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Helmet improves nCPAP for infants with respiratory failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Infants with mild acute respiratory failure better tolerate noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) when it’s delivered through a helmet than with a conventional face mask, physicians in Italy have...

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In asthmatic kids, maybe add a bronchodilator instead of doubling the steroids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When kids have asthma symptoms on moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), adding a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) achieves the same effect as doubling the steroid dose, Dutch investigators report. Dr. Anna...

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Immunotherapy cuts steroid use in kids with allergic asthma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) ñ Allergen-specific immune therapy allows children with allergic asthma to reduce their steroid use, a randomized trial has shown. Based on the results, immunotherapy should ìdefinitelyî become a part of standard care for...