FDA OKs Generic Albuterol Asthma Inhaler in Face of Coronavirus-Related Shortages

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 -- The first generic albuterol inhaler in the United States was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to inhaler shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The inhalers are widely used...
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CONCLUSION Pediatric patients with SARS–CoV-2 are at risk for critical illness with severe COVID-19 and MIS-C. Cytokine profiling and examination of peripheral blood smears may distinguish between patients with MIS-C and those with severe COVID-19.FUNDING Financial support for this project was provided by CHOP Frontiers Program Immune Dysregulation Team; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Cancer Institute; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Cookies for Kids Cancer; Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer; Children’s Oncology Group; Stand UP 2 Cancer; Team Connor;...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and presents with respiratory symptoms which can be life threatening in severe cases. At the start of the pandemic, allergy, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were considered as risk factors for COVID-19 as they tend to exacerbate during respiratory viral infections. Recent literature has not shown that airway allergic diseases is a high-risk factor or that it increases the severity of COVID-19. This is due to a decrease in Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) gene expression in the ...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewCoding for patient visits and monitoring via telehealth have expanded over the past years with a wide acceptance of telemedicine as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Coding topics of interest to the allergist/immunologist in regard to services provided via telemedicine will be of increasing importance in the coming years.Recent FindingsCPT coding for telephone as well as synchronous face-to-face telehealth visits has changed over the past few years. With the need for distancing and patient protection during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth services have increased dramatically. The intr...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Falling leaves, pumpkins and apples are signs of fall. And so is asthma. Asthma attacks tend to increase in early autumn. During the coronavirus pandemic, it's especially important for people with the disease to know how to...
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Summary Background Early descriptions of patients admitted to hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic showed a lower prevalence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than would be expected for an acute respiratory disease like COVID-19, leading to speculation that inhaled corticosteroi ds (ICSs) might protect against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or the development of serious sequelae. We assessed the association between ICS and COVID-19-related death among people with COPD or asthma using linked electronic health records (EHRs) in England, UK. Me thods In this obser...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Flu Vaccine Source Type: news
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news
The pandemic due to the infection by the betacoronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which began in Wuhan, People ’s Republic of China, in December 2019, causing the infectious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),1 surpassed 21 million infections and more than 700,000 deaths globally,2 with numbers that continue to rise. The prognosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection worsens when comorbidities such as high blood press ure (HBP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus (DM), cardiovascular disease, and obesity are associated.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Despite the many barriers to receiving care, children with asthma must have access to regular care and frequent follow-up visits. The usual barriers to the provision of asthma care have been made even more complicated by the current coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. To minimize the disruption of care due to the necessary constraints dictated by coronavirus disease 2019, the televisit provides a practical solution that can assess the child ’s current level of symptom control, reinforce asthma education, and determine treatment options.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research
We are living in a historic event: a novel virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), emerged in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 and began its global circulation. By January 24, 2020, at least 830 cases and 26 fatalities were reported across Asia and the USA [1]. 6 months later, there are more than 8 million confirmed cases of the disease associated with SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and over 430 000 reported deaths worldwide [2]. The pandemic has exposed cracks in healthcare systems throughout the world and identified populations vulnerable for severe disease and poorer outcome...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
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