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Board certified pulmonologist discusses the role of exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) testing in asthma diagnosis and management. February 07, 2013 The identification of potential asthma biomarkers has led to the development of noninvasive methods
23 pm There has been no general agreement on the best way to adjust the dosage of inhaled corticosteroids used by adults with asthma . Doctors determine the dose by assessing symptoms like lung function or by using biomarkers like exhaled nitric
EDT Embargo expired: 9/11/2012 4:00 PM EDT Source: Newswise For two decades, asthma treatment for millions of people with a milder form of the disease has consisted of daily inhaled steroid medicine to reduce inflammation.
As part of the study, the company conducted a randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial of 7 mild atopic steroid-naive asthmatic patients...The study assessed allergen-induced bronchitis by microscopic evaluation of the cellular content of sputum
The guidelines, which appear in the September 1 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, are graded based on the available evidence in the literature.
The finding marks Croft's second major discovery with therapeutic potential for asthma. His previous finding, of a novel molecular mechanism driving lung inflammation, is the basis for a potential asthma treatment now in Phase II human clinical
The editors select a small number of the most important updates and share them via "What's new" page . I selected the brief excerpts below from What's new in hematology : Asthma When evaluating patients for occupational asthma, sputum eosinophil
EDT Embargo expired: 7/14/2010 6:00 PM EDT Source: Newswise Children with elevated levels of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) are at increased risk for developing asthma, particularly among children without a parental history of the disease, a study by US