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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...

2011-04-04 08:04:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- COPD sufferers know the symptoms all too well: the phlegmy cough, gasping wheezy breaths, and chest tightness that signal an exacerbation.  Guidelines recommend inhaled long-acting bronchodilators "“ either an anticholinergic or a ß2-agonist "“ to mitigate symptoms and reduce the frequency of these exacerbations in patients with moderate to severe disease.  Which one is more effective?  Without large head-to-head...

2011-04-01 08:21:30

By Helena Pujol, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) "“  A new treatment is helping sufferers of  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) find relief in the form of a hand-held device to inhaled medication. The SPIRIVA HandiHaler is the first once-daily steroid free treatment that reduces the worsening of symptoms (exacerbations) in people with COPD, and can help manage the disease long term. "In the United States, 12 million people have been diagnosed with...

2011-03-01 10:00:00

CHICAGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Developed by inventor John Vito and represented by ICAP Ocean Tomo, the assets available for auction in this lot disclose an advanced medical inhaler design that is both more accurate and more convenient for the user. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100614/CG20517LOGO) The patents will be auctioned off at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Spring 2011 Live IP Auction on March 31, 2011 in New York City. Key Characteristics The patents disclose the...

2011-02-09 08:00:00

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PARI Respiratory Equipment launched an updated company website at www.pari.com. In addition to providing visitors with a beautiful new interface, the website includes easy access to: Continuing Education classes Product instructional videos Frequently asked questions and answers for patients Product instructions for use Information on how to access and differentiate between various types of nebulizers, compressors, holding chambers,...

2011-01-27 14:41:20

Researchers have proved that a single "master switch" enzyme, known as aldose reductase, is key in producing excess mucous that clogs the airways of people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The enzyme's action can be blocked by drugs whose safety has been shown in clinical trials for other diseases "“ a discovery that could improve therapies for the 510 million people worldwide suffering from asthma and COPD. The findings are from a University of Texas...

2011-01-25 08:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva Respiratory today announced Los Angeles, Calif. as the second stop of a multi-city tour for EIB Active(TM), a national health campaign started in 2010 to raise awareness about asthma and exercise-induced bronchospasm, or EIB, a breathing condition that affects about 80-90 percent of children and adults with asthma, and an estimated 30 million people in the United States. EIB is a treatable condition that causes wheezing, coughing and chest...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

AUSTIN, TX, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - PharmaForm, a leader in pharmaceutical formulation and clinical manufacturing, today announced several corporate updates including the hire of several key scientists and investment in capital equipment that will allow the company to significantly expand in 2011.  PharmaForm announced today the appointment of J. Blair West, Ph.D., as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Operations. Dr. West brings over 20 years of experience as a senior...

2010-12-01 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. today announced that their lead combination bronchodilator, PT003, met the primary efficacy endpoint in a recently completed Phase 2b clinical trial in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These top-line results show that PT003 provides superior bronchodilation compared to the current market leader, tiotropium bromide (Spiriva®...

2010-11-10 16:31:00

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaxis, a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutic products for respiratory and immune disorders, will present ARIDOL(TM) (mannitol inhalation powder) Bronchial Challenge Test Kit, at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), November 11-16 in Phoenix, AZ. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 5, 2010, ARIDOL is the first new bronchial...


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