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2013-05-01 15:42:59

The American Thoracic Society has released new official clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), the acute airway narrowing that occurs as a result of exercise. The guidelines appear in the May 1, 2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "While a large proportion of asthma patients experience exercise-induced respiratory symptoms, EIB also occurs frequently in subjects without asthma," said Jonathan...

Bitter Tasting Substances Can Help With Asthma Attack
2013-03-06 17:37:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The sudden onset of an asthma attack can be a frightening event. Asthmatics often experience a severe shortness of breath combined with coughing or wheezing and a tightening sensation in their lungs and chest. If you suffer from asthma, there is a chronic state of inflammation in your lungs. When this inflammation is paired with constriction of the airwaves and muscles in the chest, it is important to seek immediate relief,...

2012-06-07 09:19:43

Temperature increase may activate sensory nerves that induce coughing and airway constriction May is asthma awareness month, and with summer right around the corner, a study shows that doctors may be closer to understanding why patients with mild asthma have such difficulty breathing during hot, humid weather. The study, appearing in the June print issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that patients who inhaled an asthma drug before breathing in...

2011-05-27 07:03:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Asthma is a common chronic respiratory condition characterized clinically by an excessive tendency toward reversible airway narrowing. Scientists believe that the airway narrowing induced by allergen exposure in patients with asthma may in itself be a sufficient stimulus for the development of airway remodeling, and that such remodeling is not solely dependent on induced recruitment of airway eosinophils which trigger airway remodeling as well. To test this hypothesis,...

2011-04-14 20:53:33

Gasping for breath during a workout may be more than just a sign that you're out of shape. It could also indicate a condition called exercise-induced asthma, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "Exercise-induced asthma occurs when someone has shortness of breath, gets winded easily, has wheezing and sometimes even a cough shortly after exercise begins," said Dr. John Rogers, professor of family and community medicine at BCM. Asthma occurs when there are spasms of the smooth...

2010-05-19 09:53:44

Children who undergo brief periods of intense exercise may exhibit lung dysfunction or other symptoms similar to those experienced by asthma patients, even when no history of asthma exists, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California's Irvine and Miller Children's Hospital. The results of the study were presented at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. "Studies have shown that in adults, vigorous exercise can cause wheezing and a decrease in...

2010-04-29 13:36:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In the United States alone, over 22 million people, including more than six million children, are known to have asthma, which is a leading cause of hospital emergency department visits and school absenteeism. In response to these alarming statistics, and in an effort to raise public awareness of the risks faced everyday by those living with asthma, Teva Respiratory is supporting National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month as a Platinum sponsor of the...

2010-02-16 16:34:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is launching a national public service announcement (PSA) supported by GlaxoSmithKline titled "Two Main Causes of Asthma." The PSA goal is to communicate an important message to the millions of Americans with asthma: that treating the two main causes of asthma symptoms may help prevent symptoms before they begin. Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness. See...

2010-02-16 12:40:00

LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is launching a national public service announcement (PSA) supported by GlaxoSmithKline titled "Two Main Causes of Asthma." The PSA goal is to communicate an important message to the millions of Americans with asthma: that treating the two main causes of asthma symptoms may help prevent symptoms before they begin. Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness....

2008-10-02 21:00:05

SYDNEY, Australia, Oct. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis has announced that researchers will present 12 abstracts from its respiratory disease program at the 2008 European Respiratory Society Congress (ERS) being held in Berlin from the 4th to the 8th October. The ERS brings together many of the world's top respiratory researchers and clinicians to hear latest advances in clinical diagnosis and treatment. A comprehensive program of research will be...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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