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  • European lung groups voice concern over 'COPD timebomb'

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Results from a new survey looking at the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) across 11 European countries have highlighted continued low public awareness of COPD,1 despite the...
  • Active asthma may significantly raise risk of heart attack

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    People with asthma may be at significantly higher risk of heart attack, researchers report.
  • Health Risks of Staying in a Stranger's Home

    Asthma News
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    … dust mites that can aggravate asthma, eczema, and hay fever, according … .” People with pet allergies or asthma may want to confirm before …
  • What causes COPD flare-ups

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    The following was originally published at healthcentral.com/copd on March 30, 2014.COPD Flare-Up CausesChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of those diseases, like asthma, that flares up from time to time. When this happens your breathing and coughing symptoms suddenly get worse. What causes them and what exactly happens?There are essentially four things that might cause a COPD flare-up, or what many refer to as COPD exacerbations.1. Common COPD triggersCOPD lungs tend to be very sensitive due to chronically inflamed air passages, and for this reason they tend to be very…
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  • Active asthma may significantly raise risk of heart attack

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    People with asthma may be at significantly higher risk of heart attack, researchers report.
  • Telephone Coaches Improve Children's Asthma Treatment

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Peer trainers who coach parents over the phone on managing their children’s asthma can sharply reduce the number of days the kids experience symptoms, a new study shows. The program also dramatically decreased ER visits and hospitalizations among low-income children with Medicaid insurance.
  • Nonsmokers in automobiles are exposed to significant secondhand smoke

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Nonsmokers sitting in an automobile with a smoker for one hour had markers of significantly increased levels of carcinogens and other toxins in their urine, indicating that secondhand smoke in motor vehicles poses a potentially major health risk according to a groundbreaking study.
  • Childhood asthma due to living near major roadways cost Los Angeles residents $441 million in 2007

    8 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Asthma caused or worsened by living near major roadways cost Los Angeles County more than $441 million in 2007 alone, according to a new peer-reviewed article. Because 32 percent of children in L.A. County are covered by public health insurance, an equivalent proportion of those direct costs are borne by taxpayers, they add.
  • Developing lifesaving vaccines in a new way

    7 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    A new method of developing vaccines could point the way forward in the fight against infectious diseases for which traditional vaccination has failed, according to a new study. The method involves training white blood cells that have not previously been the primary focus of vaccine development.
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  • Health Risks of Staying in a Stranger's Home

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    … dust mites that can aggravate asthma, eczema, and hay fever, according … .” People with pet allergies or asthma may want to confirm before …
  • Senate panel questions soaring generic drug prices

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    … of albuterol sulfate, a common asthma treatment, shot from $11 per …
  • Boxers Battle Asthma, One Bid at a Time

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    … / Super Fight Night Boxers Battle Asthma, One Bid at a Time … million Asthmatic kiwis face a battle to draw breath each day. Asthma … children affected. In aid of Asthma New Zealand, for the first … Asthma New Zealand provide training, education and support to people with asthma …
  • Coach saves student's life

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    … . I have a player with asthma down.” The student, identified as …
  • Diagnosing Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    … with asthma reach for an inhaler. But being diagnosed with asthma isn … diagnose even mild cases of asthma. “The benefit to really everybody … asthma move more slowly than in people who do not have asthma … have mild asthma and those with chronic or severe asthma. Currently, asthma is …
 
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  • What causes COPD flare-ups

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    The following was originally published at healthcentral.com/copd on March 30, 2014.COPD Flare-Up CausesChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of those diseases, like asthma, that flares up from time to time. When this happens your breathing and coughing symptoms suddenly get worse. What causes them and what exactly happens?There are essentially four things that might cause a COPD flare-up, or what many refer to as COPD exacerbations.1. Common COPD triggersCOPD lungs tend to be very sensitive due to chronically inflamed air passages, and for this reason they tend to be very…
  • Good reading material for asthmatics

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    The following was originally published at healthcentral.com/asthma on August 13, 2013.8 Great Reading Materials for AsthmaticsIf you have asthma, or if you take care of an asthmatic, you may be interested in learning what people think about it or how it affects their lives. There is a ton of reading material — from books to websites to articles — about asthma. Here is some reading I highly recommend you check out (besides, you may find them quite entertaining):1. Asthma: The biography: Mark Jackson recounts the history of asthma, beginning from ancient China to the present. 2. On Asthma:…
  • 870 B.C.: The first description of artificial resuscitation

