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Asthma Patients May Breathe More Easily Thanks To Game Changing Drug
2013-05-22 15:08:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers said on Tuesday that a new type of asthma drug could be a potential game changer for patients with moderate to severe respiratory disease. The injectable drug, known as dupilumad, slashed asthmatic episodes by 87 percent in a mid-stage trial of 104 patients. The team wrote about the latest trial's results in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). "Asthma that is difficult to treat is increasingly recognized as...

2013-05-06 23:04:54

Exploring the latest innovations in healthcare. SOLNA, Sweden (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Aerocrine AB announced today that their NIOX MINO® device will be featured in an upcoming episode of Health Heroes, set to air later this year via the Discovery Channel. Aerocrine is focused on improving the management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases, such as asthma. This segment of Health Heroes will focus on Aerocrine's NIOX MINO®, a point-of-care device designed to measure...

2013-02-07 23:02:12

Board certified pulmonologist discusses the role of exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) testing in asthma diagnosis and management. Despite many advances in understanding the complexities of the disease, many patients do not receive adequate care to control their asthma. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 The identification of potential asthma biomarkers has led to the development of noninvasive methods for assessing inflammation in the airways, including eNO testing to measure the level of...

2012-09-12 11:01:41

Among adults with asthma controlled with low-dose inhaled corticosteroid therapy, the time to treatment failure was not significantly different among patients who received corticosteroid dose adjustment based on physician assessment, a biomarker, or symptom occurrence, according to a study in the September 12 issue of JAMA. Asthma disease activity varies daily, seasonally, and episodically, presumably related to airway inflammation. "Accordingly, asthma management requires periodic dose...

2012-05-22 02:37:50

Higher mortality rates among older adult asthma patients compared to their younger counterparts may be due, at least in part, to an increase in airway inflammation, according to a study conducted by researchers in Canada, who note that their results imply that elderly patients are either less likely to follow asthma medication dosing instructions, or that the underlying airway inflammation in elderly patients is relatively resistant to current anti-inflammatory therapies. The study will be...

2012-03-28 00:48:25

Where a child lives can greatly affect his or her risk for asthma. According to a new study by scientists at Columbia University, neighborhood differences in rates of childhood asthma may be explained by varying levels of air pollution from trucks and residential heating oil. Results appear online in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. In New York City, where the study was conducted, asthma among school-age children ranges from a low of 3% to a high of 19%...

2011-10-24 15:58:26

It is well known that smoking leads to a reduction in levels of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), which is a marker for airway inflammation. However, there is limited knowledge about smoking-induced changes in the production and exchange of nitric oxide (NO) in young adults. In a study of eight women and eight men with a mean age of 23 years and a smoking history of less than eight pack-years, Greek researchers found that after smoking a single cigarette, the airway tissue...

2011-10-13 11:42:10

By studying mice exposed to tobacco smoke for a period of months, researchers have new insight into how emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) develops. In the October 14th issue of Cell, a Cell Press publication, they also report a promising new way to reverse the lung damage underlying these conditions. "It has not been very clear what causes the disease and there has been no therapy to stop or reverse lung destruction in emphysema," said Norbert Weissman of the...

2011-09-02 11:46:41

The American Thoracic Society has issued the first-ever guidelines on the use of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) that address when to use FENO and how to interpret FENO levels in different clinical settings. The guidelines, which appear in the September 1 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, are graded based on the available evidence in the literature. "There are existing guidelines to measure FENO but none to interpret the results," noted Raed A. Dweik, MD,...

2011-05-18 00:14:17

Results from C91 "Late-Breaking Clinical Trials" on Tuesday afternoon, May 17, will bring new light to clinical problems and potential treatments. While five examine possible new therapies for people with asthma (pregnant women), emphysema, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), TB and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a sixth looks at the safety of physician- vs. nurse-led transport teams for critically ill patients, In one, researchers from Australia identified a way for pregnant women...


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