New Biologic Drug Tackl...

New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new injectable drug reduces flare-ups in patients with severe asthma that is not controlled by steroid inhalers alone, two new trials show. The drug,...

Oximetry

Oximetry is a procedure for measuring the concentration of oxygen in the blood. The test is used in the evaluation of various medical conditions that affect the function of the heart and lungs. This is done using an oximeter, a photoelectric device specially designed for this purpose. A...

Churg-Strauss Syndrome

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a disease characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels. Churg-Strauss syndrome occurs in patients with a history of asthma or allergy. Symptoms of Churg-Strauss syndrome include fatigue, weight loss, nasal passage inflammation, numbness, and weakness. The...

Asthma Medications

Childhood Asthma Treatment There is often concern about potential long-term side effects for even inhaled corticosteroids. Numerous studies have repeatedly shown that even long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids has very few if any sustained clinically significant side effects,...

albuterol (Accuneb, Ven...

GENERIC NAME: albuterol sulphate inhalation solution BRAND NAME: Ventolin, Proventil, Accuneb (discontinued) PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes USES: Albuterol sulphate inhalation solution is used for the treatment of bronchospasm in patients 2 to 12 years of age with asthma...

London’s Great Sm...

London’s Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — London’s Great Smog of 1952 might have affected the health of young children and unborn babies, resulting in thousands of additional cases of asthma, a new study contends....