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Five Spiro PD personal spirometers will be given away to registered participants in recongnition of World Asthma Day on May 1st, 2012.
Children who develop asthma by age seven have deficits in lung function and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates.
Breastfeeding is associated with improved lung function at school age, particularly in children of asthmatic mothers, according to a new study from researchers in Switzerland and the UK.
Exacerbation severity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be reliably assessed with the COPD Assessment Test™ (CAT).
National Jewish Health researchers and their colleagues in the COPDGene research consortium report that a computerized form of radiology, known as quantitative CT, can offer valuable prognostic information for patients and doctors beyond the standard breathing tests most commonly used to evaluate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Adding inhaled powder mannitol to standard therapy for cystic fibrosis produced consistent lung function improvement for up to 52 weeks, according to this study. Mannitol treatment is not only efficient and safe, but it’s easy to administer as well.