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  • Expert guidance for healthcare professionals to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Thousands of critically ill patients on life support develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) each year.
  • Asthma drugs suppress children's growth, study suggest

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, evidence suggests. Two new systematic reviews focus on the effects of inhaled corticosteroid drugs on growth rates. The authors found children's growth slowed in the first year of treatment, although the effects were minimized by using lower doses.
  • Study reveals nervous system's role in asthma attacks

    Asthma News
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    … a viral infection. Current asthma therapies treat asthma attacks as immune responses … do not control asthma symptoms completely. This indicates that asthma involves an … then cause asthma attacks. The researchers think new asthma therapies could target … for asthma sufferers More information: Population of sensory neurons essential for asthmatic …
  • Is asthma psychological?

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    The following was originally published on May 13, 2013 at healthcentral.com/asthma.Is asthma all in your head?In a series of articles written throughout the 1850s, Dr. Henry Hyde Salter, himself an asthmatic, wrote a series of articles about asthma that were published in the book "On Asthma: It's Pathology and Treatment." In this book he wrote that "Asthma essentially a nervous disease." He offered the following proof: Many patients feel fine as soon as they enter the doctor's officeMental emotion can bring on a paroxysm of asthmaMental emotion can resolve a paroxysm of asthmaRemedies…
  • #LiveBold

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    livingincurably
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Good afternoon! I have entered Health Central’s #LiveBold contest and it’s exciting to see my photo and short essay entry HERE. (It’s me with a motorcycle and it starts with, “I strive to be sick but not sickly…”)  I wrote about how I often hesitate before doing some kind of fun leisure activity because 1) I worry that people will judge me for doing something fun when I’m “supposedly” so sick,  2) I have enormous guilt that I don’t work full-time and therefore don’t feel like I deserve the fun leisure time others get, and 3)…
 
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  • Asthma drugs suppress children's growth, study suggest

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, evidence suggests. Two new systematic reviews focus on the effects of inhaled corticosteroid drugs on growth rates. The authors found children's growth slowed in the first year of treatment, although the effects were minimized by using lower doses.
  • Progress in allergic asthma research after ingestion of fruits

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    The interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit, new research suggests. Alternaria alternata is a fungus that proliferates in fruit and vegetables crops and also when are collected and are on sale for the final consumer. A protein known as Alt a 1 and related to the virulence is found in the spores, this protein is described as the major allergen of this fungus. According to this research, this protein can be a major cause of childhood asthma in U.S.
  • New medication shows promise in treating common skin disease

    9 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    An investigational medication shows promise in treating eczema or atopic dermatitis, the most common skin disorder, according to a study. The findings could eventually bring significant relief for many who suffer intense itching and other troubling features of atopic dermatitis, according to the study's lead author.
  • New approach to identify genes poised to respond in asthma patients

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Researchers have identified new genes that likely contribute to asthma, a disease that currently affects over 200 million people world wide. The frequency of asthma is rising across the developed world as well as in several large developing countries. Treatment for asthma usually includes long-term nonspecific medication, as there is no cure at present.
  • Deployment-related respiratory symptoms in returning veterans

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    In a new study of the causes underlying respiratory symptoms in military personnel returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, a large percentage of veterans had non-specific symptoms that did not lead to a specific clinical diagnosis.
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  • Study reveals nervous system's role in asthma attacks

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    … a viral infection. Current asthma therapies treat asthma attacks as immune responses … do not control asthma symptoms completely. This indicates that asthma involves an … then cause asthma attacks. The researchers think new asthma therapies could target … for asthma sufferers More information: Population of sensory neurons essential for asthmatic …
  • Portable Wireless Speaker - Loud as Pneumatic Drill!

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Designed for people with hearing loss, SoundBox reinforces TV Sound, making it as loud as a pneumatic drill, whilst reducing distortion. NATIONAL, NATIONAL, UNITED KINGDOM, July 22, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- NEW amplicomms TV SoundBox Portable …
  • Asthma inhalers may affect child growth: new study

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    … children with persistent asthma. They are the most effective asthma control drugs and have been shown to reduce asthma deaths … drugs for controlling asthma.” Growth suppression caused by asthma inhalers on children … million people worldwide suffer from asthma, a chronic disease which inflames …
  • Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    … used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to … ." More information Visit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America …
  • Overweight moms more likely to have offspring with asthma

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    … affect the development of childhood asthma. Therefore, they conducted a meta-analysis … asthma. High gestational weight gain was associated with higher odds of asthma … of borderline significance for maternal asthma history. The researchers noted that … mothers without a history of asthma. They recommended that future, well-structured …
 
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  • Is asthma psychological?

