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Smokers and nonsmokers had similar symptoms and risk factors present for asthma, but differed in comorbidities.
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.
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide, periostin, and eosinophils may help identify patients at increased risk for severe asthma exacerbations, according to a post hoc analysis of a phase 2b trial on dupilumab.
Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis may experience decreases in health-related quality of life comparable to other serious chronic diseases.
Children diagnosed with eczema before the age of 2 years may be at increased risk for early-onset asthma.
Sputum cultures could aid clinicians in choosing an appropriate antibiotic for patients with cystic fibrosis and avoiding allergies and antibiotic resistance.
Prenatal vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for allergic rhinitis in children born to African American women, but not white women.
Children with asthma who experience chronic oral glucocorticoid exposure may have significant morbidities, including adrenal suppression, recurrent pneumonia, and behavioral problems.
Patients with opioid dependence or abuse may exhibit a higher prevalence of asthma compared with the general population.