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Promising Early Data from New COVID-19 Vaccine Studies Showing Safety and potential Efficacy

Around the world, more than 100 candidate vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are in various stages of development and testing. On May 18, US biotech firm Moderna revealed the first data from a human trial: its COVID-19 vaccine triggered an immune response in people, and protected mice from lung infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The current study [...]

Promising Early Data from New COVID-19 Vaccine Studies Showing Safety and potential Efficacy2020-07-25T13:33:05-04:00

Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin use in COVID-19 :Final chapter is not written yet

Over the last few months several studies has shown conflicting efficacy and safety of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) alone or in association with azithromycin or Doxycycline. Most recent data now published in International Journal of Infectious Diseases showing mortality benefit of HCQ alone or in association with Azithromycin in the treatment of COVID-19. In this observational study [...]

Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin use in COVID-19 :Final chapter is not written yet2020-07-18T12:14:08-04:00

Yale Treatment Algorithm for Hospitalized ADULTS with Non – Severe* COVID-19

Yale Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Treatment Team algorithms and protocols - multiple algorithms are assembled into a series of color-coded guidance sheets for hospitalist and internist to use. This algorithm is last updated on 4/27/20 and as such still include Hydroxychloroquine in treatment pathway, which is not a standard of care currently. However, rest of the treatment [...]

Yale Treatment Algorithm for Hospitalized ADULTS with Non – Severe* COVID-192020-07-11T23:44:12-04:00

How to protect yourself against COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. Watch this short animation to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself against it. [...]

How to protect yourself against COVID-192020-03-10T07:12:10-04:00

Study: Mysterious vaping lung injuries may have flown under regulatory radar

It was the arrival of the second man in his early 20s gasping for air that alarmed Dixie Harris, MD. Young patients rarely get so sick, so fast, with a severe lung illness, and this was her second case in a matter of days. Then she saw three more patients at her Utah telehealth clinic [...]

Study: Mysterious vaping lung injuries may have flown under regulatory radar2019-09-06T08:18:39-04:00

The Caveat to Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma

For the past several years, the trend has been to use inhaled corticosteroid(ICS) early and often for patients with asthma. And now the 2019 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines recommend using ICS as first-line therapy (step 1) as needed).[1] This change is sure to increase ICS use even more. The logic behind using ICS [...]

The Caveat to Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma2019-09-03T03:37:31-04:00

Obstructive sleep apnea: focus on myofunctional therapy

PURPOSE: Orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) is a modality of treatment for children and adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to promote changes in the musculature of the upper airways. This review summarizes and discusses the effects of OMT on OSA, the therapeutic programs employed, and their possible mechanisms of action. METHODS: We conducted an online [...]

Obstructive sleep apnea: focus on myofunctional therapy2019-03-07T09:36:49-05:00

Obstructive sleep apnea: Who should be tested, and how?

Patients who have risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or who report symptoms of OSA should be screened for it, first with a complete sleep history and standardized questionnaire, and then by objective testing if indicated. The gold standard test for OSA is polysomnography performed overnight in a sleep laboratory. Home testing is an [...]

Obstructive sleep apnea: Who should be tested, and how?2019-03-07T09:38:18-05:00

Lies, Damned Lies, and Asthma

Aminophylline suppositories, cocaine nasal packs, and potassium iodide were commonly prescribed for asthma in 1963 when Claude A. Frazier, MD, wrote a thoughtful essay on the do’s and don’ts in treating allergic asthma in Consultant.1 How times have changed! Dr Frazier left us with several clinical observations that are prophetic. He was correct in asserting [...]

Lies, Damned Lies, and Asthma2019-01-11T09:38:03-05:00

What exercises can help increase lung capacity?

The lungs are responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide that keep the brain, heart, and other parts of the body healthy. Age, smoking, inhaling pollutants, and other factors can affect lung function. People cannot necessarily change their lung capacity in terms of how much oxygen their lungs can hold. However, they can [...]

What exercises can help increase lung capacity?2019-07-10T13:30:42-04:00