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  • Research letter: cigarette purchases, accompany prescription refills at pharmacies

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Patients using medication to treat asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), high blood pressure and using oral contraceptives (OC) often purchased cigarettes while filling...
  • Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    A strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect has been discovered by researchers.
  • PREMIERE: My Brightest Diamond plays “Lover Killer” live at Toronto’s Drake Hotel for Paper Bag Sessions

    Asthma News
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    … out now via Paper Bag/Asthmatic Kitty. Discuss this on Facebook …
  • Here's how NIV benefits CO2-retaining COPD patients

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    I often tell my patients that nothing I do cures any ailment.  To the contrary, I tell them that the procedures I perform treat acute symptoms, while the doctor and nurse do other things that will provide the cure.A perfect example of this is with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for treatment of acute respiratory distress due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Savi et al, 2014, notes the following:Noninvasive ventilation benefits patients with COPD, and it seems reasonable to expect that NIV would increase tidal volume and improve CO2 elimination, and thus reduce respiratory…
  • Thrown Off Course

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    Colleen Moore
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    I was thrown off course with my exercise plan last week. I had not been feeling great the week before that and my exercise slowed down. I was tired a lot and started having trouble taking deep breaths. I woke up on Monday, Oct 6 with what I thought was a horrible cold. I was very sick and eventually went to urgent care. Turns out, I had a very mild form of pneumonia. Let me tell you, if that was mild, I do not ever want to get full-blown pneumonia. I missed work most of last week. I have also had trouble getting motivated getting back to the gym. I have gotten my diet back on track and…
 
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  • Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    A strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect has been discovered by researchers.
  • Pediatric allergology: Fresh milk keeps infections at bay

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow’s milk are less prone to infection, new research suggests. The authors recommend the use of alternative processing methods to preserve the protectants found in the natural product.
  • Inconsistent achievement of guidelines for acute asthma care found in hospital EDs

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    A study comparing the care delivered to patients coming to hospital emergency departments for acute asthma attacks in recent years with data gathered more than 15 years earlier finds inconsistencies in how well hospitals are meeting nationally established treatment guidelines. While the achievement of most guidelines defining appropriate pharmacologic treatments for particular patients improved over the study period, hospitals did less well in meeting several other guidelines.
  • Key step in allergic reactions revealed

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    By studying the mode of action of the interleukin-33 protein, an alarmin for white blood cells, a team of researchers has been able to evidence truncated forms of the protein that act as potent activators of the cells responsible for triggering allergic reactions. This breakthrough in the understanding of the mechanisms underlying allergy could have important applications in the treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases such as eczema and allergic rhinitis.
  • Asthma risk varies with ethnic ancestry among latinos

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Native American ancestry is associated with a lower asthma risk, but African ancestry is associated with a higher risk, according to the largest-ever study of how genetic variation influences asthma risk in Latinos, in whom both African and Native American ancestry is common.
 
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  • Here's how NIV benefits CO2-retaining COPD patients

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    I often tell my patients that nothing I do cures any ailment.  To the contrary, I tell them that the procedures I perform treat acute symptoms, while the doctor and nurse do other things that will provide the cure.A perfect example of this is with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for treatment of acute respiratory distress due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Savi et al, 2014, notes the following:Noninvasive ventilation benefits patients with COPD, and it seems reasonable to expect that NIV would increase tidal volume and improve CO2 elimination, and thus reduce respiratory…
  • Respiratory Therapy Formulas and Normal Values

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The following are the most common respiratory therapy formulas and normal values used by respiratory therapists. 1. Ideal Body Weight (IBW):a. Female: 100 lb for 1st 5ft + 5lbs ea additional inchb. Male: 106 lb for 1st 5 ft + 6lbs ea additional inch2. Static Compliance: (VT/Static pressure – PEEP)a. Normal = 60-100b. less than 60 = lungs becoming less compliantc. greater than 25 is acceptabled. less than 25 is unacceptable3. Desired FiO2 = Desired PaO2 + Known FiO2 divided by known PaO2(Normal PaO2 on 21% or room air = 105)4. Desired Ve= Known Ve*Known PaCO2 divided by desired PaCO25.
  • Happy Respiratory Care Week

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    October 20-26 is Respiratory Care Week.  The theme this year is "Bringing Breath To Life." Some say the best way to celebrate the event is to host activities in honor of respiratory therapists, or to educate people by making awareness of lung diseases like COPD and asthma to the community. I, however, am of the belief the best way to celebrate it is to get free things, and it doesn't matter whether its in the form of knowledge or material items. Happy Respiratory Care Week. RT Cave Facebook PageRT Cave on Twitter
  • 4000-539 B.C.: First civilizations advance medicine, part 3

