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Adult COPD or asthma could be effectively treated with Xopenex

...s of age and older. Xopenex brand levalbuterol HCl inhalation solution is indicated for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients 6 years and older with reversible obstructive airway disease, such as asthma....

Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk

...ccupational and Environmental Medicine found. The inhalation of chemicals used to destroy microbiological germs in swimming pools may be responsible for the surge of childhood asthma in developed countries, according to Alfred Bernard of the toxicology unit at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels. //...

Identifying Predictors Of Anthrax

Quick response to identify and treat people with inhalation anthrax is needed to minimize the effects of a terrorist attack , however distinguishing // someone who has anthrax from someone who just has the flu, pneumonia or another respiratory-related illness is the question that has remained unanswered. Tha...

New Inhalation Anthrax Vaccine

...ry tests using rabbits exposed to a lethal dose of inhalation anthrax, nasal immunization with the powder resulted in an 83-percent to 100-percent survival rate. The results are similar to the protection offered by the injected formula....

Vitamin E Could Restore Sudden Hearing Loss

...s. They were all treated with bed rest, magnesium, inhalation of carbogen and steroids, and the patients in the study group received 400 milligrams of twice-daily vitamin E in addition. The success of the treatment, defined as improvement of 75 percent or more, was better in the study group (about 78 percent vs...

Lemons Could Give Relief For Patients Suffering From Asthma

...The lung function of the rats showed that limonene inhalation prevented asthmatic symptoms. However more research in both animals and humans is currently underway to look at citrus oils and their use in treating asthma....

Breathing Cancer Causing Compounds During Pregnancy Found To Affect Offspring

... cancers can probably be traced back to a mother’s inhalation of noxious substances. The study compared a chemical emissions map with all children age 15 and younger who died from leukemia and other cancers between 1968 and 1980. Results showed kids who were born within a one-kilometer radius of emissions hots...

The Use Of Colistin To Treat Cystic Fibrosis Questioned

... in lung function. In conclusion, researchers say inhalation of colistin results in a fair amount of spasms of the bronchi because the drug is administered as an aerosol. However, they say the spasms are controllable and should not deter the use of inhaled colistin when medically indicated....

FDA Approves New Drug For Asthma In Children

... 220 mcg to be taken only once daily// . The oral inhalation treatment may take about 1 to 2 weeks or longer after starting the treatment for the maximum effect to take place. The medication provides topical effect to systematic activity in extensive hepatic metabolism. A maintenance treatment for asthma suffe...

HIIP- A Novel Inhaled Insulin Delivery System As An Alternative To Injectable Insulin Therapy

...l inhaled insulin delivery system -- human insulin inhalation powder (HIIP) -- based on AIR particle technology and its relative biopotency compared with subcutaneous (SC) insulin lispro. The researchers enrolled 20 healthy, nonsmoking, male or female subjects (aged 29.6 years, BMI 23.2 kg/m2) with normal for...

Acute Toxicity Of Nano-Scale Zinc Powder: Severe Renal Damage And Anemia

...esearch upon different exposure routes, especially inhalation exposure is required and long-term low level effect caused by nanoscale materials is now carried out in their laboratory....

Hookah And The Gums: A Dangerous Mix

...s. Even though the smoke is filtered out by water, inhalation of toxic substances is similar to or even greater than that of cigarette smoking." It was also found that the levels of nicotine and cotinine in plasma, saliva and urine increased subsequent to smoking the hookah. "This study provides convincing evid...

Lead levels in disturbed soil post-Katrina unsafe

...es more likely, either through skin contact or the inhalation of aerosolized particles. In addition to lead, scientists also found concentrations of aldrin (an insecticide), arsenic, and seven semi-volatile organic compounds that exceeded EPA Region VI safe levels and are on EPA's list of known or suspected ...

Exposure To Cadmium Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

...osure occurs through contaminated food or water or inhalation of tobacco smoke or polluted air. Using a random population sample of 994 participants from north-east Belgium, Staessen and colleagues prospectively investigated whether environmental exposure to cadmium is associated with an increased risk of can...

Anthrax Spores: Animal Skins on Drums, Renders Vado Diomande, Sick

... performance, the reason, it is believed is due to inhalation of anthrax spores. This might have occurred after stretching the animal skins on drums for the purpose of tuning them. Mr. Diomande was reported to be in a stable condition, though he was unavailable for interviews. This is the performer’s second b...

Pigeons And Sparrows In UK Face Bird Flu Risk

...mage and even death. Close contact with poultry, inhalation of dried faecal discharges form infected chickens has been responsible for bird flu transmission from chickens to human beings. Bird flu virus has claimed the valuable lives of 93 individuals and infected more than 150 others, ever since it emerged i...

Facts about Common Cold and Flu

...ird flu and the route of administration is by oral inhalation through an inhalation device. Other complications associated with the flu are Pneumonia sinusitis, bronchitis and ear in...

Long Term Exposure to Lab Animals Increases Immunity against Asthma

...d that these workers get exposure not only through inhalation but also through the skin if they are bitten or scratched. They suffer from two-fold reduced risk of developing work-related chest symptoms than those who had only non-specific antibodies in their blood. Dr Karen Pacheco of the National Jewish Medica...

Three Compounders Receive Warning against Selling Inhaled Drugs

...bution of several thousands of doses of compounded inhalation drugs which treat conditions like asthma and emphy...for Drug Evaluation and Research said, "Compounded inhalation drugs are not reviewed by the FDA for safety and effectiveness, often are not produced according to ...

Monoclonal Antibody based system for Anthrax detection

...goats and sheep. Humans can be affected in 3 ways: inhalation of anthrax spores, by eating infected meat that has not been properly cooked and by skin absorption. "Our results demonstrate that small differences in the carbohydrates on cell surfaces can be used to obtain specific immune reagents," says Seeberg...

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