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Pharmacy-Led Education Improves Inhaler Technique

Aug 08, 2022

Pharmacists embedded within primary care or specialty clinics can assist patients and their caregivers in teaching proper inhaler technique. Pharmacist-led education on inhaler technique improv...

In COPD, Triple Inhaler Therapy Not Recommended for Everyone

Aug 04, 2022

Triple inhaler therapy should be reserved for patients with COPD with a history of asthma, multiple recent exacerbations, and poor lung function. In COPD treatment, the step up from a dual bron...

Prevalence of hypertension in Shenzhen, China: a population-based, cross-sectional study.

Jun 22, 2022

Hypertension (HTN) is an important public health issue worldwide, associated with the rapid economic development and urbanisation over the last decades. This is especially the case in Shenzhen, which ...

Optimal Cut-Off Points of 4-meter Gait Speed to Discriminate Functional Exercise Capacity and Health Status in Older patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Jun 22, 2022

Gait speed, a vital sign of health and functional capacity, is commonly used to measure mobility. Although studies have assessed gait speed in older adults and individuals with chronic obstructive pul...

Anxiety & Depression in COPD Not Adequately Treated

Jun 20, 2022

Anxiety and depressive symptoms, although common in patients with COPD, are not frequently assessed, identified, and treated in this patient population. “Comorbid anxiety and depressive sympt...

A Standardized Approach to Improve COPD Care in the ED

May 27, 2022

Adherence to guidelines for COPD in an ED setting can help patients avoid compromising their health-related quality of life. Evidence suggests that adherence to COPD guidelines in the ED can he...

Multiple in-hospital counseling increases six-month smoking abstinence among individuals participating in a hospital-initiated smoking cessation program.

May 23, 2022

A cessation program for hospitalized smokers is an effective strategy to achieve smoking abstinence. The effects of multiple in-hospital counseling sessions on 6-month smoking abstinence require furth...

The new era of add-on asthma treatments: where do we stand?

May 23, 2022

Globally, a small proportion (5-12%) of asthma patients are estimated to have severe disease. However, severe asthma accounts for disproportionately high healthcare resource utilization. The Global In...

No screening evidence for COPD

May 18, 2022

Asymptomatic adults should not be screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) stated with moderate certainty, based on evidence that there...

Psychological risk indicators for peri-implantitis: a cross-sectional study.

May 16, 2022

The aim of this analytical cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between peri-implantitis and psychological distress, and potentially related/mediating factors such as general health, ...

Albuterol-Budesonide Fixed-Dose Combination Rescue Inhaler for Asthma.

May 16, 2022

As asthma symptoms worsen, patients typically rely on short-acting β-agonist (SABA) rescue therapy, but SABAs do not address worsening inflammation, which leaves patients at risk for severe asthma ex...

Sex differences in the association between cardiovascular diseases and dementia subtypes: a prospective analysis of 464,616 UK Biobank participants.

May 09, 2022

Whether the association of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) with dementia differs by sex remains unclear, and the role of socioeconomic, lifestyle, genetic, and medical factors in their association is u...

An 8-Year-Old Boy With Prolonged Fever and Subcutaneous Nodules.

May 02, 2022

An 8-year-old boy with asthma presented with prolonged fever, malaise, extremity weakness, polyarthralgias, malar rash, and subcutaneous nodules. Physical examination was remarkable for a faint malar ...

Potential clinical implications of targeted spirometry for detection of COPD: A contemporary population-based cohort study.

Apr 25, 2022

Early diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) through targeted spirometry may provide better treatment opportunities and in the long run reduce its high burden. We therefore investig...

Phillygenin activates PKR/eIF2α pathway and induces stress granule to exert anti-avian infectious bronchitis virus.

Apr 18, 2022

The prevalence of avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is still one of causes inducing severe losses of production in the poultry industry worldwide. Vaccination does not completely prevent IBV inf...

COPD Exacerbations: Care-Seeking Behaviors & Delays in Care

Apr 13, 2022

Since many people with COPD avoid going to the ED due to factors like time spent waiting to be seen, it’s important to develop other outpatient care options. Research has shown that earlier t...

Exploring the efficacy and contribution of Dupilumab in asthma management.

Apr 11, 2022

IgG4 monoclonal antibody Dupilumab binds to the alpha chain (IL4R) of both types of the ligand-binding domains (IL4R/ IL13R1; equally IL4 and IL13 specific) of the IL-4 receptor. The current focus on ...

Identification of caregiver's knowledge and perceptions of pediatric asthma management: A quality improvement initiative.

Apr 11, 2022

Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Caregiver knowledge is essential to optimize patient quality and safety. Asthma education is an opportunity that can lead to decreased morbid...

Increased Risk of Migraine among Students with Asthma: Results of Headache and Asthma Study among University Students.

Apr 04, 2022

Several studies in developed countries have investigated the relationship between migraine and asthma.To examine the relationship between asthma and migraine among university students in a low middle-...

Knowledge of Asthma among Teachers in Public Primary Schools in a Resource-Limited Country.

Apr 04, 2022

Asthma is a major cause of school absenteeism among children. It is therefore important that teachers have a good knowledge about asthma in order to help prevent and manage asthma attacks in children ...