    15 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Elijah resuscitating a child Similar to other ancient civilizations, the Jews believed life and death, health and sickness, was the result of the desires of their God, the Lord.  Likewise, in the rare cases when a person was believed to be dead and then brought back to life, this was due to the wishes of their God, the Lord.No one knows what they called it, although by the 18th century it was referred to as reanimation, and by the mid 20th century it was referred to as resuscitation.Both terms work equally well, as animate comes from the Latin term anamatus which comes from…
  • Tips to quit smoking

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    The following was originally published at healthcentral.com on March 11, 2014.6 tips to quit smokingOnce diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the first thing your doctor will suggest is for you to quit smoking.  While quitting won’t reverse any damage already done, it will prevent further damage.  So a wise move is for you to start quitting, and to start quitting today.  Here are six tips to help you get started.  1.  Learn what’s in a cigarette.  Did you ever consider what you are inhaling each time you puff on a cigarette?  If…
  • The sixth period of respiratory therapy: The RRP?

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    So if -- WHEN -- the respiratory therapy profession survives the fifth period of respiratory therapy, what will our profession be like.  Chances are we will not be the neb jockey's and ventilator button pushers that we are today.  Chances are we will have more responsibility, and therefore improved respect and probably better wages.Am I dreaming here? Chances are that I'm not.  I think there is too much pressure on hospital administrators to find ways to cut costs, and surely there's no better way than to quit doing procedures that there's simply no need for.  This would…
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  • Just a SPOONful of energy...

    positivepearls
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Yesterday, my spoons were plenty. Today, I have too few spoons.Yes, I am a spoonie. What exactly does it mean to be a “spoonie”? If you are familiar with chronic illnesses or have a friend/family member who suffers from a chronic illness, then you have probably heard them be referred to as a spoonie. But what does it mean and where did this term come from? Alas, I present to you The Spoon Theory. The Spoon Theory was written by Christine Miserandino at www.butyoudontlooksick.com. The following excerpt was taken directly from her website. Enjoy! My best friend and I were in the…
  • Gut Microbes and Neuroscience - The Paradigm Shift

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    14 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Gut microbes and the brain: paradigm shift in neuroscience. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25392516 Abstract The discovery of the size and complexity of the human microbiome has resulted in an ongoing reevaluation of many concepts of health and disease, including diseases affecting the CNS. A growing body of preclinical literature has demonstrated bidirectional signaling between the brain and the gut microbiome, involving multiple neurocrine and endocrine signaling mechanisms. While psychological and physical stressors can affect the composition and metabolic activity of the gut…
  • To begin again.

    primalgirledin
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    (This post is brutally honest, to remind me of my starting point and to come back to when things get tough!) Today is 14th November 2014. I am 42 years old (really – how did that happen?) and I am ill. I’ve been signed off work for a week due to ‘asthma exacerbated by virus’ and I am now taking a steroid inhaler for the first time, having been diagnosed with asthma a year ago. I have Stage 3 Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), which I have now suffered from for 12 years and I have recently recovered from a severe, painful and debilitating flare-up involving my sweat glands.
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  • 7 Most Common Food Allergy Symptoms

    admin2
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Food allergies are those common types of allergies which are caused due to intake of certain foods which a person might be allergic to. The allergy leads to certain symptoms and even serious results in some of the cases. Thus it is important to identify which food has caused the allergy so that it can be avoided. Different foods might cause different symptoms but there are some common signs to identify food allergies and they are given as follows: 1. Difficult to Breathe or Swallow Out of all the other common symptoms of food allergies, one of the most common is the difficult to breathe after…
  • 3 Steps to Control Childhood Asthma in your Kid

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    22 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    When a child is diagnosed with asthma, the situation can be scary not just for the child but also for the parents. Asthma is a lifelong condition which can affect life’s events and activities in many ways and is something which no one can totally cure. But, with some steps, parents can help control childhood asthma and make life easier for the child.  The following are some steps to control this condition in your kid: 1. Learn the Triggers and Avoid them The very first step to control asthma in your child is to learn what triggers the asthma attacks in your child and avoid those…
  • Wish to Say Goodbye to Asthma Triggers? Find Out How

