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Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

Posted 30 Apr 2019 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 – Asthma inhalers can't do the job if they're not used correctly. And that's an issue for many children, U.S. researchers say. "We know from past studies that both parents and children overestimate the ability of children to properly use their inhaler," said study author Dr. Anna Volerman, from the University of Chicago. The study included 65 pairs of parents and...

Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers

Posted 20 Apr 2019 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 – Many children with asthma don't use their inhalers properly and don't get a full dose of medicine, researchers report. They evaluated inhaler use among 113 children between the ages of 2 and 16 who were hospitalized for asthma. Such patients are at highest risk for complications and death from asthma. At least one crucial step in inhaler technique was missed by 42% of...

Poor Asthma Control Tied to Worse School Performance

Posted 11 Mar 2019 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 – Kids with poorly controlled asthma struggle in school, especially those who are ethnic minorities, a new study reports. Researchers evaluated asthma and allergy status, lung function and school performance of 216 black, Hispanic (Latino) and white children in a U.S. city. Those with a greater number of daily asthma symptoms had more absences, less school work completed...

New Hope From Old Drugs in Fight Against Parkinson's

Posted 1 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 – Scientists have found early hints that compounds in certain asthma drugs might be able to combat Parkinson's disease. The researchers cautioned that their findings are only a first step. Much more work is needed before they can lead to any new treatment for Parkinson's. The compounds are known as beta-2 adrenergic agonists, and they are mainly found in drugs that treat...

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Posted 21 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 – The thought of having to pull out an inhaler in the middle of school might stop some kids with asthma from breathing better, a study of British schoolchildren suggests. An online survey of almost 700 students with asthma showed that nearly 50 percent reported poor asthma control. With asthma, the lungs and airways become inflamed when exposed to triggers that can include...

There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids

Posted 20 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 – Safe, healthy fun for kids with asthma may be as near as the neighborhood pool, one respiratory specialist says. Staying active can be a challenge for the more than 6 million children with asthma in the United States, noted Dr. Tod Olin. He's a pediatric pulmonary specialist at National Jewish Health in Denver. "It can be a dilemma for many families. All it takes is one...

Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests

Posted 20 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 – A young child with asthma has a greater risk of obesity than one without the chronic respiratory condition, a new study suggests. Among nearly 2,200 elementary school students in California, researchers found that childhood asthma was linked to a 51 percent increased risk of obesity over the next 10 years. "I was surprised it was that substantial," said study senior...

Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School

Posted 2 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 – Research investigating schoolchildren's asthma attacks has pointed to a tiny foe: mice. Allergens from the rodents can infiltrate the air, the study found, and may be a major cause of asthma attacks in the school environment. It's known that many different allergy triggers – from dust mites to mold to pet dander – can fuel children's asthma symptoms. But most research...

FDA Approves Combivent Respimat (ipratropium bromide and albuterol) Inhalation Spray for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Posted 10 Oct 2011 by Drugs.com

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Combivent Respimat, a new, propellant-free inhaler product that uses a slow-moving mist to deliver the same active ingredients of Combivent Inhalation Aerosol in a metered dose inhaler (Combivent MDI). Combivent Respimat will be...

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