Asthma

Asthma associated with later development of inflammatory bowel disease

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

Oral corticosteroids not effective for lower respiratory tract infection

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

Eosinophilic COPD vs COPD with asthma: comparing clinical characteristics

Eosinophilic COPD vs COPD with asthma: comparing clinical characteristics

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Distinct differences occur between eosinophilic COPD and COPD patients with asthma.

Asthma attacks can be triggered by thunderstorms

Asthma attacks can be triggered by thunderstorms

A 2016 thunderstorm asthma outbreak in Australia occurred when high grass pollen concentrations were dispersed by strong winds.

Low vitamin E in pregnant women increases asthma risk in offspring

Low vitamin E in pregnant women increases asthma risk in offspring

Research presented at the AAAAI Annual Meeting suggests a link between maternal vitamin E levels and childhood asthma development.

Inhaled corticosteroids not tied to pneumonia in children with asthma

Inhaled corticosteroids not tied to pneumonia in children with asthma

Results showed no link between inhaled corticosteroids and risk of pharyngitis, otitis media, or sinusitis.

One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

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

Monitoring asthma control in children: AAP recommendations for clinicians

Monitoring asthma control in children: AAP recommendations for clinicians

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

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.

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.

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.

Indoor environmental control strategies to manage asthma in children

Indoor environmental control strategies to manage asthma in children

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

Omalizumab effective for asthma and overlapping COPD

Omalizumab effective for asthma and overlapping COPD

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

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.

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.

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.

Food allergies in children linked to high risk of asthma, rhinitis

Food allergies in children linked to high risk of asthma, rhinitis

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Researchers measured rates of childhood allergic conditions with data from healthcare provider-based diagnoses.

Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty

Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty

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Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.

Pediatric asthma is regularly overdiagnosed

Pediatric asthma is regularly overdiagnosed

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Inhalers are often inappropriately prescribed to children assumed to have asthma without proper diagnostic testing.

Asthma prevalence higher in obese adults

Asthma prevalence higher in obese adults

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A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.

Steroid and rescue inhalers

Steroid and rescue inhalers

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

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

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.

People with asthma more likely to develop chronic migraine

People with asthma more likely to develop chronic migraine

In a study of 4,446 Americans, more than 5% of people with asthma developed chronic migraine, compared to 2.5% of those without.

Stepping down asthma meds 
can be safe

Stepping down asthma meds 
can be safe

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Patients with well-controlled asthma may safely reduce their current level of medication, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Vitamin D does not reduce cold severity, frequency in adults with asthma

Vitamin D does not reduce cold severity, frequency in adults with asthma

The use of vitamin D supplements does not reduce the severity or frequency of colds in adults with mild-to-moderate asthma.

Children with asthma fare better with specialized treatment from allergists

Children with asthma fare better with specialized treatment from allergists

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Research presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting shows that asthmatic children treated by allergists fare better than those treated by general practitioners.

LABAs, tiotropium perform similarly in black patients with asthma

LABAs, tiotropium perform similarly in black patients with asthma

The addition of tiotropium or LABAs results in similar outcomes for black patients with asthma being treated with inhaled corticosteroids.

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.

Asthma treatment less likely to work as patients age

Asthma treatment less likely to work as patients age

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Patients aged 30 years are older are more likely to experience unsuccessful asthma treatment.

Asthma risk increased by prenatal exposure to H<sub>2</sub>Bs, PPIs

Asthma risk increased by prenatal exposure to H2Bs, PPIs

Pregnant women who use H2 blockers or PPIs increase their offspring's risk for asthma.

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