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Omalizumab Shows Promise as Rescue Therapy in Status Asthmaticus

Omalizumab Shows Promise as Rescue Therapy in Status Asthmaticus

Omalizumab rescue therapy produced rapid results in a patient with refractory status asthmaticus.

Insurance Gaps May Increase Emergency Department Visits in Children With Asthma

Gaps in insurance coverage increased the odds of asthma-related emergency department intervention or hospitalization and exacerbations.

Shared Decision Making in Asthma Improves With Use of Facilitator-Led Education

Facilitator-led sites had a higher percentage of patients who reported equal participation with their provider in making asthma treatment decisions vs the lunch-and-learn sites.

Opinion

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.

Features

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Clinicians are gaining a better understanding of how asthma and allergies are regulated by the circadian clock, which will help patients better alleviate their symptoms.

Endobronchial Valve Therapy: A Nonsurgical Option for Advanced Emphysema

Endobronchial Valve Therapy: A Nonsurgical Option for Advanced Emphysema

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with valve replacement shows the most promise for improving lung function, exercise tolerance, and quality of life in patients with advanced emphysema.

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