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  • Trees 'save 850 American lives each year'

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The first broad-scale, nationwide study of air pollution removal by trees finds that less than 1% of air pollution is removed, but that the human health impact is 'substantial.'
  • Drugs used to treat lung disease work with body clock

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Scientists have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings show that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases work with the body clock. The research found out that cells lining the lung airways have their own body clock which is the time-keeper for lung inflammation - both conditions cause swelling (inflammation) in the lungs.
  • Why are British pop stars so vanilla?

    Asthma News
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    … can’t breathe.” He was asthmatic. "At this time, no …
  • Does hospital reimbursement laws impact disease trends?

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    Your question:  My friends were arguing about government involvement in medicine.  One said it's good, but the other said government involvement make it difficult, if not impossible, to track trends in various diseases.  What do you think of this? Do you think it's true? Why?My answer:  Without delving too deep into politics, I'll try to explain what your friend was probably trying to say.  Asthma rates have skyrocketed since 1980.  So does that mean more people are getting asthma?  Maybe.  But it was just prior to 1980 that DRGs were created, and this…
  • Medical Mommies

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    Victo Dolore
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    When my kids are sick, I hear all of the time: “Your kids are so lucky their mommy is a doctor!” Welllllllllll….. Let’s just say there are pros and cons to this. We ARE blessed that I know my way around the system. But stay with me as I digress. When I was pregnant with my first kiddo, I was told he had a kidney/bladder issue. We had to do a level four ultrasound with a neonatal specialist. Beforehand I had to listen to a genetic counselor telling me the likelihood, as an older mom, that this meant he had Downs Syndrome or some other genetic anomaly and how I needed to…
 
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  • Drugs used to treat lung disease work with body clock

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Scientists have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings show that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases work with the body clock. The research found out that cells lining the lung airways have their own body clock which is the time-keeper for lung inflammation - both conditions cause swelling (inflammation) in the lungs.
  • New drugs to combat asthma, similar illnesses

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Science and industry are collaborating to develop future pharmaceuticals for treating chronic inflammatory diseases. The medicines will combat immunological processes that have gone wrong. Statistics indicate that there are 300 million asthma sufferers worldwide, a further 600 million people living with chronic pneumonia and up to 30% of the global population contending with allergic rhinitis (allergic inflammation of the nasal airways).
  • In asthma, it's not just what you smell, but what you think you smell

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Simply believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics for at least 24 hours following exposure, research shows. The findings highlight the role that expectations can play in health-related outcomes.
  • Vaccine for dust-mite allergies created

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    A vaccine for dust-mite allergies has been created, researchers report. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. "What is new about this is we have developed a vaccine against dust-mite allergens that hasn't been used before," says a corresponding author on the paper.
  • 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.
 
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  • Does hospital reimbursement laws impact disease trends?

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    Your question:  My friends were arguing about government involvement in medicine.  One said it's good, but the other said government involvement make it difficult, if not impossible, to track trends in various diseases.  What do you think of this? Do you think it's true? Why?My answer:  Without delving too deep into politics, I'll try to explain what your friend was probably trying to say.  Asthma rates have skyrocketed since 1980.  So does that mean more people are getting asthma?  Maybe.  But it was just prior to 1980 that DRGs were created, and this…
  • What are the advantages of NIV?

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Sometimes there is confusion regarding the advantages of NIV, otherwise referred to as BiPAP. I have had doctors order it because it "forces fluid out of the lungs" in heart failure, and because it "increases blood pressure." Yet neither of these are actual benefits of NIV. That said, what are the benefits of NIV? The are:IPAP increases ventilation and helps to blow off CO2 CPAP increases FRC and therefore keeps the lungs open so the next breath comes in easierBoth IPAP and CPAP help to reduce work of breathingBoth the IPAP and CPAP help reduce work of heartSo, how does BiPAP reduce work…
  • 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
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  • Medical Mommies

    Victo Dolore
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    When my kids are sick, I hear all of the time: “Your kids are so lucky their mommy is a doctor!” Welllllllllll….. Let’s just say there are pros and cons to this. We ARE blessed that I know my way around the system. But stay with me as I digress. When I was pregnant with my first kiddo, I was told he had a kidney/bladder issue. We had to do a level four ultrasound with a neonatal specialist. Beforehand I had to listen to a genetic counselor telling me the likelihood, as an older mom, that this meant he had Downs Syndrome or some other genetic anomaly and how I needed to…
  • Call the Cops

    milambc
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Okay, that song’s damn catchy, you gotta admit. Inflammatory, sure, but catchy? YOU KNOW IT IS
  • Asthma Inhaler Costs -- ripoff alert

    qualityhealthcareplease
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Asthmatic abuse:  (definition)  The systematic and intentional market manipulation of asthma medication prices resulting in large corporate profits and financial ruin for people with asthma (see also: racketeering, theft, extortion, corruption, complicity and congress). Price gouging of people with asthma by U.S. pharmaceutical companies is legendary (New York Times).   Now some of those same companies want to move their corporate offices to other countries to avoid U.S. taxes.  RIPOFF is the technical term. An inhaler is a pressurized gadget to make a mist of a medication so a person can…
  • A Letter to Mr Cameron

    gazzer175
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    First of all I would like to thank all my friends and family who left comments after my rant yesterday, it really means a lot. OK, so where my blog is coming from has changed, In the beginning I wanted this blog  to be about only the positives in my life, and even with all the health issues and benefits issue I have there are still many, But I have also realised that trying to ignore or bottle up all my frustrations and anger towards the government and the benefits system, just makes things worse for me, and this is the perfect vehicle to do that. It won’t be every blog but just when…
  • Man, Who Stops A Fight, Dies After NYPD Puts Him In Choke Hold (VIDEO)

    Shannon Person
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    A young man recorded the whole incident. It’s becoming a duty now for the public to capture fo
 
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  • Important Facts about Cat Allergy

    admin2
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Cat allergy in humans can be described as an allergic reaction produced by one or more allergens of cat. As per medical literature there are 5 allergens of cat that causes this kind of allergy; among which major allergens are secretoglobin, lipocalin. Cats are most common pets among those people who are suffering from pet allergies. But you have to remember that the fur or the hair is not the real problem in this regard. People are allergic to the proteins found in the cat’s saliva, dander (dried flakes of cat’s skin) and urine as well. If you are allergenic you will have oversensitive…
  • 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…
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  • High daily temperatures worsen respiratory symptoms in children with asthma, decrease PEF

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    An Australian national panel study of diurnal temperature range (DTR) and children's respiratory healthThis study examined effects of DTR on lung function and respiratory symptoms for school children with asthma in Australia. Increase in daily temperature induced a reduction in PEF and increased respiratory symptoms in children with asthma. The effects lasted for 3 days. References:An Australian national panel study of diurnal temperature range and children's respiratory health. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Volume 112, Issue 4, Pages 348–353.e8, April…
  • 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…
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