Asthma Information Center Archive
Increasing inhaled glucocorticoid doses at initial signs of exacerbating asthma may not be effective.
Single maintenance and reliever therapy and long-acting muscarinic antagonists are linked to better management of asthma in patients with uncontrolled, persistent asthma.
Patients with opioid dependence or abuse may exhibit a higher prevalence of asthma compared with the general population.
Prenatal vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for allergic rhinitis in children born to African American women, but not white women.
Researchers examined real-world characteristics of patients receiving albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler or short-acting β2 agonists with short-acting β2 agonists for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Researchers assessed whether the administration of dupilumab improves signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis in patients with or without comorbid asthma.
Data from the Isle of Wight birth cohort study and the Kuwait University Allergy cross-sectional study were used to assess self-reported acetaminophen use and asthma diagnosis.
A cohort from the CANDLE study was assessed to determine if race plays a role in the protective effect of maternal vitamin D levels on childhood asthma.
Overweight/obese preschools have greater asthma symptoms than normal-weight children when untreated.
New evidence regarding safety is spurring the US FDA to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and COPD.
The researchers found that 42% of the estimated 12 million ever-employed adults with current asthma had received a pneumococcal vaccine.
Asthma was associated with Crohn's disease and with early- and late-onset ulcerative colitis.
No significant effects were found from oral corticosteroid use for acute lower respiratory tract infection in adults without asthma.
Distinct differences occur between eosinophilic COPD and COPD patients with asthma.
A 2016 thunderstorm asthma outbreak in Australia occurred when high grass pollen concentrations were dispersed by strong winds.
Research presented at the AAAAI Annual Meeting suggests a link between maternal vitamin E levels and childhood asthma development.
Results showed no link between inhaled corticosteroids and risk of pharyngitis, otitis media, or sinusitis.
About one-third of adults with physician-diagnosed asthma in the last 5 years may not have a current diagnosis.
Recent advances in measuring asthma control tools have enhanced ongoing assessment and monitoring of asthma.
Supplementation during pregnancy was associated with reduction in risk of persistent wheezing and asthma in offspring.
Cured meat intake levels also had an indirect effect mediated by body mass index.
Exposure during infancy was associated with increased risk up to 16 years of age, especially for nonallergic disease.
Strategies include source removal, source control, and asthma education.
Omalizumab is useful in the management of severe asthma with overlapping COPD.
Regulatory T cells are decreased with farm exposure and increased among those with asthma.
Endoscopic sinus surgery improved asthma quality of life and control in patients with uncontrolled asthma.
Children were assessed for allergic sensitization by two microarray system. As a result, 47% of children had allergic sensitization.
Researchers measured rates of childhood allergic conditions with data from healthcare provider-based diagnoses.
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.
Inhalers are often inappropriately prescribed to children assumed to have asthma without proper diagnostic testing.
A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.
In a study of 4,446 Americans, more than 5% of people with asthma developed chronic migraine, compared to 2.5% of those without.
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.
The use of vitamin D supplements does not reduce the severity or frequency of colds in adults with mild-to-moderate asthma.
Research presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting shows that asthmatic children treated by allergists fare better than those treated by general practitioners.
The addition of tiotropium or LABAs results in similar outcomes for black patients with asthma being treated with inhaled corticosteroids.
Patients aged 30 years are older are more likely to experience unsuccessful asthma treatment.
Pregnant women who use H2 blockers or PPIs increase their offspring's risk for asthma.
Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors
Improved airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts
Daily oral supplements and a magnesium-rich diet is efficient in managing mild, moderate and severe asthma exacerbation.
An express clinic implemented in the ED can help bridge the gap to primary care after acute asthma exacerbations.
Similarities in symptom presentation makes it easy to miss peanut allergies in children with asthma.
Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function
Consider designating dedicated clinic personal to educate patients about proper inhaler use.
An FDA ban on chlorofluorocarbon increased the cost of albuterol inhalers, which before the ban, contained chlorofluorocarbon.
The activity of a gene called vanin-1 (VNN1) affected whether they were good or poor responders to corticosteroid treatment.
Significantly fewer ED visits or hospitalizations for asthma exacerbation occurred within 12 months after bariatric surgery.
Increase in proportion of PPIs discontinued at hospital discharge after intervention implementation.
And older antidepressants in pregnancy showed similarly increased odds.
Only 14.6% of patients surveyed who discussed their asthma and work with a health-care professional.
Associations with asthma morbidity were very similar to those with prevalent asthma.
A meta-analysis reveals a weak association between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and the development of childhood asthma.
