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Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - May 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Козметика с колаген Source Type: news

Air pollution puts pressure on primary care
Research in Hong Kong shows that air pollution concentrations are significantly associated with the number of consultations for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), contributing to the burden on primary care services. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - February 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

S. pneumoniae predicts acute sinusitis microbial response
Research from the USA shows that confirmed nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae independently predicts a rapid response to antimicrobial therapy in children with acute sinusitis. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - January 27, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Etoposide plus cisplatin remains best for limited-stage SCLC
Etoposide plus cisplatin, given alongside accelerated hyperfractionated thoracic radiotherapy, remains the gold standard regimen for patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, Japanese researchers say. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - January 23, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Overdiagnosis concerns raised for CT lung cancer screening
People participating in any future computed tomography lung cancer screening program would face a significant risk for overdiagnosis, US researchers caution in JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - January 22, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical rule stratifies CAP patients’ cardiac risk
Researchers have generated and validated a clinical rule that accurately stratifies patients hospitalized for community acquired pneumonia according to their risk for cardiac complications. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - January 20, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical features not sufficiently pathognomonic in pneumonia
Clinical signs and symptoms are not sufficiently reliable to distinguish the different etiologies of pneumonia, Dutch researchers report. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - January 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Personalized asthma strategies needed to tackle comorbidities
Results from a German national health survey indicate that asthma patients with multiple comorbidities are at increased risk for unplanned hospital admissions. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 31, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Poverty, not smoking, linked to COPD mortality
An international study shows that national mortality rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease do not correlate well with the prevalence of smoking in low-income countries but do show a strong inverse correlation with wealth. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 30, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Perinatal probiotic supplements do not prevent childhood asthma
There is insufficient evidence to support the use of probiotic supplements during pregnancy or infancy to prevent the development of asthma in infants, Canadian researchers report. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 27, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma link to mood disorders strengthened
Results from a prospective study support a relationship between asthma in adolescence and future diagnosis of mood disorders. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 24, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Older age linked to poor inhaler technique
Poor metered dose inhaler technique is common among older patients with asthma and is associated with reduced controller medication adherence, prospective study findings show. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 23, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Duration of common pediatric respiratory infections estimated
An international research team has systematically reviewed the literature to formulate up-to-date estimates of the duration of common childhood respiratory tract infections. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 23, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cycle test reliable for dyspnea evaluation in obese COPD patients
Dyspnea in obese individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be evaluated reliably by cycle ergometry as well as a treadmill test, researchers have found. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood asthma secondhand smoke education vital
A US study has found that smokers caring for children with asthma often underestimate levels of secondhand smoke exposure. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 19, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

COPD undertreatment widespread
A study has shown that undertreatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is highly prevalent. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cardiovascular disease in asthma needs attention
Researchers say that there should be a greater emphasis on preventing cardiovascular disease in people with asthma after finding that it was the leading cause of death in hospitalized asthma patients. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 17, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Interactive booklet boosts parents’ RTI confidence
An interactive booklet given to parents in primary care can help them to be more knowledgeable and feel more confident about when and when not to consult a doctor for their child’s respiratory tract infections. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 16, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Fat mass not linked to lung function in children with asthma
A study suggests that the relationship between body mass and lung function in children with asthma is more nuanced than previously thought. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 16, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

6MWT wording change could enhance serial utility
Researchers have found that the distance patients cover during the 6-minute walk test depends on the instructions they are given, indicating that changing the current protocol may enhance the accuracy and reproducibility of the test. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 14, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Airway alterations present even in young smokers without COPD
A study has found functional and inflammatory changes in the nasal and lower airways of young, healthy smokers in the absence of pulmonary function decline. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 12, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Early antibiotic use linked to asthma, not atopy
Research from the UK has found a “robust and dose-dependent” association between antibiotic use in the first 2 years of life and subsequent asthma at the age of 7 and a half years. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 11, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Supraglottic index, teaching program validated
A scoring system known as the supraglottic index is valuable in assessing patients with asthma complicated by laryngopharyngeal reflux, researchers report. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 10, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Early lung infection exacerbates asthma risk in preterm birth children
A Swedish study of children admitted to hospital within the first year of life for lung infection has found that the increased risk this poses for later development of asthma is exacerbated by low gestational age. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 9, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Maternal weight issues spell wheezing trouble for children
High maternal weight and gestational weight gain are independently associated with an increased risk for wheezing in preschool age children, a Dutch study has found. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 6, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Autumn-born children prone to asthma
Month of birth closely correlates with the prevalence of bronchial asthma, a major study of Taiwanese children has found. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 5, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Occupational air pollution tied to COPD mortality
People who are exposed to vapors, gases, dust, or fumes in the course of their work are at increased risk for dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a large population study reveals. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 4, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Obese patients receive needless respiratory treatment
Research from the USA shows that a substantial proportion of obese patients are prescribed bronchodilators, even after spirometry indicates a lack of lung obstruction. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 3, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D status optimization could cut pneumonia cases
A large US population-based study confirms that serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are associated with the risk for community-acquired pneumonia. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 2, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

