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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 December 2016

December Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Novel Approach Helps Primary Care Providers Diagnose COPD

Researchers aimed to develop a method for identifying undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the primary care setting.

Budesonide Decreases Risk of Adverse Events Regardless of Asthma Severity

In a recent study, researchers assessed the validity of symptom-based cutoff for starting inhaled corticosteroids by examining the effects of budesonide versus placebo for exacerbations across various asthma severities.

High-Dose Vitamin D Can Prevent Respiratory Infection in Older Adults

A recent study aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for prevention of acute respiratory infection in older adults.

Even Mild Pulmonary Complications Significantly Affect Postoperative Mortality Rates

In a recent study, researchers assessed the effects of various severities of postoperative pulmonary complications on rates of mortality and hospitalization.

Disabling Breathlessness Is Common Among Patients With COPD

A new study outlined the prevalence, the change in breathlessness status over time, and the risk factors for disabling and persistent disabling breathlessness in relation to treatments in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.