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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 October 2020

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Genotype-Based Asthma Treatment Improves Outcomes 

A recent study was the first to examine the personalization of asthma care in children based on genetic characteristics compared with usual treatment methods. 

Which Patients Struggle the Most With Inhaler Use?

In a new study, researchers assessed inhaler use among patients with COPD and asthma, and assessed which inhaler attributes were most important to users.

CASE REPORT/SLIDESHOW: A Collection of Conditions Affecting the Lungs

This article collects 3 photo-based case reports about conditions affecting the lungs, including large pulmonary embolus with unilateral hyperlucent lung, atelectasis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae phlegmon. 


Prednisone is a prodrug. Prednisone is a glucocorticoid. Prednisone is a mineralocorticoid. But is prednisone a poison? What have patients taught us about prednisone? 

Q&A 4 Questions About Mucin Abnormalities in Early COPD

In this Q&A, Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, answers our questions about the potential for mucin abnormalities to help identify patients who are at risk for progressing to severe COPD.