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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 April 2019

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Does Sleep Apnea Increase the Risk for Alzheimer Disease?

While there is believed to be an association between sleep disruption and increased risk for dementia, the underlying pathological process is not understood. Researchers from Mayo Clinic conducted a study on the association, which will be presented at the AAN’s 71st Annual Meeting.

FDA Proposes Tighter E-Cigarette Regulations

The FDA has proposed that restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes be tightened, in response to recent data showing a dramatic increase in the use of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) use among middle and high school students in the US.

What Role Do Viruses Play in Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations?

Respiratory viruses are a known trigger of pediatric asthma exacerbations, but it is not clear how their presence affects the severity of exacerbation or the response to treatment.

What Is the Appropriate Omalizumab Duration to Prevent Recurrent Hives?

By evaluating the administered omalizumab injections of more than 1000 participants with chronic idiopathic urticaria in the Allergy Partners Clinic Network EMR, researchers sought to identify patterns in anti-inflammatory treatment. Results were presented at the 2019 AAAAI Annual Meeting.

Omega-3 or Omega-6: Which Is Better in Pediatric Asthma?

Authors of a new study analyzed how the relationship between fatty acids and indoor air pollution affects disease severity and symptoms.