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Pediatric Asthma Outcomes With Physician Cultural Communication Training

Pediatric Asthma Outcomes With Physician Cultural Communication Training

Physician asthma care education Plus training resulted in improvements in provider confidence, perceived skill in communicating cross culturally, and short-term asthma-specific outcomes.

Asthma Care Program Improves Provider Documentation, Clinical Measures

Asthma Care Program Improves Provider Documentation, Clinical Measures

An asthma care program improved implementation of guidelines as well as provider documentation in 65 community centers in 4 states that serve patients with asthma.

Current Smokers With Severe Asthma Distinguished by Sputum Proteomics

Current Smokers With Severe Asthma Distinguished by Sputum Proteomics

Patients with severe asthma who were current smokers were distinguishable from ex-smokers based on their sputum proteomic level of colony stimulating factor 2.

Children With Status Asthmaticus Do Not Benefit From Magnesium Sulfate

Children With Status Asthmaticus Do Not Benefit From Magnesium Sulfate

Children with status asthmaticus who received magnesium sulfate therapy were on continuous albuterol for a longer duration.

Asthma and COPD Overlap Associated With Higher Risk for Sleep-Related Symptoms

Asthma and COPD Overlap Associated With Higher Risk for Sleep-Related Symptoms

Asthma and COPD overlap linked to higher prevalence of sleep-related symptoms, including difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep, early-morning awakening, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Early Child Care Attendance and Asthma, Wheeze Risk: What's the Link?

Early Child Care Attendance and Asthma, Wheeze Risk: What's the Link?

Early child care attendance increased the risk for wheeze in children ≤2 years of age but decreased the risk for asthma in children 3 to 5 years of age.

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.

COPD Risk in Middle-Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Measles

COPD Risk in Middle-Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Measles

A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.

Early Asthma Symptoms Linked to Lung Function in Adolescents Born Preterm

Early Asthma Symptoms Linked to Lung Function in Adolescents Born Preterm

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.

Asthma Exacerbation Risk Lower With SMART Therapy

Asthma Exacerbation Risk Lower With SMART Therapy

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.

Omalizumab Effective in Severe Allergic Asthma, Regardless of Eosinophil Level

Omalizumab Effective in Severe Allergic Asthma, Regardless of Eosinophil Level

Regardless of blood eosinophil count, omalizumab was an effective treatment in adult and pediatric patients with severe allergic asthma.

Distinct Lung Function Trajectories Associated With COPD Risk

Distinct Lung Function Trajectories Associated With COPD Risk

Researchers identified 6 distinct FEV1 lung function trajectories, 3 of which were responsible for 75% of the COPD burden.

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Findings for subsequent allergic disease following infant exposure in the first six months of life.

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.

SCIT May Cut Long-Term Asthma Med Use in Pediatric Allergic Asthma

SCIT May Cut Long-Term Asthma Med Use in Pediatric Allergic Asthma

In children with allergic asthma, SCIT may reduce long-term asthma medication use.

Smartinhaler Sensor for Symbicort Will Be Available Over-the-Counter

Smartinhaler Sensor for Symbicort Will Be Available Over-the-Counter

The Smartinhaler sensor is a device installed onto a patient's inhaler to monitor and promote asthma and COPD medication adherence.

Asthma Exacerbation Risk Reduced With Inhaled Corticosteroids Plus LABAs or LAMAs

Asthma Exacerbation Risk Reduced With Inhaled Corticosteroids Plus LABAs or LAMAs

Long-acting muscarinic antagonists or long-acting β-agonists plus inhaled corticosteroids lowered the risk for asthma exacerbations vs adjuvant placebo.

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.

Increased inhaled glucocorticoids do not prevent asthma exacerbations in children: The STICS trial

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.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With or Without Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With or Without Asthma

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.

Severe Asthmatic Cough May Be Improved With Bronchial Thermoplasty

Severe Asthmatic Cough May Be Improved With Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial thermoplasty can treat severe asthmatic cough that is unresponsive to conventional therapies.

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.

Effect of Allergen Exposure Reduction Efforts on Asthma Outcomes

Effect of Allergen Exposure Reduction Efforts on Asthma Outcomes

According to a systematic literature review, there was inconclusive evidence that single indoor allergen interventions were effective at improving asthma outcomes.

Asthma Medications May Negatively Affect Fertility in Women

Asthma Medications May Negatively Affect Fertility in Women

Short-acting beta-agonists for asthma management may reduce fertility rates in women with asthma.

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.

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.

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.

