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Steroids may Reduce Chances of Asthma Relapse

.... Giving the steroids also reduces their use of inhalers and the benefit lasts for about three weeks. The study was conducted by a team of researchers including Professor Brian Rowe and Carol Spooner as part of the Cochrane Systematic Review. As part of the study, researchers analysed data in six trial...

Web-based Asthma Program Improves Disease Management for Black Students

...hanism of action, appropriate techniques for using inhalers and spacers, asthma trigger avoidance and plans to respond to asthma symptoms, said Dr. Joseph. Asthma education for adolescents should also address depression, unresolved anger at having the disease, denial and fear of being perceived as weak or dif...

Combo Therapy may Be Highly Beneficial in Asthma Control

... and older. SYMBICORT does not replace fast-acting inhalers and should not be used to treat acute symptoms of asthma. SYMBICORT is a combination of two proven asthma medications budesonide, an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), and formoterol, a rapid and long-acting beta agonist (LABA). As part of the 12-wee...

Asthma can Be Checked, Experts are Confident

...to ensure that people understand the need to be on inhalers and maintenance dose of drugs," Dr. R.Narasimhan ,... from mild asthma (infrequent attacks), the use of inhalers can be need-based, while those having significant asthma (symptoms occurring every week) must be tre...

Study disapproves a new Asthma inhaler

...PHARMAC in 2005 to stop// the funding for Ventolin inhalers in favour of Salamol. In the study, 36 asthmatic...psychological reasons, physical difference between inhalers and the ineffectiveness of the drug could have influenced the result. GYT...

Break-through Discovery Gives Hope For Asthma treatment

...ction. The researchers are but of the opinion that inhalers could be also developed to deliver the required do... asthma. Delivery of the deficient interferon’s by inhalers could be an ideal way to treat and prevent severe attacks of asthma, potentially vastly improving th...

New Zealand To Give More Choice Of Drugs To Asthmatics

...these changes will widen the access to long-acting inhalers for 15,000 more asthma sufferers. The new combination inhaler Seretide will also help sufferers, he said. This drug shows exactly how many doses are left in each canister and is a leading drug in Australia....

Is Nicotine Lozenge A Safe Smoking Cessation Product?

...he lozenges are to join nicotine patches, gums and inhalers and become available over the counter. This decision was taken because the government said that the prescription would unnecessarily restrict the availability of a safe and effective smoking cessation product. People who want to quit smoking should b...

COPD Patients Using Beta-agonist Inhalers Are at Risk

A new analysis that compares two common inhalers for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pu...s by the Salpeters also revealed that beta-agonist inhalers increased both hospitalizations and deaths in asthma sufferers of all ages. Previous studies have ...

Inhaler Linked To Asthma Deaths

... deaths per year, in the US were linked to asthma inhalers containing the drugs salmeterol or formoterol //. According to researchers from Cornell and Stanford universities, these drugs should be taken off the market . They base these conclusions on a statistical analysis of 19 published trials involving ...

Breathing Exercises Scores Over Inhalers

...ralia, and his colleagues suggests, less demand on inhalers is not only due to practicing breathing techniques but has significant effect on regularly reinforcing it and feeling relaxed and self-efficant when using beta-2 agonist. Random assignment of (57 mild asthma) patient to two breathing techniques wh...

Asthma Could be Combated by Breathing Exercises

...ation. The exercises reduced the use of reliever inhalers by more than 80 percent and halved the dose of preventer inhalers required in mild asthma. Quality of life scores remained unchanged in both groups, but good asthma...

New lease of life for asthmatics by Accentia Biopharmaceuticals

... many of the most commonly prescribed metered dose inhalers (MDIs) into breath-activated, dose-counting inhalers. MD Turbo will be available at pharmacies in May of this year. Gary Cantrell, TEAMM Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, "MDIs are most often used as rescue medications during a...

Ranbaxy Launches Once-a-day Inhaler For Asthma Patients

...ne: the propellant) based pressurised metered dose inhalers in two strengths - Osonide 160mcg and Osonide 80mcg," the company said in a statement. Osonide HFA Inhaler, as opposed to the conventional CFC (chloro-fluoro carbon propellant) inhaler, ensures better delivery in patients' airways with the property...

Babies Are Treated With Untested Drugs

...em not being licensed for the purpose. Even asthma inhalers which are being given to children have not undergone proper tests with regard to children. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has to license the drugs as at present after the clinical trials have been completed. These drugs ar...

Children Being Given "Adult" Medications, Report Says

...lleges that some high-risk medications like asthma inhalers have also never been tried exclusively in children. Currently the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency licenses the drugs after animal research and clinical trials, but most of the trial involve adults and when adult medications are gi...

Asthma Attacks May Be Triggered By Inhalers

...national team of researchers has revealed that the inhalers which asthmatics use for symptomatic relief will increase the chances of an attack.// Mathematical modeling techniques have been used in the research to predict as to when an asthma attack is likely to take place. The science journal ‘Nature’ has pub...

Exubera could mean the end of an insulin injection era for diabetics

...aled via a handheld plastic machine similar to the inhalers used for asthma and allergy. The drug has been in development for a decade and is now backed by a joint venture between Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis and Nektar Therapeutics. Pfizer presented several studies showing Exubera controlled blood sugar as well a...

Now insulin can be inhaled

...ng wall and into the blood stream using dry powder inhalers similar to those used by asthma sufferers.// The scientists unveiled these findings at the Edinburgh international science festival last week.These researchers have been working on this project for the past two years. This way, a wide ran...

Knowledge Of Asthma For Teachers Can Help Children

...tor and a list of the child’s medications, such as inhalers or spacers, and how to properly use them. School employees also should be trained on how to recognize signs and symptoms of an impending asthma attack. “When we think of asthma we often think of full-blown wheezing and shortness of breath,” said Dob...

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