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FDA Approves Symbicort For Treatment of Asthma in Pediatric Patients
February 3, 2017 11:42 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
In major news for pediatric asthma patients, AstraZeneca this week announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved SYMBICORT® (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) Inhalation Aerosol 80/4.5 micrograms for the treatment of asthma Read More...
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A Trial of Clinical Trials
December 2, 2016 12:26 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Sarah Sutherland Exciting news for clinical trial researchers! The days of spending more time figuring out how to use your electronic data capture (EDC) — rather than actually conducting research — could be troubles of the past. Recently, Porter Research, Read More...
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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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Medicated Millennials
April 6, 2016 1:13 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In spite of the fact that professional writing has increasingly moved to a digital medium, there is nonetheless an almost endless amount of ink (figuratively speaking) spent describing the “millennial” generation. Whether it’s their effect 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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Just Do It
October 16, 2015 8:58 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras When it comes to epidemiology and pharmacology, there’s nothing more gratifying than being able to say with reasonable certainty that a virus or disease has been eradicated thanks to the development of an antibiotic or drug. In the Hall 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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