Respiratory Medicine

  • One peanut daily might maintain childhood immunotherapy gains

    on March 28th, 2017
    AT AAAAI 2017 ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – One year or more after peanut immunotherapy, 27 of 33 (82%) children were eating peanuts regularly, most without problems, in a survey from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The finding speaks to the durability of peanut immu[...]
  • Study nixed magnesium for infants with acute bronchiolitis

    on March 28th, 2017
    FROM CHEST Intravenous magnesium does not benefit, and may harm, infants with moderate to severe acute bronchiolitis, investigators reported. Compared with placebo, adding a single intravenous dose of magnesium sulfate (100 mg/kg) to usual care did not reduce time to medical readiness for discharge,[...]
  • Survey eyes trends in care of severe pediatric asthma

    on March 28th, 2017
    AT THE 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The treatment of pediatric severe acute asthma has changed over the past 21 years, but interspecialty differences in the management of these patients persist, results from a national survey suggest. “I think it’s good for ever[...]
  • Summer camps need help managing childhood anaphylaxis

    on March 28th, 2017
    AT AAAAI 2017 ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Summer camp personnel need a refresher course on the recognition, treatment, and prevention of allergic reactions in children, according to an online survey of camps in almost 40 U.S. states and Canadian provinces. There’s a lot of [...]
  • Failed ear tubes and antibiotics? Think eosinophilic otitis media

    on March 27th, 2017
    AT 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – By the time adults with severe, chronic ear pain end up at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., it’s not uncommon for them to have failed antibiotics and gone through a dozen or more sets of ear tubes that didn’t work, followed by[...]
  • Oral agent found promising for subset of chronic rhinosinusitis patients

    on March 27th, 2017
    AT THE 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The use of dexpramipexole by patients with chronic rhinosinusitis was well tolerated and showed robust and tissue eosinophil–lowering activity, according to results from a small study. Dexpramipexole is an investigational oral a[...]
  • Parental perception of asthma may predict future acute visits

    on March 24th, 2017
    AT THE 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – For low-income and minority children with asthma, parents’ perception of a child’s asthma control may be an important predictor of future acute visits, independent of guideline-based criteria for asthma control, judging from t[...]
  • Intensive ventilation precedes lesser pulmonary complications

    on March 21st, 2017
    FROM ISICEM Addition of 10 cm H2O to positive end-expiratory volume (PEEP) during mechanical ventilation was followed by significantly lessened pulmonary complications in hospitalized patients who developed hypoxemia after cardiac surgery, participating in a single-center, randomized trial. This “[...]
  • Dexmedetomidine improves sedation in sepsis

    on March 21st, 2017
    FROM ISICEM Use of dexmedetomidine improved sedation among ventilated patients with sepsis, but did not significantly cut mortality rates or increase ventilator-free days in a multicenter, open-label randomized controlled trial. Twenty-eight days after the start of mechanical ventilation, cumulative[...]
  • Anti-TNF agents show clinical benefit in refractory sarcoidosis

    on March 20th, 2017
    FROM SEMINARS IN ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM Around two-thirds of patients with severe or refractory sarcoidosis show a significant clinical response to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists, according to findings from a retrospective, multicenter cohort study. Biologic agents targeting TNF, such a[...]
  • U.S. influenza activity remains steady

    on March 20th, 2017
    The decline in U.S. influenza activity that started in February paused during the week ending March 11, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) stayed at 3.7% for a second consecutive week after declining [...]
  • Hold your breath

    on March 20th, 2017
    “Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” – U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Kelsey Cascadia Rose Juliana vs. United States of America, et al. In many areas of the w[...]
  • Survey finds chronic rhinosinusitis common, burdensome

    on March 20th, 2017
    AT 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Results from a large cross-sectional survey of adults who meet diagnostic symptom criteria for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) reveal that most report suffering significant symptoms, high rates of physician visits, and dissatisfaction wi[...]
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