Although >50% of infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis were diagnosed with asthma within 5 years of discharge, no hospital-based variables were linked to higher diagnosis rates.
Adding long-acting muscarinic antagonists to the treatment regimens of patients with uncontrolled asthma taking inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting β2 agonists reduces exacerbations and improves lung function.
The continual threat of racism brings about chronic stress exposure for black children with asthma and may be a factor in the higher prevalence of childhood asthma in black populations.
The FDA has expanded the approval of Fasenra (benralizumab; AstraZeneca) to include self-administration with the Fasenra Pen, a prefilled, single-use autoinjector.
Children with asthma and anxiety, depression, or both have increased rates of asthma-related emergency department use.