Nurses play a critical role during a respiratory pandemic, and this systematic review further stresses the need for governments, policy makers, and nursing groups to actively engage in supporting them, both during and following a pandemic or epidemic. The absence of such support system may result in substantial psychological issues among nurses, leading to burnout and loss from the nursing workforce.
The first-in-class oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) masitinib demonstrated a positive benefit-risk profile over a sustained period in patients with severe persistent asthma regardless of baseline eosinophil level, with the greatest benefit seen among those with the highest oral corticosteroid (OCS) dependency, according to data presented at ERS 2020.
Patients with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have an altered faecal microbiome, characterized by enrichments in opportunistic pathogens, and depletions of beneficial commensals, according to a recent study.
Daily albumin infusion to achieve serum albumin levels of ≥30 g/L did not reduce the risk of infection, renal dysfunction, or mortality in individuals with acute decompensated cirrhosis, according to results of the ATTIRE* study presented at ILC 2020.
Vitamin D therapy and bariatric surgery in obese asthmatic patients both improve peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) sensitivity to the in vitro corticosteroid (CS) treatment, results of a Spain study have shown.
Asthma manifests differently between patients from urban and rural areas, likely due in part to differing environments, according to a recent study presented at the virtual International Congress 2020 of the European Respiratory Society (ERS 2020).
In children with asthma, genotype testing identifies a specific genetic alteration associated with poor response to long-acting β2 agonist (LABA), as shown in the PACT trial. This information proves useful in prescribing appropriate medications and improving asthma control.
Consuming cranberry juice twice daily for 8 weeks can help suppress Helicobacter (H.) pylori infection among Chinese adults, suggests a randomized study — thus opening the door to using cranberry juice as a complementary approach to H. pylori management.
In patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) receiving angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, high dosing confers benefits for the risk of death or hospitalization that are similar to that obtained with lower dosing, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.