bronchodilator


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a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs

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Patients in group A (milder symptoms, low exacerbation risk) may be initiated on either short-or long-acting bronchodilator therapy.
Although there are no written standards, most healthcare practitioners accept no more than a 20% change in pretreatment pulse after bronchodilator therapy has been initiated.
a dual bronchodilator is the first-choice combination that can be used in patients with COPD," commented lead author Dr.
We believe FLAME challenges our historical reliance on inhaled corticosteroids and may support expanding the use of dual bronchodilators to both exacerbating and non-exacerbating COPD patients.
It likewise showed that patients on Navortis dual bronchodilator experienced significant symptomatic improvements in breathlessness, exercise tolerance, rescue medication use and health-related quality of life compared to placebo.
No association between bronchodilator use and length of hospitalization was observed (P > .
Significantly increased risks were noted for any bronchodilator use (without an additional anti-inflammatory drug) and cleft lip alone (adjusted odds ratio, 1.
We have identified compounds that are more potent than our previously identified set of compounds, paving the way for development of bronchodilators for treating asthma and COPD," said study author Kathryn Robinett, pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
In addition to quitting smoking, bronchodilator medications may be used to reduce the amount of air trapping, and this may be helpful in preventing the decline in heart function.
In moderate to moderately severe disease (FEV, between 50 and 80% of predicted), the regular use of a long-acting bronchodilator (e.
The children with only prenatal exposure had 45% more bronchodilator use and sleep problems.
Theophylline is a nonspecific phosphodiesterase inhibitor and has bronchodilator effects at higher doses, where there is a higher risk of toxicity.
For moderate-to-severe disease, long-acting bronchodilators such as tiotropium and salmeterol (Serevent) may be used alone or in combination with a short-acting bronchodilator.
In particular, ICS treatment should be used to augment regular bronchodilator treatment for patients with advanced disease and repeated exacerbations.