Asthma

Study finds LTRA as effective as inhaled steroids in first-line asthma management

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that treatment with a leukotriene-receptor antagonist (LTRA) was as effective as inhaled glucocorticoid therapy as first-line controller therapy in asthma. Read more http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1010846?query=featured_home.

Keeping asthma at bay

NIH has updated its guidelines on asthma diagnosis and treatment. Learn how to help your asthma patients lead fuller lives.

FDA approves new device for asthma

On April 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first medical device that uses radiofrequency energy to treat severe and persistent asthma in adults. The Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System is intended for...

USDA new safety requirements for beta-agonists

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has new safety requirements for long-acting beta-agonists used to treat asthma. Read the requirements at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm200776.htm.,/p>

Teachable moments: Asthma education in the ED

Using a "teachable moments" model, emergency department staff cacn teach patients now to manage their asthma.

Take Note – Sept/Oct 2009

Patients lose when nurse staffing is insufficient Heavy workloads and insufficient staffing affect patient care, according to about 2,000 nurses surveyed worldwide by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Nine in 10 (92%) nurses said...

Drugs today – May 2009

An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals and removals.

Drugs Today – March 2009

Web exclusive! An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals.

Drugs Today – February 2009

WEB EXCLUSIVE! An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals.
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Take Note – February 2008

Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, named executive director of National Women’s Health Resource Center The National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) has appointed Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill as its executive director. She will oversee NWHRC and develop...

Drugs Today – February 2008

A monthly update of drug news, including alerts, approvals and removals.

Keeping asthma at bay

NIH has updated its guidelines on asthma diagnosis and treatment. Learn how to help your asthma patients lead fuller lives.