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Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Smoking cessation in patients with asthma is associated with reduced symptoms, improved lung function and quality of life, reduced use of rescue medications, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity.

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Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Smoking cessation in patients with asthma is associated with reduced symptoms, improved lung function and quality of life, reduced use of rescue medications, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity.

Budesonide/Formoterol for the Prevention of Serious Asthma Exacerbations

Budesonide/Formoterol for the Prevention of Serious Asthma Exacerbations

The SYGMA trials assessed the use of an as-needed combined corticosteroid/beta-agonist inhaler in patients with mild asthma.

Illicit Drug Use in Asthma: Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana Worsen Symptoms

Illicit Drug Use in Asthma: Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana Worsen Symptoms

Inhaling and smoking heroin and cocaine increase the risk for asthma exacerbations and decreased pulmonary function; marijuana is associated with wheezing, cough, and sputum production.

COPD, Asthma, or Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome: Diagnostic Challenges

COPD, Asthma, or Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome: Diagnostic Challenges

Emerging guidelines for diagnosing and treating asthma COPD overlap syndrome will help clinicians better manage patients and prevent serious adverse effects.

Breathing New Life Into COPD and Asthma Therapy With Statins

Breathing New Life Into COPD and Asthma Therapy With Statins

Statins have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, which could reduce exacerbations of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Prevent Treatment Nonadherence in Asthma, COPD: Build Strong Patient Relationships

Prevent Treatment Nonadherence in Asthma, COPD: Build Strong Patient Relationships

Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have especially high rates of nonadherence, even in comparison with other chronic diseases.

Asthma Development in Early Childhood May Hinge on Early Life Stress

Asthma Development in Early Childhood May Hinge on Early Life Stress

Prenatal and early life stress, including societal stress, have been implicated in the development of asthma and other allergic diseases in children.

Volatile Organic Compound Analysis in Pediatric Asthma: A New Clinical Tool

Volatile Organic Compound Analysis in Pediatric Asthma: A New Clinical Tool

Analyzing volatile organic compounds in pediatric patients with asthma shows promise for disease diagnosis and management.

Precision Medicine May Pave the Way for Better Treatment in Asthma, COPD

Precision Medicine May Pave the Way for Better Treatment in Asthma, COPD

At a research seminar held by the European Respiratory Society in February 2017, a group of investigators discussed how precision medicine may improve treatment in asthma and COPD.

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

Smokers with asthma have been encouraged to switch from conventional to electronic cigarettes, but the latter may still cause respiratory damage.

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Childhood Non-Atopic Rhinitis Increases Adult Asthma Risk

Childhood Non-Atopic Rhinitis Increases Adult Asthma Risk

Rivaroxaban was associated with lower clinical event costs but higher total healthcare costs compared with aspirin in patients with venous thromboembolism.

Early-Onset Asthma/Wheezing Associated With Later Childhood Obesity

Early-Onset Asthma/Wheezing Associated With Later Childhood Obesity

Children with asthma had a 66% higher risk for incident obesity compared with children without asthma.

Gas Trapping Improved With Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma

Gas Trapping Improved With Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma

Bronchial thermoplasty reduced gas trapping in individuals with asthma, particularly in patients with severe disease.

Pulmonary Symptoms With GERD in Infants May Increase Asthma Risk

Pulmonary Symptoms With GERD in Infants May Increase Asthma Risk

Infants who presented with pulmonary symptoms when diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease had a higher incidence of early onset asthma compared with infants who did not have pulmonary symptoms.

Lung Function Improved With Dupilumab in Adolescents With Asthma

Lung Function Improved With Dupilumab in Adolescents With Asthma

Adolescents with asthma treated with dupilumab experienced significant improvements in FEV1 compared with placebo.

Omalizumab Improves Lung Function in Persistent Allergic Asthma

Omalizumab Improves Lung Function in Persistent Allergic Asthma

Patients with moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma who were treated with omalizumab experienced greater improvements in lung function after 16 weeks compared with those treated with placebo.

Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Effectively Managed With Benralizumab

Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Effectively Managed With Benralizumab

Benralizumab was associated with a significant reduction in annual asthma exacerbation rates.

Montelukast Plus Levocetirizine vs Monotherapy in Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis

Montelukast Plus Levocetirizine vs Monotherapy in Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis

Montelukast plus levocetirizine demonstrated a significant reduction in mean daytime nasal symptom scores compared with montelukast monotherapy.

Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy Refill Disruption Leads to Exacerbations

Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy Refill Disruption Leads to Exacerbations

Disrupting regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy refills increased hospitalizations and exacerbations.

Complementary Alternative Medicine in Asthma Use Varies Among Racial/Ethnic Groups

Complementary Alternative Medicine in Asthma Use Varies Among Racial/Ethnic Groups

Black and Hispanic respondents with asthma were less likely to use complementary alternative medicine than their white counterparts.

Asthma Severity Does Not Affect Overall Asthma Control in Children

Asthma Severity Does Not Affect Overall Asthma Control in Children

Regardless of severity, when children's asthma was appropriately managed according to guidelines, they experienced significant improvements.

Higher Childhood Asthma Risk From Recurring Acute Respiratory Infections

Higher Childhood Asthma Risk From Recurring Acute Respiratory Infections

A higher number of acute respiratory infections before the age of 2 may increase the risk for asthma by age 7.

Reduced Perinatal Proteobacteria Exposure Linked to Childhood Wheezing

Reduced Perinatal Proteobacteria Exposure Linked to Childhood Wheezing

Lower exposure to Proteobacteria in umbilical cord serum was associated with an increased risk for childhood wheezing.

Metered Dose Inhaler Errors Affect Many With COPD and Asthma

Metered Dose Inhaler Errors Affect Many With COPD and Asthma

The most common error related to the use of metered dose inhalers was the failure to attach the inhaler to a spacer.

Asthma Improved in African American Adolescents Using Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Asthma Improved in African American Adolescents Using Comprehensive Treatment Plan

African-American adolescents with asthma had improved outcomes when they received a comprehensive treatment plan.

Xolair Prefilled Syringe Formulation Gets FDA Approval

Xolair Prefilled Syringe Formulation Gets FDA Approval

The PFS formulation eliminates the need to reconstitute the solution before administration.

Paraben Exposure and Childhood Asthma-Related Outcomes

Paraben Exposure and Childhood Asthma-Related Outcomes

For every 10-fold rise in methyl and propyl concentrations, there was a 2.61 and a 2.18 increased prevalence odds ratio, respectively, of reporting an emergency department visit in the last 12 months in boys with asthma.

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Smoking cessation in patients with asthma is associated with reduced symptoms, improved lung function and quality of life, reduced use of rescue medications, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity.

Eosinophilic Asthma Treatment: Biologic Agents Compared

Eosinophilic Asthma Treatment: Biologic Agents Compared

PubMed was searched to obtain data on the relative efficacies of benralizumab, dupilumab, lebrikizumab, mepolizumab, reslizumab, and tralokinumab.

Pest Allergies in Urban Adolescents Exacerbate Poorly Controlled Asthma

Pest Allergies in Urban Adolescents Exacerbate Poorly Controlled Asthma

Cockroach and mouse allergies were most often associated with poorly controlled asthma and exacerbations in urban adolescents.

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