Asthma

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

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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.

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.

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Outperforms Asthma Predictive Index

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Outperforms Asthma Predictive Index

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

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.

Smoking Habits Do Not Differ in Teens With, Without Asthma

Smoking Habits Do Not Differ in Teens With, Without Asthma

Researchers examined self-reported smoking habits at age 16 years among adolescents and parents in relation to phenotypes of asthma.

Children With Asthma Prescribed More Antibiotics Than Those Without

Children With Asthma Prescribed More Antibiotics Than Those Without

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Children with asthma are prescribed antibiotics at a higher rate than children without asthma.

Physician-Diagnosed Asthma Criteria Inconsistent With Official Guidelines

Physician-Diagnosed Asthma Criteria Inconsistent With Official Guidelines

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Pediatric pulmonologists most often chose symptom resolution following treatment with bronchodilators as the key clinical criterion for asthma diagnosis.

First Digital Inhaler With Built-In Sensors Gets FDA Approval

First Digital Inhaler With Built-In Sensors Gets FDA Approval

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ProAir Digihaler is the first digital inhaler with built-in sensors that connects to a mobile application and provides data on inhaler use to patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Six-Second Exhalation Appropriate for Nitric Oxide Evaluation in Pediatric Asthma

Six-Second Exhalation Appropriate for Nitric Oxide Evaluation in Pediatric Asthma

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Children with asthma who had their fractional exhaled nitric oxide measured using a 6-second exhalation had consistent results that agreed with 10-second exhalation measurements.

Oral Corticosteroid-Sparing Effects: Tralokinumab in Severe Asthma

Oral Corticosteroid-Sparing Effects: Tralokinumab in Severe Asthma

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The use of tralokinumab was not associated with oral corticosteroid-sparing effects in patients with severe asthma.

Oral Corticosteroid Use in Asthma May Increase Risk for Complications

Oral Corticosteroid Use in Asthma May Increase Risk for Complications

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The study authors aimed to assess AE risk and complications of OCS use in patients with asthma since most studies only report them in non-asthmatic patients.

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Benralizumab-Treated Asthma

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Benralizumab-Treated Asthma

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The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.

PM<sub>2.5</sub> Exposure Linked to Asthma Rescue Medication Use

PM2.5 Exposure Linked to Asthma Rescue Medication Use

A 12% decrease in PM2.5 concentrations would result in an economic benefit of nearly $350 million annually.

Lower Maternal Vitamin D and E Intake Linked to Higher Childhood Asthma Risk

Lower Maternal Vitamin D and E Intake Linked to Higher Childhood Asthma Risk

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The risk for asthma and wheezing in the first 10 years of childhood have been linked to a low maternal intake of vitamins D and E.

Omalizumab Shows Promise as Rescue Therapy in Status Asthmaticus

Omalizumab Shows Promise as Rescue Therapy in Status Asthmaticus

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Omalizumab rescue therapy produced rapid results in a patient with refractory status asthmaticus.

Fatty Fish and Mediterranean Diet Effective as Asthma Treatment in Children

Fatty Fish and Mediterranean Diet Effective as Asthma Treatment in Children

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A Mediterranean diet, including 2 servings of fatty fish per week, has the potential to reduce airway inflammation in children with asthma.

Mepolizumab Considered Safe, Effective for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Mepolizumab Considered Safe, Effective for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

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Mepolizumab demonstrated long-term safety and efficacy in the management of severe eosinophilic asthma.

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

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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.

Overweight, Obesity in Childhood Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

Overweight, Obesity in Childhood Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

In the absence of overweight and obesity, 10% of all pediatric asthma cases would be avoided.

Childhood Asthma, Wheezing Linked to Maternal Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Childhood Asthma, Wheezing Linked to Maternal Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

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Consistent associations were observed per 5 mm Hg higher maternal blood pressures in early pregnancy with lower FEV1/FVC.

Insurance Gaps May Increase Emergency Department Visits in Children With Asthma

Insurance Gaps May Increase Emergency Department Visits in Children With Asthma

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Gaps in insurance coverage increased the odds of asthma-related emergency department intervention or hospitalization and exacerbations.

Symptom Free Days Questionnaire Lacks Reliability in Black Asthma Patients

Symptom Free Days Questionnaire Lacks Reliability in Black Asthma Patients

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The Symptom Free Days Questionnaire may not be a reliable measurement in black patients with asthma.

Pediatric Asthma Hospital Stay and Caregiver Knowledge Linked

Pediatric Asthma Hospital Stay and Caregiver Knowledge Linked

Children of caregivers with poor asthma knowledge more likely to have prolonged hospital stay

Maximum Symptom Day Validated as Measure of Asthma Control

Maximum Symptom Day Validated as Measure of Asthma Control

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The maximum symptom day has been confirmed as a reliable, responsive, and valid tool for measuring asthma symptom control.

Increased Medication Burden for Patients With Both Asthma and Allergies

Increased Medication Burden for Patients With Both Asthma and Allergies

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Patients with both asthma and allergies had a significant increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed for controller medications.

Reslizumab Improves Sleep Quality in Inadequately Controlled Asthma

Reslizumab Improves Sleep Quality in Inadequately Controlled Asthma

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Patients who received reslizumab experienced significantly greater improvements in each sleep-related related Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire question score compared with placebo.

Lung Function in Persistent Asthma Improves With Inhaled Beclomethasone Dipropionate

Lung Function in Persistent Asthma Improves With Inhaled Beclomethasone Dipropionate

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Significant improvements were seen in lung function in patients who received either dose of beclomethasone dipropionate.

Asthma Treatment Adherence: Once-Daily vs Twice-Daily Regimens

Asthma Treatment Adherence: Once-Daily vs Twice-Daily Regimens

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The mean proportion of days covered in the fluticasone furoate/vilanterol group was significantly higher than in the budesonide/formoterol and fluticasone propionate/salmeterol groups.

Benralizumab Reduces Rescue Medication Use in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

Benralizumab Reduces Rescue Medication Use in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

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By day 3, patients with severe eosinophilic asthma who received benralizumab required less use of rescue medication.

Lung Function in Asthma Improves With Add-On Tiotropium

Lung Function in Asthma Improves With Add-On Tiotropium

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Add-on tiotropium therapy improved lung function compared with placebo in moderate asthma.

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