Health Highlights: April 7, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Passive music therapy and its effects on the mental state of patients seem to improve the efficiency of the respiratory system. The results of this experimental study demonstrate that a complementary music therapy has beneficial effects on the treatment of asthma exacerbations in adults. PMID: 32613871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
As-needed budesonide/formoterol is effective in patients with mild asthma for whom low-dose inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) maintenance therapy is appropriate. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of this regimen versus maintenance low-dose ICS plus as-needed short-acting β2-agonist (SABA).
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: The varied spectra of COVID-19 mostly affects young adult age group (third to fifth decades of life). Interestingly, early age group was also affected in significant proportion when compared with similar data from other countries. It was observed that male population seemed to be was more prone to getting infected. Majority of COVID-19 positive patients (nearly three-fourth) were asymptomatic (mostly in young age range) at the time of diagnosis, which poses a major challenge for health care workers. Fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath were major symptoms that could be detected in such COVID-19 pat...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Choudhary S, Jaydeep NG, Tayade BO, Tayade SB, Singh SS, Dhande PD, Gondachar GG PMID: 32610857 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Chlorpheniramine Maleate aerosol inhalation on flow volumes and gas exchange. Materials and Methods: 25 established patients of stabilized bronchial asthma (18 to 44 years) with history of EIA attending Allergy OPD, Medical OPD or Chest clinic were included in the present study. Patients were studied for 3 days in a week at the same time of day. Baseline spirometry was done to know test parameters, i.e. FEV1, PEFR and FEF50%. Gas exchange study during rest including minute ventilation (VE), oxygen consumption (VO2), Carbon dioxide produced per minute (VCO2), Respirator...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Dupilumab is a receptor antagonist binding to the alpha subunit of the interleukin-4 receptor. Through binding to it, dupilumab inhibits signaling of both IL-4 and IL-13, the representative Th2 biomarkers. Rec...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Asthma is a complex heterogeneous disease. The neutrophilic subtypes of asthma are described as persistent, more severe and corticosteroid-resistant, with higher hospitalization and mortality rates, which seri...
Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Asthma patients suffer from periodic acute worsening of symptoms (i.e. loss of asthma control or exacerbations), triggered by a variety of exogenous stimuli. With the growing awareness that air pollutants impa...
Source: Environmental Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Asthma is one of the leading chronic illnesses among children in the United States. Asthma prevalence is higher among African Americans (11.2%) compared to European Americans (7.7%). Bronchodilator medications...
Source: BioData Mining - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Severe asthma occurs in 5 –10% of asthmatic patients, with nasal polyposis as one of the most frequent comorbidity. Benralizumab was recently marketed, thus we could analyse its effects in real-life in severe asthma, and compare the effects of the drug in patients with and without polyposis.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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