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Inanna on the Ishtar Vase(French museum Louvre)She was the goddess of love,war, fertility and lust,and was associatedwith the City of Urek.(From  Wikepedia)Everything in ancient Sumeria, Akkadia and Babylonia was created by the gods, even the people.  They were created from the mud of the land, mud that was brought in by the flow of the river, and spread over the land during the floods or inundations. While the floods were feared, they were needed, because the mud contained the fertilizers necessary to fertilize the land so crops could be grown.  The mud was also…
  • 4000-539 B.C.: First civilizations advance medicine, part 2

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    So with Urek as the capital of Sumeria, its god, the god of the sky, became the chief among all the gods.  He was Lord of the Heavens, Lord of the Constellations, Lord of the spirits and demons. The great legends and myths of Urek became known to all the people of Sumeria.  They all learned of legends and myths such as how the gods created the world from mud, and how a mighty king of Urek by the name of Galgamesh set off on a great adventure with his friend Enkidu to defeat the monsters and demons that were wreaking havoc on the world.  After the gods killed Enkidu, a…
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  • Thrown Off Course

    Colleen Moore
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    I was thrown off course with my exercise plan last week. I had not been feeling great the week before that and my exercise slowed down. I was tired a lot and started having trouble taking deep breaths. I woke up on Monday, Oct 6 with what I thought was a horrible cold. I was very sick and eventually went to urgent care. Turns out, I had a very mild form of pneumonia. Let me tell you, if that was mild, I do not ever want to get full-blown pneumonia. I missed work most of last week. I have also had trouble getting motivated getting back to the gym. I have gotten my diet back on track and…
  • Greenlife Anticol helps swollen body. Lagos Edo Delta Lekki VI Kenya Libya Malawi Abuja Ajah Ogba Osun Ondo Oyo Alagbole Ekiti Ogun Abia Nigeria Cameroon Somalia Angola South Africa 07087499733

    adornhealthshop
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Hi Friend Greenlife Anticol—influenza & Cold Anticol has become one of the most popular herbal beverages in China, and almost every family is keeping them available for any emergency use. It has broad use for prevention influenza, cold, headache, cough, etc. Active Ingredients: Isatis root (Radix Isatidis), Isatis leaf (Folium Isatidis) Functions of Greenlife Anticol Tea: Clearing heat, toxins from blood, activate & support the immune system during periods of fever. This product is recommended for fever and liver inflammation, influenza&common cold, headache, swollen &…
  • Greenlife Camo Pill Capsules remove blood stasis, Lagos Edo Delta Lekki VI Ikoyi Ajah Ogba Agege Bayelsa Osun Ondo Oyo Ekiti Ogun Anambra Abia Nigeria Africa 07051455404

    adornhealthshop
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Hi Friend Greenlife Camo Pill is used for Tumor, Stasis, Breast Cancer, Enlarged Liver or Spleen. Camo Pills is a traditional formula for women with blood stasis such as fibroid or tumor in the chest or breast or abdomen. However it is also good for males or females whose liver & spleen are weak in function or blood circulation. Functions of Greenlife Camo Pill Capsules: Activate the blood, remove blood stasis, disintegrate mass chiefly in the abdomen or uterus caused by blood stasis. Restore normal menstruation in cases of pathological anemia. Used for fibroid, anemia, suppressed…
  • Three Quizzes Published: Contraception, Asthma Compliance, & Telecare

    Meg Rosalyn
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Greetings, friends! Three new, multifarious quizzes went out this week. The first quiz is on the link between contraception and diabetes; the second quiz offers recommendations (particularly for older patients) on how to remember to take asthma medication; and the final quiz is about how telecare (remote care) can help with chronic joint pain. Feel free to test yourselves and take the quizzes by clicking on the quiz titles below! Clinical Endocrinology News Quiz: “Hormonal contraception and gestational diabetes“: October 2014 Clinical Psychiatry News Quiz: “Compliance in older asthma…
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    17 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
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  • How to Treat Pet Allergies Naturally?

    admin2
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Most of you must have pets and the obvious choice for these pets is either a dog or a cat or mostly furry animals. Some of you may even have birds and fishes and tarantulas as pets but the first two choices are the most common and they also come with a lot of skin allergies and other allergic problems. How to Identify if it is a Pet Allergy Check beneath their fur to see if the pet has rashes, broken skin or small blisters. If you find something like these then you must treat your pet for allergies. Your cat or dog may be suffering from dandruff and you may not know it. Check to see if the…
  • How to Deal with Food Allergies in Kids?

