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Steroids accelerate fetal lung maturity, even in the late preterm period

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving a single antenatal course of intramuscular corticosteroids after 34 weeks of gestation significantly enhances fetal lung maturity in pregnancies with documented fetal lung immaturity, research shows. The use of antenatal steroids to enhance pulmonary function is...

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Montelukast in primary RSV ameliorates re-infections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In mice, treating primary respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with the cysteinyl leukotriene 1 receptor antagonist montelukast reduces airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation after RSV re-infection, according to a May 4th online report in the American Journal of Respiratory and...

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Inhaled treprostinil improves pulmonary arterial hypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adding inhaled treprostinil (Tyvaso) to oral bosentan for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) improves exercise capacity and quality of life, according to a report in the May 4th Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Treprostinil is a prostacyclin analog. The...