Smokers and nonsmokers had similar symptoms and risk factors present for asthma, but differed in comorbidities.
When patients visiting an allergy/immunology outpatient clinic had expectations met regarding diagnosis and testing, they were more likely to be satisfied with their visit.
Spirometry may be underused for the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in the primary care setting.
Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis may experience decreases in health-related quality of life comparable to other serious chronic diseases.
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide, periostin, and eosinophils may help identify patients at increased risk for severe asthma exacerbations, according to a post hoc analysis of a phase 2b trial on dupilumab.
Children diagnosed with eczema before the age of 2 years may be at increased risk for early-onset asthma.
Sputum cultures could aid clinicians in choosing an appropriate antibiotic for patients with cystic fibrosis and avoiding allergies and antibiotic resistance.
Prenatal vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for allergic rhinitis in children born to African American women, but not white women.
Episodically treating children with recurrent wheezing with inhaled combined salmeterol/fluticasone propionate may be as effective as a daily inhaled fluticasone propionate regimen.
Researchers examined real-world characteristics of patients receiving albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler or short-acting β2 agonists with short-acting β2 agonists for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.