The silver lining of an inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis
Oct 19, 2016
Twenty-five percent of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are diagnosed as children or adolescents—at the peak of their social and educational development. Parents of newly diagnosed patients often inquire about ...
Studies identify differences underlying the airway responses of patients with asthma
Oct 05, 2016
More than 300 million people worldwide are affected by asthma, 25 million in the U.S. alone, and for most of them, allergy is an underlying cause. But why do some individuals allergic to airborne allergens develop asthma ...
Dysfunctional breathing often wrongly thought to be asthma
Sep 22, 2016
Many people with breathing difficulties remain undiagnosed or are diagnosed wrongly as having asthma when the problem might actually be dysfunctional breathing (DB). Information and breathing exercises can help these patients. ...
New study may lead to better understanding, treatment for common autoinflammatory disease
Sep 16, 2016
A team of scientists led by Stony Brook University researchers have discovered a new mechanism for a bacterial toxin to inhibit inflammation. Their research shows that a toxin in Yersinia pestis, the bacterial agent of plague, ...
Benralizumab injections reduce exacerbations in severe, uncontrolled asthma, according to two trials
Sep 05, 2016
A year's course of benralizumab injections has led to a significant decrease in the frequency of asthma exacerbations - cutting the rate of exacerbations by a third to a half compared with placebo among people with the most ...
Childhood BMI linked with asthma hospital admissions, but differs between men and women
Sep 05, 2016
Childhood body mass index (BMI) has been associated with hospital admissions for asthma in early adulthood, with overweight BMI measures increasing the risk of admission in women and underweight BMI measures increasing the ...
Reduced fetal size linked to increased asthma risk and reduced lung function in children
Sep 05, 2016
Research presented today at this year's European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London shows that reduced fetal size is linked to increased asthma risk and reduced lung function in children aged 5 to ...
Salmeterol + fluticasone deemed safe for childhood asthma
Sep 02, 2016
(HealthDay)—Children using a combination long-acting beta agonist/steroid inhaler do not have any greater risk of harm than children using a steroid inhaler alone, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of ...
Comorbidity factors identified for exacerbation-prone asthma
Sep 01, 2016
(HealthDay)—Factors that are associated with exacerbation-prone asthma (EPA) have been identified, with blood eosinophils, body mass index, and bronchodilator responsiveness associated with exacerbation frequency, according ...
Children with asthma attacks triggered by colds less responsive to standard treatment
Aug 30, 2016
The results of a study conducted by Dr. Francine Ducharme, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Montreal, published in the medical journal The Lancet Respiratory ...