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Asthma Symptoms, Risks, and Comorbidities According to Smoking Status

Asthma Symptoms, Risks, and Comorbidities According to Smoking Status

Smokers and nonsmokers had similar symptoms and risk factors present for asthma, but differed in comorbidities.

Meeting Patients' Expectations for Asthma, Allergy Testing Improves Satisfaction

Meeting Patients' Expectations for Asthma, Allergy Testing Improves Satisfaction

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.

Asthma in Primary Care: Spirometry Underused in Diagnosis

Asthma in Primary Care: Spirometry Underused in Diagnosis

Spirometry may be underused for the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in the primary care setting.

Biomarkers May Identify Patients at Increased Risk for Severe Asthma Exacerbations

Biomarkers May Identify Patients at Increased Risk for Severe Asthma Exacerbations

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.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis Disease Burden Similar to Other Chronic Conditions

Chronic Rhinosinusitis Disease Burden Similar to Other Chronic Conditions

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis may experience decreases in health-related quality of life comparable to other serious chronic diseases.

Early-Onset Eczema May Increase Risk for Childhood Asthma

Early-Onset Eczema May Increase Risk for Childhood Asthma

Children diagnosed with eczema before the age of 2 years may be at increased risk for early-onset asthma.

Choosing the Right Antibiotic in Cystic Fibrosis Using the Sputum Microbiome

Choosing the Right Antibiotic in Cystic Fibrosis Using the Sputum Microbiome

Sputum cultures could aid clinicians in choosing an appropriate antibiotic for patients with cystic fibrosis and avoiding allergies and antibiotic resistance.

Prenatal Vitamin D May Increase Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis Risk

Prenatal Vitamin D May Increase Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis Risk

Prenatal vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for allergic rhinitis in children born to African American women, but not white women.

Chronic Oral Glucocorticoid Use in Pediatric Asthma May Increase Morbidities

Chronic Oral Glucocorticoid Use in Pediatric Asthma May Increase Morbidities

Children with asthma who experience chronic oral glucocorticoid exposure may have significant morbidities, including adrenal suppression, recurrent pneumonia, and behavioral problems.

Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis Prevalence With Long-Term Opioid Use

Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis Prevalence With Long-Term Opioid Use

Patients with opioid dependence or abuse may exhibit a higher prevalence of asthma compared with the general population.