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    12 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Asthma is a lifelong condition which can have different levels of affects and severity for different patients but still restricts each one of them from performing activities and engaging in tasks.  Asthma is triggered due to certain allergens, which may be different from different people. Not just for asthma patients but even for non-asthmatics, keeping away from dust, dander, pollutants, smoke and dander is recommended.  These pollutants get absorbed in the tissues and the fat cells and over a period of time, these can cause imbalances in the body leading to asthma. To say good bye to…
  • Asthma Treatment Guidelines For The Elderly

    admin2
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    When certain elderly persons suffer from asthma, then its treatment or management can be very challenging.  This is so because older patients have a poorer perception of their asthmatic condition of the symptoms when compared to the younger persons.  Moreover the suppressed recognition and the tolerance of the symptoms also contribute to the increase in morbidity in older asthma sufferers. Another reason why older patients may face difficulty in asthma management is because they have problems in utilizing prescribed medicines.  This could be because of the mechanical difficulties in using…
  • The Importance of Air Purifiers for Control of Airborne Diseases

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    2 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Indoor pollution and the various types of particles found inside closed walls can be responsible for causing several types of breathing issues and airborne diseases such as respiratory conditions, asthma and allergies.  Some examples of these allergens include pollen, dander and dust particles. Not only should one try to remove all the irritant sources and minimize the containment of the irritants but also consider the idea of indoor ventilation.  Some ways to keep the indoor air fresh and free of pollutants is to try out either filtration system of the house or install devices like air…
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  • Literature review: drug allergy, immunotherapy and anaphylaxis - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dr Montanaro discussed updates on drug allergy, immunotherapy and anaphylaxis: 1. Consequences of PCN allergy - Macy JACI 2014. Hospital costs of PCN allergy alone may account for $20M/year in just one large hospital system. 2. PEN G testing in children - Picard, Annals 2014. Negative Predictive Value of Pen G skin test and challenge was 95%. This compares favorably with protocols using PPL and MDM. The cost of NOT testing for PCN allergy is high!3. PPI Allergy - Bose, Annals, 2013. Authors reviewed 39 publications and 119 cases of allergy to five different PPI, omeprazole was the most…
  • Literature review: allergic rhinitis - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dr Nicklas reviewed allergic rhinitis: Allergic rhinitis is a risk factor for traffic safety - Allergy 69:906. Driving performance when symptomatic and untreated was significantly impaired. The impairment was comparable with having a blood alcohol level of 0.03%, the legal limit in the Netherlands where this study was done.Systematic review of secondhand smoke exposure on sinusitis - Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 4:22. The association between 2nd hand smoke exposure and sinusitis was significantly increased. There was no difference between acute and chronic sinusitis for the association between…
  • Literature review: skin allergy - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dr Marc Riedl discussed skin allergy updates:Dapsone seems to help with chronic urticaria, especially with regards to itch and reduction of hives with minimal AEs (some Hgb decrease). In a sulfasalazine study in chronic urticaria, 20% of sulfasalazine therapy patients had AEs (mainly hematologic), 2 serious AEs (leukopenia and rhabdomyolysis) but there was some efficacy.In a study of high dose Vitamin D in chronic urticaria, patients were on Zyrtec, Zantac and Singulair plus high-dose, low dose Vit D and control. There was some improvement seen especially in high dose Vit D treated patients…
  • Literature review: clinical immunology - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dr Jack Routes presented an update in clinical immunology. 1. CVID registry - JACI 134: 116. They found early onset was actually common, with 34% before age 10! But diagnostic delay varies in different European countries. CVID patients get lymphomas and they are almost always B cell lymphomas, patients should also get CT chest to screen for bronchiectasis. Non-infectious complication may not be assoc with increased mortality (Dr Routes doubts this). Higher IgG trough levels were associated with less serious infections, early onset CVID was more common than previously recognized. 2. PI(3)K…
  • Literature review: asthma and COPD - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dr James Li discussed asthma and COPD:1. Asthma Control in the US, 2008-2010 - JACI. Results suggest suboptimal asthma control with underuse of long-term controller meds, overuse of rescue medications. 2. Sputum gene expression signature of 6 biomarkers discriminated asthma inflammatory phenotypes - JACI 133; 997. Sputum gene expression discriminates between inflammatory types of asthma (eosinophilic, neutrophilic, paucigranulocytic, controls). Sputum gene expression can also predict ICS responsiveness, it may help in personalized asthma care. 3. Effect of an anti-TSLP antibody on…
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