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Safe for people with asthma

...re was no significant difference - 20 per cent had exacerbations after flu injection, compared to 25 per cent after the placebo. The researchers conclude the flu jab is safe for people with asthma after all, and they should take it to prevent exposing themselves to the health complications of flu....

Tiotropium surpasses Ipratropium

...t in the ipratropium group. Moreover, frequency of exacerbations fell by 24 per cent more in the tiotropium group compared to the ipratropium group. This was associated with a reduction in hospitalisations of between 30 and 50 per cent and an increase in time to first exacerbation. Researchers found that the bene...

Inhaled Corticosteroids Found To Have No Significant Effect On COPD

...eroids can reduce the mortality rate and number of exacerbations COPD patients experience. However, results from a ...ds had no significant effect on the number of COPD exacerbations or COPD-related hospital stays in the participants. More than 1,000 patients who took part in the st...

The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied

...eroids can reduce the mortality rate and number of exacerbations COPD patients experience.// However, results from ...ds had no significant effect on the number of COPD exacerbations or COPD-related hospital stays in the participants. More than 1,000 patients who took part in the st...

The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied

...eroids can reduce the mortality rate and number of exacerbations COPD patients experience.// However, results from ...ds had no significant effect on the number of COPD exacerbations or COPD-related hospital stays in the participants. More than 1,000 patients who took part in the st...

COPD Patients In US Are Not Receiving 'Ideal Care'

...uality of care for patients hospitalised for acute exacerbations of COPD could be improved by, increasing the use recommended therapies, decreasing the use of unnecessary treatments that could turn out to be potentially harmful, and on reducing differences in practice across hospitals....

Addition Of Budesonide To Formoterol Reduces Risk Of Mortality

...ntation further demonstrates the link between COPD exacerbations and an increased risk of mortality, reinforcing the importance of reducing these events, as indicated by COPD guidelines". The re-analysis comprised data from 1834 patients with severe COPD evenly distributed between the two treatment groups, i.e. ...

COPD Patients Using Beta-agonist Inhalers Are at Risk

...he anticholinergics, they experienced fewer severe exacerbations requiring hospitalizations and fewer respiratory deaths than those taking only a placebo," said Edwin Salpeter, the J.G. White Distinguished Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus at Cornell, who led the statistical analysis in the study. An eminent...

Children of Different Race Show Different Patterns of Asthma Care

...mptoms as they start up, so they don’t have severe exacerbations that require emergency visits and hospitalizations,” says Woods. “We need to help people understand the idea of taking preventive medication before they’re sick.” (Source: Newswise)...

Inhaled Corticosteroids Reduce Death in Patients with COPD

...to multifactorial reasons, including reductions in exacerbations of the disease and suppression of inflammation. Researchers also found a 23 percent reduced risk of death when comparing the effects of inhaled steroids with bronchodilators in patients in the 65+ group. In all cases, the most significant results w...

Monoclonal Antibody Reduces Exacerbations in Asthmatics

...ntibody, experienced significantly// fewer disease exacerbations than individuals taking a placebo. This research ...ent with infliximab reduced the number of moderate exacerbations in patients with asthma, as monitored by morning and evening use of an electronic spirometer incorpo...

Asthma Symptoms Linked to Soot from Diesel Trucks in So. Bronx

...diesel soot particles in air pollution are causing exacerbations of asthma in children,” says George Thurston, Sc.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, one of the study’s principal researchers. The major type of air pollutant that was associated with symptoms of asthma was ...

Bronchial thermoplasty – a promising treatment for asthmatic

...ty patients. There was no change or a worsening of exacerbations in controls," he said. "The change in quality of life was really clinically significant." Thermoplasty has the side effect of deterioration of asthma condition within a day after the procedure. However, it subsides within a few weeks."There was alm...

Blocking Glucocorticoid Prevents Stress-Induced Skin Abnormalities

...ld have negative outcomes that are much worse than exacerbations in the skin disorders. The research team is now looking at the effect of psychological stress on the skin’s production of antimicrobial peptides, which play a role in defense against infection. They hypothesize that psychological stress might also ...

Two Lung Cancer Patients Die Due To HRV

...ng of the mechanisms underlying rhinovirus-induced exacerbations of asthma and COPD.” They continued: "These exciting new data raise the possibility that patients with asthma and other patients with chronic airway disease are unusually susceptible to rhinovirus infection leading to increased rates of exacerbatio...

Common Cold Virus Leads to Death in Lung Transplant Patients

...ng of the mechanisms underlying rhinovirus-induced exacerbations of asthma and COPD.” They continued: “These exciting new data raise the possibility that patients with asthma and other patients with chronic airway disease are unusually susceptible to rhinovirus infection leading to increased rates of exacerbatio...

Combo Therapy Reduces Exacerbations in Severe COPD

...th an inhaled corticosteroid reduced the number of exacerbations by 35 percent.// Peter Kardos, M.D., of the Respi... group. The authors believe that this reduction in exacerbations is likely of clinical importance for patients with severe COPD. 'Exacerbations are a major cause ...

Anti-inflammatory Drug Fails to Improve COPD Symptoms

...ce, the transition dyspnea index and the number of exacerbations requiring a doctor or hospital visit. According to the authors, the results of the study were surprising for a number of reasons. Infliximab is an anti-tumor necrosis factor TNF-á, and a number of studies have reported increased production of TNF i...

FDA Approves ZYFLO CR(TM) (Zileuton) for Chronic Treatment of Asthma

... asthma attacks, but can be continued during acute exacerbations of asthma. Leukotrienes are inflammatory mediators in asthma that can trigger asthma symptoms, including inflammation, swelling, bronchoconstriction and mucus secretion. ZYFLO CR(TM) uses SkyePharma PLC's (LSE: SKP) proprietary Geomatrix(R) drug deli...

Anti-inflammatory Drug Fails to Improve COPD Symptoms

...ce, the transition dyspnea index and the number of exacerbations requiring a doctor or hospital visit. According to the authors, the results of the study were surprising for a number of reasons. Infliximab is an anti-tumor necrosis factor TNF-, and a number of studies have reported increased production of TNF in...

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