Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long-term inhaled corticosteroid use may raise fracture risk

(HealthDay)—Long-term, high-dose use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) is associated with a modest increase in the risk of hip and upper extremity fractures in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ...

Immunology

Many parents know too little about their child's asthma meds

(HealthDay)—Only half of parents of children with asthma fully understand the use of their child's asthma medications, according to research published online May 17 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Inflammatory disorders

Leukotriene receptor antagonist monotherapy ups asthma control

(HealthDay)—As monotherapy, leukotriene-receptor antagonists (LTRAs) improve asthma control versus placebo, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Sept. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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