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Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Mometasone or Tiotropium in Mild Asthma with a Low Sputum Eosinophil Level In this 42-week, double-blind, crossover trial, we assigned 295 …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Chronic use of tramadol after acute pain episode In this large study of USA of administrative claims data, people receiving tramadol …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Antidepressants in the elderly Response to antidepressants in the elderly varies widely from 45% to 80%, compared with 35% …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Thunderstorm-triggered asthma: what we know so far Thunderstorm-triggered asthma (TA) is the occurrence of acute asthma attacks immediately following a thunderstorm. …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Is it time to move away from short-acting beta-agonists in asthma management? Evidence suggests that short-acting beta-agonist (SABAs) inhalers continue to …

Debbie Rigby looks at the latest in research news  Dilemmas and New Paradigms in Asthma Management The goal of asthma treatment is to achieve optimal control, ie, minimizing symptoms and …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Probiotics to prevent infantile colic A Cochrane review has concluded that there is no clear evidence that probiotics are more effective …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Relationship of inhaled long-acting bronchodilators with cardiovascular outcomes among patients with stable COPD A meta-analysis and systematic review of 43 randomized …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Association between sleep characteristics and antihypertensive treatment in older adults This study is a prospective cohort study of treated hypertensive patients …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research relevant to pharmacy Cost-related underuse of asthma medicines A survey by 792 Australian adults and 609 parents of children with …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Paracetamol versus placebo for knee and hip osteoarthritis Based on high‐quality evidence this Cochrane review confirms that paracetamol provides only minimal …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Prescribed analgesics in pregnancy and risk of childhood asthma Exploration of Swedish register data shows no association between analgesic use (opioids, …