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Drug Combo for Asthma and COPD Overlap
An inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2-agonist bronchodilator combination was found more beneficial for patients with Asthma-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) than for those with COPD alone.
A recent survey of asthma treatment in intensive care units of children's hospitals in the US reveals wide variability between institutions in both medication and ventilation interventions.
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with over 200,000 respondents in more than 20 states, indicates that adults working in the healthcare and social services field have higher incidence of asthma than people employed in any other industry.
Studies that found no connection are outliers, the authors of the new meta-analysis write. They believe the findings have been consistent enough to assert a certain link between pollution exposure and juvenile asthma, but they note that many important questions remain.
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Severe asthma persists in nonsmoking and smoking patients on currently recommended therapy despite suppressed tissue inflammation within the proximal airway wall, according to a recent report.
Comprehensive care of post-9/11 asthma in adolescents should include management of mental health-related comorbidities, according to a recent report.
As the field of medical ethics continues to expand, its use can be seen in everything from general medical conditions to end of life considerations.
A new study of inner city schools found evidence that high levels of mouse allergens correlated with hindered lung function and an increase in sick days caused by asthma symptoms.

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