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    The following was originally published on May 13, 2013 at healthcentral.com/asthma.Is asthma all in your head?In a series of articles written throughout the 1850s, Dr. Henry Hyde Salter, himself an asthmatic, wrote a series of articles about asthma that were published in the book "On Asthma: It's Pathology and Treatment." In this book he wrote that "Asthma essentially a nervous disease." He offered the following proof: Many patients feel fine as soon as they enter the doctor's officeMental emotion can bring on a paroxysm of asthmaMental emotion can resolve a paroxysm of asthmaRemedies…
  • Emotional State Lexicon

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The following are the emotional states.Anxiety/ nervousness: An emotional state; indicative of a patient watching every movement; asthma, respiratory failure, hypoxiaDepressed: An emotional state indicative of quiet, denial, in hospital too longAnger/ combative/ irritable: An emotional state which often presents with electrolyte imbalanceEuphoria: An emotional state which usually presents with drugs or overdose.Panic: An emotional state which resents often with hypoxia, tension pneumothorax, status asthmaticusRT Cave Facebook PageRT Cave on Twitter
  • Level of consciousness lexicon

    20 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The following are the levels of consciousness.Lethargic: somnolence: sleepyStuporious: confused: responds inappropriately, OD, intoxicationSemi-comatose: responds only to painful stimuliComatose: does not respond to painful stimuliObtunded: drowsy, maybe decreased cough/gag reflexRT Cave Facebook PageRT Cave on Twitter
  • Types of breathing lexicon

    19 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    The following are terms associated with types of breathing.Unconscious breathing: Most of the time you don't think about breathing, yet you continue to do it. This is an important safety net for life, because if we had to think about breathing 24-7 we'd accomplish little and most life would cease to exist. Air goes into your lungs because a negative pressure is created that sucks air in, kind of like a vacuum. Normal exhalation is passive. Normal unconscious breathing is generally called quiet breathing.Diaphragm: The main muscle of respiration is this large muscle that contracts during…
  • Lung Anatomy Lexicon

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The following is basic lung anatomy terms.Nares (nostrils): You waft through the nasal openings, barely inching between hairs meant to keep particles out. This begins the upper airway.Nose: It's not just an organ of smell, it also aids in phonation and easily lets air in. It's also the first line of defense against inhaled particles. Epithelial cells: You'll see these cells lining the air passages from the oropharynx to the respiratory bronchioles. Their main function is protection of underlying tissue and secretion. Note the wavelike movement of hair-like structures on the…
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  • #LiveBold

    livingincurably
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Good afternoon! I have entered Health Central’s #LiveBold contest and it’s exciting to see my photo and short essay entry HERE. (It’s me with a motorcycle and it starts with, “I strive to be sick but not sickly…”)  I wrote about how I often hesitate before doing some kind of fun leisure activity because 1) I worry that people will judge me for doing something fun when I’m “supposedly” so sick,  2) I have enormous guilt that I don’t work full-time and therefore don’t feel like I deserve the fun leisure time others get, and 3)…
  • Know Your Count When You Live With Asthma. Featured by Allergy Associates and Asthma, Ltd. Treating Phoenix patients in Chandler, Mesa and Tempe, AZ. Call 480-838-4296.

    allergyreliefaz
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    When you live with asthma, you should Know Your Count Nearly 25 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma. While symptoms and severity vary from person to person, asthma can be deadly in some circumstances. Asthma exacerbations, or “attacks,” account for nearly two million emergency room visits every year in this country. Many people with asthma rely on a rescue, or quick-relief, inhaler to improve their breathing when they feel the signs of an oncoming asthma attack. 90% In a 2003 questionnaire given to 268 patients, 90% of respondents reported that an inhaler with a dose counter…
  • When you live with Asthma, you should Know Your Count. Featured by Sonoran Allergy and Asthma Center, Scottsdale, AZ. Call 480-563-9810.

    allergydoctoraz
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    When you live with Asthma, you should Know Your Count Nearly 25 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma. While symptoms and severity vary from person to person, asthma can be deadly in some circumstances. Asthma exacerbations, or “attacks,” account for nearly two million emergency room visits every year in this country. Many people with asthma rely on a rescue, or quick-relief, inhaler to improve their breathing when they feel the signs of an oncoming asthma attack. 90% In a 2003 questionnaire given to 268 patients, 90% of respondents reported that an inhaler with a dose counter…
  • Pills N Potions - Day 2

    DQueenWannabe13
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Continuing on from my previous post Pills N Potions. As the day continued I found that the dizzy spells increased but not enough to make me sway on the spot. I was just more aware of my head spinning, nothing I couldn’t handle though. The burst of energy dropped about 5-6 hours later, but if I had taken the second tablet this would not have been the case. The drop in energy caused a slight mood-swing. People talking whilst I was trying to watch TV got on my nerves and I found that I couldn’t be bothered with anyone. I felt tired enough to go to bed around 10pm and luckily was able…
  • Ways to Deal With Asthma

    stephaniekfay
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Asthma is not fun to deal with. I don’t remember when I was first diagnosed, but I’ve had my breathing issues for well over a decade, probably pushing 15 years at this point. Luckily, between having family members with asthma, and the wonders of the internet, I’ve figured out a few ways to deal with it and make my breathing a bit easier. Find the right medication. This seems pretty obvious, but you need to figure out what inhaler/nebulizer/asthma controller works best for you. It’s taken me a while, and going through several inhalers, to finally figure out that ProAir…
 
