Tag Archives: Asthma

Sputum 6 Gene Signature Predicts Future Asthma Exacerbation Frequency

February 15, 2019 Share this content: Azithromycin did not modify 6GS expression or the biomarkers’ performance, implying that the therapeutic action of azithromycin is independent of 6GS-related inflammatory factors. Use of a sputum gene expression signature of 6 biomarkers — the 6GS, which includes CLC, CPA3, DNASE1L3, ALPL, CXCR2, and IL1B — can predict future… Read More »

Generic for Popular Asthma Inhaler Gets FDA OK

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first generic version of the widely used Advair Diskus inhaler for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. This approval “is part of our longstanding commitment to advance access to lower cost, high-quality generic… Read More »

Does Prepregnancy Asthma Increase Central Nervous System Defect Risk in Offspring?

January 30, 2019 Share this content: Offspring had an increased risk for neural and nonneural tube defects if the mother had asthma that resolved prior to pregnancy or had asthma during pregnancy, respectively. Asthma in childhood is associated with a future risk for certain types of central nervous system (CNS) defects in offspring, even if… Read More »