Asthma Featured Archive
Clinicians are gaining a better understanding of how asthma and allergies are regulated by the circadian clock, which will help patients better alleviate their symptoms.
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.
The SYGMA trials assessed the use of an as-needed combined corticosteroid/beta-agonist inhaler in patients with mild asthma.
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.
Emerging guidelines for diagnosing and treating asthma COPD overlap syndrome will help clinicians better manage patients and prevent serious adverse effects.
Statins have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, which could reduce exacerbations of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have especially high rates of nonadherence, even in comparison with other chronic diseases.
Prenatal and early life stress, including societal stress, have been implicated in the development of asthma and other allergic diseases in children.
Analyzing volatile organic compounds in pediatric patients with asthma shows promise for disease diagnosis and management.
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.
Smokers with asthma have been encouraged to switch from conventional to electronic cigarettes, but the latter may still cause respiratory damage.
The ability of machine learning programs to diagnose medical conditions and predict outcomes is discussed in an opinion article.
Mobile devices may help patients with asthma better manage and control their disease.
Although some pregnant women discontinue their asthma medications for fear of fetal drug toxicity, they may be putting their babies at greater risk.
The pathogeneses of steroid insensitivity in severe, steroid-resistant asthma may unlock new potential treatments.