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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?

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

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

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

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

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