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2013-12-17 23:19:53

Nation’s leading respiratory hospital and renowned New York-based health care system develop joint venture to provide care and research focused on respiratory and related diseases. Denver, CO and New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 National Jewish Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce Creation of Respiratory Institute in New York Nation’s leading respiratory hospital and renowned New York-based health care system develop joint venture to provide care and...

2013-12-12 10:33:22

A new guideline has provided an updated definition of severe asthma along with new recommendations for treating the condition. Produced by a joint task force of the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society, the guideline is published online today (12 December 2013) in the European Respiratory Journal. Although severe asthma is estimated to account for less than 10% of all asthmatics, these patients have the greatest burden and require a disproportionate amount of...

2013-11-27 15:20:34

A popular combination asthma therapy dogged by safety concerns has not harmed British Columbians and should remain in use, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The therapy combines an inhaled corticosteroid to reduce swelling in the airways with "long-acting beta agonists" (LABAs) to ease breathing and reduce the risk of a severe asthma attack. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reacting to claims that...

2013-11-19 23:32:03

Achieve is conducting a safety and efficacy study on a new combination asthma treatment versus an inhaled treatment for adolescents and adult patients with asthma. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 *To see if you qualify for this Asthma Clinical Trial in Alabama, visit Achieve Clinical Research on the web (http://www.achieveclinical.com/) or contact us directly at (205) 380-6434. There is no cost to participate, no insurance is required, and you may receive compensation for...


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2011-01-05 16:00:36

Human parainfluenza viruses, belonging to the paramyxovirus family, are a group of four distinct serotypes of enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses. They are the second most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in younger children. Many times the host has repeat infections throughout life with symptoms that may include upper respiratory tract illness or more commonly, a cold and sore throat. It can also cause severe pneumonia in immunosuppressed people. There is currently no...

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