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2011-06-15 13:37:55

People who use a mist inhaler to deliver a drug widely prescribed in more than 55 countries to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be 52 percent more likely to die, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. The findings, published by BMJ, the British Medical Journal, raise concerns not only about the mist inhaler "” a device that delivers the soluble form of the medication tiotropium "” but also about the drug itself. The mist inhaler has not yet gained...

2011-06-14 12:41:00

LISBON, Portugal, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hovione announced today the international filing of its latest patent covering a new, highly efficient dry powder inhaler (DPI), XCaps. XCaps fills a void in the pulmonary inhalation market, as a device which combines high efficiency in powder dispersion with ease of use. Lung fractions in excess of 70% have been achieved, from a device which only requires two steps to inhalation and which only has two components plus a dust...

2011-05-18 09:15:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. presented detailed efficacy and safety results today from the Company's phase 2b study of PT003 (GFF MDI) in patients with moderate-to-very severe COPD during a late-breaker poster session at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). PT003 is a proprietary fixed-dose combination of glycopyrrolate (GP), a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), and formoterol fumarate (FF), an established,...

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2011-05-13 07:57:28

Nicotine-free plastic inhalers may increase a smoker's chance of quitting, according to new research published online in the European Respiratory Journal. This study is the first to assess the effectiveness of using a nicotine-free inhaler to help stop smoking. The research, which was carried out by scientists at the Università di Catania in Italy, analyzed 120 people who were enrolled in a program to help them quit smoking. The participants were split into two groups, with...

2011-05-06 07:32:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows a rarely-prescribed drug is easier to use and may be just as effective as treatment with inhalers. Asthma affects about 300 million people worldwide. It is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation of the airways that leads to wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Researchers followed 650 patients with chronic asthma for two years. They found leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) were just as successful at managing the...

2011-05-05 13:01:28

A rarely prescribed asthma drug is easier to use and just as effective as conventional treatment with inhalers, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Publishing tomorrow in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers followed 650 patients with chronic asthma for two years. They found that tablets called leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) managed the disease equally successfully as steroid inhalers and other 'preventer' inhalers when used in...

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2011-05-05 10:25:00

Asthma sufferers are more often prescribed inhalers than pills to treat their symptoms. However, a British study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggests that pills marketed under brand names such as Singulair and Accolate work just as well and are easier for patients to manage, reports AFP. Led by Professor David Price of the University of Aberdeen and the University of East Anglia, the study followed 650 chronic asthma patients for two years. Two sub-studies were...

2011-05-05 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. made three presentations at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe (RDD Europe 2011) meeting in Berlin this week elucidating the tunability, versatility and universality of the Company's porous particle-based metered dose inhaler (MDI) development approach. The data provides details of Pearl's products and novel cosuspension platform, which facilitates forming stable MDI suspensions containing respiratory drugs as...

2011-05-04 16:00:00

NORWICH, England, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A rarely prescribed asthma drug is easier to use and just as effective as conventional treatment with inhalers, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Publishing tomorrow in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers followed 650 patients with chronic asthma for two years. They found that tablets called leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) managed the disease equally successfully as steroid...

2011-04-29 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. announced today that complete results from the Company's Phase 2b study of PT003 in patients with moderate-to-very severe COPD will be presented during a late-breaker poster session at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). PT003 (GFF-MDI) is a proprietary, fixed-dose combination of glycopyrrolate, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), and formoterol, an established, long-acting...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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