higher levels, such as from industrial exposures, is well established. Poss...

Inhaled steroids preferred over cromolyn to treat asthma

...per and have better control over their asthma with inhaled corticosteroids than with the medicine cromolyn, a...ng the two treatments. Adult asthma patients using inhaled steroids such as the brand names Beclovent, Pulmicort and Flovent had on average three fewer severe ...

Researchers reveal lung's unique innate immune system

... body's respiratory tract is constantly exposed to inhaled particles or microorganisms. The alveola tiny air sacs in the lung where exchanges of gases between the respiratory and circulatory systems takes place are protected from invading microbes by the alveolar macrophage. Macrophages are white blood c...

Inhaled corticosteroids are better than sodium cromoglycate in asthma control

In both children and adults with chronic asthma, inhaled corticosteroids help the lung to function more normally, and help control asthma more successfully, than sodium cromoglycate, finds a review to be published in The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2006. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and sodium cromoglycate...

Patient choice stops at inhaled insulin

...cellence (NICE) released its appraisal document on inhaled insulin, open for consultation until May 10, which...ims that the effect that patients might move on to inhaled insulin earlier and therefore avoid or delay long-term diabetic complications, is "insufficient to p...

Bronchial thermoplasty offers significant improvement for asthmatics in small study

...ways to constrict more promptly and excessively to inhaled stimuli than is the case for normal airways is con...refractory asthma do not respond satisfactorily to inhaled therapy, and are at risk of severe exacerbations. Bronchial thermoplasty does not access the periphe...

Exubera: So far no evidence available of an additional therapeutic benefit

There is currently no evidence available that inhaled insulin (Exubera) in diabetes therapy shows advant...ubera therapy No studies were identified in which inhaled insulin was compared with insulin administered subcutaneously in patients with type 2 diabetes, with...

Inhaled steroids help young children breathe but do not prevent chronic asthma

Daily treatment with inhaled corticosteroids can reduce breathing problems in p...ays a week or more than twice a month at night) is inhaled corticosteroids, which reduce airway swelling and help prevent asthma symptoms (e.g., asthma attacks...

Tobacco smoke linked to allergic rhinitis in infants

...ke puts harmful particulates in the air that--when inhaled regularly at such an early age--could lead to serious allergic conditions like asthma." CCAAPS, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is a five-year study examining the effects of environmental particulates on childhood r...

Inhaled anti-rejection drug preserves lung function in lung transplant patients

...AN DIEGO--Lung transplant patients who received an inhaled version of the anti-rejection drug cyclosporine ha... significantly better lung function than those who inhaled a placebo drug in the two years after their transplant, according to a study to be presented at the ...

Spacers have advantages over nebulizers for childhood asthma

...t delivery only and not other agents, for example, inhaled corticosteroids." As for the most severely affected patients, "there are insufficient data on severe exacerbation to generalize to that high-risk group," Camargo said. The authors conclude that the emergency- room results need to be replicated in a ...

New techniques ease colon cancer procedures for patients

...ited Kingdom evaluated the efficacy of entonox, an inhaled sedative using nitrous oxide and oxygen, and found it to be more effective than IV, providing greater patient pain relief and facilitating earlier discharge. Study authors recruited 120 patients, asking them to complete anxiety and pain questionnaire...

May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet

... CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE The use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) for treatment of patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is effective in improving health outcomes. COPD is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and the beneficia...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for June 6, 2006

... 33,826 asthma patients found that those receiving inhaled long-acting beta-agonists were 2.5 times more likely to be hospitalized and about two times more likely to have life-threatening asthma attacks than those receiving placebo. Fifty-three of 3,083 patients receiving B-agonists were hospitalized for an ...

Stopping inhaled corticosteroid use causes no problems in cystic fibrosis patient users

...to cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who regularly use inhaled corticosteroid, those who did not use these drugs ...uded that it is safe for CF patients to stop using inhaled corticosteroids in order to lower their drug burden, to reduce potential adverse side effects, and t...

Common asthma inhaler causing deaths, researchers assert

...is so-called meta-analysis found that patients who inhaled the long-acting beta-agonists salmeterol (trade names Serevent and Advair, both made by GlaxoSmithKline) or formoterol (trade name Foradil, made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals) were 3.5 times more likely to die from asthma and 2.5 times more likely to b...

Participation in clinical trials does not appear to affect physician's adherence to guidelines

...ces. The researchers found that the prevalence of inhaled steroid use among asthma patients increased from 6...d a gradually increased use of the trial sponsor's inhaled corticosteroids, from 74.8 percent to 81.5 percent in trial-conducting practices and from 73.6 perce...

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