Asthma News

asthma inhaler
Satisfaction with an inhaler was only one of several factors that predicted a positive outcome in asthma patients.
Smart inhalers are part of a new wave of digital technology designed to improve the management of lung diseases.
A study of more than 12,000 Finnish babies found that those who were given inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life were too short for their age.
The retired chairman and CEO of Hasbro will donate $12.5 million to Brown University to create an institute devoted to combating childhood asthma, autism, and obesity.
For the first time, European researchers have succeeded in defining three distinct types of severe asthma by analyzing patient sputum samples, according to research presented at ERS 2015.
Grandchildren's asthma risks increased from 10 to 22% if their grandmothers smoked while pregnant, even if their mothers had not.
Doctor Channels MacGyver to Help Asthmatic Toddler Aboard Transatlantic Flight
A US doctor used materials aboard his Transatlantic aircraft to create a nebulizer and delivered oxygen and medication to an asthmatic toddler in distress.
In patients with late-onset asthma who have elevated blood eosinophils, the anti-interleukin 5 (IL-5) antibody reslizumab can reduce exacerbations by 75% compared with placebo.
Researcher using microscope
LTRAs cut the risk for an exacerbation by 40% compared with placebo, and -- as add-on therapy to ICS -- reduced exacerbation risks by 20%.
bronchial thermoplasty
Bronchial thermoplasty is designed to offer long-lasting relief to those suffering from the most severe forms of asthma.
Combining heat-powered body sensors with software to monitor the resulting data may soon allow clinicians to analyze patients’ wheezing patterns and help improve the diagnosis of respiratory disorders.
asthma research
Initial findings from a major European study have helped identify key characteristics of severe asthma, which will help with the development of new treatments, according to a European Lung Foundation news release.
The US FDA has approved the LAMA tiotropium bromide (Spiriva Respimat, Boehringer Ingelheim) for long-term maintenance treatment of asthma in people aged 12 years and older.
asthma COPD market
A new report published by Transparency Market Research estimates that the global asthma and COPD market is expected to reach $26.9 billion in 2017.
asthma care
A new study examined the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN), which funds care coordination in different settings across the country to provide evidence-based quality care.
Smoke from wildfires can contain particulate matter, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, aldehydes, carbon monoxide and other irritants and can travel hundreds of miles.
asthma depression
A research study reveals that overuse of albuterol in chronic asthma patients was linked to an onset of depression.
pregnancy and asthma
Systemic inflammation in at-risk mothers during pregnancy may be indicative of a prenatal environment that could increase a child’s risk for asthma and wheezing early in life.
New data indicates various doses of roflumilast reduced allergen-induced airway inflammation in asthma patients.
asthma COPD overlap
The effective use of clinical asthma features helped researchers diagnose asthma-COPD overlap syndrome in a group of COPD patients in a recent study.