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Nonsurgical treatment options effective for sinus issues
15 Oct 2019 at 1:46pm
In a recent clinical study, a regimen of combined oral and topical corticosteroids were effectively used to treat patients who suffer from severe CRS with nasal polyps and for whom surgery is often the first option.
Heavier birth weight linked to childhood allergies
15 Oct 2019 at 7:33am
New research shows that the more a baby weighs at birth relative to its gestational age the higher the risk they will suffer from childhood food allergy or eczema, although not hay fever.
Pharmacists provide patient value in team-based care
8 Oct 2019 at 12:57pm
As part of an innovative model, pharmacists manage the care of patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
Common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments
7 Oct 2019 at 3:00pm
Some so-called pro-allergic environments strongly promote the development of asthma and are responsible for the dramatic increase in the prevalence of asthma, especially in industrialized countries. Researchers at the GIGA of the University of Liège have identified how all these pro-allergic environments act in the same way on the pulmonary immune system to induce the development of allergic asthma.
Father's obesity in puberty doubles the risk of asthma in his future offspring
2 Oct 2019 at 8:03am
A new study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are not.
One third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral ste...
1 Oct 2019 at 3:22pm
A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands.
Food insecurity in young adults raises risk for diabetes, high blood pressure...
1 Oct 2019 at 1:54pm
A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. Now, a study finds that young adults in the United States who are food insecure not only are slightly more likely to be obese, they are significantly more likely to suffer from disorders associated with high body mass index, as well as obstructive airway diseases like asthma.
Three-in-one inhaler therapy can improve lung function and reduce asthma attacks
30 Sep 2019 at 3:10pm
Patients with severe asthma which is not controlled with standard treatment -- leaving them at risk of severe asthma attacks -- could benefit from using a single inhaler combining three, instead of 2 therapies, according to two phase 3 randomized controlled trials with over 2,500 patients across 17 countries.
'Smart shirt' can accurately measure breathing and could be used to monitor l...
30 Sep 2019 at 5:22am
A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment, according to new research.
African American children respond differently to asthma medications
27 Sep 2019 at 10:51am
African Americans suffer asthma more often and more severely than Caucasian patients. However, clinical trials that have shaped treatment guidelines have included few African Americans. A new report demonstrates a shortcoming of that history. Researchers report that African American children respond differently than African American adults and Caucasian adults and children to step-up therapies for inadequately controlled asthma.
New yardstick offers diagnostic and treatment guidance for idiopathic anaphyl...
18 Sep 2019 at 7:56am
The new 'Idiopathic Anaphylaxis Yardstick' will help physicians who might be searching for guidance on next steps after their patient has an anaphylactic reaction of an unknown origin.
Childhood behavior linked to taking paracetamol in pregnancy
16 Sep 2019 at 5:14am
A new study adds to evidence that links potential adverse effects of taking paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) during pregnancy.
Presence of fungal DNA in the fetal human gut
5 Sep 2019 at 11:54am
A recent human study has discovered the presence of fungal communities in the fetal gut. The study marks the first of its kind to observe fungal DNA in this developmental setting.
Genetics may play a role in reaction to CT contrast agents
3 Sep 2019 at 7:15am
Researchers have found that patients with family and personal history of allergic reactions to contrast media are at risk for future reactions, according to a new large study. Allergic reactions to commonly used CT contrast media may be prevented by premedicating patients with antihistamines and using a different type of contrast agent.
Identification of new populations of immune cells in the lungs
3 Sep 2019 at 7:14am
Two very distinct sub-populations of interstitial macrophages exist, and identifies their local precursors. This new knowledge is a further step towards understanding the regulation of the lung immune system and developing targeted approaches to prevent respiratory diseases, such as asthma.