Saving Breath: Diagnosing and Managing COPD

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Luca Paoletti, M.D., a pulmonologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses best practices for diagnosing (eg, spirometry, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency testing) and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for all COPD patients. Bronchodilators are the mainstay of medication therapy, and, for patients with medication-refractory COPD, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplant are options.

Firing up innate immunity to stop asthma attacks

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The National Institutes of Health will provide $2.4 million to an MD Anderson researcher to advance a completely new approach to stifling asthma attacks. Scott Evans, M.D., of MD Anderson's Department of Pulmonary Medicine, was named an NIH New Innovator for his proposal to jump-start a rapid immune response to stymie viral infections before they can provoke asthma attacks. "Asthma affects 8 percent of Americans -- 26 million adults and children -- and its incidence continues to grow for...

Asthma and Proinflammatory Conditions: A Population-Based Retrospective Matched Cohort Study.

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Dr. Young Juhn, Faculty Member in Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Asthma Epidemiology Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article intended for inclusion in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where contrary to their hypothesis, he notes an increased risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes in association with a diagnosis of asthma. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00733-1/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic...

Asthma Inhaler Technique

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This video will provide counseling points and demonstrations on how to use Pro-Air HFA and Advair Diskus.

Role of Video Games in Improving Health-Related Outcomes

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Context: Video games represent amultibillion-dollar industry in the U.S. Although video gaming has been associated with many negative health consequences, it also may be useful for therapeutic purposes. The goal of this study was to determine whether video games may be useful in improving health outcomes. Evidence acquisition: Literature searches were performed in February 2010 in six databases: the Center on Media and Child Health Database of Research, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE,...
Authors: Brian A. Primack, Mary V. Carroll, Megan McNamara, Mary Lou Klem, Brandy King, Michael Rich, Chun W. Chan, Smita Nayak

Public Health Interventions for Asthma, An Umbrella Review, 1990–2010

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Context: Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease increasingly prevalent in the U.S., particularly among children and certain minority groups. This umbrella review sought to assess and summarize existing systematic reviews of asthma-related interventions that might be carried out or supported by state or community asthma control programs, and to identify gaps in knowledge. Evidence acquisition: Eleven databases were searched through September 2010, using terms related to four concepts:...
Authors: Magdala Labre, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Herman, MD, MPH, Gema Dumitru, MD, MPH, Kristine Valenzuela, BA, Christy Cechman, BA, MLIS, DC

Primary Care Physicians' Roles in Improving Adolescent Asthma Control

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Dr. Barbara Yawn, Family Physician and Director of Research at the Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on ways physicians can enhance patient education for asthma control by not missing opportunities. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3m7bodd

The Commonwealth Shines A Light On The World’s Biggest Killer

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Learn more on: http://www.thecommonwealth.org Did you know that Non communicable diseases, or NCDs, are the world’s biggest killer? NCDs are diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and diabetes. These diseases are consequences of your lifestyle and the environment you live in. Young people are hit hard by NCDs because lifestyle habits are often adopted at this stage of life and frequently remain well into adulthood. If we act now we can change lives forever. Join the...

Asthma

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Asthma

Vitamin D Insufficiency

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Dr. Tom Thacher from the Department of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article (available at: http://tinyurl.com/25q2ytu ) entitled "A Critical Review of Vitamin D Insufficiency," which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.