Asthma

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Analyzing volatile organic compounds in pediatric patients with asthma shows promise for disease diagnosis and management.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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.

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

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

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

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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

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Investigators sought to determine the association between food allergies and the development of asthma.

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