Reduced inhaler use is safe for infants with bronchiolitis
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite evidence showing no benefit in most patients. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) redesigned the hospital's standard treatment for the infection and reduced albuterol use without compromising care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quality-Improvement Project Cuts Albuterol Use in Kids With Bronchiolitis Quality-Improvement Project Cuts Albuterol Use in Kids With Bronchiolitis
Changes in clinical pathways and order sets can help reduce albuterol use in children with bronchiolitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Causes Respiratory Failure?
Discussion The respiratory system is a complex system. The upper airways must remain patient. The lower airways must interface with the vascular system. The musculoskeletal system must provide mechanical function and the central nervous system must provide overall control. Respiratory failure occurs when the overall system cannot support the body’s necessarily ventilation, oxygenation or both. Children are at higher risk of respiratory failure. They have few intrinsic lung parenchyma problems, but have very small airways that increase the airflow resistance by themselves but then have to contend with problems such as...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 2, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can Radiolucent Foreign Bodies Be Identified?
Discussion Foreign bodies are common problems for young children particularly ages 2-4 years who will mouth many objects and aspirate or swallow them. Children will also place foreign objects in other body orifices such as ears or noses. It is also not uncommon that young girls will inadvertently have toilet paper caught in the vaginal area during hygiene. Many of these foreign bodies may work their way out naturally not causing any problems, or may come to attention later because of chronic problems such as a foul-smell or discharge. Older children may tell adults that they have placed a foreign body in an orifice and thu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What is the Morbidity Rate for Smoke Inhalation?
Discussion A recent systematic review of house fires in high-income countries found that the risk factors for unintentional house fire incidents included: more children under 5 years of age, more people in the home, more males in the home, adults who are not working, low-income, household smokers, non-privately owned housing, poor condition housing. Other risk factors are not having smoke detectors, but more importantly not having a working smoke detector. Risk factors for injuries or fatalities is similar to the the risk factors for incidents but also includes people who are vulnerable such as a disabled resident, someon...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 17, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Stocking Albuterol Inhalers at Schools Could Improve Emergency Asthma Management Stocking Albuterol Inhalers at Schools Could Improve Emergency Asthma Management
Pediatricians should advocate for stocking albuterol inhalers at schools as a means of improving the management of asthma emergencies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mometasone, Tiotropium Do Not Top Placebo in Mild Asthma
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- For patients with mild asthma with a low sputum eosinophil level, outcomes do not differ significantly for mometasone or tiotropium versus placebo; and budesonide-formoterol is superior to albuterol for prevention of asthma... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems
Preoperative inhaled albuterol can help protect against perioperative respiratory adverse events in young children undergoing anesthesia for tonsillectomy, according to data from the Australian REACT trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Endo Begins Shipment of Authorized Generic Version of PROVENTIL(R) (albuterol sulfate) HFA Inhalation Aerosol in the United States
DUBLIN, April 5, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) announced today that one of its operating companies, Par Pharmaceutical (Par), has begun shipping an authorized generic version of Merck's PROVENTIL&r... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics Endo International, Par Pharmaceutical, PROVENTIL, albuterol sulfate (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)
Title: albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - March 26, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)
Title: albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Proair Digihaler (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Powder) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Digital Inhaler With Tracking App FDA Approves First Digital Inhaler With Tracking App
The ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) has a sensor that connects to a companion mobile application that can monitor use.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) as the First and Only Digital Inhaler with Built-In Sensors
JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 21, 2018--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir® Digihaler™ (albuterol sulfate 117 mcg) inhalation... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury
Conclusion Remember, crush injuries are a different form of trauma that require a very different mindset and approach to patient care. Local physiologic deterioration can begin very quickly, but systemic effects aren’t seen until the external pressure on the extremity or body part is released. The presentation of crush injuries can also be very clandestine, as in automobile accidents, due to local or central sensory neurological interruption and damage. Therefore, it’s essential to insist upon earliest possible access to the patient to assess the possible/probable extent of any crush injury and prepare/monitor ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Parrish, MD, EMT-P Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

