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Immunotherapy Tablet for House Dust Mite Allergy Reduces Exacerbations
For patients with house dust mite allergic disease, persistent symptoms are common and increase the risk for asthma exacerbations.
Severe Childhood Asthma May Raise Risk of Later COPD
One-third of young adults (mid-20s) who had persistent asthma in childhood met GOLD criteria for obstructive lung disease.
Asthma in America 2016 Survey: At-a-Glance
About 90% of asthma patients use rescue inhalers--perhaps its because nearly 60% weren't instructed at diagnosis on asthma triggers to avoid. More results, here.
Very Poorly Controlled Asthma Persists for More Than a Decade
Variables associated with very poorly controlled asthma identified by TENOR II study offer targets for more aggressive disease management.
Asthma Patients Treated Safely with Salmeterol-Fluticasone Combo
An FDA-mandated study finds use of LABA plus ICS in a single inhaler noninferior to ICS alone with regard to serious asthma outcomes.
Novel Pathway May Trigger Non-inflammatory Asthma
The discovery may spell relief for the large number of asthma patients that do not respond to conventional therapy.
Asthma Prevalence Higher in Heavier Women
New analysis of NCHS data found that obese women have nearly 2X the prevalence of asthma as women of normal weight.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Can Asthma Be Managed in Smokers?
The CDC estimates that 21% of people with asthma smoke cigarettes. These patients tend to be resistant to common asthma treatment. What are the options?
Asthma, Plus Age and Illness, in the Elderly
Aging and comorbidities make asthma management in the elderly much more difficult than in younger people. Get a quick look here at what to watch out for.
Asthma and Obesity: Always Worse Together
In these half-dozen slides, we look at this dangerous combination and the particular challenges it poses to diagnosis and disease management.
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