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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 A.P.H. Vaessen-Verberne at Amphia Hospital in Breda and...

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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 kids with allergic asthma, senior author Dr. Enzo...

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Observation safe in management of traumatic occult pneumothorax

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In cases of traumatic occult pneumothorax, observation is apparently just as safe as the usual practice of immediate tube thoracostomy, according to a report in an online issue of Resuscitation. “In an era when comparative effectiveness research is becoming widely...