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Half of adults with work-related asthma receive pneumococcal vaccination

Half of adults with work-related asthma receive pneumococcal vaccination

The researchers found that 42% of the estimated 12 million ever-employed adults with current asthma had received a pneumococcal vaccine.

Asthma associated with later development of inflammatory bowel disease

Asthma was associated with Crohn's disease and with early- and late-onset ulcerative colitis.

Oral corticosteroids not effective for lower respiratory tract infection

No significant effects were found from oral corticosteroid use for acute lower respiratory tract infection in adults without asthma.

Opinion

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Features

Steroid and rescue inhalers

Steroid and rescue inhalers

A clinician offers a tip helping patients remember to use their steroid inhalers.

A perioperative approach
 for pediatric asthma

A perioperative approach
 for pediatric asthma


Pediatrics patients with asthma who have to undergo surgery are at risk for complications.

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