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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 November 2016

 Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 November 2016

Can Benralizumab Help Improve Severe, Uncontrolled Asthma?

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A 4-week or 8-week benralizumab treatment can lower exacerbation rates and improve breathing in patients with asthma and high eosinophil counts, according to 2 recent studies.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Asthma Exacerbations

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Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and asthma are 14 times as likely to have severe asthma exacerbations compared to asthma patients without OSA, new research shows.

 USPSTF: Screen All At-Risk Adults for Latent Tuberculosis

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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a grade B recommendation that asymptomatic adults at increased risk of developing latent tuberculosis (LTB) should be screened for the condition.

 Study: Metformin Improves Outcomes in Patients with COPD and Diabetes

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Metformin reduces the risk of all-cause and exacerbation-related hospitalization in adults with coexisting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diabetes, according to a new study.

Physical Activity Could Slow Lung Function Decline in Asthma Patients

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Physical activity can slow lung function decline in adults with asthma, according to a new study from Norway.