Asthma News

According to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and reported by Medscape, antioxidant deficiencies may play a role in adult-onset asthma.
Using aerosol therapy on young patients offers a unique set of challenges, but these can be overcome with patient education and the proper selection of delivery devices.
According to five Phase III trials, lung function significantly improved with the addition of tiotropium delivered via the Respimat inhaler compared to placebo, irrespective of underlying allergic status.
Thanks to a federal rule change, schools could start billing Medicaid for health services such as asthma screenings, vaccinations, and care for chronic diseases provided to some low-income students.
Inhaled corticosteroids are commonly prescribed for asthma and COPD but need careful management to minimize the risk of side effects.
Bariatric surgery reduced the risk of an ED visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation by half and remained lower for at least 2 years after surgery, according to study results.
A new study reveals that children seem to be more likely to develop asthma if their kitchens, living rooms, or bedrooms have moisture damage or mold.
A large scale study reveals that premature babies grow out of asthma, which they may develop early in life.
A recent study finds that the Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT) may not be effective for African American children younger than 12 years old.
Under proposed NICE guidelines, general practitioners will have to carry out a series of assessments to ensure they have an objective asthma diagnosis.
Patient using an nnd Medical spirometer
Spirometry should be used as the first-line investigation for diagnosing asthma in children over 5 and adults, according to the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The National Institutes of Health have granted two research teams based at the University of Chicago to develop medicines for the treatment of asthma and sleep apnea.
Asthma SleepApnea
Participants in a sleep study who had asthma had an increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea, with this association stronger with having had asthma longer, according to a study in JAMA.
A failure by residents to heat and ventilate retrofitted properties could lead to more people developing asthma, according to UK researchers.
A study that evaluated respiratory complications with the use of misoprostol, or prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), found that no patients receiving this medicine had worsening of respiratory symptoms.
A report published in the European Respiratory Journal indicates that toddlers who share a family bed have a higher risk of developing asthma later in life.
gas stove
Oregon State University researchers are warning parents of the dangers to children's respiratory health when using gas stoves without proper ventilation.
New research suggests that the link between Calpol, and other forms of paracetamol, and developing asthma may be overstated.
A program at Washington University School of Medicine suggests that peer trainers who coach parents over the phone on managing their children’s asthma can significantly reduce the number of days the child experiences symptoms.
A study presented ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting shows different levels of health literacy among teens and caregivers regarding asthma.