A significant improvement in lung function and annual asthma exacerbation rate was noted vs placebo.
Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure appears to be associated with airflow obstruction in children who have asthma.
Patients treated with dupilumab experienced fewer asthma exacerbations than the overall population.
Mobile devices may help patients with asthma better manage and control their disease.
Pediatric patients benefited from orally administered injectable dexamethasone for asthma exacerbations.
A survey that was part of the Severe Asthma Research Program found a specific subgroup of patients with asthma who have highly variable asthma control.
Montelukast therapy reduced the need for rescue medication in young children with recurring wheezing illness.
Investigators evaluated respiratory viruses, atypical bacteria, and atopy on the severity of asthma and the effect on recovery.
The modifying effect of human rhinovirus on asthma exacerbation severity was examined in a pediatric population.
Patients with asthma were found to have higher blood eosinophil counts, fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels, and total serum IgE concentrations compared with patients with COPD.
Although some pregnant women discontinue their asthma medications for fear of fetal drug toxicity, they may be putting their babies at greater risk.
Researchers assessed the efficacy of a once-daily treatment option for controlled asthma.
Asthma exacerbations may be reduced with vitamin D supplementation.
Mortality rates and changes in mortality rates for chronic respiratory diseases in the United States varied by county, sex, and particular disease type.
Compared with fine particle inhaled corticosteroids, extrafine particle inhaled corticosteroids helped patients achieve asthma control.
Montelukast is associated with depression, aggression, and nightmares in children.
Patients with clinical markers of greater asthma severity may experience a more significant reduction of exacerbations when treated with omalizumab.
The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society have released updated guidelines on the use of noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure.
Asthma in elderly patients presents with increased airway obstruction and mixed inflammation, possibly representing a distinct phenotype.
Children who discontinue inhaled corticosteroids for well-controlled asthma may experience worsening symptoms.