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The use of Aerocrine’s FeNO-measuring device NIOX VERO as a tool for assessing patients with allergic airway inflammation has been cleared by Japanese health authorities.
Over 1,000 people in Arizona are being monitored for possible exposure to measles at the Phoenix Children’s East Valley Center.
Under proposed NICE guidelines, general practitioners will have to carry out a series of assessments to ensure they have an objective asthma diagnosis.
During the recent state of the union address, President Obama highlighted cystic fibrosis as a model for the government’s strategy for precision medicine and treatment.
Jaber Hassan, MD, of the Blount Memorial Sleep Health Center, says that recent advances in non-invasive ventilator support using BPAP or BiPAP systems have notably decreased patients’ with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) chances of needing an invasive ventilator.
Spirometry should be used as the first-line investigation for diagnosing asthma in children over 5 and adults, according to the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
A study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients shows some promise, but a larger clinical trial is needed to verify results.
Full recovery has eluded most children afflicted by a polio-like paralysis in 2014, and investigating scientists still contend that the rare enterovirus D68 is the key to solving the mystery.
The National Institutes of Health have granted two research teams based at the University of Chicago to develop medicines for the treatment of asthma and sleep apnea.