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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 December 2018

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Asthma Inflammation Is Reduced With the Mediterranean Diet

The efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids in pediatric asthma is controversial, so researchers in Greece aimed to determine the effect of a Mediterranean diet—supplemented with high omega-3 intake—on pulmonary function in children with mild asthma.

In OSA, New Biomarker May Detect CVD

In determining the underlying mechanisms of increased risk for hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea, researchers may have identified a novel biomarker of CVD risk.

Triple Therapy for COPD: How Does It Compare to Dual Therapy?

While the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) management strategy recommends triple therapy for COPD, the comparison of triple therapy vs dual therapy for the prevention of exacerbations has not been well documented.

ATS Opposes FDA Approval of Over-the-Counter Epinephrine

The American Thoracic Society says the FDA approved the asthma treatment with lack of consideration for patient safety and for a public policy process.

COPD Rate Highest in Rural Communities

In a new study published by the American Thoracic Society, researchers determined the impact of environment, poverty level, and other community factors on COPD prevalence.