- 2014-02-28 LHCP Employment Opportunity - Regina, SK-
The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is seeking a highly motivated licensed health care professional to provide pulmonary function testing and assist with sleep apnea level 3 testing at a new office/clinic opening soon in Regina, Saskatchewan. This is a full-time, permanent position. For details please visit:
Brian Graham, CEO
Lung Association of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK Canada
- 2014-03-05 Biologic May Tame Severe Asthma-
Lebrikizumab, a novel monoclonal antibody against the inflammatory cytokine IL-13, might have reduced exacerbations in severe asthma in a randomized trial, although manufacturing problems undermined any conclusions.
- 2014-03-05 Severe Eczema Eases with Novel Biologic-
The novel monoclonal antibody dupilimab dramatically cut the severity of moderate-to-severe adult atopic dermatitis, a phase II trial showed.
- 2014-03-05 Xolair Makes Milk Allergy Tx More Tolerable-
Giving omalizumab (Xolair) around the start of oral immunotherapy for milk allergy improved reduced safety, a randomized trial confirmed.
- 2014-03-04 Smoking tied to changes in the structure of teen brains-
"Earlier studies of older participants showed that the smokers had structural differences in various brain regions," said senior author Edythe D. London.
- 2014-03-04 Plant Compounds Ease Asthma, Allergies-
Anti-inflammatory plant estrogen compounds found in soy and flaxseed were associated with less asthma and allergic disease, a national observational study showed.
- 2014-03-04 Forest/Allmiral's Genuair device instructions-
Video from Tudorza on how to use the Genuair - 10 minutes long
- 2014-03-04 Esophagitis May Come When Allergy Goes-
After a child outgrows a food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) can emerge independently from the same trigger, a case series showed.
- 2014-03-04 Immunotherapy Best for Chronic Rhinitis-
Treating allergic rhinitis with immunotherapy appeared to reduce the risk of chronic upper respiratory conditions, a Medicaid study showed.
- 2014-03-03 Effects of Inhaled Fluticasone on Upper Airway during Sleep and Wakefulness in Asthma: A Pilot Study-
Obstructive sleep apnea is prevalent among people with asthma, but underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Inhaled corticosteroids may contribute. We tested the effects of orally inhaled fluticasone propionate (FP) on upper airway (UAW) during sleep and wakefulness.
- 2014-03-03 Tiotropium as Asthma Add-On Treatment Shows Promise -
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced positive results from several Phase 3 studies analyzing once-daily tiotropium delivered via the Respimat inhaler as an add-on treatment for asthma patients.
- 2014-03-03 IgE Falls Short As Marker for At-Home Allergen-
Markers of allergic sensitization weren't great indicators of current exposure to the allergen, a national observational study of allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) showed.
- 2014-02-27 Secondhand Smoke Poses Pregnancy Risks-
Women exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke had a significantly increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and ectopic pregnancy, according to data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).
- 2014-02-26 Medicine To Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisIs Meets Goals In Trial-
A drug being developed to treat a fatal scarring of the lungs has succeeded in an important clinical trial and could become the first medicine to be approved for that disease, known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
- 2014-02-25 Prenatal vitamin A deficiency tied to postnatal asthma-
A team has found the first direct evidence of a link between prenatal vitamin A deficiency and postnatal airway hyperresponsiveness, a hallmark of asthma.