Category: Asthma

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Ventolin Inhaler vs Spiriva Nebulizer: What is Better?

Comparative Characteristics: Ventolin vs Spiriva In increasing frequency, doctors start prescribing Spiriva as bronchial asthma treatment. But medical workers’ opinion is conventional. Ventolin inhaler, according to medical statistics, is considered to be the most popular and effective inhaler for asthma treatment. So that, we decide to offer you comparative characteristics of…

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International Trends in Asthma Mortality: Conclusion

International Trends in Asthma Mortality: Conclusion

Inappropriate self treatment with bronchodilators is likely to delay the initiation of corticosteroid and oxygen therapy in acute severe attacks, and the major cause of preventable deaths in the New Zealand epidemic was related to the delays in receipt of potentially life-saving care in emergencies. This commonly occurred in association…

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International Trends in Asthma Mortality: Outcome

However, the decline in other respiratory deaths occurred chiefly in the infective categories rather than in diseases characterized by airways obstruction which are the more likely to be misclassified. Since asthma has received much attention in both the lay and the medical press over the last decade, it is possible…

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International Trends in Asthma Mortality: Discussion

International Trends in Asthma Mortality: Discussion

This article has documented the wide international variation in asthma mortality rates in people aged five to 34 years over the last 15 years. New Zealand is the only country to have experienced a major epidemic in this period, although reported asthma mortality rates have been increasing in recent years…

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International Trends in Asthma Mortality: Results

Figure 1. Asthma mortality in people aged five to 34 years, 1970 to 1984/5 in eight countries.

Trends in reported annual asthma mortality rates for people aged five to 34 years between 1970 and 1984/5 are shown in Figure 1. For clarity, only data on eight countries are shown. Table 1 gives the average asthma mortality in three-year periods between 1970 and 1984 for each of the…

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International Trends in Asthma Mortality: 1970 to 1985

International Trends in Asthma Mortality: 1970 to 1985

Two epidemics of asthma deaths in people aged five to 34 years have been reported over the last two decades. The first occurred during the mid-1960s in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, while the second occurred as an apparently isolated phenomenon in New Zealand in the late 1970s….

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Effect of Long-term Treatment with Sodium Cromogiycate on Nonspecific Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Asthma: Discussion

Effect of Long-term Treatment with Sodium Cromogiycate on Nonspecific Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Asthma: Discussion

The results of the present study show that longterm (three months) treatment of subjects with perennial asthma with sodium cromoglycate reduces nonspecific bronchial hyperresponsiveness to inhaled histamine. The drug was found to be an effective prophylactic agent producing significant amelioration of symptoms without any remarkable adverse effect. Consistent with this…