A detailed smoking history may help to inform patient outcomes.
Researchers compared trends in antibiotic prescription rates during the period preceding the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), as well as the early and late PCV periods, among Jewish vs Bedouin children.
Greatest decrease seen for those previously working outside of the home and in those without ‘allergic-type’ inflammation
Patients who have severe eosinophilic asthma that is uncontrolled on omalizumab may be effectively switched to mepolizumab.
The 6-minute pegboard and ring test can be used as a valid and reliable test to evaluate functional arm exercise capacity in patients with well-controlled asthma.
Adolescent boys with a higher BMI, adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and sleep-disordered breathing have an increased risk for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.
Asthma rates for boys decline with age but stay steady among girls; rates higher among Black versus non-Hispanic White children during preschool years
Investigators sought to better understand the immunologic mechanisms behind increased susceptibility to secondary respiratory infections.
In patients with refractory eosinophilic asthma, treatment with benralizumab is a cost-effective option to be used as add-on therapy.
The novel ORACLE scale (Oxford Asthma Attack Risk Scale) demonstrated potential to predict — and subsequently prevent — asthma attacks using biomarkers of type 2 airway inflammation.
The cumulative odds ratio for incident asthma in children was 4.28 per doubling of UFP exposure level across pregnancy.
Lower exacerbation counts, fewer health care encounters for asthma symptoms seen in asthma patients with T2D initiating GLP-1R agonists
Experts in infectious disease, pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, and psychiatry share their perspectives on the phenomenon that is long COVID-19.
Researchers aimed to study the associations between heart failure medications and certain systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
The primary treatment goals of ABPA include controlling symptoms of asthma or cystic fibrosis, preventing and/or treating pulmonary exacerbation, decreasing pulmonary inflammation, and reducing the progression of pulmonary disease.
Spirometry measurements obtained at home had poor agreement with results obtained in the clinic.
Patients with severe asthma who had high levels of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) were more likely to have asthma exacerbations than those with low levels.
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) do not appear to increase the risk of mortality in patients with COVID-19.
Although asthma and autoimmune disease are thought to have mutually exclusive pathogeneses, they both result from a dysregulated immune system.
High-risk children living in urban neighborhoods in the United States develop specific phenotypes of respiratory health vs disease, which may link environmental exposures in early life to childhood allergic sensitization and asthma.