Asthma

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.

Asthma treatment failure more likely in older adults

Asthma treatment failure more likely in older adults

Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

Aerobic exercise may help reduce asthma severity

Aerobic exercise may help reduce asthma severity

Improved airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

Magnesium helps prevent, manage asthma attacks

Magnesium helps prevent, manage asthma attacks

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Daily oral supplements and a magnesium-rich diet is efficient in managing mild, moderate and severe asthma exacerbation.

Asthma clinic improves triage from emergency department to primary care

Asthma clinic improves triage from emergency department to primary care

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An express clinic implemented in the ED can help bridge the gap to primary care after acute asthma exacerbations.

Peanut allergy underdiagnosed in kids with asthma

Peanut allergy underdiagnosed in kids with asthma

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Similarities in symptom presentation makes it easy to miss peanut allergies in children with asthma.

Soy provides no benefits for asthma care

Soy provides no benefits for asthma care

Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

Patient education essential for improving asthma control

Patient education essential for improving asthma control

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Consider designating dedicated clinic personal to educate patients about proper inhaler use.

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