Asthma in the News

Asthma in the News

Doctors Underestimate Emotional Impact Of COPD Exacerbations - Patients Fear Being Hospitalised Or Dying
New data from a multinational, interview-based patient study, published today in the medical journal CHEST, shed light on COPD patients'' comprehension, recognition, and experience of exacerbations and the burden associated with these events. Exacerbations are known to impair health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with COPD and increase the risk of mortality2. Today''s paper also brings valuable insight to the burden of exacerbations as experienced by patients. [click link for full article]

click here for the rest of this Asthma article

07/15/2006
Allergy Battle Could Be Won In Five Years, Says Scientist
Researchers, working with colleagues at St George''s, University of London, are developing drugs designed to stop allergens from entering the body, so rendering them harmless.Professor David Garrod said the research - recently shortlisted for the Northwest Regional Development Agency''s Bionow Project of the Year - takes a completely new approach to the treatment and prevention of allergies. [click link for full article]

click here for the rest of this Asthma article

07/15/2006
Asthma And Obesity Linked By Protein Called AP2
Adipocyte/macrophage fatty acid-binding protein aP2 (aP2), a protein which regulates allergic airway inflammation has been detected in human airway epithelial cells by scientists from the The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia. aP2 also regulates the uptake by lipid cells of fatty acids and is associated with insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. [click link for full article]

click here for the rest of this Asthma article

07/14/2006
Leading Allergist Pioneers Efforts To Bring Sufferers ''Allergy And Asthma Solution''
In 1998, Dr. Dean Mitchell, aleading, traditionally-trained New York City allergist, had acareer-altering occurrence. One of his patients experienced alife-threatening allergic reaction to an allergy shot and it required animmediate visit to the emergency department. Since that day, Dr. Mitchellhas been determined to change the way that allergies and asthma arediagnosed and treated, ensuring that patients have access to cutting-edgeadvances. This experience led Dr. [click link for full article]

click here for the rest of this Asthma article

07/12/2006
Inappropriate Antibiotic Use Could Stem From Emphasis On Performance Measures
Patients with suspected pneumonia may receive antibiotics unnecessarily as a result of hospital and physician efforts to meet certain performance measures. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the timing of pneumonia-related antibiotic therapy as a core performance measure, recommending that patients with pneumonia receive antibiotics within four hours of arrival to the hospital. [click link for full article]

click here for the rest of this Asthma article

www.penisa.pl www.leczenie-grzybicy.pl www.candida-albicans.org