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Benralizumab Approved by FDA for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Benralizumab Approved by FDA for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

A significant improvement in lung function and annual asthma exacerbation rate was noted vs placebo.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure appears to be associated with airflow obstruction in children who have asthma.

Severe Steroid-Dependent Asthma Benefits From Dupilumab

Severe Steroid-Dependent Asthma Benefits From Dupilumab

Patients treated with dupilumab experienced fewer asthma exacerbations than the overall population.

Asthma Control With Mobile Health Initiatives

Asthma Control With Mobile Health Initiatives

Mobile devices may help patients with asthma better manage and control their disease.

Asthma Exacerbations Treated With Injectable Dexamethasone Administered Orally

Asthma Exacerbations Treated With Injectable Dexamethasone Administered Orally

Pediatric patients benefited from orally administered injectable dexamethasone for asthma exacerbations.

Internet-Based Survey Identifies Patients With Labile Asthma Control

Internet-Based Survey Identifies Patients With Labile Asthma Control

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 Reduces Need for Rescue Medication in Young Children

Montelukast Reduces Need for Rescue Medication in Young Children

Montelukast therapy reduced the need for rescue medication in young children with recurring wheezing illness.

Atopy May Increase Risk for Asthma Relapse

Atopy May Increase Risk for Asthma Relapse

Investigators evaluated respiratory viruses, atypical bacteria, and atopy on the severity of asthma and the effect on recovery.

Effect of Human Rhinovirus Species on Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation Severity

Effect of Human Rhinovirus Species on Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation Severity

The modifying effect of human rhinovirus on asthma exacerbation severity was examined in a pediatric population.

Biomarkers Useful for Differentiating Between Asthma and COPD

Biomarkers Useful for Differentiating Between Asthma and COPD

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.

Asthma Management During Pregnancy: How to Benefit Both Mothers and Infants

Asthma Management During Pregnancy: How to Benefit Both Mothers and Infants

Although some pregnant women discontinue their asthma medications for fear of fetal drug toxicity, they may be putting their babies at greater risk.

Once- vs Twice-Daily Treatment for Controlled Asthma: Examining Outcomes

Once- vs Twice-Daily Treatment for Controlled Asthma: Examining Outcomes

Researchers assessed the efficacy of a once-daily treatment option for controlled asthma.

Asthma Exacerbations May Be Alleviated With Vitamin D Supplementation

Asthma Exacerbations May Be Alleviated With Vitamin D Supplementation

Asthma exacerbations may be reduced with vitamin D supplementation.

Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates Increase From 1980 to 2014

Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates Increase From 1980 to 2014

Mortality rates and changes in mortality rates for chronic respiratory diseases in the United States varied by county, sex, and particular disease type.

Extrafine-Particle vs Fine-Particle ICS Therapy: Improvements in Asthma Control

Extrafine-Particle vs Fine-Particle ICS Therapy: Improvements in Asthma Control

Compared with fine particle inhaled corticosteroids, extrafine particle inhaled corticosteroids helped patients achieve asthma control.

Montelukast Associated With Depression, Nightmares in Children

Montelukast Associated With Depression, Nightmares in Children

Montelukast is associated with depression, aggression, and nightmares in children.

Response to Omalizumab May Depend on Asthma Severity, Eosinophil Counts

Response to Omalizumab May Depend on Asthma Severity, Eosinophil Counts

Patients with clinical markers of greater asthma severity may experience a more significant reduction of exacerbations when treated with omalizumab.

Updated Guidelines for Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure

Updated Guidelines for Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure

The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society have released updated guidelines on the use of noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure.

Elderly Patients With Asthma May Have a Distinct Phenotype

Elderly Patients With Asthma May Have a Distinct Phenotype

Asthma in elderly patients presents with increased airway obstruction and mixed inflammation, possibly representing a distinct phenotype.

Consequences of Discontinuing Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children With Asthma

Consequences of Discontinuing Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children With Asthma

Children who discontinue inhaled corticosteroids for well-controlled asthma may experience worsening symptoms.

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