Tag: "inhaler" at medical news
Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists
...hma attacks by using a device similar to an asthma inhaler
to top up the levels of interferons in the lungs....
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
...king the three drugs had similar rates of "rescue" inhaler
use, the researchers found. Rescue inhaler
medications such as albuterol are used to immediately open the lung's airways during an asthma attac...
Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
...r has to run to the camp nurse's office to grab an inhaler
for a child who is having an asthma attack or an EpiPen for a child who has been stung by a bee can have real health consequences," says Walton. The new guideline does not give detailed recommendations for camps that serve only children with special ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 18, 2005
... or on diabetes control are not clear. The current inhaler
device, used before each meal, is large and only allows dosing of 2.5 to 3.0 units of insulin, while injected insulin currently allows for finer adjustments in dose. An editorial writer says that the two new treatments provide much-needed options fo...
Dual therapy works best for controlling asthma
... the combination therapy also reduced their rescue inhaler
use by as much as one less "puff" per day. There were no significant differences in side effects between the combination therapy and higher steroid doses except for a three-fold increase in the rate of tremor, or uncontrolled muscle contractions, in ...
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
...kly. Yet, 70 percent of patients had not had their inhaler
technique checked, and only 50 percent of patients had objective pulmonary function tests. Patients were also unclear about controller medications, as 39 percent reported using short-acting bronchodilators as their most often used "controller" medica...
HRCT reveals asthmatic risk long after cat allergen exposure
...alers. He underscores the importance of developing inhaler
devices and oral anti-inflammatory drugs that are capable of generating extra-fine particles to reach the small airways and suppress inflammation deep in the lung. "A better understanding of the causes and complications of asthma, as afforded by this...
Something in the air? ESA service warns asthma sufferers by mobile phone
... to get it as a warning to be prepared and take my inhaler
with me on a bad day. Going out without it would not be good!"...
Accentia Biopharmaceuticals to begin shipping MD Turbo
...ggest challenges facing MDI users: coordination of inhaler
actuation with patient's breath, and the accounting of how much medication is left in the inhaler," says Gil Mott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Respirics Inc. "We are all very excited about introducing a new product to the market that can...
Inhaled steroids help young children breathe but do not prevent chronic asthma
...[Flovent] 88 mcg twice daily, using a metered-dose inhaler
with a valve spacer and mask) or placebo for two years. All children in the study received additional medication to treat symptoms if they occurred. After two years, daily use of inhaled corticosteroids (or placebo) was stopped, and all participants ...
Breathing exercises can significantly cut inhaler use in mild asthma
...s by more than 80% and halve the dose of preventer inhaler
required in mild asthma, finds research published ...relaxation. The participants, who used a preventer inhaler
and required reliever inhaler
at least four times a week, were randomly assigned to one or other bre...
Literature review highlights options for self-management of asthma exacerbations
...corticosteroid/long-acting 2-agonisttherapy in one inhaler
device for the management of persistent asthma," s...ks. This may be achieved by adding a high-dose ICS inhaler
to maintenance ICS or ICS/LABA therapy. There is inconclusive evidence about acutely increasing th...
Experts add to growing warnings about asthma drug
...icians if they notice their response to a 'rescue' inhaler
such as albuterol is lessened when they're taking salmeterol as part of a regular maintenance medication," he said. Weinberger said that many primary care physicians, partly in response to heavy drug marketing, immediately start patients on the com...
New asthma inhaler propellant effective, but costlier
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A common asthma inhaler
powered by a new propellant is safe and effective ...n additional $1.2 billion a year on three patented inhaler
brands containing the new propellant (Ventolin, ProAir and Proventil) until generic versions reach p...
Web-based asthma program dramatically improves disease management for low-income black students
...behaviors: controller medication adherence, rescue inhaler
availability and smoking cessation or reduction. To our knowledge, our program is the first tailored, web-based multimedia asthma program for urban high school students evaluated in a non-clinic community setting, said Dr. Joseph. Results suggest t...
Asthma study shows patients have more options to control disease
...aily use of inhaled steroids may be able to reduce inhaler
use to once a day or switch to a daily pill acco...atients may also take additional drugs such as the inhaler
albuterol, known as "rescue" therapy, to treat symptoms. A majority of people with asthma have mild ...
Data showed improved quality of life and patient satisfaction with SYMBICORT
...tions with SYMBICORT in one pressurized meter-dose inhaler
(pMDI) 160/4.5 micrograms (mcg); budesonide pMDI 160 mcg; formoterol via dry-powder inhaler
(DPI) 4.5 mcg; budesonide pMDI 160 mcg + formoterol DPI 4.5 mcg in separate inhalers; or placebo, ea...
More pounds equals worse asthma?
...ER visits, miss more days of work, use more rescue inhaler
medications and use inhaled steroids to control asthma. Obese patients were 66% more likely to report having asthma symptoms all of the time, were 47% less likely to be in asthma remission, and 52% more likely to have severe persistent asthma than ...
AstraZeneca announces SYMBICORT is now available in the US
...terol fumarate dihydrate) pressurized metered dose inhaler
(pMDI) is now available in the United States for the long-term maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older. Administered twice daily, SYMBICORT is a combination of two proven asthma medications budesonide, an inhaled cort...