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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.
Air Pollution Increases Risk of Preterm Birth in Mothers with Asthma
Exposure to pollutants may cause internal stress that interferes with embryo implantation or placental development, say study authors.
Cold Viruses Trigger Asthma Exacerbations in Schoolchildren
Authors of a computer modeling study suggest their results can be used to improve public health strategies at the riskiest times of year.
Air Pollution Reduces Lung Function in Minority Children with Asthma
This vulnerable population faces additional risk of reduced lung function through a complex interplay of genetics and environment.
Asthma May Be a Risk Factor for Shingles in Adults
Authors of a new study propose that suppression by asthma of adaptive immunity may increase the risk of zoster virus reactivation.
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.
Asthma and the Metabolic Syndrome: A Look at the Links
Asthma and the metabolic syndrome may be more closely related than once believed. A short slide show summarizes key studies of known connections.
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