People with airway diseases are more likely to have inflammatory bowel disease.
Only 24% of college medical directors reported contacting students to make a first-time appointment.
Overweight/obese children reported more frequent rescue treatments despite lower fraction of exhaled nitric oxide and reduced methacholine responsiveness.
Low income patients had nearly three times the odds of hospitalization compared with high income patients.
Risk for osteoporosis, glaucoma, cataracts, and adrenal suppression elevated among women with asthma aged 65 years and older.
Each 1-kg/m2 increase in maternal BMI was associated with a 2% to 3% increase in the odds of childhood asthma.
Patients treated with antibiotics in the first 12 months of life had more asthma exacerbations and related hospitalizations later in life.
Inappropriate use in children under 15 years old and patients seeking relief for asthma cited as top concerns.
High-risk patients include those with pulmonary diseases, heart diseases and diabetes.
Omalizumab (Xolair) may help people minimize food allergies.
Increase in asthma exacerbations, asthma meds prescriptions and asthma-related primary care visits.
Very few caregivers of urban minority children with persistent asthma are familiar with the the correct steps for using a metered-dose inhaler.
Drug is an effective bronchodilator, bronchoprotector, and anti-inflammatory
About one fifth of children with asthma will experience remission; however, this outcome is less likely for girls and those with animal allergies.
Parents who suck on their child's pacifier to clean it may be decreasing their child's risk for developing eczema and asthma.
Patients with high levels of urinary phenols were more likely to be prescribed asthma medication than those with low concentrations.
Adenovirus is more prevalent among children living in inner-city areas, and may help explain higher asthma prevalence in urban populations.
Higher levels of neutrophilic inflammation may explain why obese patients with asthma respond less to corticosteroid treatment.
Time to clinical improvement and discharge was shortened for children with asthma admitted to the pediatric emergency department.
A wide range of consumer products contain hormone-disrupting and asthma-related chemicals, results of a large peer-reviewed study indicate.
High BMI linked to decreased corticosteroid response among children with asthma.
More than 50% of children in a population-based cohort study developed eczema, asthma and rhinitis before the age of 12 years.
Participants in an Australian study who drank at least a half a liter of sugar-sweetened beverages per day more than doubled their chances of developing asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Treatment with lansoprazole did not improve asthma control in children without overt gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and was associated with adverse events including increased risk for respiratory infection, sore throat and bronchitis.
Patients with asthma will not be able to purchase over-the-counter epinephrine inhalers after Dec. 31, 2011.
Clinicians should interpret patient self-reports with caution, and clinical trials should rely more heavily on objective outcomes when determining optimal asthma care.
Summertime may become even more youth-friendly with the recent discovery that the vitamin D produced from sun exposure plays a role in protecting against childhood asthma.
Magnitude of proton pump inhibitor therapy unlikely to be of meaningful clinical significance.
People exposed to pets during their first year of life were less likely to develop allergies in adolescence and adulthood.
Many parents of kids with asthma are not having their children vaccinated against influenza due to unfounded fears about the vaccine's adverse events.
Nearly one-in-six children who visit a pediatric ambulatory care center for asthma are prescribed an unnecessary antibiotic.
Leukotriene-receptor antagonists were just as effective as inhaled glucocorticoids as first-line controller and add-on asthma therapy, study finds.
A short course of oral corticosteroids in children with acute asthma may temporarily depress immune response to a new antigen, but this situation resolves within six weeks and has no apparent impact on response to known antigens.
Public health officials criticize the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences study, currently underway to measure the impact of the disaster, for late start and faulty design.
Anti-IgE antibody significantly reduced seasonal peaks in asthma exacerbations and the need for medication.
Primatene Mist will be discontinued next year as part of international environmental initiative.
A simple intervention implemented by school nurses may serve as a model for improving asthma care in urban communities.
Administering beclamethasone with albuterol better than albuterol alone.
Terbutaline can cause maternal heart problems and death, FDA warns.
Higher bilirubin levels among people with levels in the normal range reduced the risk of lung cancer, death and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Vitamin D supplements may be a cheap, natural treatment for patients with autoimmune lung diseases.
Keep a close watch over medication use and review detailed electronic prescription information.
People with asthma exhibited increased airway inflammation after eating a high-fat meal.
Psychological disorders are more than twice as prevalent in adults with asthma as in the general population.
The Web site provides users with treatment information, professional training opportunities, and downloadable practice and patient-education tools.
Risks included death, intubation, and hospitalization.
As many as 30.2% of people diagnosed with asthma don't have the disease, newly published research suggests.