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Genetic differences may account for racial disparities in asthma severity

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Asthma patients who are black tend to have more severe disease than asthma patients who are white, leading to more asthma control problems, higher rates of emergency department visits, and overall worse quality of life. The findings from a large, prospective cohort study point...

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Renal transplant outcomes excellent with older living donors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Kidneys transplanted from living donors over the age of 55 are associated with “excellent outcomes” in older transplant recipients, according to data from the Organ Procurement Transplant Network/United Network for Organ Sharing. “With looming changes...

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ACE inhibitor use may be driving higher US hospitalization rates for angioedema

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hospitalization rates for angioedema have increased in the United States in recent years, surpassing those for other allergic disorders in 2001, according to a report in the August Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The distinct epidemiologic pattern associated with...