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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.

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