At what point is it safe to consider stopping a steroid metered-dose inhaler?
Warm saltwater gargles for sore throats and salt poultices for soft-tissue infections are two of many commonly used salt therapies.
Budesonide given only during acute respiratory illness may prevent asthma as effectively as daily budesonide in young children with a history of wheezing.
Duration of symptoms, symptom severity not improved among adults taking amoxicillin for lower-respiratory-tract infections.
At least one lot of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel has tested positive for Burkholderia cepacia.
Early recognition and treatment of sleep arousals could prevent the development of OSA.
Tudorza Pressair is now approved for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
During the first six months of 2012, Washington state reported 2,520 pertussis cases -- a 1,300% increase from the first six months of 2011, the CDC reports.
Most hospitalizations and all deaths in the 2010 California pertussis outbreak occurred in infants aged younger than 3 months.
Frequent contact with dogs during the first year of life may protect children from respiratory illness.
As the population ages remember that patients who are in their late 50s or older may have had polio as a child. Are you prepared to recognize post-polio syndrome symptoms?
Higher levels of neutrophilic inflammation may explain why obese patients with asthma respond less to corticosteroid treatment.
Researchers have found a ten-fold increased risk of hospitalization among COPD patients with the most intense vs. the least intense fatigue.
A recent randomized trial evaluated the effects of noninvasive ventilation on mortality and need for intubation in elderly patients with hypercapnic respiratory failure.
After 12 weeks of acupuncture patients with COPD had better Borg scale score and improved walk distance on the six-minute walk test compared to those assigned to placebo.
Review shows benefits of inhaled corticosteroids may be greater at higher doses and longer duration, but lower cost over-the-counter remedies may be a better option.
Twelve comorbidities, including cancer and cardiovascular problems, are associated with a higher risk for death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Zetonna is a nasal aerosol approved to treat both ocular and nasal symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), and nasal symptoms associated with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) in adults and adolescents aged >12 years.
The FDA has approved azelastine HCl and fluticasone propionate nasal spray (Dymista, Meda) to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Rapid influenza diagnostic tests can accurately identify the infection in adults and children presenting with flu-like symptoms, but are not as accurate at ruling it out.
Current oral antibiotic use increases retinal detachment risk, but absolute risk is small, results of a case-control study indicate.
Establish a clinical diagnosis of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis before initiating therapy with β-lactam antibiotics, the Infectious Disease Society of America recommends.
Time to clinical improvement and discharge was shortened for children with asthma admitted to the pediatric emergency department.
A wide range of consumer products contain hormone-disrupting and asthma-related chemicals, results of a large peer-reviewed study indicate.
A Native American man aged 40 years presents with a very tender right rib cage cystic formation that measures 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.5 cm.
High BMI linked to decreased corticosteroid response among children with asthma.
More than 50% of children in a population-based cohort study developed eczema, asthma and rhinitis before the age of 12 years.
Participants in an Australian study who drank at least a half a liter of sugar-sweetened beverages per day more than doubled their chances of developing asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A nurse offers a surprising, yet effective solution for helping patients catch their breath.
Treatment with lansoprazole did not improve asthma control in children without overt gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and was associated with adverse events including increased risk for respiratory infection, sore throat and bronchitis.