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Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: Symptom Duration and Severity With Oral Prednisolone

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: Symptom Duration and Severity With Oral Prednisolone

Oral corticosteroids did not reduce symptom severity or duration in patients with lower respiratory tract infections without asthma.

Addressing Asthma Exacerbations Via Sputum Eosinophils vs Clinical Symptoms

Addressing Asthma Exacerbations Via Sputum Eosinophils vs Clinical Symptoms

Adults with asthma benefit from tailoring interventions based on sputum eosinophils vs clinical symptoms.

Inappropriate Use of Short Acting Beta Agonists Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Inappropriate Use of Short Acting Beta Agonists Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Researchers analyzed over 2.1 million patient-years' worth of data to determine the impact of short-acting beta agonist use in asthma.

Tezepelumab Tx in Asthma: Does Treatment Reduce Exacerbations?

Tezepelumab Tx in Asthma: Does Treatment Reduce Exacerbations?

Participants received 70 mg of tezepelumab every 4 weeks throughout the study.

Global Asthma Mortality Rate Reductions at Standstill

Global Asthma Mortality Rate Reductions at Standstill

International trends in asthma mortality are useful for assessing the effect of treatment strategies on the burden of asthma.

Asthma and COPD: Updates on Prevalence, Disability, and Mortality

Asthma and COPD: Updates on Prevalence, Disability, and Mortality

A 2015 update from the 1990 Global Burden of Disease study reveals current prevalence and mortality of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Diagnostic Accuracy of NICE Asthma Algorithm Poor in Children

Diagnostic Accuracy of NICE Asthma Algorithm Poor in Children

A new algorithm developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was not useful for diagnosing asthma in children and adolescents.

Steroid-Resistant Asthma: Exploring New Therapeutic Possibilities

Steroid-Resistant Asthma: Exploring New Therapeutic Possibilities

The pathogeneses of steroid insensitivity in severe, steroid-resistant asthma may unlock new potential treatments.

Association Between Asthma and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Examined

Association Between Asthma and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Examined

Asthma is associated with development of inflammatory bowel disease.

Once-Daily Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol Reduces Nighttime Asthma Symptoms

Once-Daily Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol Reduces Nighttime Asthma Symptoms

Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol combination therapy reduced both daytime and nighttime symptoms in patients with persistent uncontrolled asthma.

Sputum Eosinophil Levels Correlate With Asthma Severity

Sputum Eosinophil Levels Correlate With Asthma Severity

Elevated sputum eosinophil levels correlate with the severity of clinical outcomes in asthma.

Earlier Reduction of Allergic Response With Omalizumab in Moderate to Severe Allergic Asthma

Earlier Reduction of Allergic Response With Omalizumab in Moderate to Severe Allergic Asthma

A single-center study found that omalizumab led to reductions in allergic response much earlier than previously demonstrated.

Influenza Vaccine May Benefit Elderly Patients With Asthma

Influenza Vaccine May Benefit Elderly Patients With Asthma

Influenza vaccination provided a small protective effect in patients with asthma.

Asthma Immunotherapy Improves Lung Function, Airway Inflammation

Asthma Immunotherapy Improves Lung Function, Airway Inflammation

In children with allergic asthma and rhinitis, sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was shown to not only improve patient-reported symptoms, but also airway inflammation and pulmonary function.

Low Vitamin D Levels Not Associated With Risk of Atopy

Low Vitamin D Levels Not Associated With Risk of Atopy

Study outcomes provided insufficient evidence to support vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of atopy.

Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Risk Across Generations

Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Risk Across Generations

When pregnant women are exposed to certain air pollutants, the susceptibility to allergic asthma may increase across generations.

Predicting Future Moderate or Severe Exacerbations in Asthma

Predicting Future Moderate or Severe Exacerbations in Asthma

Moderate and severe asthma exacerbations were predictive of similar future events, and they appear to be phenotypically distinct conditions.

Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis Guideline Updates From BSACI

Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis Guideline Updates From BSACI

Allergic and nonallergic rhinitis guidelines include the latest updates from BSACI for diagnosing and managing children and adults.

Referral to Asthma Diagnostic Consultation Services Improves Diagnosis, Treatment

Referral to Asthma Diagnostic Consultation Services Improves Diagnosis, Treatment

When general practitioners refer patients to asthma diagnostic consultation services asthma diagnosis improved.

9/11 First Responders Experiencing Higher Rates of Chronic Cardiovascular, Respiratory Diseases

9/11 First Responders Experiencing Higher Rates of Chronic Cardiovascular, Respiratory Diseases

Intense exposure over the course of a single day has been linked to an elevated risk of developing chronic health conditions.

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