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  • Asthma Pictures Slideshow: An Inflammatory Disorder of the Airways

    MedicineNet Asthma Specialty
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Asthma Pictures Slideshow: An Inflammatory Disorder of the AirwaysCategory: SlideshowsCreated: 11/12/2009 5:02:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Studies report new findings on treatment options for mesothelioma

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Treating patients with high-dose radiotherapy after chemotherapy and surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma does not achieve improvements in local relapse and overall survival, according to...
  • Asthma symptoms kicking up? Check your exposure to air pollution

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    A woman who suffers from asthma has been the subject of a recent case study. She, along with her doctor, realized that by changing her bike route to and from work every day, she can cut down on the pollution to which she’s exposed, thereby improving her asthma symptoms.
  • In-Home Gas Stoves Lead To Symptoms Of Childhood Asthma

    Asthma News
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    … ventilation and symptoms of childhood asthma. "Asthma is one of the … environmental factors that can exacerbate asthma can help improve the quality … the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, millions of children … are currently affected by childhood asthma. The majority of children affected …
  • Cookbook medicine by demand or force?

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    I'm a big football fan.  One of the reasons I watch football, and I think other sports fans would agree, is because it allows me to escape life for a while.  I like sports because it's not real life, and its not politics. But many of the top sports networks, particularly ESPN and CBS Sports, have forced us to endure politics while watching the pregame shows and even the games themselves.  I mean, it's to the point that sometimes I just turn the games on and watch them without sound. Last Thursday, while I was watching the Redskins and the Giants with sound, I had to listen to…
 
 
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  • In-Home Gas Stoves Lead To Symptoms Of Childhood Asthma

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    … ventilation and symptoms of childhood asthma. "Asthma is one of the … environmental factors that can exacerbate asthma can help improve the quality … the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, millions of children … are currently affected by childhood asthma. The majority of children affected …
  • Avoid Bad Air Days, Keep Your Asthma In Check

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    … the best way to manage asthma. Asthma is a disease of the … who develop asthma are said to have “adult onset asthma." The … into individual patient care, particularly asthma action plans," said senior … trigger asthma. According to doctors, allergists can suggest ways by which asthma …
  • Asthma symptoms kicking up? Check your exposure to air pollution

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    … 847-427-1200 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology @ACAAI ARLINGTON HEIGHTS … , Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), asthma sufferers can learn lessons about managing their asthma … into individual patient care, particularly asthma action plans," said pulmonologist …
  • Cooking gas stoves at home associated with childhood asthma

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    … it was linked to childhood asthma. According to the researchers from … showed an association between having asthma and use of ventilation. The … , an important biological marker of asthma, was significantly better among girls … children ages 2-16 who has asthma, wheezing or bronchitis and whose …
  • Asthma: 5 food sources and supplements to help ease this respiratory condition

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    … inflammatory responses to asthma and allergies. Help to combat asthma with natural … its antihistamine properties that helps asthma and allergies. It can be … are important additions to combat asthma. This powerhouse nutrient can be … prostaglandins. When a person has asthma, they experience both the acute …
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  • Cookbook medicine by demand or force?

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    I'm a big football fan.  One of the reasons I watch football, and I think other sports fans would agree, is because it allows me to escape life for a while.  I like sports because it's not real life, and its not politics. But many of the top sports networks, particularly ESPN and CBS Sports, have forced us to endure politics while watching the pregame shows and even the games themselves.  I mean, it's to the point that sometimes I just turn the games on and watch them without sound. Last Thursday, while I was watching the Redskins and the Giants with sound, I had to listen to…
  • 1872: Wyman tries to prevent hay fever

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Dr. Morrill Wyman, late Hersey Professor adjunct of the theory and practice of medicine in Harvard University and hay fever sufferer, said there was no truly effective medicine for hay fever.  So instead of recommending medicine, he recommended getting away from the things that caused hay fever symptoms. "Fortunately," he said, "the study of the natural history of the disease has shown us a remedy which brings material relief in all its periods, — a removal to a non-catarrhal region."  The region he was referring to were mountainous areas where hay fever resorts had been set up,…
  • 5000-50 B.C.: Hebrew health and healing

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Each Hebrew village had a physician who specialized in medicine and a surgeon.  Some specialized in internal medicine, some external medicine, and others both.  (3, page 28-29) Permission to practice medicine had to be obtained by the magistrates where the physician wished to settle.  If you were sick (perhaps with asthma) you had the option of seeking out this physician to heal you.This physician, however, also must obtain permission from the Beth-din, which was the council of the town.  Did the doctor have to pass a test? Was he interviewed? What questions were asked?
  • 5000-50 B.C.: Egyptian gods of healing

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    If you were sick with asthma-like symptoms, or any other ailment for that matter, in ancient Egypt you would worship one of the gods of health and healing.  You would probably continue to worship one or more of these gods in health in the hopes that you and your family would stay healthy.  If you traveled to one of the temples or shrines  for health and healing, a revelation would come to you in your sleep, and be interpreted by one of the priests.  If you were too suck to travel to a temple, a physician who specializes in your ailment would be summoned to your home.
  • COPD often associated with muscle wasting

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Because of their limited ability to move about, it is fairly common for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with end stage COPD, to develop muscle wasting, further compounding the ability to live a normal life with this disease.Muscles of the upper and lower bodies, such as those of the arms, shoulders and legs, become atrophied because many of these patients are required to adapt to a sedentary lifestyle in order to reduce or prevent dyspnea. When the muscles of the lower limbs become atrophied, this impairs the ability to walk or climb stairs.
 
