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September 26, 2022

EU Approves First Biologic for Severe Uncontrolled Asthma EU Approves First Biologic for Severe Uncontrolled Asthma

The European Commission has approved tezepelumab (Tezspire, AstraZeneca) as an add-on maintenance treatment for patients 12 years and older who have severe asthma that is inadequately controlled […]
September 9, 2022

Lung Volume Reduction Methods Show Similar Results for Emphysema Lung Volume Reduction Methods Show Similar Results for Emphysema

BARCELONA, Spain — For patients with emphysema who are suitable candidates for lung volume reduction surgery, there were no differences at 1 year in either lung […]
September 8, 2022

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Unprovoked VTE Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Unprovoked VTE

BARCELONA, Spain — Add unprovoked venous thromboembolic events to the list of potential consequences of severe obstructive sleep apnea. That conclusion comes from a study showing […]
September 8, 2022

Biologic Use Varies Between Races in Patients With Asthma Biologic Use Varies Between Races in Patients With Asthma

In comparison with White patients, Black patients are prescribed more anti-IgE biologics for the treatment of asthma, whereas Hispanic patients are prescribed fewer anti-IL-5 biologics, a retrospective […]
September 6, 2022

RETHINC Takes Air Out of COPD-like Therapy for Smokers RETHINC Takes Air Out of COPD-like Therapy for Smokers

Current or former smokers who ha­ve clinically significant respiratory symptoms but no spirometric evidence of airway obstruction are often treated with dual bronchodilators commonly prescribed for […]
August 26, 2022

Home Program Improves Some Functional Capacity in COPD Home Program Improves Some Functional Capacity in COPD

A home-based strength training program does not improve dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), but it does improve some functional capacity and helps […]
August 23, 2022

New International Consensus Document on Treating OSA New International Consensus Document on Treating OSA

The Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) has issued a new international consensus document (ICD) on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The objective is to […]
August 22, 2022

Screen COPD Patients for Peripheral Neuropathy Screen COPD Patients for Peripheral Neuropathy

Polyneuropathy (PNP) remains a common comorbidity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and better screening strategies are needed to identify the condition and improve […]
August 22, 2022

What Is the Impact of Philips’ Recall of Sleep Apnea Devices? What Is the Impact of Philips’ Recall of Sleep Apnea Devices?

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A massive recall of Philips breathing devices in 2021 due to a risk of potential injury has left physicians scrambling to find alternatives […]
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