Clinical Benefits of Adding Tiotropium to Asthma Maintenance Therapy

Clinical Benefits of Adding Tiotropium to Asthma Maintenance Therapy

Tiotropium, when added to standard asthma maintenance therapy, improves lung function in adult patients with symptomatic asthma regardless of GINA asthma severity.

Inhaler Use in Asthma and COPD: Patient Characteristics Compared

Inhaler Use in Asthma and COPD: Patient Characteristics Compared

Researchers examined real-world characteristics of patients receiving albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler or short-acting β2 agonists with short-acting β2 agonists for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Episodic Inhaled Treatment Effective in Children With Recurrent Wheezing, Persistent Asthma

Episodic Inhaled Treatment Effective in Children With Recurrent Wheezing, Persistent Asthma

Episodically treating children with recurrent wheezing with inhaled combined salmeterol/fluticasone propionate may be as effective as a daily inhaled fluticasone propionate regimen.

Mepolizumab Effective in Asthma After Failed Response to Omalizumab

Mepolizumab Effective in Asthma After Failed Response to Omalizumab

Mepolizumab may be effective in patients with asthma that does not respond to omalizumab.

Intravenous Reslizumab Beneficial in Patients With Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Intravenous Reslizumab Beneficial in Patients With Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Researchers investigated whether intravenous reslizumab, a humanized anti-interleukin-5 monoclonal antibody, could aid in the management of asthma and eosinophilia.

Exhalation Delivery System With Fluticasone Greatly Improves Health in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Exhalation Delivery System With Fluticasone Greatly Improves Health in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Researchers assessed pooled randomized clinical trial data (NAVIGATE I and II; N5641) to examine the change in SF-36v2 and SF-6D from baseline to the end of double blind and to the end of the studies.

Dupilumab Treatment in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Dupilumab Treatment in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Researchers assessed whether the administration of dupilumab improves signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis in patients with or without comorbid asthma.

Effect of Probiotics, Prebiotics on Influenza Seroconversion Rates After Vaccination

Effect of Probiotics, Prebiotics on Influenza Seroconversion Rates After Vaccination

A meta-analysis sought to determine whether prebiotics and probiotics improved the immunogenicity of the flu vaccine in adults.

Older Sibling With Asthma Associated With Risk for Asthma Diagnosis

Older Sibling With Asthma Associated With Risk for Asthma Diagnosis

Children who had both parental and sibling asthma in their families had an increased risk for asthma.

Exacerbations Reduced With Reslizumab in Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma

Exacerbations Reduced With Reslizumab in Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma

Reslizumab reduced the risk for exacerbations and improved lung function in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.

Risk of Developing Asthma in Children With Parental, Sibling Diagnosis

Risk of Developing Asthma in Children With Parental, Sibling Diagnosis

Children who had both parental and sibling asthma in their families had an increased risk for asthma.

Safety, Efficacy of Quintupled Inhaled Glucocorticoid Dose for Asthma Exacerbation Management

Safety, Efficacy of Quintupled Inhaled Glucocorticoid Dose for Asthma Exacerbation Management

Children with mild to moderate persistent asthma were not more effectively treated with a quintupled dose of inhaled glucocorticoids.

Allergic Disease Risk in Children May Increase With Antibiotic Exposure

Allergic Disease Risk in Children May Increase With Antibiotic Exposure

Children who are exposed to antibiotics earlier in life may have an increased risk for allergic diseases, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis.

Uncontrolled Asthma Improved With Tezepelumab

Uncontrolled Asthma Improved With Tezepelumab

Tezepelumab improved asthma control in patients with severe or uncontrolled asthma.

Benralizumab Effective for Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma and Nasal Polyps

Benralizumab Effective for Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma and Nasal Polyps

A post-hoc pooled analysis of phase 3 SIROCCO and CALIMA trials demonstrated benralizumab to be effective in the treatment of individuals with severe, uncontrolled eosinophilic asthma and nasal polyps.

Allergic Response in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyposis

Allergic Response in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyposis

Researchers assessed the use of dupilumab in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps who did not respond to treatment with intranasal corticosteroids.

Intranasal Corticosteroid Treatment Confirmed for Nasal Congestion With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Intranasal Corticosteroid Treatment Confirmed for Nasal Congestion With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Intranasal corticosteroids are the current guideline-preferred treatment recommendation for nasal congestion.

Sex-Based Young Adult Asthma Risks Associated With Acetaminophen Use

Sex-Based Young Adult Asthma Risks Associated With Acetaminophen Use

Data from the Isle of Wight birth cohort study and the Kuwait University Allergy cross-sectional study were used to assess self-reported acetaminophen use and asthma diagnosis.

