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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 September 2017

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Could Raise Risk of Cognitive Impairment

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In a recent study, researchers sought to determine the relationship between SDB and cognitive impairment.

Asthma, Eczema Risk Unaffected by Early Probiotics

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The “hygiene hypothesis” suggests that the absence of infectious exposure during infancy could lead to a greater risk of allergic diseases. In a recent study, researchers sought to determine if exposure to probiotics during the first 6 months of life could lower the risk for developing eczema and asthma at 2 and 5 years of age.

Risk of Comorbidities High in Severe Asthma, Despite Treatment

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In a recent longitudinal study, researchers sought to determine long-term outcomes among patients with severe and/or difficult-to-treat asthma.

Can Rifapentine Shorten Treatment Duration for Pulmonary TB?

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In a recent study, researchers aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of a higher dose of a certain drug in treating pulmonary tuberculosis and shortening treatment duration. 

Oral Corticosteroids Are Ineffective For Patients Without Asthma

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Corticosteroids are increasingly being used as an alternative to antibiotics for the treatment of acute lower respiratory tract infections. In a recent study, researchers sought to determine if oral corticosteroids reduced symptom severity and duration of acute lower respiratory tract infections in adult patients without asthma.