Using total bed time instead of total sleep time as denominator can significantly underestimate sleep apnoea severity, according to a Singapore study presented at the 22nd Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR) held in Sydney, Australia.
Adding the LAMA* tiotropium or the LABA** salmeterol to maintenance inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) reduces airflow obstruction in Asians with moderate symptomatic asthma regardless of allergic status, according to a subgroup analysis of the phase III double-blind MezzoTinA-asthma trials presented at the APSR 2017 Congress in Sydney, Australia.
In Filipino patients, the LENT score appears to be an effective prognostic tool for patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE), a recent study presented at the 2017 Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2017) has shown.
A daily triple-drug regimen containing clarithromycin, rifampin and ethambutol for the treatment of nodular/bronchiectatic mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease produces a relatively high response rate similar to that seen in previous reports, as shown in a retrospective study from Japan.
The addition of the long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) tiotropium to maintenance therapy improves FEV1* and FVC** in patients with asthma, with a greater impact on FVC in those with a more severe disease, a post-hoc analysis of data from five phase III trials have shown.