Race-Dependent Protective Effect of Maternal Vitamin D on Childhood Asthma

Race-Dependent Protective Effect of Maternal Vitamin D on Childhood Asthma

A cohort from the CANDLE study was assessed to determine if race plays a role in the protective effect of maternal vitamin D levels on childhood asthma.

Safety and Adverse Events Associated With Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma

Safety and Adverse Events Associated With Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma

Researchers performed a literature review and summarized the evidence regarding adverse events associated with the use of inhaled corticosteroids in individuals with asthma.

AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018: What to Expect

AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018: What to Expect

A first look at what will be presented at the 2018 Joint Congress of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the World Allergy Organization.

Proinflammatory Diet Has Adverse Effects on Atopic Wheeze

Proinflammatory Diet Has Adverse Effects on Atopic Wheeze

The dietary inflammatory index was used to examine the risk for current wheeze with a proinflammatory diet in adults and children.

Does Breastfeeding Modify Risk of Developing Childhood Asthma?

Does Breastfeeding Modify Risk of Developing Childhood Asthma?

Researchers evaluated whether duration of breastfeeding was associated with a modified risk for asthma development in children.

Asthma Guideline Adherence: Improvement Needed in Both Specialists, PCPs

Asthma Guideline Adherence: Improvement Needed in Both Specialists, PCPs

Although adherence to asthma guidelines tended to be higher in specialists, both specialists and primary care physicians had low adherence to specific core recommendations.

Percentage of Children With Asthma and Asthma Attacks Decline Between 2001 and 2016

Percentage of Children With Asthma and Asthma Attacks Decline Between 2001 and 2016

While there is currently no cure for asthma, treatments are effective at providing symptom relief.

Maternal, Early Childhood Consumption of Sugary Drinks Linked to Asthma

Maternal, Early Childhood Consumption of Sugary Drinks Linked to Asthma

Maternal prenatal and early childhood intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fructose is associated with current asthma in midchildhood.

Oral Prednisolone for the Management of Pediatric Wheezing

Oral Prednisolone for the Management of Pediatric Wheezing

Children who received oral prednisolone vs placebo for virus-associated wheeze had a shorter length of hospital stay.

ABPA Complicating Asthma: Treatment Responses to Prednisolone vs Itraconazole

ABPA Complicating Asthma: Treatment Responses to Prednisolone vs Itraconazole

Prednisolone may be a more effective treatment in individuals with acute allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicated asthma, but with more adverse effects compared with itraconazole.

Asthma Exacerbations in Young Children Alleviated With Tiotropium

Asthma Exacerbations in Young Children Alleviated With Tiotropium

Researchers found that tiotropium was safe and may reduce the risk for exacerbations in young children with asthma.

Case: A 55-Year-Old Man With Asthma Presents to the ED With Dyspnea at Rest

Case: A 55-Year-Old Man With Asthma Presents to the ED With Dyspnea at Rest

A 55-year-old man with asthma presents to the emergency department with dyspnea at rest and electrocardiogram findings suggest a prior myocardial infarction.

Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Risk May Be Affected by Timing of Birth

Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Risk May Be Affected by Timing of Birth

Timing of birth may increase risk for asthma or atopic dermatitis.

Evidence for Immunotherapy in Pediatric Asthma Lacking

Evidence for Immunotherapy in Pediatric Asthma Lacking

Children with allergic asthma do not significantly benefit from subcutaneous or sublingual immunotherapy.

School-based telemedicine enhances asthma management in children

A school-based telemedicine program with directly observed preventive therapy, when compared to enhanced usual care, led to more symptom-free days and fewer emergency department visits or hospitalizations.

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications With Asthma or COPD

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications With Asthma or COPD

Researchers found various risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications in patients with either asthma or COPD.

Independent Risk Factors Associated With Fixed Airflow Obstruction in Older Adults With Asthma

Independent Risk Factors Associated With Fixed Airflow Obstruction in Older Adults With Asthma

Male sex, African American race, and duration of asthma were independently associated with fixed airflow obstruction in older adults with asthma.

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.

Asthma Takes a Heavy Economic Toll in the United States

Asthma Takes a Heavy Economic Toll in the United States

Asthma places a considerable economic burden on the United States, with a total cost of $81.9 billion in 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benralizumab Approved by FDA for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Benralizumab Approved by FDA for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

A significant improvement in lung function and annual asthma exacerbation rate was noted vs placebo.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure appears to be associated with airflow obstruction in children who have asthma.

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