A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.
Preterm-born children had significantly more frequent preschool wheeze compared with children born at term.
No significant benefit of long-acting muscarinic antagonists over long-acting beta-agonists in reducing exacerbation risk in uncontrolled, persistent asthma
Adjunct long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) use with corticosteroids was associated with reduced exacerbation risk compared with placebo in patients with uncontrolled, persistent asthma. However, LAMA, long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), and inhaled corticosteroids (triple therapy) were not associated with lower risk for exacerbations compared with LABA and inhaled corticosteroids alone.
In patients with persistent asthma, single maintenance and reliever therapy was associated with a lower risk for exacerbations compared with inhaled corticosteroids as controller therapy and short-acting beta-agonists as relief therapy.
Regardless of blood eosinophil count, omalizumab was an effective treatment in adult and pediatric patients with severe allergic asthma.
Researchers identified 6 distinct FEV1 lung function trajectories, 3 of which were responsible for 75% of the COPD burden.
Findings for subsequent allergic disease following infant exposure in the first six months of life.
Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have especially high rates of nonadherence, even in comparison with other chronic diseases.
In children with allergic asthma, SCIT may reduce long-term asthma medication use.
The Smartinhaler sensor is a device installed onto a patient's inhaler to monitor and promote asthma and COPD medication adherence.
Long-acting muscarinic antagonists or long-acting β-agonists plus inhaled corticosteroids lowered the risk for asthma exacerbations vs adjuvant placebo.
Prenatal and early life stress, including societal stress, have been implicated in the development of asthma and other allergic diseases in children.
In children aged 5 to 11 years with mild to moderate persistent asthma who were treated with daily inhaled glucocorticoids, quintupling the dose during the initial signs of worsening asthma control did not reduce the rate of severe exacerbations.
Current tobacco smoke exposure is not associated with airflow obstruction in school-aged children, but prenatal smoking is associated with airflow obstruction in children with asthma.
Bronchial thermoplasty can treat severe asthmatic cough that is unresponsive to conventional therapies.
Smokers and nonsmokers had similar symptoms and risk factors present for asthma, but differed in comorbidities.
According to a systematic literature review, there was inconclusive evidence that single indoor allergen interventions were effective at improving asthma outcomes.
Short-acting beta-agonists for asthma management may reduce fertility rates in women with asthma.
When patients visiting an allergy/immunology outpatient clinic had expectations met regarding diagnosis and testing, they were more likely to be satisfied with their visit.
Spirometry may be underused for the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in the primary care setting.