Tag Archives: pulmonary function

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA ACCELERATES FEV1 DECLINE IN ASTHMATIC PATIENTS

FCAAIA Notes: As I’ve written before, “The nose bone’s connected to the lung bone.”  Asthma is part of “allergic airway disease” and control of the lower airway (lungs) always requires that we consider the upper air way (nose) as well. … Continue reading

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PERSISTENT CHILDHOOD ASTHMA LINKED TO EARLY COPD

FCAAIA Notes: We have known for many years that some patients with asthma (a “reversible” air way disease) develop air flow obstruction that is, at least in part, irreversible. Initially, the thought was that chronic low-grade air way inflammation was … Continue reading

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THE EFFECTS OF ROAD TRAFFIC POLLUTION ON CHILDREN LIFETIME EXPOSURE TO AMBIENT POLLUTION AND LUNG FUNCTION IN CHILDREN

FCAAIA Notes: I don’t really have to write any commentary here.  The fact is that air pollution (outdoor and indoor) adversely affects every aspect of respiratory health and has no redeeming qualities. So what’s my advice?  Think globally and act … Continue reading

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