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2009-12-29 07:43:47

Findings show that air pollution is effecting the rescue inhalers people use for quick relief of asthma, according to a recent Reuters report. A study was done on 85 asthmatic children living in Mexico City, ages 7 to 12, to see whether outdoor air pollution had any impact on how well their rescue inhalers worked. Traffic pollution is usually very high in this area. Fifty-three of the children had mild intermittent asthma, 20 had mild persistent asthma, and 12 had moderate persistent asthma....

2009-12-07 15:22:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Teva Respiratory, a division of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA), today announced the publication of four articles in a special supplement of the December issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), providing a comprehensive scientific review of the emerging role of the small airways in the understanding and treatment of asthma. This represents the first time leading researchers from various institutions in...

2009-12-02 17:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Markets for Asthma and COPD Drugs http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166826/Global-Markets-for-Asthma-and-COPD-Drugs.html Provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for medications that treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Contains global market forecasts through 2014 for medications that treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary...

2009-11-18 10:58:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Pulmonary Drug Delivery Technologies - A Global Market Perspective http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164238/Pulmonary-Drug-Delivery-Technologies---A-Global-Market-Perspective.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Until recent years, respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary, and emphysema disease...

2009-11-12 13:30:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows that an intervention to reduce over-dispensing and waste of asthma medications can succeed without compromising patient safety and can result in substantial cost savings. Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today released results of a study that examined the effectiveness and safety of a pharmacist-initiated...

2009-11-12 08:00:00

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PARI Respiratory Equipment launched a newly updated continuing education class, Managing Respiratory Patients Through Efficient Aerosol Delivery, rounding out their free learning program with seven classes for respiratory therapists, nurses, case managers, and pharmacists. The updated class allows participants to self-study online, enabling easier access for caregivers to update their skills and receive necessary credits for maintaining...

2009-11-06 10:59:00

Asthma Insight and Management (AIM) Survey Reveals Unmet Needs in Current Asthma Care in the United States Asthma is a chronic condition affecting more than 22 million adults and children in the United States, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. In the past year, an estimated more than one million patients were hospitalized and nearly three million visited emergency rooms in the United States as a result of asthma. This estimate is from Asthma Insight and...

2009-11-06 05:00:00

MIAMI, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past year, an estimated more than one million patients were hospitalized and nearly three million visited emergency rooms in the United States as a result of asthma, according to a new comprehensive national survey.(1, 2) Additionally, approximately one in three asthma patients 12 and older surveyed were hospitalized, visited emergency rooms or had other unscheduled healthcare visits due to their asthma in the past year.(2) Findings from Asthma Insight...

2009-10-22 12:19:07

Research to be presented in November at the 2009 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition Researchers have developed an optimized mouthpiece design to aid efficient drug delivery to the lungs by reducing the amount of medication wasted as it passes through the mouthpiece of an aerosol inhaler. With current inhaler designs, only approximately 10 to 20 percent of asthma medications are delivered to the lungs. And, because the lungs provide a direct and...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PARI Respiratory Equipment introduced the PEP S, a device that provides positive expiratory pressure that can be used with all PARI LC reusable nebulizers. PARI's PEP S can be used alone or in combination with nebulizer therapies for airway clearance and lung strengthening exercises by cystic fibrosis patients. "I believe the new PARI PEP S is an incredible new device that improves patient care in two very important areas. It reduces...


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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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