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Spyryx Biosciences Presents Data on SPX-101
November 4, 2016 8:48 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There is big news pertaining to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) coming out of the 2016 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC), where three posters presented by Spyryx Biosciences provided data demonstrating the safety, stability and efficacy Read More...
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New Opioid Use Among Older Adults with COPD Linked to Increased Risk for Respiratory-Related Death
July 14, 2016 1:18 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras (News-Medical.net) — Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who start using opioids have a more than two-fold higher risk of dying from a respiratory-related complication compared to non-opioid users, St. Michael's Hospital Read More...
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Potential Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine on the Way from Vaxart
June 30, 2016 2:02 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras ADVANCE has covered respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) consistently in the past year. Any why wouldn’t we? RSV is a major cause of severe respiratory infection in the elderly, in immunocompromised patients and in adults with other underlying Read More...
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GSK’s Triple-COPD Trial a Success
June 20, 2016 12:28 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras From Digital Look , some exciting — and relieving news — for GlaxoSmithKline. European and U.S. regulatory submissions are likely to be completed the end of 2016 based on the data from this Phase III clinical test by GSK and its regular Read More...
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Getting It Right
December 17, 2015 12:55 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras As a kid, few things were less satisfying than a trip to the doctor’s office that ended without being handed some kind of prescription antibiotic. Aside from the validation that your day off of school was in fact merited, most antibiotics Read More...
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The Inhaler Hacking Arms Race
December 4, 2015 8:02 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are many, many blog entries and articles written daily which begin something like this: “There’s no getting around the fact that we’re currently living in the age of … [insert modern buzzword here].” Probably everyone is guilty Read More...
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Anti-Vax Ammo
November 25, 2015 11:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras The annual debate over flu vaccines is a quixotic one. Whatever founded or unfounded skepticism people have about their governments, it seems that only those most inclined to believe in conspiracy theories see something as benign as a Read More...
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MERS: The Next Pandemic?
June 11, 2015 5:27 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Bruce Merchant, MD Science tells us that new viral mutations are occurring all the time. Many of these mutations are effectively neutral and are of little importance but, every now and again, a mutation will occur in a virus which gives it a major Read More...
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CVS Funds Smoking Cessation Program for Veterans, Others
May 28, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Easter Seals is marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31, by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 Read More...
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Improving Aerosol Therapy for Respiratory Disorders
May 1, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Premier healthcare innovation marketplace, Edison Nation Medical, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), have announced a global search to uncover innovations for improving aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders. Inhaled Read More...
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Is it Time for a New Respiratory Care Profession?
November 9, 2011 12:02 AM by Sharlene George
Respiratory care needs another rung on the career ladder, and there is no better time than now for respiratory care practitioners to start the climb, according Deniese S. LeBlanc, RRT, director of respiratory care at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Read More...
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Pregnant Women & Children First for H1N1 Vaccine, CDC Advisors Say
September 14, 2009 3:41 PM by test test
CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ( ACIP ) has released recommendations for use of vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) or swine flu. ACIP met to develop recommendations on who should receive vaccine against H1N1 when it becomes available, Read More...
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Discovery May Yield New Asthma Therapy
August 14, 2009 2:12 PM by Vern Enge
Aldose reductase is not a term frequently bandied about in respiratory therapy departments today, but file that term in your brain, therapists, because current studies show aldose reductase inhibitors might significantly reduce allergic reactions that Read More...
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Drug Firms Gear up for Swine Flu Season
August 11, 2009 10:42 AM by Vern Enge
Flu season will be here all too soon, and some of the world's key drug companies are already gearing up for battle, putting their final touches on vaccines that will be used in countries across the globe this season. So far, however, no vaccine has gained Read More...
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Aisle 3: Asthma Treatment
June 23, 2009 12:38 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Could the local Walgreen's or CVS become your asthma patients' first stop when they need an allergy shot or nebulizer treatment? It certainly seems like that's what the pharmacy giants are hoping . With retail sales floundering, outpatient medical care Read More...
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