Although adherence to asthma guidelines tended to be higher in specialists, both specialists and primary care physicians had low adherence to specific core recommendations.
While there is currently no cure for asthma, treatments are effective at providing symptom relief.
Maternal prenatal and early childhood intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fructose is associated with current asthma in midchildhood.
Children who received oral prednisolone vs placebo for virus-associated wheeze had a shorter length of hospital stay.
Prednisolone may be a more effective treatment in individuals with acute allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicated asthma, but with more adverse effects compared with itraconazole.
Researchers found that tiotropium was safe and may reduce the risk for exacerbations in young children with asthma.
A 55-year-old man with asthma presents to the emergency department with dyspnea at rest and electrocardiogram findings suggest a prior myocardial infarction.
Timing of birth may increase risk for asthma or atopic dermatitis.
Children with allergic asthma do not significantly benefit from subcutaneous or sublingual immunotherapy.
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.
Researchers found various risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications in patients with either asthma or COPD.
Male sex, African American race, and duration of asthma were independently associated with fixed airflow obstruction in older adults with asthma.
Analyzing volatile organic compounds in pediatric patients with asthma shows promise for disease diagnosis and management.
Asthma places a considerable economic burden on the United States, with a total cost of $81.9 billion in 2013.
Researchers found that acid-suppressive drug use in pregnancy was associated with an increased risk for asthma in childhood.
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.
Children in the School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management program had more symptom-free days than children in the usual care group.
Systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for asthma in offspring.
Women who were exposed prenatally to polychlorinated biphenyls may have an increased risk of having children with asthma, hay fever, or eczema.
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurement can diagnose asthma in patients 5 years and older.