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  • Savings from healthier air can make up for some or all of the cost of carbon-reduction policies

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also...
  • Repeat emergency department visits for acute heart failure suggest need for better outpatient care

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Almost one-third of acute heart failure syndrome patients seen in hospital emergency departments in one American study during 2010 had ED visits during the following year, findings that suggest a lack of appropriate outpatient care. The authors note that acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) -- an increase in symptoms that requires urgent care -- accounts for more than 675,000 ED visits and one million hospitalizations in the U.S. each year, incurring around $31 million in costs.
  • Back-to-school tips for asthma sufferers

    Asthma News
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    … here! Does your child have asthma? They’re not alone — more … shot, because influenza can trigger asthma symptoms. (In fact, every child … Report, and smog can trigger asthma symptoms. Check the air quality … of great news: kids with asthma need smoke-free environments to stay …
  • Political correctness and creative lying

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    I watched an episode of Girl Meets World with my kids that had Cory Matthews lecturing in class about how you should never tell lies. His daughter Riley was in attendance.  So when he got home and saw that this chicken plate was on the table that didn't look good, he was forced to be honest with his wife.  She kicked him out of the house. As a Christian, one of the things that bothers me more than anything about healthcare is all the lying we are forced to do.  Allow me to give you some examples and you'll see what I mean.1.  Clara Patient is an 88 YO lady and her son does…
  • Buying Clenbuterol Safely

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    byfunedo
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Clenbuterol is classified into sympathomimetic which imitates the work of real human hormone of epinephrine or adrenaline and the hormone neurotransmitter. This is actually a prescribed drug that works for healing asthma. However, the usage of these clenbuterol as dietary pills is also popular. Therefore, this Clenbuterol is also very involved in the world of athletes and sports. This is also known as slimming pills. Therefore, sports use it as pills for keeping weight in its normal requirement. Due to its functions to increase thermogenic ability, the abuse of this drug will affect the…
 
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  • Repeat emergency department visits for acute heart failure suggest need for better outpatient care

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Almost one-third of acute heart failure syndrome patients seen in hospital emergency departments in one American study during 2010 had ED visits during the following year, findings that suggest a lack of appropriate outpatient care. The authors note that acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) -- an increase in symptoms that requires urgent care -- accounts for more than 675,000 ED visits and one million hospitalizations in the U.S. each year, incurring around $31 million in costs.
  • New treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Certain hospitals are beginning to offer a new FDA-approved treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Previous pulmonary disease linked to increased lung cancer risk in large study

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Links between a number of common respiratory diseases and an increased risk of developing lung cancer have been found in a large pooled analysis of seven studies involving more than 25,000 individuals. "The variations in the associations between lung cancer and different patterns of previous respiratory diseases that we observed in our study may indicate differences in the underlying etiological mechanisms," said the lead author. "Better understanding of these associations may help guide the type and frequency of clinical surveillance needed for patients with each of these diseases."
  • Cystic fibrosis mucus defect present at birth, study shows

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Mucus is key to keeping our lungs clean and clear of bacteria, viruses, and other foreign particles that can cause infection and inflammation. When we inhale microbes and dust, they are trapped in the mucus and then swept up and out of the lungs via a process called mucociliary transport. New research shows that cystic fibrosis causes a specific defect in this process, reducing the ability to clear particles and germs out of the airway.
  • Novel lung-on-a-chip developed

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    A new lung-on-chip microdevice for laboratory studies of respiratory challenges and therapeutics has been developed by scientists. The microdevice includes multiple vertically stacked cellular layers that mimic the structure of the airway tissue. The cellular model of the airway mucosa could provide insight into biological and pathophysiological effects that conventional cell cultures or animal models do not capture, and help lead to the development of new therapeutics.
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  • Back-to-school tips for asthma sufferers

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    … here! Does your child have asthma? They’re not alone — more … shot, because influenza can trigger asthma symptoms. (In fact, every child … Report, and smog can trigger asthma symptoms. Check the air quality … of great news: kids with asthma need smoke-free environments to stay …
  • Mum to take legal action against ambulance service after son, 8, died after asthma attack

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    … boy who died of an asthma attack after a ‘tragic mistake … in hospital following an acute asthmatic attack. An inquest heard that … an allergic reaction or his asthma alone. But he said that …
  • Ambulance call handler error impacted boy's fatal asthma attack, rules coroner

