Immunology

Eczema drug effective against severe asthma

Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable ...

Immunology

Child asthma emergency visits drop after indoor smoking bans

A new study helps to answer the burning question of whether recently enacted indoor smoking bans in public areas have improved health. The research finds the bans are associated with a 17 percent overall reduction in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Admissions, deaths for COPD vary by season

(HealthDay)—There is dramatic seasonal variation in rates of admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Beta-blocker trial does not reduce risks for COPD patients

New research from scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that beta-blockers used in a clinical trial for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Health

Telehealth pulmonary rehabilitation reduces 30-day readmissions

New research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that video telehealth pulmonary rehabilitation interventions reduce 30-day all-cause ...

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