The screenings will be offered at more than 200 locations nationwide for people who have symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
A new study has found that a substantial number of cancer patients–and their family members and caregivers–continue to smoke even after a cancer diagnosis.
Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly, and while they have more success with newer inhaler designs, at best only one in four uses those devices correctly.
Even in the emergency department setting where little time is available to provide education, the provision of a written action plan significantly improved patient adherence to prescribed inhaled and oral drugs and to physicians’ recommendations.
GeNO LLC initiates study of Inhaled NITROSYL nitric oxide in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Changes that occur in the airways of asthma patients are in part caused by the naturally occurring protein interleukin-13 (IL-13) which stimulates invasion of airway cells called fibroblasts.
The online survey by the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics found that 37% of respondents did not have an asthma action plan, despite guidelines that all patients should have one.
The bill would recognize qualified RTs and the services they provide by amending the Medicare statute to include a new and separate benefit category for respiratory therapy services.
The new guidelines replace those published in 2000, and review current knowledge in the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, as well as available treatment options.
Researchers found that Xolair (omalizumab) reduced increases in seasonal asthma attacks in children and young adults with allergic asthma.