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    … chance of surviving a fatal asthma attack, if an ambulance call … Barker died following an acute asthmatic attack. The evidence at the … ", despite being diagnosed with asthma aged five. Clayton, from Oldham …
  • Updated asthma prevalence in Greater Sacramento Region

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    … California County Asthma Profiles. This resource summarizes lots of asthma information for … include: "Asthma Prevalence" refers to "Lifetime asthma prevalence is … the following counties, Asthma Prevalence and Active Asthma are reported for all … Region is impacted by Asthma Prevalence and Active Asthma that for many …
  • Do You Know Nutrition: Asthma triggers found in some foods

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    … food additives that can cause asthma symptoms are tartrazine, monosodium glutamate … sold in individual packets. Another asthma trigger are preservatives that manufacturers … and refined sugar. Preventing food-induced asthma attacks requires reading the laundry …
 
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  • Political correctness and creative lying

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    I watched an episode of Girl Meets World with my kids that had Cory Matthews lecturing in class about how you should never tell lies. His daughter Riley was in attendance.  So when he got home and saw that this chicken plate was on the table that didn't look good, he was forced to be honest with his wife.  She kicked him out of the house. As a Christian, one of the things that bothers me more than anything about healthcare is all the lying we are forced to do.  Allow me to give you some examples and you'll see what I mean.1.  Clara Patient is an 88 YO lady and her son does…
  • 30,000 B.C.: Fumigations were the first inhalers

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    It is probably true that the first inhalers were fumigations. This initially might have involved something as simple as sitting around a smoky fire caused by burning herbs. Later on this evolved into sitting in a smoke filled room.There's really no idea of knowing when the first fumigations occurred.  It probably first happened by accident; someone tossing poisonous herbs into a fire, accidentally inhaling them, and realizing the enjoyable side effects.After a while fumigations were probably done on purpose with the intentions of relaxing and listening to visions sent during…
  • 30,000 B.C.: The birth of allergies

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Surely allergies have been around since the beginning of human existance.  Dr. Paul M. Ehrlich, in his 2009 book "Living with Allergies," explained one theory in which allergies are believed to be "a leftover survival tactic" whereby ancient people living along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers where repeatedly exposed to harmful germs such as bacteria and parasites.  (1, page 6)Ehrlich said that back then, perhaps as far back as 30,000 years before the birth of Christ, our immune systems needed to be powerful to fight off these germs.  The people with the…
  • Do inhaled corticosteroids reduce COPD exacerbations?

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    There has been an increase in the number of physicians ordering inhaled corticosteroids for patients suffering with pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  So, is there any evidence to support this treatment regime.Let's review the evidence:1.  Norton JL et al notes that the use of inhaled steroids is among the most common treatment for pneumonia.  However, they also reduce the immune response and, therefore, slightly increase the risk of being diagnosed with pneumonia. 2.  An article in the April 15, 2011, issue of American Thoracic Society's Journal of…
  • Do B2 agonists increase mucociliary clearance?

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Along with improving lung function, there is some evidence that beta adrenergic agonists (B2) might enhance secretion clearance.  This might provide another reason for physicians to order scheduled B2 agonist therapy.There have been a variety of studies on the subject, and they were all summed up well by Dr. Ruben Restrepo in the September, 2007, issue of RCJournal, "Inhaled Adrenergics and Anticholinergics in Obstructive Lung Disease: Do They Enhance Mucociliary Clearance?"How beta agonists stimulate mucus secretion is a complex process.  Restrepo explains it this…
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  • Buying Clenbuterol Safely

    byfunedo
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Clenbuterol is classified into sympathomimetic which imitates the work of real human hormone of epinephrine or adrenaline and the hormone neurotransmitter. This is actually a prescribed drug that works for healing asthma. However, the usage of these clenbuterol as dietary pills is also popular. Therefore, this Clenbuterol is also very involved in the world of athletes and sports. This is also known as slimming pills. Therefore, sports use it as pills for keeping weight in its normal requirement. Due to its functions to increase thermogenic ability, the abuse of this drug will affect the…
  • BEST LOCAL ALLERGIST WASHINGTON DC - DR WARREN LEVIN

    bestlocalcom
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Washington DC, Dr. Warren Levin discusses his personal fight with Allergies and Asthma. After trying
  • Allergic

    jorawstron
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    I had an allergic reaction to something this afternoon. My tongue and throat started to feel a bit scratchy, and then my eyes started to get red and itchy, and to swell up, with the muscles around my eyes spasming them closed. I took some antihistamines. The scratchy feeling in my throat became clusters of blisters over the roof of my mouth, over my tongue and down my throat. I took a dose of another antihistamine that blocks a different type of histamine receptor. I found my ‘allergy bag’ which has medications, including injectable adrenaline (everyone wanted to be my friend on…
  • Done and dusted.