BAL findings boost non-smoking COPD distinction
Research shows that smoking status, and not airway obstruction, determines the distribution of T cell subsets in bronchoalveolar lavage in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - December 2, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Teenage girls with asthma need smoking cessation support
Researchers say that adolescent girls with asthma who smoke may need significant support to help them quit the habit. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 29, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood asthma, eczema linked to adolescent psychotic experiences
UK research indicates that children with asthma and eczema are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences during adolescence, boosting a previously reported relationship between schizophrenia and atopic disorders. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 28, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Call for greater beta blocker use in COPD
Researchers say that stubbornly low rates of beta-blocker prescribing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease could be contributing toward increased mortality in these patients following myocardial infarction. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 27, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma patients ‘too accepting of symptoms’
Researchers from the UK report that patients with asthma continue to overestimate their asthma control, and many accept symptoms as the norm. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 26, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Novel urinary antigen test boosts S. pneumoniae CAP detection
Research published in the European Respiratory Journal shows that addition of a serotype-specific urinary antigen detection test to existing diagnostic methods can increase the detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae community-acquired pneumonia by over a third. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 25, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Chronic bronchitis could indicate COPD subtype
Chronic bronchitis is common among patients with chronic obstructive disease and may represent a subtype of the disease that places patients at risk for increased severity and exacerbations, say researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 24, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

QoL, BMI predict exacerbations in Japanese COPD patients
Analysis of a cohort of Japanese chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with a low exacerbation frequency shows that low body mass index and poor health-related quality of life independently predict flare ups of the disease. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 21, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma prolongs time to pregnancy
Research shows that women with asthma take longer to conceive than women without the condition, an effect that grows stronger with age. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Teenage bereavement linked to asthma hospitalization risk
Research shows that children who experience bereavement during late adolescence are at increased risk for asthma hospitalizations. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 19, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

6MWT does not reflect activity in primary care COPD patients
Researchers have found that functional exercise capacity does not reflect physical activity among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients treated in primary care. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Air pollution link to early childhood pneumonia
European research shows that exposure to elevated levels of air pollutants is associated with an increased risk for pneumonia before the age of 3 years, and particularly in the first year of life. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

LLN spirometry inadequate to detect airflow obstruction
Research published in Thorax indicates that use of a lower limit of normal spirometric threshold fails to identify a number of patients with airflow obstruction and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 15, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Young adults with asthma ‘need cold weather care’
Researchers say that young adults with asthma should receive extra care and guidance during the winter months, to stop the effects of cold weather exposure from limiting their activities. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 15, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Moderately preterm births add to asthma burden
Research from Finland shows that children born late preterm or early term are at significantly increased risk for asthma compared with those born at term, and these births account for the majority of excess asthma burden due to prematurity. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 13, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Index predicts asthma in high-risk preschool children
Researchers have shown that the modified Asthma Predictive Index has high predictive value for future asthma development, when applied in the first 3 years of life. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 12, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

ICS overuse warning in COPD
Researchers from the UK caution that inhaled corticosteroids are being overused in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in light of a lack of solid evidence for their efficacy, limited guideline support, and growing concerns over their association with pneumonia. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 11, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pneumococcal pneumonia linked to lung cancer risk
Pneumococcal pneumonia is significantly associated with risk for lung cancer, show findings from a national study in Taiwan. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 11, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

COPD linked to mild cognitive impairment risk
Research shows that elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are nearly twice as likely as those without to have mild cognitive impairment. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 10, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Neonatal jaundice linked to pediatric asthma risk
Researchers have found that neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is associated with an increased risk for childhood asthma. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 7, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Community pharmacist program improves COPD care
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who receive a community pharmacist-based intervention have improved inhalation technique and medication adherence, show the results of a randomized trial. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - November 6, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news