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One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

About one-third of adults with physician-diagnosed asthma in the last 5 years may not have a current diagnosis.

News Monitoring asthma control in children: AAP recommendations for clinicians

Monitoring asthma control in children: AAP recommendations for clinicians

Recent advances in measuring asthma control tools have enhanced ongoing assessment and monitoring of asthma.

Healthday Prenatal fish oil supplementation may reduce asthma risk in children

Prenatal fish oil supplementation may reduce asthma risk in children

Supplementation during pregnancy was associated with reduction in risk of persistent wheezing and asthma in offspring.

Healthday Higher cured meat intake linked to worsening asthma

Higher cured meat intake linked to worsening asthma

Cured meat intake levels also had an indirect effect mediated by body mass index.

Healthday Exposure to mold and dampness may increase risk of asthma and rhinitis

Exposure to mold and dampness may increase risk of asthma and rhinitis

Exposure during infancy was associated with increased risk up to 16 years of age, especially for nonallergic disease.

News Indoor environmental control strategies to manage asthma in children

Indoor environmental control strategies to manage asthma in children

Strategies include source removal, source control, and asthma education.

News Omalizumab effective for asthma and overlapping COPD

Omalizumab effective for asthma and overlapping COPD

Omalizumab is useful in the management of severe asthma with overlapping COPD.

Healthday Children with farm exposure have decreased regulatory T cells

Children with farm exposure have decreased regulatory T cells

Regulatory T cells are decreased with farm exposure and increased among those with asthma.

Healthday Endoscopic sinus surgery may improve asthma quality of life in rhinosinusitis

Endoscopic sinus surgery may improve asthma quality of life in rhinosinusitis

Endoscopic sinus surgery improved asthma quality of life and control in patients with uncontrolled asthma.

Healthday Allergic sensitization is common in pediatric asthma

Allergic sensitization is common in pediatric asthma

Children were assessed for allergic sensitization by two microarray system. As a result, 47% of children had allergic sensitization.

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