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Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Digital interventions, such as web-based programs, mobile apps, and text messaging, have been found to improve asthma control and medication adherence while reducing the use of "rescue" medications.

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Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Digital interventions, such as web-based programs, mobile apps, and text messaging, have been found to improve asthma control and medication adherence while reducing the use of "rescue" medications.

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

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.

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

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.

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Sputum 6 Gene Signature Predicts Future Asthma Exacerbation Frequency

Sputum 6 Gene Signature Predicts Future Asthma Exacerbation Frequency

Use of a sputum gene expression signature of 6 biomarkers can predict future exacerbation phenotypes in patients with moderate to severe asthma.

Advair Diskus Generic Now Available for COPD and Asthma

Advair Diskus Generic Now Available for COPD and Asthma

Wixela Inhub has been made available by Mylan for the treatment of asthma and COPD.

Machine Learning Helps Identify Variables of Corticosteroid Response in Asthma

Machine Learning Helps Identify Variables of Corticosteroid Response in Asthma

Researchers have found 12 variables that may be predictive of corticosteroid response in patients with severe asthma.

School-Based, Self-Managed Asthma Interventions May Reduce Hospitalizations

School-Based, Self-Managed Asthma Interventions May Reduce Hospitalizations

School-based, self-managed asthma interventions appear to reduce hospital admissions, the number of days children experience asthma symptoms, and emergency department visits.

Why Does Asthma Prevail? A Clinician's Opinion on Nonadherence

Why Does Asthma Prevail? A Clinician's Opinion on Nonadherence

Tregony Simoneau, MD, a pediatric pulmonologist, shares her experiences with nonadherence in treating asthma.

Asthma Management Failure in Emergency Department Linked to Genetic Factors

Asthma Management Failure in Emergency Department Linked to Genetic Factors

A significant association was found between emergency department management failure in asthma and rs295137 in the Spermatogenesis Associated Serine Rich 2 Like gene.

Omega-3 Supplements Do Not Improve Asthma Control in Overweight Patients

Omega-3 Supplements Do Not Improve Asthma Control in Overweight Patients

Overweight/obese teenagers and young adults who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements did not have improved asthma control.

Does Prepregnancy Asthma Increase Central Nervous System Defect Risk in Offspring?

Does Prepregnancy Asthma Increase Central Nervous System Defect Risk in Offspring?

Asthma in childhood is associated with a future risk for certain types of central nervous system defects in offspring.

FENO Intervention Reduces Asthma in Offspring of Mothers With Asthma

FENO Intervention Reduces Asthma in Offspring of Mothers With Asthma

Offspring of mothers with asthma had a reduced odds of having asthma themselves when the mothers were treated with a strategy guided by fraction of exhaled nitric oxide.

Importance of Contingency Plans in Asthma Clinical Trials

Importance of Contingency Plans in Asthma Clinical Trials

When designing either biomarker-stratified or phenotype-directed protocols for asthma-related clinical trials, including a contingency plan can help manage scenarios in which phenotypes in the study sample differ in prevalence from expected values.

Good Sleep Hygiene in Adolescents With Asthma Linked to Improved Attention

Good Sleep Hygiene in Adolescents With Asthma Linked to Improved Attention

Adolescents with asthma who practice good sleep hygiene may experience improvements in sleep and attention span, better quality of life in school, and lower rates of dysfunction during the daytime.

Home-Based Environmental Control Intervention Not Effective in Pediatric Asthma

Home-Based Environmental Control Intervention Not Effective in Pediatric Asthma

Children with poorly controlled asthma who underwent a home-based environmental control intervention had the same risk for repeat emergency department visits as children who did not receive the intervention.

Early Intervention in Pediatric Asthma: What Are the Long-Term Effects?

Early Intervention in Pediatric Asthma: What Are the Long-Term Effects?

Although uncontrolled asthma in early childhood can have enduring effects on lung development, whether the use of traditional interventions in very young pediatric patients can actually preserve pulmonary function is unclear.

Weight Loss Interventions in Asthma May Improve Patient Outcomes

Weight Loss Interventions in Asthma May Improve Patient Outcomes

All of the randomized controlled trials evaluated had successful improvements in weight or body mass index in patients with asthma.

Asthma Linked to Fertility Treatments and Miscarriages in New Study

Asthma Linked to Fertility Treatments and Miscarriages in New Study

A new study found that subfertility and the use of assisted reproductive technologies may increase the risk for asthma in offspring.

Asthma Undiagnosed in 1 in 5 Urban Adolescents

Asthma Undiagnosed in 1 in 5 Urban Adolescents

Odds of being undiagnosed with asthma are higher for girls, and Asian-Americans vs white non-Hispanics.

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Digital interventions, such as web-based programs, mobile apps, and text messaging, have been found to improve asthma control and medication adherence while reducing the use of "rescue" medications.

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Outperforms Asthma Predictive Index

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Outperforms Asthma Predictive Index

A new quantitative personalized tool to predict asthma development in young children predicted asthma development reliably.

Asthma Symptoms Exacerbated From E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure

Asthma Symptoms Exacerbated From E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure

Findings were seen in youth reporting asthma diagnosis and secondhand exposure to e-cigarette aerosols.

Depression Tied to Worse Asthma Outcomes in Urban Teenagers

Depression Tied to Worse Asthma Outcomes in Urban Teenagers

More than a fourth of teenagers with asthma reported depressive symptoms and greater symptom severity.

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