Monthly Archives: September 2017

Asthma Diagnosis Guidelines Found to be Inaccurate

[ad_1] A study examined if the new lung function algorithm, aimed at improving asthma diagnosis in children, should be implemented and recommended. Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases; an estimated 1.1 million children receive asthma treatment in the United Kingdom alone. Clinical asthma diagnosis is typically based on a pattern of…

Brain Injuries, Stillbirths, and Neonatal Deaths during Labour

[ad_1] Each Baby Counts is the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of the UK’s program to minimize the rate of stillbirths and disabilities which occur during labour. The program’s ambitious goal is to half the number of babies who die or suffer brain injuries as a result of preventable incidences during term labour. The…

Amino Acid Supplements Benefits in Treating Obesity

[ad_1] When combined with exercise, consuming a specific combination of amino acid supplements benefits obesity treatment by fat catabolism and may play a vital role in understanding obesity. Obesity is considered a worldwide public health issue and has been identified as a major risk factor for health illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, hypertension,…

Community Acquired Pneumonia: Advances in the Cause and Management

[ad_1] Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Recent advances in research and technology have helped in the understanding of the disease which in turn aids treatment and management. Community acquired pneumonia is one of the main causes of hospital admissions and healthcare professionals encounter community acquired pneumonia in…

Impact of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Young Children in 2015

[ad_1] Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common virus causing acute lower respiratory infection in young children. A recent comprehensive review study gives an updated estimate of the worldwide impact of RSV and provides key information to direct future vaccine development and implementation policy. Acute lower respiratory tract infection (ALRI), usually pneumonia or bronchiolitis,…

Electrocardiogram: Do You Need One Every Year?

[ad_1] A recent paper studied the frequency of an annual electrocardiogram and its impact on subsequent cardiac testing in healthy, low-risk patients. Low-value care is characterized by a lack of benefit or an imbalance between benefits and potential risks; some consequences include higher health care costs, patient inconvenience, and—in some cases—harm. An example of low-value…

Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Hyperhidrosis Therapies

[ad_1] Hyperhidrosis is a common medical condition characterized by excessive sweating. A recent systematic literature review investigated the efficacy and safety of several common Hyperhidrosis therapies. Hyperhidrosis is a chronic autonomic disorder characterized by excessive sweating that affects approximately 4.8% of the United States population. The condition can significantly reduce the quality of life by…

Asthma Exacerbation May Be Reduced with Azithromycin

[ad_1] For individuals with uncontrolled asthma, the risk of asthma attacks or exacerbations is a constant concern. A recent clinical trial reported a significant reduction in the rate of asthma exacerbation in patients treated with azithromycin. It is estimated that over 50 million people around the world suffer from moderate to severe uncontrolled asthma. Chronic…

Off-Label Use for Zolpidem in Treating Neurologic Disorders

[ad_1] Systematic review finds that zolpidem can be used to treat a broad range of neurologic disorders, although results are limited by heterogeneous evidence. Despite being commonly prescribed as a medication for insomnia, zolpidem has been used off label to treat neurologic disorders for at least twenty years. Boosting motor function may seem at odds…