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  • Spiriva Asthma Market (Tiotropium Bromide) Analysis and Forecasts to 2023 in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com

    blog7014
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:16 am
    Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The asthma market saw very slow growth over the past decade, as it has become saturated with relatively efficacious standard therapies, such as short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs), inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs), inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting…
  • Rabbit Air MinusA2 asthma and allergy friendly Air Purifier [SPA-780A, White]

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    23 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
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  • Breathe In, Breathe Out

    d0nutsecret
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    When I was growing up, my relationship to my asthma entirely shaped my relationship to my body. My body was something that had to be constantly monitored for any sign of symptoms. It had to be regulated and controlled. My body wasn’t a part of me, it was a setting–it was a dangerous situation that I had been placed in for unknown reasons; a house in the path of a hurricane. My asthma has always been primarily triggered by animals–dogs in particular–and my grandmother used to have a little pug named Sandy. My parents divorced when I was very young, and I would go with…
  • "Trust In You, Trust In Pristine Blue"

    Swimming For The Record
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Why on earth are we still using chlorine in our swimming pools? Chlorine is a potent irritant for anyone who has eczema,asthma, or that is sensitive to  chemicals such as Chlorine. Not even to mention what it does to our hair! Chlorine removes natural oils covering hair resulting in loss of hair shine and flexibility, as well as making them more susceptible to mechanical damage, Giving that dry brittle effect. Another topic I wanted to talk about was Asthma not only in adults but also our children. Studies have found that the chlorine used in pools can increase a youngster’s risk of…
  • Study: Fear of Job Loss Can Increase Asthma Risk

    denvernicks2014
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Fear of losing one’s job can cause a marked increase in the risk of developing asthma, according to a new study released Tuesday. The study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, found that for every 25% increase in job security that a worker felt, that worker’s likelihood of developing asthma increased by 24%. For people who told researchers it was more likely than not that they would lose their job, the risk of developing asthma climbed 60%. Fear of losing one’s job has been linked to a number of negative health outcomes, but this is the first time it…
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  • Omalizumab (Xolair) linked to higher risk of heart attack, mini-stroke (TIA), blood clots - FDA changes the label

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The risks are not newThe same concerns were expressed by the FDA 5 years ago (in 2009). A large study is still ongoing and the data will be available soon. The FDA did not provide any numerical assessment of risk (absolute, relative risk or number needed to harm) but they felt strongly enough to add the cardiovascular warnings to the label in 2014. The exact calculation of risk was not provided in the report, issued after 5 PM on a Friday.The FDA added information about the increased risk to the drug's label after analyzing findings from a five-year safety study submitted by the drug's…
  • Omalizumab therapy is not associated with an increased risk of malignancy

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Omalizumab (Xolair) is a monoclonal antibody made by Genentech/Novartis. In more detail, it is a recombinant DNA-derived humanized IgG1k monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to human immunoglobulin E (IgE). Omalizumab binds to Cε3 region of IgE.Omalizumab is approved by the FDA for treatment of moderate-to-severe allergic asthma and chronic urticaria.The Epidemiologic Study of Xolair (omalizumab): Evaluating Clinical Effectiveness and Long-term Safety in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Asthma (EXCELS) assessed the long-term safety of omalizumab in a clinical practice setting as part…
  • How To Win the Conference Game - keep those tips handy for the upcoming AAAAI and ACAAI annual meetings

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    WSJ’s Sue Shellenbarger and Sandra Arnold Inc.'s Stefany Stanley tell Tanya Rivero how to come out of conferences with more than just business cards. Not all of those tips apply to medical conferences but of some of the do. Don't forget to meet new people and enjoy your time off during the upcoming ACAAI, AAAAI, EAACI and WAO meetings.Signup to tweet 2015 AAAAI meetingThis is a list of the allergists who used Twitter to post updates from the 2014 #AAAAI meeting. The list is open for edit, please feel free to add your own info for 2015 AAAAI. The list showed the availability of the…
  • Anti-IL5 Antibody Mepolizumab is Effective in Eosinophilic Asthma

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Mepolizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to and inactivates interleukin-5 (IL5), has been shown to reduce asthma exacerbations in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.Eosinophil. Image source: Wikipedia.Effect on oral steroid useIn a randomized, double-blind trial involving 135 patients with severe eosinophilic asthma, mepolizumab 100 mg was administered subcutaneously once a month for 5 months. The monoclonal antibody had a significant oral steroid-sparing effect, reduced exacerbations, and improved control of asthma symptoms (http://bit.ly/WGyOZ3). Effect on high-dose ICS…
  • Urticaria (hives) - top articles in September 2014

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about urticaria published recently:Prognosis of chronic urticaria, not controlled by antihistamine: improved rates at 1 year, 2 years, and 5 years were 37%, 51%, and 66%, respectively http://buff.ly/UkIQLNPractical algorithm for diagnosing patients with recurrent wheals or angioedema (article beind paywall) http://buff.ly/10xUTUwOmalizumab in chronic urticaria refractory to conventional therapy: 82% of patients exhibited significant response http://buff.ly/1e7ldMIPatients with chronic urticaria often have elevated D-dimer, some may benefit…
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