    Icky_Irish
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Well, on the 16th July, I became the proud owner of a new left hip. To say it was tough would be an understatement(I will never see why people use ketamine for recreational purposes…) but I’m finally off crutches now, 4 weeks and 5 days after the op. It’s amazing. I’ve been on crutches permantly for over 4 years and have had my life severely limited by that for so long. It’s a great feeling to be able to walk out the front door and not need my crutch with me. I can do so much more stuff and am planning things that I’ve been waiting to be able to do.
  • Asthma Sufferers Can Get Effective Primary Care in Flint, Michigan

    mihealthsblogs
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    When you’re taken to a care facility to be treated, you need to have your asthma action plan ready. This usually consists of your personal best peak flow meter reading that indicates how fast you exhale and inhale, as well as a list of your asthma triggers, your usual symptoms, and the types and dosages of your medication. Asthma manifests itself differently for each sufferer, which is why personalized action plans need to be formulated to treat it. To develop such a plan, you have to consult with a doctor at a dependable primary care clinic in Flint, such as one operated by the Michigan…
 
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  • Antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine use for chronic urticaria is based on only one published study

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    What is it?Hydroxychloroquine is an antiinflammatory drug and antimalarial agent. The relative safety of the low doses, and the low cost of hydroxychloroquine makes it a reasonable agent in the treatment of refractory chronic urticaria (CU). One of the disadvantages is the relatively slow onset of action. How the works?The mechanism of action includes suppression of T lymphocyte activation and antigen processing. Paucity of research dataApparently, there is only one published study in PubMed, from 10 years ago, which included only 18 patients with chronic urticaria…
  • Allergic rhinitis - top articles for August 2014

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for August 2014:Allergic airway disease in a tropical urban environment is driven by dominant mono sensitization: dust mite http://buff.ly/1iCXf14Rhinitis as a risk factor for depression in pre-adolescents: risk increased from 11 to 17.7% http://buff.ly/1gSq1GOIs There a Need to Repeat Skin Test in Childhood Allergic Diseases? Yes, 40% had different results 4 yrs later http://buff.ly/1mw3abwImpermeable dust mite covers were not helpful in primary and tertiary prevention of allergic disease (meta-analysis)…
  • Hay fever - 1953 documentary film about allergic rhinitis by Wellcome Library

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    From Wellcome Library history of medicine collection: Short documentary film (15 minutes) describing the causes and symptoms of hay fever and showing how pollen is collected and made into desensitising sets for sufferers. Please note: Allergy shots are no longer administered at home by patients.Here is the current approach to therapy of allergic rhinitis:Treatment Options for 
Allergic Rhinitis (AR) and 
Non-Allergic Rhinitis (NAR) in 6 Steps (click to enlarge the image). Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Pulmonary findings in common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It is not clear if interstitial lung disease (ILD) in common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a consequence of chronic infection or a manifestation of dysregulated lymphoid proliferation. This retrospective review of electronic medical records of 61 patients with CVID evaluated clinical and laboratory correlates of bronchiectasis, ground glass opacity, and pulmonary nodules on CT scan.Here are the correlations:- Bronchiectasis was strongly correlated with a CD4+ T-cell count lower than 700 cells/μL and was associated with a history of pneumonia and older age. - Pulmonary nodular disease…
  • A series of "How to Use Inhalers" videos by National Jewish Health

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler: Open-Mouth Technique.Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler: Closed-Mouth Technique.How to Use a Nebulizer.How to Use a Diskus.How to Use a Flexhaler.How to Use a Twisthaler.How to Use a HandiHaler.How to Use a Respimat.How to Use an Aerolizer.How to Use an Aerochamber® with Mask.How to Use an Autohaler.How to Use a Peak Flow Meter. Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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