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Preventive options are scarce. What about cognitive behavioral therapy?
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.
Childhood Respiratory Infections Predict Asthma in Young Adults
Authors of a new study found that the risk of asthma had the strongest association with infections occurring before age 3 years.
Hygiene Hypothesis About Childhood Asthma Supported by Swedish Study
Microorganisms encountered during early-life animal exposure may increase risk for respiratory infections but also decrease risk of asthma via immune modulation.
Asthma Outcomes in Blacks Similar for Anticholinergics vs LABA Added to ICS
Black populations may be disproportionately affected by LABA risks. A new study finds replacement of LABA with tiotropium did not improve outcomes.
Multidisciplinary Asthma Care: It Takes a Village
Effective asthma care requires attention to comorbidities, complications, and human characteristics of each patient. Speakers at CHEST 2015 described "the village."
Clinical Evolution in Asthma and COPD
New approaches discussed at CHEST 2015 ranged from the impact of bariatric surgery on asthma control to endobronchial valve placement in COPD.
Emerging Pharmacotherapy in COPD: Update from CHEST 2015
In a well-attended session at CHEST 2015 a number of promising new therapies for treating COPD were reviewed by study authors.
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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