Asthma Information Center Feature Archive
The SYGMA trials assessed the use of an as-needed combined corticosteroid/beta-agonist inhaler in patients with mild asthma.
Poor control of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea can feed off one another, according to Michelle Zeidler, MD, pulmonologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Sleep Fellowship Program.
A clinician offers a tip helping patients remember to use their steroid inhalers.
Pediatrics patients with asthma who have to undergo surgery are at risk for complications.
Regular use of inhaled corticosteroids may cause a small reduction in height or a dose-dependent reduction in growth velocity.
Study suggests yoga does not offer benefits for patients diagnosed with asthma and should be considered a supplemental alternative intervention.
I have my patients bring all of their pumps to me and will write on the plastic canister with a Sharpie permanent marker.
Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.
Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.
How often should stable patients with asthma undergo spirometry?
What options are available for patients who cannot or are unwilling to pay the higher copayment for nongeneric medication?
Lansoprazole was associated with higher rates of upper respiratory infection, sore throat and bronchitis and no effect on asthma control.
At what point is it safe to consider stopping a steroid metered-dose inhaler?
Budesonide given only during acute respiratory illness may prevent asthma as effectively as daily budesonide in young children with a history of wheezing.
Are there any studies that confirm effective calcium absorption when the patient is taking long-term proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) along with oral calcium?
Which serologic measure of inflammation is the most cost-effective and reliable when monitoring inflammatory disease?
Asthma can disrupt sleep, resulting in missed school days, and may affect a child's ability to participate in sports and other activities. Remember that asthma symptoms in children and adults may differ.
A nurse practitioner shares instructions for making an asthma medication spacer to use in emergency situations out of every day materials.
Could a woman's nail dystrophy be related to a history of mild intermittent asthma?
Quercetin, a potent antioxidant, is found in red wine, onions, green tea, apples, berries and cruciferous vegetables and is a popular component in the herbal and supplemental marketplace due to it's value in treating and preventing many illnesses.
Is sertraline contraindicated in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
Clinician shares an unexpected dermatologic use for fluticasone.
Hospital staff surprised by a patient's sudden change in disposition.
High-dose IV corticosteroids are widely prescribed for patients admitted to the hospital with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), despite guidelines recommending oral steroids at lower doses.
Butterbur, once discouraged because of its potential to cause liver damage, is now widely used in Europe to combat allergic rhinitis, asthma, and migraine.
Childhood asthma tends to be allergic, whereas adult forms comprise airway disorders. Our experts tell how to classify, treat, and manage the condition.
In addition to being on the rise, asthma and obesity have other features in common. Will treatment for one condition also alleviate the other?
Should nightly dosing continue only through "cold season?"
Alvesco uses hydrofluoroalkane, an invironmentally-friendly propellant.
How frequently does angioedema develop in asthmatic patients who are just starting montelukast?
Are you responsible for a patient's noncompliance? A plaintiff's lawyer will try to convince a jury you are.