child asthma attack
Children with asthma are most likely to experience an attack at the beginning of the school year and after long breaks, according to research.
Tdap vaccine
A study reveals that the effectiveness of the Tdap booster vaccine against whooping cough wanes to less than 9% after 4 years among teens who received a newer version of the vaccine as a child.
pulmonary disease lab
Heidi M. Mansour, PhD, of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is developing advanced dry powder inhalers for the treatment and prevention of pulmonary diseases.
stop smoking website
The use of web-based smoking cessation services made smokers trying to quit almost as successful as those who use telephone quit lines in a study.
money award
Three Case Western Reserve University researchers have been awarded funds to develop new technologies for several conditions, including cystic fibrosis.
pulmonary arterial hypertension
In a study, men were shown to have a shorter interlude after a systemic sclerosis diagnosis to the occurrence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and had a shorter disease duration.
COPD clinical trial
Pulmatrix Inc has announced that its European pilot study on PUR0200 for the treatment of COPD is open for enrollment.
After evaluating content on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on almost 200 websites, researchers found that the information on IPF from these sites was often incomplete, inaccurate and outdated.
traffic pollution
Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of 5 years, according to ERJ-published research.
blood clot
According to Yale researchers, patients being screened for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) using an ultrasound have a rare but serious risk of pulmonary embolism.
CF blood test
A research team at Stanford University has developed a blood test designed to screen newborns for all types of cystic fibrosis.
flu vaccine afib risk
As influenza is significantly associated with an increased risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF), the findings of a recent study indicate that the risk could be reduced through influenza vaccination.
The prevalence of past-year generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) for adults aged 50 years and older with COPD is higher compared to older adults without the condition.
Mobile phone text messaging approximately doubles the odds of medication adherence in patients with chronic diseases, according a meta-analysis published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
The IntelliCuff pressure controller continuously measures and automatically maintains the cuff pressure during mechanical ventilation using a cuffed endotracheal tube or tracheostomy.
pregnancy flu vaccine
The results of a small study indicate that the flu vaccine was associated with better protection for pregnant women in the first trimester compared with later in pregnancy.
smoking organ damage
New research shows that exposure to smoking contributes to cumulative organ damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
mechanical ventilation
A trial reveals that the statin Crestor is not effective for reducing delirium and related cognitive impairment in ill patients with sepsis-related acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The US Food and Drug Administration has denied the expanded use of Kalydeco in cystic fibrosis patients ages 2 or older who have one of 23 residual function mutations.
vaccine money
Vaccines may have a significant economic value that exceeds their original cost, according to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.