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  • Food Restrictions if you have Egg Allergy

    admin2
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    There are many people who suffer from egg allergy, which is a type of food allergy and hypersensitivity to egg whites or yolk. Many studies revealed that just after milk allergy, this is the second most prevalent type of food allergy faced by children. The first step towards prevention is diet restriction and you should definitely avoid eating egg as your immune system does not behave normally when you do so. The proteins in the egg does not suit your body and when your immunity system identifies the presence of egg protein within the body, it secrets hormones to fight off those proteins as…
  • Simple Tips to Exercise for Asthma Patients

    admin2
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Asthma is a respiratory disorder that is experienced by large number of people these days. One of the major issues faced by the people suffering from asthma is to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle which includes exercise as well. Exercise can lead to breath shortness, coughing, wheezing and other problems in asthma patients and thus while planning for any exercise regime you should consult your doctor. The below given tips will also help you to plan your exercise while suffering from asthma. Simple Tips to Exercise with Asthma Go for Warm-Up exercise Always warm up before starting any type…
  • Effective Tips for Using Nebulizer among Children

    admin2
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    It is often seen that the allergy symptoms among children do not only stop with watery eyes and stuffy nose. If children suffer from asthma, they will often be exposed to breathing problem, which is extremely difficult for them to go through. When this is the problem, the doctors usually prescribe for a kind of breathing machine, which is called as a nebulizer. Children usually experience problems while using the nebulizer. However, it is essential to follow some tips, which will help in using nebulizer effectively among children. Below mentioned are some tips that can be followed for the…
  • Symptoms and Treatment Options for Sulfite Allergy

    admin2
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Sulfites are known to be the sulfur-based compounds, which are mainly used as preservatives in food substances. This might cause some kind of reaction among a few people, which could further prove to be life threatening. Some food substances that consist of sulfite include jams, baked goods, pickled foods, canned vegetables, potato chips, vegetable juices, tea, apple cider etc. Sulfite allergies mainly affect asthma patients; but if consumed in large amounts it can even make a normal person sick. Sulfite allergy can occur if you eat foods or beverages that contain sulfite in great amounts; or…
  • Tips to Prevent Spring Allergy

    admin2
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Spring is the time when trees and flowers start to bloom, which affects the allergy sufferers and leads to uncontrollable sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose etc. Over 35 million people suffer from seasonal allergy every year, although it is not a serious disease but it’s better to treat it immediately to avoid the irritability. Seasonal allergies originate from airborne pollens, a very fine form of powder released by trees. Seasonal allergies can be prevented with proper planning, effort and precautionary measure. If you want to enjoy natural outdoors or picnics during the spring months as…
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  • Metal hypersensitivity in total joint arthroplasty

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    This literature review was published in Ann Allergy Asthma Immunology in 2014.Total joint arthroplasty procedures are increasing, as are the hypersensitivity reactions to these implants. We don't know if metal joint implants increase metal sensitivity or whether metal sensitivity leads to prosthesis failure. How to diagnose metal hypersensitivity in total joint arthroplasty ?Patch testing is still the most widely used method for determining metal hypersensitivity. However, there are no standardized commercial panels specific for total joint replacements available at this time.In vitro…
  • A Mom's Thoughts on Food Allergies - ACAAI video

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    From ACAAI YouTube channel: Emily Kloser is the mom of two kids with food allergies. Both of her children are champion athletes. She shares what she's learned over the years about coping with food allergies. Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Recombinant C1-esterase inhibitor Ruconest approved for hereditary angioedema (HAE)

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    The first recombinant C1-esterase inhibitor, Ruconest, was approved by the FDA as a new therapeutic option for hereditary angioedema (HAE). It is a treatment for acute episodes of HAE in adults and adolescents.Ruconest is derived from the milk of genetically modified (transgenic) rabbits, and relieves HAE symptoms by restoring plasma C1-esterase inhibitor to normal levels. It is manufactured by Pharming Group in Leiden, the Netherlands.HAE is rare and it affects an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 Americans. This explains why the FDA approval was obtained on the basis of a small trial with 44…
  • Atopic dermatitis - top articles for July 2014

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Atopic dermatitis is a long-term (chronic) skin disorder that causes scaly and itchy rashes. It affects 17% of people and is a part of the allergic (atopic) march:Allergic (atopic) march (click here to enlarge the image). Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about atopic dermatitis for July 2014:Maternal probiotic supplementation during pregnancy and breast-feeding reduces the risk of eczema in the infant http://buff.ly/QWUoiUOmalizumab has proven useful in treating asthma, but it may also prove valuable for other conditions, such as allergic rhinitis, food allergies, chronic…
  • Ear, Nose and Throat - Oxford Medical Exam Videos

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This video - produced by students at Oxford University Medical School in conjunction with the ENT faculty - demonstrates how to perform an examination of the ear using an otoscope. It also demonstrates the anatomy of the tympanic membrane. All videos on this channel are linked to Oxford Medical Education (www.oxfordmedicaleducation.com). This video was produced in collaboration with Oxford Medical Illustration - a department of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. For more information, please visit www.oxfordmi.nhs.uk.This video - produced by students at Oxford University Medical School in…
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