For HFpEF, Better Heart-Lung Connection with Albuterol
(MedPage Today) -- Beta-agonist linked to improved exercise hemodynamic measures (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair accompanied by two nurses and the administrator on call. The patient is in obvious distress showing fatigue and an increased work of breathing. She is alert to voice, but diaphoretic, lethargic, and unable to speak due to rapid, shallow breathing. A nurse is administering a nebulizer containing 3 mL of albuterol sulfate/ipratropium. A second nurse states that the patient has been in increasing distress for the last 45 minutes. The nurse also says that...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Conclusion It’s important for prehospital providers to be able to differentiate metabolic disturbances in the setting of respiratory distress and not be fooled into thinking tachypnea always has a respiratory cause. The physical exam and adjuncts such as end-tidal capnography can assist in the prehospital diagnosis. A COPD exacerbation generally presents as diminished lung sounds, wheezing on exhalation, and a prolonged expiratory phase. Here, a patient will attempt to compensate for the inflammation and mucus accumulation associated with the destruction and narrowing of peripheral airways and a subsequent lack of av...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Even the Thinnest Salami Contains Some Meat Even the Thinnest Salami Contains Some Meat
This editorial comments on a recent study regarding differences in the utilization of albuterol for infants with bronchiolitis.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene Variants Tied to Albuterol Response in Minority Kids With Asthma Gene Variants Tied to Albuterol Response in Minority Kids With Asthma
A new genome-wide association study has identified variants associated with worse albuterol response in African American and Puerto Rican children with asthma.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Breo vs Albuterol
Title: Breo vs AlbuterolCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
Montelukast for 8 weeks appeared to reduce daily symptoms scores and number of puffs of albuterol relative to placebo, but the results did not reach statistical significance. But....there are caveats. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Combivent Respimat (Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution (0.5%) (Updated - Resolved)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Appropriate Selection of Corticosteroids in Treating Asthma and COPD
You're dispatched to the scene of a residential facility for a patient with difficulty breathing. You and your partner arrive to find an elderly male on his living room couch in clear respiratory distress as indicated by tripod positioning with accessory muscle use, pursed lip breathing, and paradoxical chest wall/abdominal movements (positive Hoover sign). Initial impression of your patient reveals he has difficulty speaking due to his increased respiratory effort and explains that recently he's unable to catch his breath. He says he recently ran out of his home DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide/albuterol sulfate) treatments. F...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Heuser, PharmD, AEMT-CC Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

600,000 albuterol inhalers recalled
GlaxoSmithKline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 Ventolin HFA 200D albuterol inhalers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AccuNeb (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

VoSpire ER (Albuterol Sulfate Extended-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ventolin Solution (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ventolin Syrup (Albuterol Sulfate Syrup) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pediatric Anaphylaxis Study Lacks Crucial Details
The Research Carrillo E, Hern HG, Barger J. Prehospital administration of epinephrine in pediatric anaphylaxis. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016;20(2):239–244. The Science To assess the rates of administration of epinephrine, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and albuterol to children with allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, the authors reviewed the EMS records of Contra Costa County and Alameda County in California from January 2010 to July 2011. Combined, the two counties serve a population of about 2.3 million people. Of the slightly more than 239,000 patient contacts and 13,000 pediatric transports, paramedics treated 2...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Ventolin HFA (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 20, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Proair HFA (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued]) Category: Medications Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Struggling With Asthma? There's An App For That
Some illnesses are hard to ignore, with constant symptoms that become instant reminders when a medication dose is missed. Others, like asthma, can seem to disappear for a while, until they strike suddenly and severely, with potentially life-threatening results. Medications can control symptoms, but when feeling well, anyone can forget to take doses, and that's when patients get into trouble. More than 6 million Americans have asthma, and every year hospital emergency rooms see 2 million visits for the condition - half from kids. That works out to about one potentially devastating incident every 15 to 20 seconds, ofte...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ProAir Respiclick (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Powder) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Causes Vomiting?
Discussion Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of ingested material out of the mouth. It is a normal part of digestion for ruminants such as cows and camels. Nausea is an unpleasant abdominal perception that the person may describe as feeling ill to the stomach, or feeling like he/she is going to vomit. Anorexia is frequently observed. Nausea is usually associated with decreased stomach activity and motility in the small intestine. Parasympathetic activity may be increased causing pale skin, sweating, hypersalivation and possible vasovagal syndrome (hypotension and bradycardia). Retching or dry heaves is when there are sp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Teva Announces FDA Approval of ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder for Pediatric Asthma Patients Ages 4 to 11
JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2016-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - April 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

AAAAI: Albuterol dry powder inhaler offers simplified approach for young kids
LOS ANGELES – Young asthmatic children on bronchodilator therapy may soon gain access to a novel albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler that’s already proved popular with teen and adult patients with... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAAAI: Albuterol dry powder inhaler offers simplified approach for young kids
LOS ANGELES – Young asthmatic children on bronchodilator therapy may soon gain access to a novel albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler that’s already proved popular with teen and adult patients with... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - March 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news