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Asthma

Pharmacy-Led Education Improves Inhaler Technique

Aug 08, 2022

Pharmacists embedded within primary care or specialty clinics can assist patients and their caregivers in teaching proper inhaler technique. Pharmacist-led education on inhaler technique improv...

FeNO Testing Effective as Diagnostic Tool in Urban Setting

Jun 08, 2022

Initial and consistent fractured exhaled nitric oxide measurements can help identify asthma-related morbidity in children living in urban areas.   Asthma affects every age group, gender, ra...

High-intensity interval training slashes daily corticosteroids in asthma

May 18, 2022

High-intensity interval training resulted in a 24% reduction in daily inhaled corticosteroids after 6 months without compromising asthma control, according to a new randomized controlled trial. In a t...

NAVIGATOR Steers Asthma Patients to Tezepelumab

May 18, 2022

Patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma demonstrated overall 2.8-fold higher odds of improved clinical responses to tezepelumab than placebo, including exacerbation reduction, better asthma control,...

Type 2 asthma managed by dupilumab, despite atopic comorbidities

May 18, 2022

The phase 3 Liberty Asthma VOYAGE trial reported that dupilumab reduced severe asthma exacerbation rates and also improved overall lung function in children with moderate-to-severe asthma, independent...

MANDALA Patterns Success for Albuterol-Budesonide in Asthma

May 18, 2022

In patients with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma, the risk of asthmatic exacerbation was significantly reduced when patients used a fixed-dose inhaler with a combination of albuterol and budeso...

Telemedicine & Self-Administered Therapy for Severe Asthma

Apr 14, 2022

Clinicians should consider extending telemedicine in routine clinical practice to manage severe asthma, as well as other chronic respiratory diseases. Research has shown that patients with seve...

Associations of early-life pet ownership with asthma and allergic sensitization: a meta-analysis of >77,000 children from the EU Child Cohort Network.

Feb 14, 2022

Studies examining associations of early-life cat and dog ownership with childhood asthma have reported inconsistent results. Several factors could explain these inconsistencies, including type of pet,...

Asthma: Making the Case for Increasing the Focus on Health-Related Quality of Life

Sep 15, 2021

Each year in the United States, about 15.4 million people are treated for asthma, but the impact of the disease extends beyond medical care, absenteeism, and mortality. “People with severe asthma ar...

The Impacts of Severe Asthma on QOL & Productivity

Sep 13, 2021

“Asthma diagnosis and management are based on an unclear combination of subjective, symptom-based measurements (such as daytime and nighttime symptoms and activity impairment) and objective measurem...

CME/CE - Conference Highlights: ATS 2021

Sep 01, 2021

This course discusses the key findings of five studies presented at the 2021 virtual American Thoracic Society International Conference....

Atopic Dermatitis Linked With Greater Risk of Health Care Utilization for Asthma

Aug 27, 2021

While the occurrence of concomitant asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD) in patients is well known, the impact of the causal relationship between asthma and AD is not fully understood. Furthermore, data ...

Ecotoxicity and photodegradation of Montelukast (a drug to treat asthma) in water.

Jul 15, 2021

The present work focuses on the ecotoxicological effects of montelukast sodium (MTL) and its photoproducts, obtained under environmentally-like conditions. Despite of the potential presence in surface...

Conference Highlights: ATS 2021

May 20, 2021

New research was presented at ATS 2021, the virtual American Thoracic Society International Conference, from May 14-19. The features below highlight some of the studies presented via the online confer...

Diversity and complexity of mouse allergens in urine, house dust, and allergen extracts assessed with an immuno-allergomic approach.

Apr 19, 2021

Mouse allergy is an important cause of indoor asthma and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. The major mouse allergen, Mus m 1, is a complex of homologous pheromone-binding lipocalinscalled major urinary pr...

Association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ventricular arrhythmia: a nationwide population-based cohort study.

Feb 15, 2021

The ventricular arrhythmia (VA)-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) association and related risk factors remain unclear. Using 2001-2012 data from National Health Insurance Research Database,...

Managing Respiratory Emergencies at School: A County-Wide Stock Inhaler Program.

Feb 15, 2021

Fifteen states allow schools to manage respiratory emergencies among multiple students using a single albuterol inhaler (stock inhaler) paired with a disposable holding chamber.To evaluate implementat...

Traffic generated emissions alter the lung microbiota by promoting the expansion of Proteobacteria in C57Bl/6 mice placed on a high-fat diet.

Feb 15, 2021

Air pollution has been documented to contribute to severe respiratory diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Although these diseases demonstrate a shift in the lung mi...

Physicians Say Onset, Duration of Action & Ease of Use Increase Treatment Compliance in Patients With Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases Physicians Say Onset, Duration of Action & Ease of Use Increase Treatment Compliance in Patients With Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Jan 06, 2021

Onset and duration of action and ease of use were classified higher as important parameters to increase patients’ compliance, according to physicians’ perspectives reported in a study published in...

Study Finds Preferences for Inhaler Attributes in Patients With COPD

Jan 06, 2021

atient preference data for maintenance inhaler attributes can be used to identify a preference order of inhalers in different treatment classes, according to a study published in Respiratory Medicine....