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Inhaled steroids only modestly useful in preventing COPD flare-ups

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) can help prevent exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an analysis of randomized trials suggests that the benefits have been overstated. “Given the possible...

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Long-term antibiotic treatment effective for Crohn’s disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Long-term treatment with clofazimine or nitroimidazoles may help control Crohn’s disease, according to the authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Several bacteria have been implicated in Crohn’s...

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Only two testing visits needed to confirm asthma in most patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Only two visits to the pulmonary function lab — one for pre- and post-bronchodilatory spirometry and one for a methacholine challenge test — are necessary to confirm an asthma diagnosis in over 90% of...