Asthma

Childhood Asthma Risk May Increase With Prenatal Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Childhood Asthma Risk May Increase With Prenatal Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Researchers found that acid-suppressive drug use in pregnancy was associated with an increased risk for asthma in childhood.

COPD and Asthma Risk in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

COPD and Asthma Risk in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Women with rheumatoid arthritis had an increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but did not have an increased risk for asthma compared with women without RA.

Managing Asthma in Children Via School-Based Telemedicine

Managing Asthma in Children Via School-Based Telemedicine

Children in the School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management program had more symptom-free days than children in the usual care group.

Asthma Risk in Offspring of Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Asthma Risk in Offspring of Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for asthma in offspring.

Asthma Risk Associated With Prenatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Asthma Risk Associated With Prenatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls

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Women who were exposed prenatally to polychlorinated biphenyls may have an increased risk of having children with asthma, hay fever, or eczema.

Asthma Diagnosis Using Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Asthma Diagnosis Using Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurement can diagnose asthma in patients 5 years and older.

Efficacy and Safety of Benralizumab in Adults With Eosinophilic Asthma

Efficacy and Safety of Benralizumab in Adults With Eosinophilic Asthma

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Asthma exacerbations may be reduced in patients with eosinophilic asthma treated with benralizumab.

Effect of Obesity on Asthma in Children

Effect of Obesity on Asthma in Children

Obesity is associated with more asthma symptom days in children not treated with a daily controller and inhaled corticosteroids.

FDA Approves Removal of Box Warning From Advair, Breo Asthma Therapies

FDA Approves Removal of Box Warning From Advair, Breo Asthma Therapies

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Updates were also made to the Warnings and Precautions section of labeling for ICS/LABA-class medications.

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

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

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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.

Maintaining Asthma Control With Reduced Daily Inhaled Corticosteroid Dose

Maintaining Asthma Control With Reduced Daily Inhaled Corticosteroid Dose

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Daily inhaled corticosteroid dose can be safely reduced in some adult patients with asthma.

Physiotherapy Breathing Retraining Improves Quality of Life in Uncontrolled Asthma

Physiotherapy Breathing Retraining Improves Quality of Life in Uncontrolled Asthma

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Nonpharmacological approaches to asthma management may improve patient quality of life.

Asthma May Increase Risk for Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Asthma May Increase Risk for Type 1 Diabetes in Children

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While a previous diagnosis of asthma may increase the risk for type 1 diabetes in children, the converse does not appear to be true.

Short-Duration Dexamethasone Effective for Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations

Short-Duration Dexamethasone Effective for Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations

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Children with asthma exacerbations may be treated with 2 doses of dexamethasone instead of with prednisolone/prednisone.

Chronic Lung Disease Research in the Pipeline: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Chronic Lung Disease Research in the Pipeline: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

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Prior to this expanded indication, patients with this challenging, rare disease did not have an FDA-approved treatment option.

Examining the Efficacy of Carbon Monoxide Therapy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Examining the Efficacy of Carbon Monoxide Therapy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

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

Food Allergies May Increase Risk for Asthma in Children

Food Allergies May Increase Risk for Asthma in Children

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Investigators sought to determine the association between food allergies and the development of asthma.

Identifying New Therapeutics for Pulmonary Diseases: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Identifying New Therapeutics for Pulmonary Diseases: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD of Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

The Potential Pitfalls of Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

The Potential Pitfalls of Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

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The ability of machine learning programs to diagnose medical conditions and predict outcomes is discussed in an opinion article.

Overview of Autophagy Research in COPD: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Overview of Autophagy Research in COPD: An Interview With Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Pulmonology Advisor sits down with Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss the latest topics in pulmonary medicine.

Pneumonia Found Infrequently on Chest X-Ray in Children With Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Pneumonia Found Infrequently on Chest X-Ray in Children With Acute Asthma Exacerbations

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Chest radiography, a procedure often performed in the emergency department, infrequently changes medical management of children with acute asthma exacerbations.

Asthma Control in Nonobese Patients Improves With Exercise and Diet

Asthma Control in Nonobese Patients Improves With Exercise and Diet

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Exercise and diet improves asthma control in nonobese patients with asthma.

Asthma Risk Increased With Atopic Dermatitis Plus Allergic Sensitization

Asthma Risk Increased With Atopic Dermatitis Plus Allergic Sensitization

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Atopic dermatitis without concomitant allergic sensitization in children is not associated an increased risk for asthma.

Intranasal Omalizumab Use and Systemic Total Immunoglobulin E Levels

Intranasal Omalizumab Use and Systemic Total Immunoglobulin E Levels

Intranasal administration of omalizumab does not result in relevant change of allergen-specific and total IgE levels in patients with birch pollen allergy.

Omalizumab May Be Stepped-Down or Withdrawn in Severe Allergic Asthma

Omalizumab May Be Stepped-Down or Withdrawn in Severe Allergic Asthma

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Omalizumab may be safely withdrawn or stepped down in patients with severe allergic asthma.

Inhaled Corticosteroid Use and Fracture Risk in Pediatric Asthma

Inhaled Corticosteroid Use and Fracture Risk in Pediatric Asthma

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A population-based study aimed to determine whether inhaled corticosteroid use increased risk of fracture in children with asthma.

Breastfeeding May Decrease Flexural Dermatitis Risk, But Not Asthma

Breastfeeding May Decrease Flexural Dermatitis Risk, But Not Asthma

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Exclusive breastfeeding may have a protective effect against flexural dermatitis development in infants, but appears to have no long-term effect on measures of asthma.

Asthma Clinical Trials Need to Include Patient-Reported Outcomes

Asthma Clinical Trials Need to Include Patient-Reported Outcomes

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More asthma clinical trials will include patient-reported outcomes as they will help guide clinicians' understanding of their patients' disease.

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