lung function

Asthma biologic may reduce oral steroid useA new trial for AstraZeneca’s benralizumab shows promising results for severe asthma patients.
Blood lipid levels in kids related to asthma, allergiesDanish researchers found that asthma and allergy are systemic disorders with commonalities with other chronic inflammatory disorders.
COPD fixed-dose combo enhances lung functionBecause lung function can be substantially reduced by the time most chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients first see a physician, maintenance treatment should be considered at the time of diagnosis, according to new data analyses presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2015 International Conference.
IPF patients struggle with quality-of-life issues
IPF patients struggle with quality-of-life issuesIdiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) patients have many unmet healthcare needs and support solutions need to be implemented, according to a study published in the May, 2015 issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Effects of improved air quality on lung developmentImprovements in air quality have positive effects on lung development.
Top tests for following the progression of IPF
Top tests for following the progression of IPFWhile there are many medical tests that physicians use to follow patients along the progression of pulmonary fibrosis, there are four primary tools that have proven most helpful.
Investigational TKI nintedanib slowed lung function loss in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Investigational TKI nintedanib slowed lung function loss in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisNintedanib, an investigational small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), slowed lung function loss in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to the results of 2 pivotal phase 3 trials presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego.
Investigational tiotropium shown to improve symptoms of moderate asthmaData for tiotropium show improved lung function, sustained bronchodilation in patients with moderate asthma severity.
Investigational tiotropium reduces exacerbations in severe asthma casesOnce-daily dosing of the investigational drug tiotropium helped to improve lung function over 24 hours in individuals with severe asthma, according to data presented at the 2013 American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting (CHEST 2013) in Chicago.