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Imagining a Vaccine for Asthma
According to a recently published review, development is proceeding on vaccines that hope to prevent or mitigate asthma, with several approaches advancing to clinical trial.
“With the development of monoclonal antibodies that neutralize specific cytokines and the aid of biomarkers, new avenues for the treatment of asthma have been explored.”
Metered dose inhalers with a dose counter integrated could reduce the number of visits to emergency departments.
Researchers believe new therapeutic options, including tiotropium, will emerge to help doctors and patients improve the management of asthma.
A study presented at CHEST 2016 in Los Angeles found that home visits made to non-compliant asthmatics or those with uncontrolled symptoms drastically increased their adherence to treatment and regular office visits in the following year.
The researchers found that those whose fathers smoked prior to their conception were at a three times greater risk of developing non-allergic early onset asthma. Welding was also implicated.
Peter A. McCullough, MD, and Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, discuss the role of exercise in the management of sarcopenia.
Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, and Peter A. McCullough, MD, provide insight on the role of oral supplements for patients with chronic illness and malnutrition, specifically in older adults.
The results of two recent phase 3 trials of a new biologic show that it has significant impact as an add-on treatment in reducing exacerbation rates in patients with severe and uncontrolled asthma.

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