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Asthma and COPD Overlap Syndrome

UC Davis pulmonary specialists and WAF Board Members Samuel Louie and Amir Zeki have named asthma-COPD overlap syndrome, or ACOS.

The physicians recognized the high incidence of the condition — defined by the increased number and intensity of symptoms — after evaluating UC Davis patients with obstructive lung diseases and finding that ACOS was present in about a quarter of patients with severe asthma. They also observed that, on average, 1 in 5 patients with obstructive lung diseases have ACOS.




New Asthma Trials Shows Promise

press reports published today reflect that a new type of asthma drug meant to attack the underlying causes of the respiratory disease slashed episodes by 87 percent in a mid-stage trial, making it a potential game changer for patients with moderate to severe disease, researchers said on Tuesday.







Nutrition and Asthma

The Role of Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements in Asthma Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements in Asthma Interview with Nicholas Kenyon, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of California, Davis. We learn about: * Increased…