    admin2
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    If you have stopped your child from taking a bite into that peanut butter cookie then you are not alone and you do not need to feel bad about it. There are more than 12 million children all over the world who are allergic to various food items and their parents have to stop them from eating such things. But the most important thing is to understand what items your child is allergic to. Starting from milk your child could be allergic to almost anything. The most common ones are peanuts, mushrooms, chocolates, prawns, eggplants, cauliflowers, poppy, almonds and even cashew. These are just a few…
  • Alternative Ways of Treating Asthma

    admin2
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    When we talk of a non-drug treatment of curing asthma it is important to think of techniques of increasing the body’s ability to immune itself from the attacks. There have been many success stories in using these treatments though opinions vary across the globe regarding its efficacy. Below given are some of the alternative ways of treating asthma. The Options of Alternative Treatment to Cure Asthma Chinese Herbs Its advisable to take recourse to herbs and vitamins. A Chinese herb called ding-chan tang and Ma-Huang reduces the inflammation and reduces the pain. Coleus Forshkholii contains…
  • Yoga: A Solution to your Asthma Attacks

    admin2
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    When you are suffering from coughing, wheezing and tightness in your chest after a brisk walk or a round of physical exercise you are probably suffering from a bronchial disorder called asthma. Its a misnomer to think that asthma patients should not exert at all. With the help of yoga you can actually find a solution to these asthma attacks. In simple terms, an integrated approach of yoga includes several components: breathing, asanas, pranayama, meditation and devotional sessions. With asthma emerging as a major impediment in elderly (and even not so old) people, yoga has emerged as a…
  • Tips to get Prepared for the Allergy Season

    admin2
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    The arrival of spring season can get bothersome as it is the season of allergy for those who are sensitive to the affects of pollens after being cooped up during the period of winter season. When the flower starts to bloom you can experience runny nose as well as itchy eyes. As per the reports of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 40 millions of populations suffer from indoor and outdoor allergies over the world. Hence to enjoy the beauty of nature without suffering from the pollens and molds, you need to some precautions as follows. Cleaning Dust can be regarded as the most…
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  • Only 15% of YouTube videos for asthma education discussed all steps of correct inhaler use

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) (albuterol, Xopenex, Flovent, Symbicort, Dulera, Alvesco, Qvar) - CDC video:Only 15% of YouTube videos for asthma education discussed all steps of correct inhaler use http://buff.ly/1CrFusv - Our #WISC14 abstract. Are you going to the WAO International Scientific Conference 2014 (WISC) 2014? Share your abstract below in the comments section. http://www.worldallergy.org/wisc2014/The full WISC program is available online. It would be great to see you during any of the sessions I will participate in - see the list here: http://buff.ly/1CrGCMHAlso, I will…
  • Should all patients with asthma get the pneumococcal vaccine?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Should all patients with asthma get the pneumococcal vaccine? The simple answer is yes, unless there are contraindications. The explanation is below. The CDC considers asthmatics at increased risk of pneumococcal disease and therefore have suggested that all asthmatics ages 19 to 64 receive pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23). The Pneumovax 23 package insert states that anyone who is at “increased risk” receive the vaccine. CDC recommendation is based upon a study that showed that asthmatics are at increased risk. CDC website states that asthmatics ages 19 to 64 receive the vaccine. What…
  • Top Asthma Articles for October 2014

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about asthma published recently:What is the best spacer? AeroChamber, toilet paper roll (?!), paper towel roll, rolled paper, plastic bottle spacer, bottle-holding chamber, nebulizer reservoir tubing? Paper towel roll was the best in this study: http://buff.ly/1jtRHCp Infant wheeze: Among children with 3-4 risk factors, 38% had asthma at school age http://buff.ly/1eHUs2qStudy: job strain is probably not an important risk factor for severe asthma exacerbations http://buff.ly/1eHVafVSevere refractory asthma: 2013 update in ERS (free full…
  • Children with highest exposure to allergens and bacteria during first year of life were least likely to have wheeze and allergic sensitization

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study examined a birth cohort at high risk for asthma (n = 560) in Baltimore, Boston, New York, and St Louis. Cumulative allergen exposure over the first 3 years was associated with allergic sensitization, and sensitization at age 3 years was related to recurrent wheeze. Reduced exposure to house dust bacterial content in the first year was associated with higher risk of atopy and atopic wheeze.In contrast, first-year exposure to cockroach, mouse, and cat allergens was negatively associated with recurrent wheeze (odds ratio, 0.60, 0.65, and 0.75,…
  • Anaphylaxis - top articles for October 2014

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about anaphylaxis from the last 4-6 weeks:The new-generation, sublingual epinephrine tablets have similar bioavailability to epinephrine injected IM in thigh http://buff.ly/UxWQj4Epinephrine auto-injector "pandemic" http://buff.ly/XIEEGIPatient perceptions of epinephrine auto-injectors: exploring barriers to use http://buff.ly/XIEJKxEffect of instruction: not sufficiently skilled to use EpiPen after only one instruction session with a specialist http://buff.ly/WxBHp5How easy to use is Auvi-Q epinephrine autoinjector? 95% of children were…
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